Later, 2014. As far as years in my life, it ranked pretty high. Tucker started eating, and singing, two of my personal favorite activities. We broke out of isolation once and for all (sort of), and had a pretty fantastic summer. Rookie parent stunts were plentiful. And we made a pretty big team decision.
As I look back at the year, there were some game changers. Here are some:
- Team Expansion-It was New Years Day last year, when Darrin and I looked at each other and said, “We doin’ this?”. Yes, yes we were. We made the final decision in January that we were ready to expand Team Hucks through adoption. Much of the year has been preparing, filing, fingerprinting, creating profile books and praying about our adoption. We’re hopeful that 2015 brings our rookie.
- I Stopped Washing My Hair-The peer pressure proved too much. Hearing girlfriends talk about the liberation of washing their hair only a few times a week? Well, I couldn’t pass. I was a die hard every day washer and thought I would be a lifer. Until July. I wash my hair every other day now. Game. Changed.
- Seven-A book I started reading by Jen Hatmaker. Reading a book and a 2 year old are hardly compatible, I started it in June-I’m on Chapter 4. It’s about the “mutiny against excess”. She takes 30 days at a time and super simplifies an area of her life. Each chapter makes me think. The words are far from judgy or preachy (she’s pretty hilarious), and her situations are so darn relate-able. Here’s to finishing it and trying my own Seven mutiny in 2015.
- The Good Wife– This show y’all. I never once watched it during it’s hey day. But I needed something to get me out of the pantry and onto the treadmill. I started with Season 1 in February and together Alicia and I litigated our way straight through to Season 6. I watched and I walked. Which turned into running. Don’t get excited, running is probably a strong word for the wheezing and clomping that was happening on our treadmill. Either way, I finally started to come out of the elastic pants in 2014 thanks to The Good Wife. I’m all caught up, so suggestions for 2015 running mate are welcomed.
- Blogging– What the heck is a blog? Me, 4 years ago. This space continues to be therapeutic in so many ways. Thanks for reading. Thanks for commenting and reaching out. I really can’t believe it when I get a comment from a reader in Italy or Australia or Nebraska. That we can relate to a few words written about a specific human experience is one of the greatest rewards of the internet (even for all its evils!). Your stories are amazing, thanks for telling me about you.
2015. Bring it.