New Year’s Revolutions & Everything Else

Today it has rained a good part of the day. According to the weather alert, it is now 50°F. Compared to last week, these temperatures can be said to be a true “heat wave”. Still, it has sent my arthritis into caterwauling. Today has not been my best physical day, but, on a scale of good days versus bad days, it is just a tad over the line into “bad day” category. This current bout of pain will lesson to where I don’t consciously recognize it – until I move wrong or get startled and jar my body/joints. They are such nervous ninnies: Startle them with unexpected movement and they just start screaming.

When you hurt every minute of every day, you never get to completely ignore the pain. You are aware you are hurting, but you keep going until the pain starts to get a little ahead of you, and then you relax a while to let your body’s energy come back up so it, and your brain, can deal with it all. Reading books is a good way of “getting your mind off the pain”, even if just for a little while.

Reading is one of the things planned for this year, and writing. Here, let me give you the list:

New Year’s Resolutions/Revolutions

  1. Read 25 books this year
  2. Get WHRT out for consideration
  3. Finish up the current ghost story
  4. Write two novels this year
  5. Learn something new
  6. Work with Linux
  7. Train Willie
  8. Be a better Christian
  9. Be a better wife
  10. Be a better friend

It looks short and almost inconsequential doesn’t it. I didn’t list anything about tai chi or getting into better shape, or losing weight even though I am going to be doing these things every day and as intently as I can, but this is more of a lifestyle than goals to set for the new year. This year I want to accomplish something tangible. I want to be able to look back on December 31, 2014 and be able to say – I accomplished this.

I expect to have done more than just these ten things listed above by the end of this year. I am tired of being sick and tired and I am going to push myself forward. I am enjoying writing again and the ideas are flowing. It is time they get written down and not constantly waiting for a day when I am not “hurting so bad”. Even if I just get down ten words in a day on a project, I am going to look at it as a positive. This is something I normally do, but lately I have just been tired. Now, thankfully, there is a little extra energy where there hadn’t been any.

2014 is going to be a positive year for me, and I hope everyone else I love.

About Henrietta Handy

I have returned home to the mountains. No more am I "a mountain-girl far from home." Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 2 1/2, I understand pain, fatigue, laughter, joy, and love all while on crutches and in wheelchairs. This blog is just about me, mostly the writing side, but there are forays into so many different topics. I am married to a wonderful husband who puts up with my writing, knitting, yarn, with the love of a saint. We have fur babies, and one cat who rules us all.
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2 Responses to New Year’s Revolutions & Everything Else

  1. Great resolutions. Have you listed them in the order of importance? Priorities should be considered don’t you agree? Happy 2014 from the professor….


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