Wednesday, January 1, 2014
This last month of 2013 has been challenging for me in many ways. Financially it has been almost devastating, but I have hope that 2014 will be better. I have sought help for our financial issues and I hope to learn how to manage our finances myself this year. Medically December was very difficult also. I have been fighting an addiction to over the counter nasal decongestant spray. Now this may not sound serious, but it really has been difficult. I discovered around Thanksgiving that I was addicted (I didn't think it was a problem) and I had been for several months. It was causing nose bleeds and when I didn't use it I would get even more congested then I have ever been in my life. I would lose my sense of smell and taste for days and I could not sleep without the nasal spray. I started to dilute the nasal spray with saline and wean myself off of it and I decided I was not going into the new year with this issue, so now I have not used it in 4 days and I'm doing better but I still want to use it everyday. I was also contacted by my doctor a few weeks ago and he told me that I have type 2 diabetes. That is certainly throwing a monkey wrench into my pecan pie plans for Christmas. My marriage is going great, but my husband was gone for most of December and was home for 3 days over Christmas and then left again. He won't be home until sometime in February, which means he will miss our wedding anniversary on January 13th. But I am still hopeful that 2014 will be a much better year for our family!
The one new thing I would like to try for me this year is Yoga! I am going to start with 3 times a week and try to go for balance and focus and peace this year. I think if I can bring a bit of that into my world, things will be better!