It's been so long since I last wrote, I almost forgot that I wanted to get back to writing today. Happy new year everyone! Did you all have a nice holiday? Have you made any resolutions for 2017?
My Christmas vacation was lovely. The three of us flew to San Diego. It wasn't a good start to the trip. The plane had mechanical problems so it was being worked on while we sat on the plane. The entertainment system was activated while we waited. I put on a movie and fell asleep. When I woke up, the movie was over and we were still on the ground. After sitting there for a couple of hours, we had to change planes. We finally arrived in San Diego about two and half hours after we were originally scheduled to arrive. Then, in San Diego, the luggage carousel stopped working, so we had to wait for that problem to get sorted out. Ugh. Our bags were all there and Lizzie was there to pick us up, and after that, the vacation was great.
My cousin Sonia and her daughter Nicole came over from Spain to spend the holiday with us. It was great to see them again and of course to hang out with Lizzie and Mom and Dad. MT did a little bit of handy-man work for my folks which I know makes MT feel good. Other highlights were great food (The Mission and Las Olas in San Diego and El Cholo in La Habra) plus my mom's own delicious cooking. Her canelones are outstanding!
The Christmas gifts I received made me feel so special and that I had been a very good girl in 2016. Everyone was so generous and thoughtful. It was really wonderful. Unfortunately for me, I was in a lot of pain from my knee that day and I was kind of miserable. Everyone was really nice about that, too. I felt bad that I couldn't help my mom with meal prep or anything. I could barely put weight on the leg because my knee was so swollen. It was awful.
Speaking of the knee, my surgery has been pushed back a couple of days to January 26. I'm okay with the change. What's two more days? I have begun a countdown, though. I'm hurting.
I spent yesterday and today thinking about resolutions for the new year. I know it's hokey, but I really like to think that I will change and that change is possible in the new year. In fact, change is my guiding word for the year. Actually, my word is TRANSFORMATION. Sounds more fancy and inspiring than "change", doesn't it? There are two things in my life that I want to transform in 2017: my weight and my clutter. I actually considered the word "reduce" but it didn't feel right.
As far as my weight goes, this must be the year that I get back on "ONEderland." That's what us Weight Watcher types say when our weight gets under 200 lbs. I want that. The goal is totally attainable as long as I pay attention to what I'm eating and how much I'm eating. Cutting back on sugar would be a key to achieving the goal, too.
As far as the house goes, I have lots and lots of random stuff that can be purged. I've had a couple of really good experiences with "tidying up" that have made me feel not so overwhelmed by the process. I just have to do it. Just thinking about it is pretty intimidating, but the results are so worthwhile that I'm going to commit to it.
So...here we go! 2017 should be an interesting year.