Last day of the year – a snowy, windy, cold day in Ohio. Though as I type this the sun is shining in my living room.

Husband just mentioned the other day how much he loves our home. Most days I do too – though I have never lived anywhere that I didn’t want to change in many (rather severe) ways. That’s a different posting though.

Today I am writing because I had been pretty miserable for a few months until about 2 weeks ago.

Looking back I can say with certainty that it was because:
1) I was traveling nearly weekly – productive and fun trips, but travel non-the-less
2) I was exhausted (6 am baby feedings)
3) My Mirena (IUD) was not cooperating (I’ll write on this separately)
4) The weather in Ohio has SUCKED!

Contributing to this (and because of this):
1) The house was a mess and desperately needed attention
2) The yard was a mess
3) I hadn’t been exercising
4) I was getting regular headaches

So now I feel happy – what’s changed?
1) I’ve been home for a few weeks in a row (Yay!)
2) Hired a housekeeper to help me get on top of things (once every two weeks means I no longer have to stress about bathrooms)
3) Weather got better and I cleaned up the yard and started running again
4) Baby is now sleeping longer
5) Mirena is finally being nice to me
6) Dentist fixed an uneven filling – headaches have lessened

So, hopefully this New Year will be a better (and cleaner) one! :)