It is hard to imagine that it is twenty fourteen. Last year started out on a pretty good note, and with the exception of a few stressful times due to government furloughs, it was a good year. I lost 55 pounds within three months. While I gained 23 of it back over the rest of the year, I am convinced that this year I will complete my weight loss. Most of this gain back was due to the many get together events we had during the year plus our vacation to New Mexico. This is going to be a great year that has great potential.
With the furloughs we considered selling our home and downsizing, but after looking at the incredible success at paying off the mortgage, we have decided to keep it. Since we now know that we are going to keep the place, I am going to finish up the backyard. Over the last two years we started clearing the under brush of the wooded area of our property. We started out burning the wood before being told by the fire department that we can no longer do that. At that point, I stopped clearing the area. I am going to go ahead and finish clearing all the trees that died during the 2011 and 2012 drought. We lost easily 50+ trees and so the yard doesn’t look anything like it did when we moved in.
My wife got a new Chihuahua puppy on Christmas so her name is Navidad (Spanish for Christmas). We call her Navi for short. In this picture you can see my wife holding her last night on New Year’s Eve.
Yesterday we went to see my aunt and uncle in Gene Autry, Oklahoma for the first time in several years. We had an incredible meal, also contributing to my weight gain :). Then we had a fireworks show last night before coming back to Oklahoma City. It was a great time seeing family that we’ve not seen in such a long time. It was like the old times. This morning, my wife and I are watching the Rose Parade on HGTV following their hashtag #HGTVNewYear. So far it looks like 2014 will be at least as good as last year and I am very confident to have this year be even more productive with my weight loss than last year.
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