Sunday, December 31, 2006

The Year in Review

This is going to be a lame post! But I felt I needed to say something about the end of 2006 and the beginning of the new year.
Bad News and Good News
Bad news:First and foremost, we were supposed to move to St. Louis, where I could pick up my very full ride scholarship at the #2 rated Grad school for Social Work. Where am I instead? In an apartment of all things, still in Utah.
Good news: I am near my beloved Little Pea. And our newest soon to be grand baby.Here she is last Christmas, only 4 months old and sitting up soooo well!

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I miss my cats, I miss my house, but ya gotta love central air conditioning, high speed internet and cable TV.
While we are still unsure of what will happen, we had to re-sign our lease, so we are here til August. After that, who knows?
Bad news: The last week of May, JJ (age 17 now) had a seizure and they found a large brain mass.
Good news: It isn't a brain tumor. We did see the neuro last week and we will get the results from the latest MRI fairly soon. Whether or not medical science has developed a way to do micro surgery on the very, very small brains of teenagers is a question we have yet to ask.
Bad News: Little Man was hospitalized in Sept.

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Good News: Hey it was the ONLY time in 2006! That is a record. For the last few years it is usually three or four times. So Whoot!
Bad news: With his weight loss, we will be lucky to make it through Jan without a hospitalization for the insert of the dreaded g-tube.
Good news: Hey he won't starve and that is not a small something.
Bad News: Little Man had a horrific summer.
Good News: We survived it and it is over.
I got a trip to Cali and a trip to South Dakota to visit my family this year. That was super.
We are on a list for extra funding in Jan, we will most likely get it and that means we will get respite hours. Good news that!

While things could be better at Chez Tangled, things could have been much, much worse. I will take the good news, try not to focus on the bad. I found good friends on the internet, and I have good friends and family in real life. I am not going to cry that 2006 is over, but I am sure looking forward to 2007.
I don't believe in making resolutions, but if you do, I hope you do a good job with them this year. I hope your new year brings dreams come true in your life. Thanks my bloggy friends, you have been a great part of the last year.

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L. said...

Happy new year to you, too, Jo!

Melissa said...

Happy New Year, sweet Jo!

Jenny said...

May the best of last year be the worst of this year. Cheers and Happy New Year!

elizasmom said...

What Jenny said!

Manuela said...

Sweet, sweet Jo. Getting to know you a little in 2006 has definitely been a highlight for me!

Here's to a kick-butt 2007.

Much affection, my friend.