The last Monday of 2012

It's amazing the difference having a restful Sunday makes on a Monday. I still wanted to sleep in, and wish I had taken today off instead of boxing day, but I don't feel emotionally drained. More on that later. Seeing as how it is the last day of 2012, and a recap of the year seems to be the thing to do, here goes a quickie:
    Came out of the worst depression ever. Accepted a challenge to eliminate artificial flavors/colors/preservatives from my diet and went through awful physical withdrawls. Twice. Failed at my exercise and reading challenges…and still can’t do even one pushup. Figured out a bunch of food sensitivities in addition to gluten. Found a metal rooster that dwarfed Beyonce. [caption id="attachment_775" align="aligncenter" width="300"] ROOSTER DOWN!!!![/caption] Had surgery to remove a nasal polyp. 2nd time. Learned that I can take Vicodin without getting sick if I take Phenargen first. The better option would still be Percocet. Lost over 30 pounds, went down 2 trouser sizes, and 1 shirt size. Running: First managed to run a full mile, then a 5k, then a 10k, then a half marathon, and then a Thanksgiving 8k to redeem myself from the Labor Day 8k. Discovered (the hard way) that I am super allergic to hair dye now. I learned that I can really open up to my friends and share my skeletons and that it really helps to heal from past issues. “Had” to buy a new riding mower. And a new push mower. My mom turned 80. Flew sober. Had a 29 day period. Nearly went vegan. Twice. Didn’t make it past 2 weeks either time. Our cat Simon got hit by a car and killed. My dog escaped one too many times, and met the same fate as Simon. Mittens went missing after the second to last Darci escape and is presumed dead since she hasn’t been seen since August. My youngest started high school. Took 3 of Petra’s cats. Was surprised with a large sum of unexpected money and was able to pay off all credit card and vehicle debt. Broke down and got glasses. Got another mammogram (first since 2006) which resulted in another biopsy (just like 2006). Rehab, DWI, and a totaled van. Mourned the sudden death of my first love. Complete emotional breakdown that I let spill onto others, and not in a good way.
My phone doesn't really do it justice, but I got to see a beautiful sunrise this morning.

4 Responses to 'The last Monday of 2012'

  1. I am so glad that I could be there for most of these things even from a far. I can’t wait to see what is in store for you next year!
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  2. Petra says:

    I missed this on Monday, and I know you mentioned it when we were at Starbucks, but I came home and promptly forgot. I should start checking blogs again daily!

    Love the year in review!! I always mean to do such things but then the next thing I know it’s March and I never did it.