Goodbye 2016

2016 Wrap-Up

My youngest daughter left home, flew the nest, supposedly never to return after years of threats only to have it last a month and a half . She has anxiety and has intestinal problems and became sick and decided to return. So, from freedom to her jail cell she returns and has been here since summer started suffering the entire time. She is planning to leave again.

My brother who I live with “died”…twice. He had an intestinal bleed and his heart stopped. Luckily I was in the same room with him and witnessed his behavior change yet I was not aware of what was happening to him. I was also very lucky that his heart didn’t stop until he was safely at the emergency room. So, after ten days in the hospital he recovered and has been fine. Unfortunately he has been unemployed since May.

My older daughter has decided to change her name. That may not seem like a big deal and maybe it shouldn’t be to me. I am trying to just accept it but I tried very hard to pick my daughter’s name and now she doesn’t want it anymore. So I am feeling like a baby now, very childish, I know. It really doesn’t matter what her name is.

2016 was a year I prefer to view in a positive light even though it was not filled with positive events. The worse thing to happen to me (that I can remember) is being plagued with daily pain that prevents me from being me. It stops me from doing some physical labor and even doing small tasks causes intense pain the next day. The fact that this affects my right arm and I am dominant on that side is also frustrating. But that’s just the way it goes. After all this life has brought I’m bound to feel some pain.

So, this is all positive to me at this very moment…don’t worry it will change. I just feel like it would be nice if no one I know personally dies this year. That might be too much to ask since it’s out of our hands. In any case, hope we all have a Happy New Year 2017.