At the end of December I worked really hard on setting goals and intentions and bucket list items for 2017 and I was so excited for the new year. Then the new year came and shit hit the fan. I'm being slightly dramatic but really, one bad thing seemed to happen after the other. Heads up, I'm about to complain for the next few paragraphs so if you're not into that feel free to skip ahead.
Firstly, on my first day back at work after the new year/holiday weekend I got word that changes were happening on our team. Changes that made me sad, and mad, and anxious and it was all drama and I don't do well with drama. It wears me out. And it definitely doesn't put me in a blogging mood.
Then, on the same day I go back to work after the new year/holiday weekend, my internet quits working and thus begins the great Cox saga of 2017. In a nutshell (and trust me I need to put this into a nutshell in order to keep my blood pressure at non-lethal levels), the internet and tv lines on both the inside and outside of my house needed to be replaced and it took FIVE separate appointments, FIVE separate technicians, FIVE different times I had to adjust and take time out of my work schedule, and
Then my water heater broke and flooded my garage. And some of my bathroom. And parts of the spare bedroom. And then my mom's dog died, and we all cried. So basically, it was kind of a shitty January and nothing about it put me in a blogging mood. Also, "shitty" is my new favorite describing word.
But as always, we have to look for the good things in the midst of all the bad things, and there were definitely some good things in January too. Sarah was the first in our group of friends to turn 30...
Nate and I took the dogs and the 4Runner out on a rainy Sunday and cruised the Bartlett Lake area. We tried to get allllllll the way back to Sheep Bridge at the Verde River but came upon some really slick mud and basically started sliding down the hill. We were so close we could see the bridge, but decided to turn back considering the rest of the way was downhill, and I really just wanted to see the bridge - not heavens' gates, this day. It's the second time we've done this trip and oddly enough, both times have been in the rain and we've had to turn back.
So, even though January had some good, it was mostly bad and I'm happy we're on to February which is already going swimmingly. New year new blog me starts now. ...but in case it doesn't don't be mad either, mmk?!