Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Refection on 2009

On a down note, as you all know I lost my dad after a short illness at the age of 68, four of Stevens friends aged between 15 and 21... and a few other friends or friends of friends, in all not a very good year for loosing loves ones and friends. So what I would say to you all, is appreciate life and make the most of having your friends, family and love ones around you, as you never know what is waiting round the corner...

On a 'UP' note, my daughter got engaged to Matt, Steven turned 18 and had a lovely party with family, friends and even he's school teachers and assistants came along... and he went on a couple of holidays with he's school friends over the Island of Wight and Butlins in Bognor Regis... we did a couple of short breaks away to Wales and Dublin.... and of course Sam and Matt sneaked getting their house in, just before the end of the year...

Now what were my aims for 2009 that I set in January? well I think one was to (try) find time for a relaxing bath at least once a month, well I only got to about March with that one, BUT things have looked up the last few months as hubby has been working local, so have managed, drum roll please..... 4 baths in the last 2 months, da dah...

and as for the 52 Q&A, well, did cut a load of tags out, but got to be honest and only got to week 8...

As for Gina's Christmas challenge, that one started OK and which also got to March, so got 3 gifts made, but again other things took priority, like my family...

...but when I actually did some crafting I did use up some old stash like CC blog challenge.... OK OK and I have bought new stash to replace it...

So what are my aims for 2010? well you're just have to watch this space........

8 comments:

mrs tsv said...

i have attempted 3 times to respond to your blog. and im having trouble trying to find the right words.
so what il say is, im thinking of you, and im here for you, and i think your a very brave, lovely lady. lots and lots of sparkles for you and all your family.
hugs gina xxxxxxxxx

Susan said...

Can't wait to hear what your aims are Maria.
I hope the New Year is kinder to you than this last one (and that you get more baths!)

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks gina and susan, I've been very lucky with having such lovely cyber friends to help me through things, thanks...xx

jan said...

Hi Maria, wishing you and your loved ones a kinder Happy and Healthy New Year, and thinking of you with your Dad and friends and Steven's friends, remembering happy memories. Take care, hugs Jan xxxx

craftattack said...

Maria, you have had a hard year, and I very much hope that this coming one will be better for you. Wish you lots of luck and good health for you and yours. Love and hugs, and thanks for your friendship, Valerie

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks jan and val, and thank you both for your friendship too...xx

DoodlesDumpkins said...

Hi Maria,
I'm wishing you a very peaceful, safe and happy new year.
I believe that our troubles make us stronger and more easily able to cope with the things the life throws at us.
Take care and thank you for your friendship.
With love
Donna xxx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks donna, and thank you for your friendship too...xx