Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Keep Calm & Carry On

2012 was a great year. And I expect 2013 to be the same. And this title. Well, a new song called Carry On by Fun was playing as I drove home. Which reminded me of the British stiff upper lip at all times. The chorus goes like this

If you're lost and alone
Or you're sinking like a stone
Carry on
May your past be the sound
Of your feet upon the ground
Carry on

So here's a small toast to everyone. That 2013 be your best year. That you "Carry On" and remain positive no matter what.
Cheers to a Happy, Healthy 2013!
This picture was taken at our post-wedding brunch last October 7th. No makeup. Relaxed and happy. Wedding hair intact. My SIL calls it that. Hair that doesn't move when you sleep in it!

I did a lot of partying over Christmas. I bought a lovely lace top and it was well used for almost every event. My weight stayed the same. I didn't wander in a sugar haze as in past years and actually enjoyed the fresh food and treats.

The only downside was an infected tooth which will require a root canal next week. The positive side is that antibiotics cleared it up initially but the only cure is a root canal. Another downer: while having a sip of wine last week, one of my new veneers fell off. I have it safely wrapped in a Kleenex, a $1000 piece of porcelain, ready to be re-glued back onto the tooth underneath next week while having the root canal. The positive side of this was that I didn't swallow said expensive cap and I have to be at the dentist anyway next week so will be able to kill two birds with one stone. I do have a funny looking smile with a missing tooth in front (no photos will be posted!).

Christmas was a whirlwind.
  • Dec 1st was a party with friends
  • Dec 7th was a party in Montreal.
  • Dec 15-17th was a weekend with my BFF in Hamilton and 4 different parties.
  • Christmas dinner at my daughter’s house. Hosting a Boxing Day buffet dinner for my hubby’s family (20 in various sizes and ages). Forgot to take pictures.
  • A spontaneous trip to Toronto to visit my brother and his family for a couple of days. Snowshoeing was involved (lots of fun) as well as a couple of bottles of wine, where said tooth fell out. Again, forgot to take pictures.
  • Watching all 6 episodes of Star Wars, a gift my son gave me for Christmas. From Jar Jar Binks, to the transformation of Anakin to Darth Vader, to Yoda, Princess Leia, Luke and Hans Solo defeating the Emperor. And good overcoming evil. Don’t you just love a marathon! 
  • New Years Eve was quiet. Just hubs and I, some movies, a dip in the hot tub and into bed by 11:00. Just no desire to see 12:00 flashing on my clock radio (or is it 00:00).
  • New Years Day. A bit non-traditional. No big dinner or brunch. We were off to my daughter’s house to paint the baby’s room. That was our Christmas present to them, to paint the room. She decided to choose TWO colours—a pale green and a pale mauve. It took longer than planned but it is done with a couple of touch-ups and ready for baby girl to make her entrance.

Time is closing in on me being a Gram—baby girl is due on February 12th.

Which is a tiny bit exciting.

It is colder than all get out this week and lots and lots of snow. Which is only good for my snowshoeing group which starts a week Saturday. Looking forward to getting out and enjoying the white stuff and not sitting inside moping.
First snowfall-Dec 21st. Another foot came a week later.
So what will 2013 bring? Well, I don’t have a crystal ball so will take one day at a time and try to keep a positive frame of mind. It is weird how far down we can be sucked if we let others continue being negative. And how much better we are when we stop and tell them "positive talk" only or just walk away. I do now.

I believe we get back what we give out into the universe. My goal is to send out happy, positive thoughts and actions and hope that the same is returned to me. No New Year's Resolutions for me but wishing you a wonderful and positive year.

Bring it on!

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Jody V said...

You look great! Glad your Holidays were so nice despite the tooth issues! Send that positivity my way!

Colleen Chapman said...

Hi Sandy -- I haven't been on the blogs in a year. So glad to see you are doing so well! You are gorgeous~!

Maria (aka -- Colleen - unknown bander).

Linda Hoye said...

Been browsing the blogosphere searching for some like-minded pre-retiree Canadians! Glad I found you!

Darlin1 said...

A grandbaby.....girl????? You're soooooooooo LUCKY!!!!!!


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