It’s hard to believe it’s the year 2021. For some reason I’ve been thinking a lot about it. Thinking back to being a child and wanting to be 13, a teenager, and thinking that 1989 was so far away. Then graduating high school in 1995 and thinking, “Wow, I can’t believe it’s 1995”.
Who can forget Y2K? Life as we know it was going to end, and we woke up the next day and we were still here. In 2002 I met the love of my life and we started dating, and in 2004 I got married. Last night (NYE) we celebrated 16 years, wow…
2021… What’s this year going to hold for us? For me? As we sit in our provincial lockdown, I find myself growing more and more, for lack of a better term, depressed. I miss my friends. I miss my family. I miss the freedom to get together with people and just be together.
Last night we celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary. The evening couldn’t have turned better. My sister put together a gigantic charcutier board for us. We got all the kids to bed by 8pm which opened up the entire evening for us. We enjoyed each other’s company, some good food, wine, and then the inevitable happened, the baby woke up. Happy New year.
This morning was slow starting. We got up, had some breakfast and everyone was just… blah! Finally got motivated and we got out outside and enjoyed some exercise.
Came home, had some lunch and again, did nothing. Sue and Eve went out for a bit and I was inspired by a friends facebook page and took down ALL the Christmas decorations. It took a while, but getting that tree down really opens up our home. There were other reasons for doing it too. Our 9 month old is crawling EVERYWHERE and she was determined to get the tree.
Dinner time came and I was going to make my first Keto meal of 2021. We had found a recipe for waffles. Say what you will, we eat waffles a lot, and who cares that it’s dinner time, they are good anytime. So, I got everything together, and while the waffle maker was heating up it started making noises, and then came the smoke. Wow! Not cool. I unplugged it and aired out the house. Once I was ready to go, plugged it back in and poured my first batch. Keto is an interesting way of eating, and dairy-free Keto is even more interesting. It was a very egg heavy recipe, and they didn’t really come out of the iron nicely. So, I did what any normal person would do, I tried again, with more batter. Only issue is, the machine started getting cooler and cooler. Well, the machine is dead.
The machine didn’t owe us anything. Friends generously gave it to us a bunch of years ago and it was well used when we got it. Now, we are in the market for a new one. What do you do when you waffle dinner doesn’t work out? Make nachos! Of course! LOL
The hope is to swing if nothing else, my meal plan back to Keto within the next couple weeks. I’ve gained 6lbs in 2020, and that’s after knocking 25lbs off. I don’t really like me right now, and the ole doc tells me that I’m supposed to be 52lbs lighter then I am. So, we shall see. I got off to such a solid start in 2020, and I just need to rekindle that again.
My other two big goals this year are pretty simple ones. Try and blog (journal) every day and guard my tongue. It’s been pointed out to me lately that I’ve been swearing a lot more than I ever have in the past. I’ve always struggled with that, but it’s gotten worst this year.
The adventure continues… The kids are getting older, and I can only hope I’m getting wiser