I got an email from Typepad recently about resolving to blog in 2015. I've let this thing go silent one too many times, and I hoping to get myself back to it at least twice a month. Back in 2013, I aimed to hit the gym at least once a week and 2 years later, I'm still at it with 2 or 3 visits per week. So if I can do that, then I can certainly blog a few times a month!
2014 ended much the way 2015 started: quiet and uneventful. I had to work New Year's Day, so there wasn't going to be any staying up until midnight for me. We celebrated East Coast New Year's with our neighbors, had cake and champagne and then hit the sack.
We renewed our Disney passes for yet another year, and have made 2 visits so far. With Keira being in "real" school now, we don't have the luxury of going mid-week like we used to.
It's a good thing we have health insurance because Keira has already taken advantage of it! The cold that she had before winter break (which involved a trip to the nurse's office, a call to 911 and a firetruck and EMTs!) never resolved itself when she returned to school 2 weeks later. I gave her another week and the cough never went away and was sounding pretty wet (how's that for medical terms) which called for a Saturday morning visit to urgent care and amoxicillin for 10 days. This girl can't seem to a break in the sickness department.
We started a bit of a home project that involves us being without our washer and dryer for a few weeks. If I said that it was all starting off very smoothly, I'd be lying. I realize that there is no construction project that doesn't have its hiccups, but when a major one occurs 2 days in, it makes for some really pissed off homeowners (that would be Mike and I if you couldn't figure it out).
This little bugger is turning 6 in a matter of weeks. In keeping with the theme of her party, we have $32.40 worth of rubber bouncy balls. We managed to get both carts to the car and fill up my trunk with them. I had other favors in mind, but that would've involved spending a minimum $150, and I wasn't down for that. Besides, what kid doesn't love a ball?
Back in June, Mike had a cardiac ablation done that would hopefully take care of his arrhythmias. He told me recently that it doesn't race anymore, in particular, after he has coffee or alcohol. Which is a great thing!! I guess it was a common occurrence, and was the main reason why he stopped drinking both at one point (not that he was an alcoholic or caffeine addict to begin with). His doctor took him off the blood thinner a month or 2 ago, and he couldn't have been more excited about that. He had just started playing hockey when the doctor started him on the warfarin, and he was told he couldn't do contact sports while he was on it. He has another check up in a few months, and may be able to discontinue his other heart medication for good!
So that's that from our little corner of the world. Let's hope I'll be back before long!