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Jan 02

A 2015 Retrospective

I didn’t blog anywhere near enough this year.   It was a good year, overall.  Filled with changes and adjustments, and a broadening of everyone’s world.  One of the things that got lost, a little, was my writing, and I’m hoping to do better this year.

But in keeping with tradition, here are my favorite posts from each month…

January – January started the snow.  I think I was also achingly aware that I was starting a big year, one that I’m still coming to terms with.  There were so many changes that happened this year, and even though I saw most of them coming, it was still a struggle to adjust to the new reality.

https://www.melissaannecohen.com/kindergarten/

February – I’ve got two this month.  One is my Valentine’s post, and one is about the accident.  Both of these stand out for me, one because I’m still, always, so grateful for all that Marc brought into my life, and I never think I pay enough attention to that, and one because… this is still a memory that makes me panic a little bit, and I find that I’m still dealing with the ramifications today.  The thought of driving down the icy hill scares the bejeezus out of me.

https://www.melissaannecohen.com/happy-valentines-day-2/

https://www.melissaannecohen.com/my-kids-probably-wont-be-at-school-tomorrow/

March – I had some computer issues in March, and only blogged a few times.  But this is a sweet little one that still makes me smile…

https://www.melissaannecohen.com/my-boy/

April – Because he still does.

https://www.melissaannecohen.com/he-still-cleans-the-vomit/

May – I was just on the cusp of some pretty major changes, with Julie graduating preschool and it was the month before I started working.  So I picked two for this month, one where I seem to be trying to get some clarity on this stage of my life that was ending – and one because seven months later – you still really shouldn’t invite my five kids to Shabbat dinner.  They’re insane.

https://www.melissaannecohen.com/and-then-she-was-five/

https://www.melissaannecohen.com/reasons-you-shouldnt-invite-my-five-kids-to-dinner-on-friday/

June – I started working on June 2, and the post for this month is about my first day.  It still kind of feels like my head is spinning…

https://www.melissaannecohen.com/i-dont-know-how-she-does-it/

July – this is one of my favorite memories from this summer.  It really was a great day.

https://www.melissaannecohen.com/picnic-fridays/

August – I picked this one, because in so many ways, I loved going back to work.  But in one very specific way, it was (and is) still really hard.

https://www.melissaannecohen.com/i-miss-them/

September – this one isn’t a cheerful little post, but September wasn’t a particularly cheerful month for me.  This was one of the reasons why – watching your child struggle is never easy, and not knowing why isn’t even harder.

https://www.melissaannecohen.com/crappy-days/

October/November – I was just busy.  Really, really busy.  I barely blogged at all these two months, but this is a pretty good representative of where I was, mentally, those two months.

https://www.melissaannecohen.com/stolen-moments-2/

December – This was a good month, overall.  Whether it was because Marc and I are going to be together for 13 years next month, and we’ve just worked thru all the issues, or because I was so busy running between work and kids and laundry and dishes and trying to deal with Sam’s health issues that I just didn’t have time to think about it, I’m not sure.  But it was still December so I’ve got a December Dilemma post as well as a post on Sam’s health issues.

https://www.melissaannecohen.com/december-dilemma-defensiveness/

https://www.melissaannecohen.com/recovery/

 

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