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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  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

  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

  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

  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!

  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

  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!
      Rambling Southern Belle

  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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