The Man and I were talking about how universally crappy 2010 was. The last incident: Teenage kids broke into our family ranch house, disabled the burglar alarm, threw a 250+ person party, and did around $10,000 worth of damage. The worst part is that in the process of partying, a young lady either drank too much, OD'd, or was roofied, and was sexually assaulted in one of the back bedrooms. She is still in the hospital, and was in critical condition. I got that news right after I posted yesterday. That poor girl, and her family: It is heartbreaking.
While we are dealing with the fallout in 2011, I would like to attribute that incident to 2010. That definitely tops the existing low of last year: getting swindled by the guy who was supposedly restoring my husband's classic car was the previous low, which only just barely eclipsed my brother's divorce and my father's plunge down the cement staircase in Rome (only avoided major damage because he managed to somersault) and a few months later, his cardiac episode (which thankfully, turned out to be "nothing").
We were discussing the list of crap (and it is even longer, believe it or not!) but the two bright spots stand out thusly: Our trip to Italy, and finding Primal Blueprint. I have fantastic memories of our vacation: the delicious food, the gorgeous panoramas, the dolce vita attitude. The thing is, I wouldn't have had such a fantastic time without following the PB. I didn't have to worry about getting a migraine, the massive amount of walking didn't faze me, I was much more comfortable in close quarters and had more room to move on the airplane because I have shrunk a bit, and I knew I wouldn't blow up like a balloon if I did have a gelato on occasion. The voracious mosquitoes also ignored me, for the most part. Thanks Mark.
I go back to work, and CrossFit tomorrow. I was discouraged from doing the crazy "New Year's Excursion" but I did lend them a bunch of sledgehammers they asked for. As it turns out, the workout was a pseudo "Zombie Apocalypse." I can't believe I missed it. I am definitely going to be in shape for next year's fiesta.