Thursday, December 30, 2010

Another Year, Another Birthday

The end of the year always brings around some reflection on what has happened and what we want for the next year. I get a double whammy because I also have a birthday at the end of the not on New Year's Eve....but that is basically one and the same so far as reflecting back on the year.

What a year 2010 has turned out to be. We spent almost as much time in Houston as we did in San Miguel not out of choice but out of necessity. Way too much of that time was spent in hospitals and doctor's offices. So we are looking forward to 2011. We will head back to San Miguel a week from today and that is where we plan to stay except for short "vacations" back to the USA to see family. Of course we will have to fly in a time or two for medical check-ups but those trips should be very short.

My list of wishes for 2011 is short and simple....well maybe not simple. I want good health for both of us. If we have that then all the other things that I might put on a New Year's resolution list can happen.

Ned's cancer is in remission although the doctor wants him to take one more chemo treatment before we leave next week. Then it will take him three or four weeks to come out of chemo fatigue and brain fog but at least he will be recuperating in San Miguel where he wants to be. In February his hair will start growing back and by March, he will be the same handsome devil I married. Oh, I forgot to mention that we had another wedding anniversary this week.

The picture at the top is of Doug, Son #3, and Ned. Which reminds me, we had a great Christmas with the family. If you like looking at family snapshots, you can check out my family Christmas snaps here.

I'm going to wrap up this rambling blog entry and go treat myself to a birthday mani-pedi and then on to see the movie, The King's Speech. I think we are going to stay in and have lobster tails for dinner. Nice birthday!

To all my Readers, I wish you a healthy and happy 2011.


jennifer rose said...

Have a happy, happy birthday, Billie -- and dance like no one's watching!

Jonna said...

This year is certainly ending on a good note and portends a wonderful 2011. Yay for Ned! Yay for your birthday! and Yay for your anniversary! Another big cheer that you will be returning to your home in SMA, I'm sure Ned will get his strength back faster there. So, all in all, it's a great start to a new year.

A very happy and healthy New Year to you both from Mimi and I.

Theresa in Mèrida said...

I am so happy to hear that your life is returning to normal! Hurray for Ned! Blessings to all!

Bob Mrotek said...

Deseamos para ustedes unas felices fiestas y un maravilloso año nuevo. Que Dios los bendiga a ustedes y a toda su familia. Con mucho cariño...Bob y Gina

Ellen said...

Happy birthday! Happy anniversary! and Happy New Year also!! I heard today that The King's Speech is quite wonderful, so we may do that, too. On Tuesday, Frank and I went to see True Grit (which we highly recommend). Two movies in one week (when we rarely see two in a year). We're really living it up now, huh?

Brenda said...

Happy Birthday, Anniversary and a huge wish for a fantastic healthy and happy New Year for you both. May 2011 be the best year yet for you both.

Steve Cotton said...

Let us know how you liked the movie. I doubt it will play in Manzanillo.

Billie said...

Thanks to everyone for all the good wishes. I've seen the movie True Grit and now The King's Speech. Both were excellent movies and surely there should be some Oscar winners in there somewhere.

Heather said...

Happy birthday! Happy Anniversary! And may this year bring you good health, lots of love and happiness!

I can't wait to see The King's Speech! I love Colin Firth and the movie looks fabulous!

Gloria said...

Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, and a very Happy New Year to you and yours Billie.