I spent the last full week of 2013 in Idaho with my mom. I was fortunate my husband was able to take vacation and join me. We rode the bus from Portland to Spokane. This is proof of my husband’s love because he absolutely hates buses, private or public.
The trip to was uneventful, (phew) and we settled in for Christmas.
Christmas came and went. The 26th dawned cold and painful. Not to be too graphic but the first thing I found around five AM was that I was the recipient of a UTI. Click the link if you’re not familiar with this condition but it’s painful and annoying to the nth degree. I wound up drinking about two gallons of water before noon and feeling like a dish rag by the end of the day.
The 27th dawned cold and I found the UTI was gone. Yay for me. Everything went well and we boarded the bus on the 30th to come home. Without bogging things down too much, I’ll just tell you that a 6.5 hour bus ride turned into a 12 hour lesson in patience.
All of this to say that the day after Christmas I was wondering what else could go wrong. Now I know.
Last night, Bill and I stayed up until midnight. We don’t usually do that, but what the heck. We watched a few of the illegal fireworks the neighbors set off, drank a toast to the new year, and set a few goals.
The lesson is, the arbitrariness of time makes it possible for me to look at the last few days of unexpected illness and stymied plans and file them under the heading of events from the previous year. Yeah, it’s a trick of the mind, but it helps me move along and get to the business of living the next year well.
What are you leaving in the rear view mirror of 2013?