Happy New Year 2017 & my one goal

Happy New Year!! 

I was so ready to kick 2016 to the curb and welcome a fresh, clean start. It was a tough year…Mike had carpal tunnel surgery on both wrists at the same time in February. We lost his mother to cancer in March. April I was in the hospital 3 times for a traitor gallbladder.

Things started to turn around in May when we took a road trip for 2 weeks. In June I went back to work for another fantastic season of bartending on the golf course. Then my health started to unravel in the fall. Whew, that was a rough one, but I’m still thankful the the lessons life throws my way and for a fresh start.

I love setting goals at the beginning of a new year, but this year there is only one thing I want to focus on. That is healing.

I don’t expect everything to magically heal or to feel 100% all day errry day, (that would be a dream!) but if I shift my focus on healing daily – like having a fresh green juice or taking Bam for a walk or take some time to stretch or do yoga. All of these little things add up.

I feel a little selfish writing a goal like that, but I also know that if I’m feeling good, it will have a ripple effect for everything else in life.

Speaking of green juice, here is my current favorite mix:

  • Kale
  • 1/2 Cara Cara orange
  • Celery
  • Carrot
  • Handful of mint


Someone asked about Bam the other day and since the little guy was kinda the heart of the blog before, I figured to include a little update about him.

Bam is now 11 years old and over the last year went completely blind. But don’t feel sorry for him because he does not care one bit. In fact, his eye doctor said that we would be more upset about it than him. I can attest that is completely true. Dude just rolls with the punches.

He still has the same lifestyle as before, running on the beach off leash, going for rides in the truck, hiking, doggy day care, etc. In fact the folks at doggy daycare recently said for a blind dog, he sure escapes every time we open the gate. Knucklehead has always had a thing for open doors.

He’s just a bit slower as his other senses have kicked in. Buddy still runs into walls, furniture and everyone’s shins, but he has learned the art of slowing down. If you know the JRT breed, then you know this is quite an accomplishment. Oh and now that he’s old, he has become grumpy. Mostly with me because I’m a pushover, he knows better than to pull that crap with Mike.

I’ll be sure to include adventures with Bam in posts here, but if you’d like to see more of this cool guy, you may check out my Instagram page and/or #bamstagram

May our 2017 be off to a far better start than Mariah Carey’s performance in Times Square last night.

Have you set goals or resolutions for 2017?

Share your tips to heal the mind and/or body.

Do you guys make fresh juice?

2 Comments on “Happy New Year 2017 & my one goal

  1. Hurrah for a Bam update! I’m sure Bam has adapted to his loss of eye sight much easier than a human would. Dogs are remarkable creatures.

  2. Happy New Year to you and the family!
    Thanks for the Bam update….we all care about your fur baby too. I have to say, that one blessing of Indy going deaf (happened this summer), last night was the first night that he didn’t freak out over the fireworks…slept right through them. His sense of smell sure has improved though!
    And I don’t think making being healthy a selfish goal at all…you are the only one (well cowboy too) that is going to fight for your health…so heck yes…make it a goal…a priority!!!

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