Sending The Old Year Out, Welcoming The New Year In

@celticeagle (118587)
Boise, Idaho
December 30, 2016 10:38pm CST
Well, 2016 was an interesting year. Thank goodness it wasn't like past years with just a few things happening. As most of you know I am living here with my daughter and grandson. My daughter bi-polar and my grandson is ODD. Ugh! In past years the manic phases were horrible and the ODD outbursts were awful. They have come a long way though and this last year was so quiet and uneventful compared to past years. The PSR(social worker) that used to come out and help my daughter and grandson had to quit. The facility where she worked needed her to be recertified and she couldn't see doing for the amount of hours she had now. Only about four a week and she would have to pay for the recertification. Her input and time spent with my daughter will be greatly missed. There are time a mom needs to get away and she was so great. Sping came in with me being diagnosed with a cataract. My first experience with that gunk they put in your eye and the doctor said I would go forward with it until it got back and then I would have surgery on it. Last spring I had given up driven. Just felt it was getting too expensive to keep my 1991 Subraru on the road. Glad I did now. Then we had the big fire up by Lucky Peak. It went on for months. I think spring will be interesting because of all the brush that is gone. No flash floods please! My grand daughter came to visit in November and said she was pregnant with her third child. She has no real job, her boyfriend is not what she had hoped, and she doesn't seem to have many prospects. She goes "off the grid" (what I call it) for months and we don't hear from her. I hope she lets us know about the baby. She does have a cell but it is sometimes turned off. It can be frustrating wondering about her but, she is an adult and will do as she pleases. I hope she has a good year and will do better at keeping in touch with us. My daughter is doing well. She only had two manic phases this year. One in the spring and one right now that started December 18th. They are hard on me because she reverts back to acting like a teenager. Irresponsible, narcissistic and immature. She and I don't communicate very well. It's like deeling with a teen. Luckily they are getting much further apart and less horrid. Josh is doing well. His ODD is much less pronounced than it used to be even a year or so ago. I can't beleive he went from being charged for parental abuse to how he is now. He still gets mad and has his fits but not like he used to. He is doing well in school also. Last year he ended with D's and an F or two. This last quarter he got A's and B's. This next quarter(ending January 19th) won't be as good probably because he missed a few days and is terrible about making up work. I am doing okay. October 6th Josh and I had a scuffle and he pushed me. I fell back and tried to correct myself with my right arm and ending up dislocating it. Now, lets stop right here. I don't blame Josh. He hasn't been charged although his school's policeman and the regular police both looked rather unhappy when I said I wouldn't be charging him. I think there is a big difference between him impulsively holding the Xbox to him as if protecting it and pushing me away when I tried to take it back from him. Physcial therapy is going well and the shoulder is nearly back to normal. I am so thrilled and proud of myself for doing the work it has taken to get me to this stage in the healing process. It has been quite an adventure with closed MRI's and all. Whoa! I do hope that all of you have a wonderful new year ahead and lots of goals set for a prosperous and interesting new year ahead. Happy New Year!
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@sallypup (27505)
• Moses Lake, Washington
31 Dec 16
That is one massive report. I wish you the best in this upcoming New Year.
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@celticeagle (118587)
• Boise, Idaho
31 Dec 16
All items better than most past years.
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@marsha32 (6693)
• United States
31 Dec 16
2016 was a very odd year. I have felt out of sorts for the most of it. I hope to get out of that feeling!
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@celticeagle (118587)
• Boise, Idaho
31 Dec 16
I sure hope you do. Happiest of New Years to you.
• Preston, England
31 Dec 16
hope 2017 is kinder to you
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@celticeagle (118587)
• Boise, Idaho
31 Dec 16
@arthurchappell .....And, I hope things continue to go well for you in the new year.
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31 Dec 16
2017 is almost here.
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@celticeagle (118587)
• Boise, Idaho
31 Dec 16
Yes, it is coming on fast.
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31 Dec 16
@celticeagle I agree with you.
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@celticeagle (118587)
• Boise, Idaho
31 Dec 16
@TheInvisibleMan .....I agree with me too.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
31 Dec 16
true, it doesnt sound like he was trying to hurt you, it just happened accidentally. I am glad the year went better than it sounds like it has in the past!
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@celticeagle (118587)
• Boise, Idaho
31 Dec 16
Yes, I am too.
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@silvermist (20080)
• India
1 Jan 17
@celticeagle That was 2016 for you.I too think Josh did not push you deliberately.I wish you a Healthy and Peaceful New Year.
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@celticeagle (118587)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Jan 17
Yes, it is. I'm glad that you see Josh didn't mean to push me. I think that anyone in the same situation would have done the same thing. It's instinctual.
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@silvermist (20080)
• India
2 Jan 17
@celticeagle Yes it sure was.
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@GreatMartin (4848)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
15 Jan 17
Did you ever have the cataract surgery?? It is so easy and fast! I had to give up my car in 2004 and though I miss it sometimes it is because I don't have a car that I can go out to the movies, eat out, go to shows, etc. I can't do MRI's--even open ones! Happy New Year!
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@celticeagle (118587)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Jan 17
No, I haven't. Was just diagnosed last summer. The eye doctor said that we would keep an eye on it and when it gets bad do the surgery. I don't look forward to it although it has gotten worse. Either that or the glasses I am using have a film on them. I miss having a car too. I missed going around to see the Christmas lights this year. Going to the store. I hope I never have to have another MRI. Even the open one was nearly more than I could bare. The last few minutes of it I thought I would scream.
@valmnz (12756)
• New Zealand
2 Jan 17
Sometimes we ned a mountain of strength and you seem to have found it. All the best for 2017.
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@celticeagle (118587)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Jan 17
Yes, if I don't have any more stress I will be fine.
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• Preston, England
31 Dec 16
hope 2017 is a lot more settled and pleasant for you and your family @celticeagle
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@celticeagle (118587)
• Boise, Idaho
31 Dec 16
Thank you. I hope so too.
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• United States
31 Dec 16
After reading all this I have to say I have nothing to complain about. Hope the new year is better for all of you.
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@celticeagle (118587)
• Boise, Idaho
31 Dec 16
Thank you me too.
@just4him (120299)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Dec 16
I'm glad things are getting better for you, Cami, and Josh. I hope it continues and you have a wonderful new year.
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@celticeagle (118587)
• Boise, Idaho
31 Dec 16
THank you. I do too.
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@bunnybon7 (36901)
• Holiday, Florida
31 Dec 16
i sure hope so also. again i will try really hard to look at the bright side. i hope all of us here at mylot and our friends and family will have a new start and it keeps going upward all year and longer. so ditto. friend
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@celticeagle (118587)
• Boise, Idaho
31 Dec 16
Thank you.
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@jstory07 (68290)
• Roseburg, Oregon
31 Dec 16
I hope you ave a good time in 2017 and the year is better for you.
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@celticeagle (118587)
• Boise, Idaho
31 Dec 16
Thank you. I do too.
@BelleStarr (39056)
• United States
31 Dec 16
Happy New Year and best wishes for even more improvements over the next year.
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@rina110383 (24095)
31 Dec 16
For 2017, I wish you a happy life ahead.
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@Inlemay (16656)
• South Africa
31 Dec 16
Happy New Year to you and your family.
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