2013 So Far

2013 so far has been, as my mother (may she rest in peace) would say, "quite the year." Professionally it has been great, with new pilates clients, better cash flow, publishing hubby's first Zombie novella (Zombie Killing Stoners), and more opportunities all around. Personally it has been spotty at best.

Don't get me wrong, hubby and I are great, and Smiley is always wonderful.

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So what's been getting me down?

July 1 I injured my left big toe. By injured, I mean crushed to bits. I spent 13 weeks in a big cam walker boot, and now am relegated to rocker bottom shoes (Dansko, Skechers' Shape Up, Reebok Tone Walker). In addition, I have been using a bone stimulator device for 6 weeks and have 7 more to go.

My 87 year old father fell and broke his hip August 2. Then, my 81 year old mother died on September 9. She had severe dementia, and we hadn't really spoke in about eight years, but that didn't make it any easier.

I was unprepared for the grief.

And now my dear dad is in hospice care, as his entire physical and emotional will to live went when mom passed.

It's been a tough one.

But I am strong, resilient, and loved. I have great friends and a wonderful family.

I am, and will be, fine. Even when I am not so great.