goodbye 2013...


...please don't let the door hit you on the a## on your way out because baby you were NOT a good year...you were the worst year we have had in...well...at least seven years...there were four hospital stays for the Courtmiester...five ER room visits...2 x's the ROTO virus for our girl...that alone sucks noodles and STINKS to high heaven...there was weight loss and weight gain...financial difficulties and household plumbing disasters...a broken stove that had to be replaced...van tires to replace...a new kitchen sink to put in...there was the government shut down which was just a dandy doozy time...oh by the way...government contractors will NOT be receiving any back pay from that week...that's just for the federal employees only...not that I am bitter at all...no not me...bitter?? ha!...a major van repair for "Big Bertha" last month that just about broke me but thank the stars for you fine wonderful people who rode in a saved the day...did I mention it was a stressful year that started in the hospital and by the time March rolled around we were facing major medical crisis with Courtney...her kidneys were shutting down...her liver was a mess...her ammonia levels were skyrocketing...all leading to the miracle of 2013...a new seizure med for my Courtney that has brought her back to us...she bitches, whines, moans and complains...do you know how awesome that is??...OK so maybe 2013 wasn't ALL sucky...just mostly sucky...this kid who basically slept through the first twenty years of her life due to the meds she was taking is now showing her spunk and personality in a HUGE way...like today...we woke up late...forgot that we had a speech therapy appointment downtown...the therapist called...we got in "Big Bertha" and I drove like a bat out of hell to get us there...we stayed for the next two hours working with a team of OT specialists and Speech specialists...they adjusted her wheelchair to help with her eating position...we sipped milk out of a straw...let me type that again...for the first time in SEVEN years...my daughter sipped milk by mouth...A.M.A.Z.I.N.G...so even though the last two months have left me feeling like I was swirling around the fourth ring of hell...grasping at any shred of sanity...still looking BTW...today was a good day to end the year on...of course we were supposed to go over to some friends house tonight to ring in 2014...but MIss Courtney decided to have a lovely, massive grand-mal seizure instead which means Mom and Dad will be home with her tonight...probably sleeping by the time the ball drops...cause we are OLD people...so goodbye 2013...good riddance...hello 2014...don't you look gorgeous, filled with all the beauty and promise of a new beginning...and before I forget...HAPPY #49 BIRTHDAY TO MY BELOVED HUSBAND Jerry...or Studmuffin as he prefers to be called...best decision I ever made was saying yes to you...so my friends until next year...CHEERS!!

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