The good, the bad & the ugly
Ok, I know we've got a few more weeks left of the year but I thought I'd get a thread started now for everyone to give their highs & lows of 2011 & what everyone's wishes are for 2011.
Wonderful holiday in the Dominican Republic in February.
Getting to fulfill my dream of running the London Marathon.
Buying my first house with my boyfriend & ending up with a house that was well past our expectations of what we could get.
At the weekend, me & my bf will collecting our 8 week old Labrador puppy. We've want a dog for ages & we're finally in a position to get one.
I have been extremely blessed this year & haven't had any real lows. A bit of stress with buying a house & the MIL staying for 2 weeks but that's as bad as it got. I know not everyone has been that lucky & for that I don't take any of my good fortune for granted.
My wishes for 2011 are that my loved ones have good health & those affected by the our bad ecomony get a break.
Dog sleding in Canada (even if the dogs did destroy my knees)
Finishing my first half
Learning to make chocolates nom nom nommity nom
Getting our beautiful Alfa Brera
Making Christmas hampers (well, at the moment it's a high, I guess I need to wait for feed-back post Christmas day)
Work and colleagues are beyond irritating
Asthma getting more and more out of control.
Old family friend being diagnosed with rare and aggresive form of lung cancer.
And +1 for your wishes for 2011 of course.
Ooh, I'll have a go
My continuing good fortune in living with a woman I loveTransalpine Run
DVT/PE/near death experienceFailing dismally to get a tender for lots of NHS work because they moved the goalposts at the last minute
Completely ambivalent about 2010, a real year of extreme contrasts for me...
Highest running milage month in January
Getting a job in Feb afer 9 months out of work.
Broke 4hrs for a marathon in October
Already broken my previous highest mileage for the year.
Not actually liking my job at the moment.
Will be glad to see the back of this year overall.
Seeing my former office manager leaveHaving a letter in my eager hands saying I no longer have any signs of thyroid cancerOrganising my first quilt show and getting second prize for viewer's choiceWatching my son beat his dad in his first ever 10K (20 minutes faster than I've ever done it)
Having a big op in March (but worth it, see above)My depression raising its ugly head again, but still controlable right nowGiving up running
My daughter getting her degreepassing my MMA gradingdoing 100 pressups in one goGrowing my first tomatoes in the gardenDoing my first race in 2 years after being injured and a severe dose of CBAThat lead onto:Doing 10 races in 18 weeks to qualify for club champsWinning my clubs championship for age groupDoing my first ever cross country (hooray for the hampshire league)Last weeks snowball fight with the kids next doorLows
Job getting worseThe kitchen floodingLots of other stuff not worth mentioning and worth forgetting and moving on.
Continued good health for my family and my kid's great development
First holiday alone with Wife for 10 years (Sandals resort Jamaica)
My first HM
Passing all my Masters Degree Assignments
Residential school at Henley Business School
My new tattoo with my Wife's name on
Getting worse off financially month by month due to economy
Wow, there is some great highs out there but some terrible lows too.
2011 will bring as an extra bank holiday but at the moment, the rest of it is unknown.
It's been a bit of an odd year ... but here goes
HighsThe lodger moving out (see below!)Still happily marriedMy family are all healthy
LowsThe lodger moving in (see above!)Taking voluntary redundancy right before ChristmasStruggling with depression for most of the yearRunning hasn't been as consistent as I'd like - but this should change as soon as I leave my job!
Hopes for 2011
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