Turns out, when your dog dies, your heater/ac dies, your surviving dog is suddenly old, your country elects a misogynist whose party wants to roll back healthcare (esp for women) over a woman who was 10x more qualified, and your teen idol dies, you kind of give up on blogging. The domain name is a bit of an embarrassment these days and you’re afraid to move the blog to the new one for fear it’ll break everything, hosting costs money, maybe you should just let it go.
And then…someone tries to hack into it. AGAIN.
And you wake up. This hot mess of a website? THIS IS MINE. This is 14 years (okay, 12 if you don’t count the gaps of time when I didn’t post) of my life, painfully recorded for posterity, archive.org, and the five readers who aren’t my family.
Good things that happened in the last half of 2016:
In August, I started playing World of Warcraft again (maybe not all that good)
In September, I visited Dad in Florida
In October, we went back to Walt Disney World.
In November … okay November blew.
In December, we had a very lovely Christmas.
I also read 48 books. We tore down and rebuilt a tiny wall in our furnace room. I backed up 11 years of photos. I pushed myself at TNP (which isn’t so new anymore — I’m there 5 years this month!) and created a bunch of dynamic reports that filled in some blanks that we didn’t realize were blanks.
Good things that will happen in 2017:
We are restarting our diet, which died when Max did. After a 10-lb gain over the holidays, I have 25-30 lbs to go.
I’m doing 31 days of yoga.
We are paying down our debts.
The dental implant process will be done and I’ll FINALLY have a permanent tooth in front.
Spring Business Trip! Beach days!
A new pupper in the summer to keep Ollie company.
AND I’M BLOGGING AGAIN.
Sometime over the next month or two, I’m going to try to switch this domain from kimberussell.com to kimberussell.net, which will probably destroy half of my old links.
And now I’m going to hit publish and hope things don’t explode.
Happy New Year.