So it is 2:15 AM on the first day of the new year. I am up from being in bed since 10:40. Lame, I slept through the Ball dropping, etc. But I was tired and since Jeff had been sick all of the 31st, I went to bed with him. I briefly woke up from hearing fireworks at midnight but thats about it. I am up now and not sure why. I watched a rerun of the times square chaos from the ball dropping. And now I am up and cannot get back to sleep. I am pondering this past year. It was probably the craziest year of my life....thus far anyways. Here is a quick run down of my life in oh eight.
JANUARY: the first month of my new lifestyle, weight loss plan (lost 6 lbs) & also the first month of my new job at HBC. I also started selling random stuff on Ebay and thus began making quite a bit of extra cash. I started seriously buckling down on wedding plans.
FEBRUARY: this month I went to KC a lot to visit my very sick uncle. I was very close to him. It was a very bittersweet time. This month I also turned another year older, and rejoined the Y. (lost 4 lbs)
MARCH: this month I lost a very significant person in my life- to freaking cancer. He was more of a father emotionally to me than my 'real' dad. This was a very sad sad time. I also lost 5 lbs in this month.
APRIL: this month the wedding planning crunch really hit. I had been preoccupied with bigger life issues from my uncle the past 3 months. In April I had my first bridal shower, it was amazing. My side of the family kicks ass. I also attended a good friends wedding. This month I lost 4 lbs.
MAY: this month the wedding planning became just plain nuts- I cursed myself for putting this off earlier in the year. I also had another bridal shower. My baby sister graduated High School. This was a very proud moment for her, and also me as I felt like a proud parent crying when she walked across the stage.(I have always been a mentor to her, more so than your average big sis). We also had some sad news this month as well, one of Jeff's aunts was diagnosed with cancer. I. hate. cancer. Also- this month I lost 3 lbs.
JUNE: This month I got married and went to Ireland. :) Enough said. Oh, and I didnt lose weight this month....or gain any. Which is amazing since we ate and drank horribly in Ireland. But hey, I cannot complain!! At least I didnt gain anything.
JULY: This month was an adjustment for sure. After we got back from the honeymoon, I had to get back into the swing of things with real life. We had the fourth of July and that was fun. But the rest of July was just....sorta....blue. I was depressed and had a major case of the back from vacation blues. This month I lost 2 pounds.
AUGUST: This was an exhausting month. I helped a friend by doing her wedding programs for her ceremony. That was more time consuming then I had imagined. But worth it. This month, work was hell. The union went on strike so for about 3 weeks....going to work was hell. HELL. There was one good thing about the strike though, I got to fly onto the property in a plane. :) One of the many perks of working with pilots! My baby sister moved away to go to college. 6 hours away in another state. That was so emotional moving her up there and leaving her there. The drive home was brutal. I left part of my heart and soul up there. I lost 4 pounds this month.
SEPTEMBER: Things slowed down a lot this month. Thank goodness. We started bowling on Monday nights with another couple. They are newlyweds as well, and so that is our team name. We had our first house guests this month. My cousin, her husband and three young children. For only like one night and morning. It was intense. Those kids are just nutty!! It really made me strongly think about how I felt about having my own kids. I also sold a ton of stuff on Ebay- phones, bridesmaid dresses, lotions, books, random stuff. I think to date I have sold over 1k worth of shit I had laying around. NICE!! I am on a roll. I have started selling for other people too..lol. Also this month I lost 2 pounds.
OCTOBER: This month was a fun month. I just LOVE october. It is quite possibly my favorite month because of the fall weather. We celebrated my Grandpa's 86th bday, that was fun and I made a ton of cupcakes. I also celebrated being with Jeff for 5 years. Time flies. This month I gained 3 pounds. Not sure why, didnt do anything differently as far as eating habits. My doc thinks it may be becuase I did more weights and less cardio this month so I gained more muscle which weighs more.
NOVEMBER: This month was pretty busy. I got to see my aunt who was in from Cali, and I hadnt seen her for over a year. She is so silly and fun. I just wished I had more time with her. I also had a friend of mine get married. That was fun, to actually be a guest at a wedding for once...not involved in any way like all the weddings I have had the past few years. This was also Thanksgiving time. And I went to Dallas. That was interesting. At the end of the month I started and finished the Twilight book. This month I lost 3 pounds.
DECEMBER: This month was bittersweet. It was fun because I read 3 awesome books in 2 weeks. I also didnt have too much stress for the holidays since I didnt have much shopping to do. So it was nice to get to avoid the crowds and craziness of this time of year. I did have a scary driving on ice experience. Yuck. I hate winter. I also had a friend from highschool die suddenly and it was very sad and tragic. And right before the Holidays. I got almost 2 weeks paid Holiday vac. YAY. Our Holidays were good, busy, but nice enough. I am glad the holidays are over!! I get to actually enjoy part of my break from work, I can do what I want, when I want or nothing at all if I so chose!! So different!! I love it. It will make it that much harder to go back to work on the 5th though...Oh well!! I have gotten so much done so it has been nice. Time sure flies when you arent at work though. And stops when you are. Boo!! Oh and I lost 4 pounds this month.