I don't know what got into me...was it laziness? The winter blues? A certain type of sadness that takes you over when the kids are gone and it doesn't seem like there's much to write about? The routine of the day-in and the day-out that just goes too quickly and is generally pretty boring and mundane?
Whatever is is (or was), I feel really, really guilty about not checking in with the blog for almost a year. So much has happened, most of it good (all of it pretty good, really).
Since we last chatted:
On April 2 our prayers (and pleas!) were answered when Annalisse got the long awaited internship match with Russell Sage College (or Sage College, as the grad school is known), along with entry into the Nutrition grad program. Whew - I would rank that as one of the most stressful waiting periods in recent memory! Since that day we all continue to be super excited (and grateful) that she made it happen. It was three years of very hard work on her part, and countless ho…
Well, 2016, your time has come. Time to move on from a year with some great high points and what seemed like a lot of worrying with a couple of low points thrown in.
We certainly did a lot this year: our first trip abroad, Cam graduated from college, moved to Maryland, then moved back. Annalisse took a trip to Italy and had a productive summer, as well as finishing her next to last term at SU.
But, I feel a general sense of malaise and apprehension going into 2017 with Trump at the helm. I think his election has affected a segment of Americans in a way we have never experienced before. Some are jubilant, others are filled with dread for the future. The contentious election and its result has pulled people apart more than ever before. We will have to wait and see how things go.
And 2016 - what a year for loss of famous figures, celebrities, and pop stars.
I usually make a list of goals for the new year, and they never seem to change. They usually revolve around losing weight, getti…
The year is starting out pretty well for the Bakers. Cam secured the UR job full-time (he just needs to sign a contract which could take up to two weeks - we will all breath much easier when it's official), so we're all really happy that this job odyssey has worked out for him. Truthfully, he's been pretty lucky in this whole process ~ things have really gone in positive way for him. I expect once the job is locked in he'll finalize his plans to move in with his friends.
On Tuesday, Annalisse and I took a quick trip down to NYC to visit New York Presbyterian Hospital for a dietetic program open house. She met seven or eight of her friends there and they attended the two-hour program, after which she was pretty overwhelmed. The day was very, very nasty with cold, blowing, icy rain that hit your face like pin needles. We got back to Albany around 8:30pm and each snuggled into our beds, tired from the busy day.
Yesterday, before heading back to Rochester she met with the …