New Year, New commitments, Renewed Hope
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Wow. 2013 was a tough, tough year. I'm now heavier than I have ever been in my life. I now need to do this to reverse health issues that have started because of my weight.
So here I am. Hopefully the issues of 2013 are now behind me and we can move forward in a more positive way. My daughter's life is coming around, things are getting better for her, so things are getting easier for me.
To summarize - she attempted suicide in January 2013. Every bit of my energy went into helping her. An ugly, abusive relationship finally ended, new beginnings for her. It took the first half of 2013 for her to stabilize.
August 2013 we gutted 4 rooms in our house. Kitchen, living room, dining room and my little art studio. This encompassed the front 1/3 of our home. The main reason we did this is because we needed to borrow money for our daughter for a lawyer - and could only make one loan. I needed to get enough to take care of both (long story there, too). On December 12, 2013 I got my kitchen back. The entire renovation is nearly 100% complete - still have some flooring to install and window facings, and a breakfast bar.
OK, so 2014 is here. I have my kitchen back, I can now go back to cooking good-for-you food that I know I can cook. I can go back to exercising like I should. My daughter is stable finally. Time for me.