When I threw up this morning, the terrifying thought crossed my mind that I might have contracted the Egyptian flu (you know, where nine months later you're a mummy...groan). To my extreme relief, other unpleasant symptoms have made themselves known throughout the day, so I'm pretty sure I've just picked up a bug of some non-Egyptian kind.
This week's Monday Listicle topic was chosen by Kerstin at Auer Life.
Here are 10 things I learned in 2012:
1) I can type out a blog post in between dry heaves (see NaBloPoMo stubbornness below).
2) I still love my husband with all my heart.
3) Going from one child to two is a million times easier than going from none to one.
4) A book can still entrance me so that I don't want to put it down and can't stop reading it over and over again. Partly because I see a lot of myself in the heroine. Even if many people hate both the book and her.
5) Being nine months pregnant in August is as uncomfortable as it sounds.
6) Three months is not enough time to leave between a miscarriage and the next pregnancy. I'm not sure that any amount of time is enough.
7) Taking my anti-depressant medication isn't optional.
8) I no longer enjoy my career (or at least this specific job). I don't want to stay home alone with my kids with no help either, and I'm not willing to reduce our standard of living. I wish money would fall from the sky so that my husband and I could both not work, hire a nanny for regular date nights and hire a cleaner.
9) Having pets is more stress than enjoyment at this stage in my life.
10) My faith is really gone, and it makes a difference to acknowledge that out loud.