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Jan 01 2007

2006 year in review

I am rather relieved that there are only a few hours left of 2006. It wasn’t a bad year, just a long and full one. Usually when Tom and I work on the Christmas letter we struggle to find things that went on that year. This year there was so much we didn’t know where to begin. And the letter still hasn’t been written. I’m letting it go, the annual letter ain’t my thing, it’s Tom’s and his alone.

So what did 2006 bring?

This blog. It’s been fun.

One surgery for each of the boys.

Two sleep studies for A.

An ADHD diagnosis for A.

A “funky speech” (my words) diagnosis for J.

A finished basement. Oh, how I love that basement. It’s my favorite place in the house.

A wonderful 10 year anniversary trip to Disney World, sans children. I highly recommend this to all adults.

Three months of OT for A. I think it worked, but the meds for ADHD have worked better.

I started a home-based business.

I ended (for the most part) teaching flute lessons. I try not to think about it.

I was (and am no longer) co-leader of my moms’ group. Thank.God.

A started kindergarten.

J started potty training.

We got hit by two blizzards in a week.

We didn’t have the a/c on during the 100+ temps in June.

I went on two 4 day scrapbooking retreats.

Tom went on countless business trips, including to the Rose Parade in Pasadena, where he got rained and rained and rained on.


My hopes for the New Year?

As always, that the Chicago Cubs actually get to the playoffs and beyond. Trivial, but it’s gotta happen sometime.

I want to be less frustrated, less unhappy about things out of my control, more accepting of things I can’t change. I need to be more positive. 2006 really did me in.

It’s time for me to take control of my health again. I was doing great before I had to go on a steroid for “the sinus infection that wasn’t.” And if I’m taking care of me, I’m also taking care of my family.

And then there’s the usual scrapbooking page goals (fell far short this year, but my stuff was packed up for 4 months while the basement was being finished), budgetary things, etcetcetc.

2006 will be remembered for how full it was, how non-stop, how active. Actually, 2006 is much like my boys: full (of it LOL), non-stop, active. 2007 will be a better year. Right now it is a clean slate, a pristine, untouched field of snow (hmmm, snow? here?), untold possibilities. Adios, 2006, welcome 2007. I have high hopes for you.

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