Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010 wrap up.

2010 kind of sucked for me.  It wasn't what I would consider to be a great year, but it wasn't all bad.  I figure that I should take some time to concentrate on the positive as we transition into 2011... for which I have great hopes.

  • The evil turd-counting neighbour moved out.  The new neighbour has never once knocked on my door to express imaginary complaints about my dogs.  He did, however, come over and offer to pay half for the row of lilac shrubs that I want to plant along the property line.
  • I still have a job.  I quit twice, so this is something of a miracle.  I really, truly quit.  I told the bosses I wouldn't work under the circumstances at the time, and went off to find something else.    Luckily for me, other arrangements were made to accommodate.  Now I've got a new job that I  enjoy, working with a new boss who I like and respect very much.  
  • I took a few steps closer to my goal of ecological living and found local sources for 
    •  humanely raised organic meats
    •  eggs from free-run chickens
    • farm-fresh produce (Two, actually.  One's organic).
  • Despite dire threats from neighbours, my house hasn't fallen down.   (Bonus points here because I won't have to reroof my house ever again.  If those same neighbours don't have serious roof envy now, they really should.)
  • Cotton got through the summer this year without panic attacks.
    • In fact, I think there was only one unscheduled vet appointment this year.  WOOHOO!
    • My book experiment helped me to find some of the best books I've ever read.  (The Help, The Guernsey Potato Peel Pie Society, The Art of Racing in the Rain, Sh!t My Dad Says... the list goes on.)  I'm aware that I haven't updated my reading list for a long time.... I should get back to that.
      • I renewed my mortgage this year, which means that I've lived in my current house longer than I've lived anywhere else, since I moved out of my childhood home.  Does that mean I'm growing up?
      • I've found some great blogs that I love to read, and whose authors stop by from time to time to say hello.  Thanks all - I've loved getting to 'know' you!
      Happy New Year to you all.  If 2011 can't be a great year, may it at least provide spectacular blogging fodder.


      1. When you're right, you're right. From my limited point of view, 2010 sucked big time! But, now that you mention it, there were a few memorable and even redeeming moments. I'm still looking to welcome 2011 with open arms, however. Now that you've given me fodder for my next blog, have a happy and wonderful New Year!!!

      2. A sucky year guarantees a great one next year!! Wishing you lots of health, love and happiness in 2011!

      3. The Zadge doesn't know what she's talking about.

      4. Italy!!!! It's going to be a great New Year for you! ITALY!! All that WINE!! I know you don't do much wine but I can dream.

      5. Italy!? When? We are hoping to go in 2011 as well, for our 15th anniversary. If you go first, tell me all about it, so I'll know the good places to go. P.S. Since you don't drink a lot of wine, I'll drink yours.

        Here's to a fodder filled 2011!

      6. sounds like some good definitely came out of 2010 :) always a good idea to look on the bright side!

        Here's to a very wonderful 2011! with ITALY! :D