Archive for January 1, 2012

New Traditions

As I fulfilled my one and only New Years Eve day tradition….

I did a non-tracy-traditional thing and actually thought about my last year ( I am not retrospective unless forced). I may write about things in the past but I really try not to think about it too much. I pulled my calendar back out of the garbage and leafed through it. It was certainly a year full of events. Do you know I actually went to Florida THREE times in 2011? Once for a vacation and 25th anniversary celebration,

once to go back and pick up our repaired car


and then of course this last one to back out the remnants of the chemo drugs and get a better balance in my psyche. Went to Vegas, Niagara Falls, Henry Ford Museum, Daniel Boone State Park.

I had more Doctors appointments then I can possibly count. I had surgery in August. This was startling to me because for some reason I thought I had it in July and this is what I tell people. I will now give myself one extra month to recover.

I saw Legally Blond the musical with my husband, bad seats, good show. I missed seeing Stevie Nicks, which I really didn’t want to see but I really wanted my husband to be able to see. We had to sell our tickets at the last minute because I ended up having surgery on that day.

I became closer to my sister, my husband, and my son, but more distant from my daughter.

I gained bionic hearing and had confirmation that I have hearing loss in both ears. I think that’s still ongoing. Eventually I will go back and get re-checked and find out how fast it’s going. I just don’t want to deal with that right now.

I bought a couch, a couple of chairs, a dresser and a car. I lost a dog. 


I did not see enough people that I care about;

That’s right MB I have a picture of the Sundae we ate and not you and Nina and Erin. 🙂


I think that 2011 was very odd. Judging the things that have happened in my house so far this morning 2012 will be as well.



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