Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Quick post to usher in the new year! Wow. The last week has been BUSY! 
Work has been busy, and will get REALLY busy after 1/1. I think the older adults get all excited  ( or the activity directors do) and we get going into the new years with some speed!
Lots of friends: Marit my MN gal at heart, Angela a FLA girl at heart, and I had a great coffee date earlier this week. 

 Then today we got in an outdoor ride. I am not going to impress you with the numbers because I believe firmly that nobody needs a champion in january, and riding 25 miles outside sure beats 25 miles on the trainer. Even if it isnt EPIC, WE ROCK and RODE 5 hour, type ride.
When you live in MN and your roads look like this on DEC 31, you just take what you can get.
 I admit i look a bit pained, but even when there is no snow, the wind is biting and it's still below 32 degrees. But taking my gloves off to play photo-op didnt leave my paws lifeless. So it wasnt too bad. And Yes i was 5 feet from home just in case.

Rich has been having a rougher go of it this round of chemo. So lets hope its the holiday hype and excitement that has him fatigued. I sure think that is what it is. So many things to do, and so little sleep to be had. As for new years resolutions?? Well if you are posting all over FB about all the self improvement things you are going to do, then just know i will block you. Think about what you can do to help someone, or to help yourself without deprivation. It's pretty amazing how clear I seem to see things when  all that is important to you is suddenly hanging in the balance. I wish going Gluten Free or losing 5 lbs would make my husbands cancer go away, but it wont.
Be healthy and count your blessings and lets have a great 2012!


Dr. TriRunner said...

Good reminder my friend. I would really like to find a volunteer opportunity where I can combine medicine + Spanish. I'm hoping for the Children's on Chicago or Children's Amplatz!!

Steve said...

awww Julia. xoxoxoxoxoxo

I am so glad I read your blog updates, cause like I said before I think YOU help so many people.

My best to you and Rich this New Year. Wish things were easier for you both. :(

Jennifer Harrison said...

HA! That IS your JULIA FACE on the bike! :) Happy New Year! 2012 will be great and Rich will KEEP fighting and getting stronger and beating this cancer.

!! AND, no snow in December is the BEST !!!

Beth said...

Happy New Year to you and Rich!!

cheryl said...

All the best to you and Rich !!!

Angela and David said...

Wew! So glad you won't be blocking me on FB. Hope it's just all the craziness of the holidays that has rich run down. And your perspective is so true - all this other stuff is just fluff when the important stuff is uncertain. Hopefully we can get together soon in 2012.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Julia for your perspective on focusing on others instead of ourselves. You truly put a smile on my face & had me change my tune instantly. You are RIGHT! Sending my love & best wishes to you & Rich. Happy New Year!!

ADC said...

Happy New Year. Hope you and Rich have a great 2012.

Eclectchick said...

Wishing you and Rich a wonderful 2012, Julia!