Jean has talked about how her life has tended to revolve around the school-year as opposed to the calendar year. And it's prompted me to just embrace the notion. I mean it is the truth, after all. So today marks the start of the new year!
I'm not sure who was really "happy" about it though. :P
Max doesn't head off to 4th grade until tomorrow. And Gray is starting his homeschooling tomorrow as well. Figured it was easier to stagger Annie's and Gray's start days. And as Annie will be off at MCC all day tomorrow, Gray and I will have an uninterrupted day to get started. Well, except for a trip to the doctor to have his stitches removed, that is. :P
In other news, I got to start my "new year" with a visit to the rheumatologist and an official diagnosis of fibromyalgia. While I was still holding out a bit of hope that I was going to get an easier answer (as in something curable), I think I've really spent the past two months coming to terms with it. No, I'm not happy that I have a chronic condition. But if I try to look at the bright side, there *are* some things to be thankful for. For one thing, while some days it might not physically feel like it, there are far worse medical diagnoses out there. This is not life-threatening. Something else I have to be grateful for--I got to live a lot of years before developing it, and many people with fibromyalgia don't get to say that. Anyway, I'm not trying to be all Pollyanna or anything--I know that my life has changed, and I know that there will continue to be some really, really miserable days, but...I'm really trying to stay positive about this. After all, being anything else won't change it, right?