Two thousand and seventeen has been ok. I am trying to be more positive about things since 2016 sucked so much. However, given the political climate, it is easy to be disheartened. I do march in the Womxn's March in Seattle on January 21, 2017 to march for peace and love. I know some were protesting the President but that is not while I was there. Carried a sign saying "we are all one" and a second sign that said "seriously?". So many pro-science people and a LOT of Republicans how cannot believe the circus that is happening.
Anyway, life is good for us right now. Jax seems to be less stressed about eating. Academically he did awesome in his first semester at university. He now has a 10 hour/week job making videos for the university's news service and he seems to be doing well with his food issues (anxiety) surrounding the dining hall. Dex is working hard in his junior year. He is doing SAT prep classes so he is pretty busy with that and his training (track season starts soon). He did drop French after the first semester because he was overwhelmed with homework and that is the class that made the most sense to drop. Cars is captain of his hockey team this year. He is having a spectacular year in hockey! He has also gotten serious about school and is doing well in his classes, rarely misses turning in assignments and he interested in math and science. Hurray!