Well, the year hasn't started off so well. I came down with a wicked head cold on New Years' Day. We spent New Years' Eve at Cathy and Don's and ended up sleeping there. During the night, by throat started burning and I knew. By the time we left there I was really starting to feel it. We were going to go to the inlaws for dinner, but instead I went home ... to the couch ... and there I stayed.
It's been 5 days now, and while I'm feeling a little better, I'm still sick. It has now moved into my chest.
Cameron has been so sweet. He keeps coming and asking me how I'm feeling. He makes me soup and makes me tea. He will make a very loving husband one day (if she can endure his constant state of messiness.)
Anyway, as I stated in the last post, I didn't do as well as I had hoped with last year's word "embrace." I didn't take as much time as I had hoped to embrace life, to enjoy the smaller things of life. I always seemed to be too busy to take the time to stop and smell the roses.
This year it's all about simplifying. While I know that we can't get away from being busy, I would like to just simplify things and spend more time doing the simple things that really make me happy. It's all about just spending time with the people who mean the most to me. Time. Time to spend with my teenage sons who will be moving off into their own lives soon, time to reconnect with friends that somehow get pushed aside for obligations that creep in, time to focus on a hobby that I love but haven't found the time to do lately, time to spend alone, time to enjoy the tastes, sounds and sights around me. Time!
So, my word this year is SIMPLIFY.