What’s New for 2013?

January is off to a great start.

I’m hoping a positive first week bodes well for all of 2013.

I thought I’d catch you up on a few things from previous posts today.

•  I’m happy to announce I’m beginning the new year with a fantastic photography assistant.  I’ve decided to “blog-name” her Miss Kay.

•  Miss Kay experienced her first hands-on training with me last Friday.  She’ll be easing in gradually over the next few weeks (since I have Surgery #9 to deal with next week).  As she gets trained, and learns more about what I do and how I do it, she will become a huge help.  I especially like how calm she was when she asked, “And why do we need to actually stand in the ocean?”  Ha ha!!

•  Some of you have inquired about Paul Newman.  He’s fine.  He’s helping me SO much.  I’m amazed, truly AMAZED, at how much progress I’ve already made.  I can move my arm more right now than I ever have since the car accident.  I’m a long way from “normal,” but there’s no doubt he’s The Best Thing To Happen To My Arm Since Forever.  Yay for Paul Newman!

•  Remind me of that entire last statement next week after I have surgery, mkay?

•  Last week, Paul Newman mentioned I’ve already cried on him once.  “I have not,” I replied.  “Yes, you did – out of frustration.” he reminded me.  I flashed back to my first visit with him when my eyes might have welled up just a little bit.  “Oh, that doesn’t count.  I haven’t done The Ugly Cry,” I informed him.  “Oh great,” he sighed.

•  I realized my FitBit gets a bigger smile on its face as the day goes on!  It gets happier as my recorded activity goes up.  Honestly, I have a crush on my FitBit.  Love it!

•  Today is my 6th day on Weight Watchers.  I haven’t gone off the program by even one little-itty-bitty bite.  I’m very focused.  I’m looking forward to recognizing myself in the mirror again someday in the future.  Am I skinny yet?

•  Some of you might remember I received a Vitamix as an early Christmas gift this year.  It has been used every single day.  I’ve been using it to wet-chop vegetables (which is a huge blessing for my arm).  I also make “green” smoothies for myself and/or family members nearly every day.  I’ve made soup in it several times.  In fact, last week I threw some ripe Roma tomatoes, a few basil leaves, a clove of garlic and a pinch of salt in it.  Four minutes later I had delicious tomato basil soup … steaming hot directly from the Vitamix. My post-car accident life would have been much easier if I had one of these wonder machines a few years ago.

•  Surgery #9 will be one week from today.  As a result, I have a lot to do this week.  (I don’t know what the recovery will be like.)  I’m hoping for the best, but I’m trying to get a lot done in case I’m unable to do much post-surgery.  And yes, I’ve already managed to work myself into a pretty bad pain flare-up.  Stuff has to get done this week, regardless.  (Now please pass the pain pills??)

•  I am SO excited!  I hit 150,000 subscribers on Facebook last week!  Woo hoo!  I’d love it if you joined the party too!

•  My entire family is REALLY into watching football this year.  And yes, I do mean my ENTIRE family …!

Watching TV @ SHaggerty 2013 W-1


6 Responses to “What’s New for 2013?”

  1. Jan's Sushai Bar

    Sending HUGE hugs and kisses Paul Newman’s way! YAY!!!!!!!

    Scooter prefers cooking shows. Or maybe that just all *we* ever watch.

  2. Suzanne

    My dogs prefer Animal Planet, but we don’t watch it too often! : )

    I will be indebted to Paul Newman for life, even if I never progress further than I have already. He’s been my own personal (long overdue!!) miracle. I have a feeling he gets more than his fair share of female hugs and kisses, but I’ll let him know you love him anyway! : )

  3. Jenn in Tenn

    Can’t believe I’ve been following your blog for so long and JUST NOW subscribed to you on FB!! Duhh..so that’s done…Love your work, your words, and so happy that Paul Newman is doing so well for you!

    • Suzanne

      Thank you! : )
      Happy to see you over on FB now too!


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