After this brief hiatus from writing I thought I would put in a few updates from posts from throughout 2012. First let me say that 2012 has by far been the fastest year of my life. I know that everyone says that as you get older time goes faster, over the past few years some circles around the sun have gone faster than others. This one has gone at lightning speed unlike anything I have known. Perhaps it had something to do with short selling a house, re-housing two dogs, celebrating a first and third birthday, getting really settled into a new job, losing our daycare, finding new daycare, and traveling to six states in the last nine weeks. I think another week just flew by thinking about it. In all that I have blogged about many of those things plus being pre-diabetic, running and still trying to be granola. And though I thought that I would circle back to some of these topics I haven’t…until now.
The Pups: We saw Zippy a couple months ago and he is beyond happy with his new owner. Did I mention his new owner is our real estate agent? Just one of the many things that came about this year that reaffirms my faith that all things happen for a reason and there is some force that guides us every day. Lily is doing well too – we heard from her new owners a couple months ago they are so kind as to check in with us every now and then.
The House: With everything closed on our former house, we have been able to focus our homeownership efforts on our town house. We are very settled in and the place is very comfortable…and cozy. We have the toys wrangled into certain areas – even though they creep into every nook during the day!
Daycare: The boys love, love, love their new care giver. She comes to the house and through her influence Dante has started talking a lot. More than we could have ever expected. Gabriel has been walking and starting to talk already. They clearly thrive on the one-on-one attention and have been learning songs, numbers, and for Dante, even spelling. Unfortunately Dante has gotten to be a very picky eater and hates bedtime – perhaps something about being 3. We miss the positive peer pressure of the kids for eating and routine. The pros outweigh the cons though!
Sharing: I appreciated and took to heart the comments and advise from you all on this one about siblings sharing. I especially appreciated the notion of cleaning up for each other as a means of support and sharing going beyond things to ideals. We are working on turn taking with some success though there is still a lot of grabby hands around here.
Running: Good news – I didn’t fall off a Rocky Mountain or pass out during the 3K (that was actually a 5K). The run/walk technique worked for the first 2 miles and the walk downhill technique got me through the unadvertised last mile. I am still on the upswing here in lower lying, flat Vegas more or less easily running 2 miles when I head out now.
Pre-Diabetes: In June my doctor tested my A1C (the measurement that put me into the pre-diabetic category to start with) and it has returned to the normal range! Giving up meat and coming close to giving up cheese, eggs and all dairy has really paid off. In the last few weeks I have gotten off track and need to recenter my diet – with proven results though I am looking forward to it (give or take some cheese consumption!)
Thanks to you, my Reader-Friends, for the comments, “likes” and support throughout this journey. I am looking forward to what may come next and hope you are as well!