29.12.12

Day #164: 2012...the good, the bad, the ugly.

2012 Recap: The good, the bad & the mostly ugly

Thanks to Facebook, Twitter and this blog I am able to relive my 2012 memories with a fair amount of ease. However, I can't lie...2012 hasn't been kind to us and has thrown A LOT at me and my family. But with the bad, there is always good too. So...let's take a look, shall we?

January 2012

  • My first FB status update of 2012: Happy New Year! Last year was full of good and bad (mostly good), I married the love of my life and got two wonderful children along with him! I am very proud of him and all the changes he has made this year, I love you Robert Melrose, and am very proud of you...here's to a new year! ♥
  • Wedding planning was in full swing. Bought the bridesmaids and flower girl dresses from David's Bridal
  • The Detroit Tigers signed Prince Fielder
  • I bought my very first MacBook Pro. 

February 2012

  • Made a terrible medication error at work. My first medication error ever and it had to potentially to be very bad. 
  • I made the Dean's List
  • Bob turned 35, my mom turned 49
  • Some fun February status update (one of my and Bob's fun convo's):
Me: Do you know what fasciculating means?
Bob: Yeah. It's a rapid depolarization that causes muscle twitches like when you give succ. That's why you are supposed to give 1 mg Norcuron follow by 1 mg/kg of succ because the Norcuron is a de-fasiculating dose.
Me: blink blink.
He's much too smart.

Me (to the dog): Abbey, quit scratching your ear balls!
Bob: (staring at me confused) When you said that I blinked my eye lobes.
Me: facepalm.

Me: I never said I was the brightest cookie.
Bob: Cookies aren't bright...
Me: (blank stare)
Bob: Maybe they are in your world, my silly, bright, shiny cookie.

March 2012

  • Interviewed for a leadership position, which involved creating a powerpoint presentation and interviewing via panel...which included 10 of my peers. Talk about pressure! I did not get the job, which sucked, but was for the better
  • Became a charge nurse
  • Turned 27
  • Had our awesome engagement photo session with Stefanie Miller Photography
  • Bob's dad had a mild stroke.
April 2012

My strange family at my bridal shower...Brother, Me, Mom & Dad
  • Baseball started!
  • Had my beautiful bridal shower
  • Volunteered at the Covenant Kids telethon (answered phones, took pledges and was on TV...weee!)
  • Chelsea turned 15
  • Found out the DJ I hired was a fraud and took my down payment and never intended on DJing my wedding. Yep. AWESOME.
May 2012
  • Opened my Etsy store...originally called: Crafts by Melrose, but changed to Chelsea Cecelia Creations
  • Bachelorette party! Woohoo!
  • House (TV series) ended. So sad!
June 2012

Bob and me with my grandpa
  • Wedding! June 2, 2012
  • Bryson lost his first tooth
  • Grandpa was admitted to the intensive care unit. 
July 2012

  • July 9, 2012: My grandpa passed away surrounded by his children and all his grandchildren. RIP.
  • July 12, 2012: Grandpa's funeral and 4 year anniversary since Brandon passed away.
  • IRS emptied my bank account, taking all of my savings.
  • I started this blog to find an escape from all the stress that had piled up. Read my first entry here.
August 2012

  • Mom was admitted to the hospital with a blood clot in her leg and her lung.
  • Bob's truck broke down. Brakes stopped working while driving.
  • Read 50 Shades of Grey
September 2012


  • Started my final semester in the BSN program
  • Tigers made the playoffs!
  • Mom went into the hospital again with chest pain
October 2012



  • Tigers went to the World Series! And they were swept!
  • Bob brought home the newest addition to our family...the Ferrets: Miggy & Prince
  • Was struck with illness for a good 2 weeks.
  • Reached 100 followers!
  • My parents wrecked their car by hitting a deer

November 2012
  • Bryson turned 7
  • Was accused of plagiarism....grrrr....
  • Reached 400 followers! wee!
  • Joined a weight loss challenge


December 2012
  • Bob lost his job.
  • Graduated with a bachelor's degree
  • Accepted into graduate school
Stress. Money problems. Death. 

However, I am still coming out of 2012 with a wonderful family and as a stronger person.

Check back tomorrow for my 2013 New Years Resolutions.

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9 comments:

  1. What a great round up of a not so great year! You still sound chirpy so well done you, made of strong stuff!

    All the best for 2013 & look forward to reading all about it!

    Mrs Brown@Mrs Brown's Thoughts

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  2. Dear Chelsea, You have had a crazy year! Here's to an awesome 2013 for you and for me. Happy New Year!
    Esther Norine Designs

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  3. Sorry to hear that 2012 was somewhat a bummer for you as well. It has been a tough one for me, too! Here's to hoping 2013 will be the best yet to come!
    Hugs xxx

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  4. Chelsea, your look back of 2012 was eye opening, sad, happy and silly. A full year in deed. hopping over to say Aloha( from the hop) and following you now. I am sincerely sorry for your loss , I hope sweet memories have replaced sadness for your Grandfather and I do hope your Mother is strong and healthy now too.Hugs!

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  5. You have some seriously cute stuff in your etsy shop!! I just favorited it so I can come back and shop later.
    Thanks for linking up. This was a really great look back. Xxo

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  6. Wow! Your year has been filled with LOTS of milestones both good and not-so-good. I am sorry to read about the passing of your Grandfather, as I also lost my grandmother this past summer - it was a very sad time for my family. I hope that 2013 is filled with many unexpected blessings and thousands of joyful moments :)

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    1. Your year sounds like mine! But I know you'll have many blessings coming to you this year! Thanks for linking up! OH and I love your shop!
      Tif
      Rambling Southern Belle

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  8. Hi I found you through the blog hop. Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance. Have a great week.

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