Sunday, January 20, 2013

New Year, New Challenges, New Expectations

I seem to start every year with the same resolutions, stay happy, get healthy and work smarter. I like to keep it simple. 
2012 rocked GP's world, and not in a good way. His new life with braces, without his dog, and in a new house which was nothing close to his old home. Changes and more changes... just what every autistic teenager needs.  Last week he told someone that he was "a prisoner in this new house". OMG! I felt sucker punched. I think I got that "deer in the headlights look". I told her we had moved and he was still adjusting to the change, but I was mortified. Where the hell did that come from??? UGH, One step forward and two steps back. I don't know if I'll ever recover from 2012. I'm just glad it's over!
This year is full of hope and promise and I am looking forward to great things.
I have a six month deadline on unpacking the last of the boxes, I've hired a wonderful young lady to help me in the Pumpkin Patch and I've signed us up for Weight Watchers to lose all that extra fat that comes from emotional eating... and yes, all that in the first twenty days of 2013. I have great hopes for this year. I expect love, laughter, health and happiness to find us at "this new house" so I've decided to take steps to make it happen.
Hope your year is off to a great start and that love finds you and stays with you this year. Love of self, love of family, love of friends... nothing will make you stronger. Be well. B=)