Sigh. Shutdown is over.
It’s a bitter pill to swallow, but I’m personally ready to get on with the new year. It was great having two weeks off and all, but to be honest it finished off a tad more eventful than I think either Trent or I were anticipating.
While we managed to spend just about every day up at 2381 on our long-awaited “cabincation,” I unfortunately was plagued by an awful case of whooping cough (or something) during most of it and felt generally worn out more than relaxed. We then welcomed guests for New Year’s Eve and I of course stressed out WAY TOO MUCH about them traveling in the Sierra snow (yay mountain snow! boo failure at personal growth!). And THEN we had TWO main drain line backups in the basement – one while hungover on New Year’s Day, and another the day after because even though I managed to get a really nice contractor to come out ON the holiday, we were naive to think he ACTUALLY fixed the issue (tree roots in the line, btw – just another byproduct of our fabulous drought!).
Thank goodness my friends aren’t overly shower-dependent.
Anyway, so yeah – vacation is over and that’s okay. Sometimes the universe is just telling you to “get on with it, already.” And I know a little toilet water on my basement floor is no harbinger of what’s to come in 2016.
Because despite the toilet water and the sickness and the Munga-esque worry, I actually still managed to enjoy cabincation. I mean, there are worse places to be laid up with no water and the whoop:
And my friends are totally rad, and totally flexible, and totally the best New Year’s Eve companions anyone can ask for, in sunshine or in snow drifts:
And ALSO! I realized the other day that 2016 is my 5/10/20 year!!!
I just made that up and I might be the only person who’s ever had such an amazing year, but here – let me explain.
It’s a HUGELY AWESOME year of amazing anniversaries, incredibly, joyously synched up to make for copious amounts of celebration…
5 YEARS OF MARRIAGE TO SUPERHUBS:
10 YEARS OF REMISSION FROM MS / LIFE IN CALIFORNIA:
20 YEARS SINCE I GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL!!!
So, there’s no way this year can be anything but the best. I’m so excited to take you on 2016…
HERE. WE. GO.
Psst – See all our pics of Cabincation 2015 here.