Monday, December 31, 2012

Bring On 2013!

Am I the only one that feels like 2012 went by super-fast? Here we are already though, saying goodbye to one year and preparing for the next. Personally I am feeling pretty damn optimistic for this coming year. I have so many personal challenges and goals to conquer over the next twelve months. Naturally, I am planning on sharing my ventures along the way on here. So of course, this means one of my personal goals is to re-prioritize my online time and schedule my general day to day life better. This blog is important to me and I enjoy it quite a bit. Yes I know I’ve fallen short these past few months by a lot, but I am going to push myself to make self-improvements, including pumping up my blog more.

So much in store for this fast approaching year, but first let me take a quick step back. While I have failed to come back and finish my thankful days of November I am going to be doing a thankful post once a week  - starting very soon. I also want to step back to my last post on here and thank everyone who sent well wishes and prayers over my brother’s health. Although he is out of the hospital, and has been for a while now – he’s not completely out of the woods. Blood clots still remain in his legs (don’t get me started on how angry I am at that particular hospital right now) and he is pretty much bed ridden. So prayers, well wishes and good thoughts/vibes sent his way are always appreciated from the bottom of my heart!

Well let’s get on with the photo being shared! I quickly snapped this shot of our Christmas turkey buckled up on the local bus. I’m presently out of town for the holidays and the particular bus driver we had decided for safety during our travel from the bus back to the house, the turkey needed to be buckled in. It was quite the laugh fest with him that day, needless to say. LOL! Anyways, I should put this entry to a stop. We are just about an hour away (here in Michigan) for ringing in the New Year and all I got to say is bring it on! I’m ready to begin reaching out further and improving myself and life for me.

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

--XOXO, Jane Ridgewood

Saturday, December 1, 2012

A Special Request

Before I can type anything else, I first must do something I rarely ever do. I am asking for prayers, thoughts and well wishes for my older brother Tim. He is a husband, father of five and just an amazing older brother – one of my absolute best friends. Presently he is in the hospital due to kidney failure issues amongst other things. The official diagnosis is something called Rhabdomyolysis. Which basically means muscle tissue is breaking down and getting into his bloodstream. We do not at this point know how this happened. Now granted there has been a very, very slight improvement on his kidneys today, but he’s not completely out of the woods just yet. Although the upside is, that the improvement was great enough the hospital canceled their plans of putting him on dialysis today. I saw my brother for a few minutes today though and he’s in a lot of pain. I myself am praying that improvements continue and that the medical staff assisting him may find the answers and cures needed here.

Aside from that I do want to apologize that November ended up being a bust on the blog. Between being sick, going out of town for the holiday and now facing this family emergency amongst other things I have been heavily distracted from this blog. So my deepest apologizes to my readers. I fully intend to come back on here either tonight or tomorrow to write down the rest of the month (that I missed) of November with my daily thankful tidbits. As truly even in times of great stress it’s good to count our blessings. Therefore after a bit of rest and a bit more coffee gets injected into my system I shall return with that.

--XOXO, Jane