Tuesday, December 29, 2015

(Holiday) Question Of The Day

What five events in your life (important, special, interesting, emotional, difficult, life changing, etc) stand out for you in 2015?


1) I turned 50! And cheesecake was involved, of course. Because every half century birthday should include something that yummy.



2) The most amazing man in the world and I took a trip to Cuba and had a great time.



3) I shared the story of how the most amazing man in the world and I met.



4) My youngest daughter graduated from high school, celebrated her 18th birthday and left for university in Ottawa...all within a few short months!



5) And since we are empty nesters, the most amazing man in the world and I decided to put our house up for sale to downsize. (This is still ongoing.)



Some fun, emotional and exciting things happened in 2015, including milestones and significant changes. It's been quite an interesting year.

Your turn!

29 comments:

  1. Well that was an action packed year Martha! Best wishes for the New Year!

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  2. The biggest thing for me was getting married

    Then my wife got a new car and a new job

    not much else I don't think.

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    1. Getting married is a huge event! That pretty much tops it for the year.

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  3. Lots of great things for you in 2015! Hopefully 2016 will bring lots more fun and smiles.

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  4. It seems as though you grew a lot this year, whereas many don't welcome growth and change. Happy Half Century, good Martha! I'm right behind you and they say (or at least, I do) the second half of life is best.
    Smiles and love.

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    1. I'm only getting started in that second half and so far so good, Robyn. So jump right in with both feet :)

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  5. You had a great year :)

    Mine:
    1. Moving to Arizona (technically we moved the last day of 2014, but started out the new year here :)
    2. Hubby getting a job finally back in his field after a 4 year hiatus from it (he started work here 01/16/2015)
    3. Son and girlfriend at the time announced we would be grandparents (that's #1 on the list of greats for the year, but I'm doing events in chronological order).
    4. Son and girlfriend got married :)
    5. We sold house in California and bought a house here in Arizona (more to the story to be shared later when it all falls into place :)

    Its been a fantastic year here :)

    Hoping 2016 will be a wonderful year for you and yours!

    betty

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    1. Wow, that's been quite a year for you, Betty! And yes, the announcement about becoming grandparents is definitely #1!

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  6. Great question Martha, my arms hurt from shovelling wet snow, left hubby at it with the snowblower. My 2015 highlights seem to revolve around my son who has a learning disability. In April we learned he passed all of his college academic courses. At the last minute in May he found a field placement. In July we knew the placement didn't work out. In September he found a new placement that did work out so he can graduate his program next June. In November the whole family had a great week in Las Vegas. A great year I would say!

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    1. Sounds like it's been quite a year for you, as well. Good news about your son. It'll be an interesting year for him! And that is so nice about the trip to Las Vegas. It's an amazing place and I'd love to go there one day.

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  7. Wow! You really had an eventful year Martha! My year was pretty uneventful, which was actually quite nice!

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  8. I had a horrible 2015 with both my parents dying. I am so ready to move on to 2016! We've moved house, I've started a new eating plan, I'm ready to get back into working on my book. Looking ahead, not back, for me.

    BTW, I love the styling in your house. Doesn't it always look nicest when you're trying to sell?

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    1. Hey Natalie: Sorry to read about both or your parents dying :-(

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    2. I'm so sorry about your losses, Natalie. It has indeed been a very tough year for you. I can certainly see why looking ahead is welcome.

      Yes, the house does look its nicest when you're trying to sell!

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  9. This is a tough question. When you're retired , at times, things move very slowly. We are trying to get rid of some of our treasures? Yes it's time for serious downsizing so that if we have to make a quick move it might be easier.

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    1. That can be quite a tough job because over time they do become treasures. Perhaps just sorting through things a little at a time will get the job done.

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  10. You have had quite a year to remember and to continue building on. Love it. Thanks for sharing your journey with us.

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  11. You packed a lot of living into one small year. What a gamut of emotions you must have felt.

    Blessings and joy to you in 2016 (and your daughter on her new journey).

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    1. A lot of changes on our end, but they were good ones. Hopefully 2016 is just as peaceful. We shall see. Happy New Year! Health and happiness to you and your loved ones.

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  12. I know this sounds terrible, but I can't tell if having a baby was my biggest moment or having postpartum depression tear me down. The depression certainly feels bigger at the moment, but I think with time, having BB will top the list. As for 3, 4, and 5 maybe my hospitalization, getting back into yoga, and continuously renewing my relationship with the hubs. Disneyland is a footnote :)

    Glad your list is a bit more upbeat, excited to see how 2016 pans out for you and yours!

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    1. It makes for a very difficult time when postpartum depression is involved, Hannah. I had it with my first child and it was such a dark period in my life. Here's hoping for a much healthier and happier 2016 for you. And I hope your road is a much smoother one with a lot of joyful events!

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  13. Awww, why downsizing? My mom spent tonnes to make her house bigger. She said so everyone can camp in during the holidays etc. (That's the mentality of most elderly people here, we rarely downsize).
    Anyway, have a wonderful new year! :)

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    1. If we downsize, we'll have less expenses, we'll be retired very early and we'll be able to begin traveling and going on adventures...soooo...downsizing wins! :)

      Happy New Year!

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