Dec 31, 2013

2013 Year In Review

Holy. Shit.
I just dug up pics from all the cool shit we did this year and it's pretty unbelievable.

There were some less than fun things that happened, or should I say, didn't happen this year that I won't forget. These things were less than appealing or fun, and I struggled with coming to terms with some of them.

I can only say that they, in turn, made me a bit stronger,
a bit wiser,
a bit more forgiving,
a bit more humble,
maybe more relaxed knowing a lot of shit is out of my hands.

Now onto the stuff that really matters.
The fun stuff!
Dec 25, 2013

Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal!

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Dec 24, 2013

Getting a head start for the New Year Fitness Craze

I am realizing I have just been far too lazy with any kind of workout regime in the last few months.
I know I always feel awesome after a workout and yet, it is so much easier to stay curled up on the couch these days.
My body is literally aching to move though.
I find myself NEEDING to stretch, to flex, to do anything that isn't sitting.

I could blame stress and schedules but we all know those are just excuses.
Exercise eases stress and helps calm a packed schedule.
Dec 22, 2013

The Christmas Spirit

We had been prepping for the Annual Family Christmas Party all week.

This is the one chance for my side of the extended family to get together during the Holidays because Thanksgiving and Christmas are tied up with immediate family and attempting to juggle more than two sides of a family at one time can get stressful.
I don't know how people with "more sides" handle it. 
There just isn't enough time.

So, like I said, we have had a bit of a rough patch with our family. 
Bayou and I stayed strong, without any tiffs, through the whole thing, but we are far past due for some fun.

Enter the Crazy Poklen Christmas.
Dec 20, 2013

Hope for the Holidays

This week has been trying.
A lot has happened, changed, evolved, since the last post.
And that was only a week ago.

My outlook on what is important and worth fighting for and worth listening to and how to go about things has shifted.
For the better, I hope.

Dec 12, 2013

It's about us, right now

The last 24 hours have been insane.
I actually won't be getting into a lot of details, but some bad shit happened.
Everyone in my home is on the mend, and everyone is alive and safe, so no need to worry too much.

Just know that apparently it took a bad chain of events  to get me to snap out of my pity party.

Dec 11, 2013

Bring it know how life only throws you as much as you can handle?
Well, I think that is happening to me and quite frankly, I'm not sure I should just admit defeat or be pissed that apparently this is it.
This is how much we can handle.
I should just deal the hand we have been dealt and that's that.
So here's the deal.
Dec 9, 2013

Operation Chill the F Out

I made the call.
I called my obgyn and admitted to the receptionist that I need help.
It was a very depressing and humbling phone call to make, seeing as I have always been one to take the stubborn route and do things on my own.

I am trying to make the best of the situation but it's difficult.
It's scary to think how much worse it could really be and to what length I would go to to have a perfect little baby of my own.
Dec 3, 2013

F*%K all the things

Fuck you.
Fuck me.
Fuck all the things.