Friday, December 31, 2010

The Year That Was....really quite good, thank you for asking.

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So how do you think it went?

2010 I mean.

From my point of view,
there was no too much to complain about.

Health-wise?

 I lost 10 kilograms.
Some medical issues have put my Zumba-ing on the back burner for the past three months
and the next two to come
but I hope (yes, I guess resolve) in 2011
to move those final middle aged 5 kilograms that are still clinging stubbornly onto my hips and thighs
like dried Weetbix stuck onto the kitchen floor.

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Home-wise?

Two children happily settled into school routine
and a third growing up too quickly.
No more bibs or day-time nappies;
rare daytime sleeps;
the passing on of baby toys and the change table.
Celebrations of milestones with a happy smile but tears in my eyes.

The (apparent) end of renovations to our 1925 bungalow after 8 years.

Oh, and two little (but growing-oh-so-quickly) kittycat fur-balls to spice up our lives.
Lots of patting, poo-ing and kamikaze ambushes from under the sofa.

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Happy-wise?

(Yes, I made that up.
My blog. Can do what I like)

Healthy, happy family? Tick.

No major illness or financial stressors? Tick.

While there is never enough time in my days to do all the creating that I want,
(and creativity is one thing directly related to my happiness)
I gave it a darn good try.

My hospital visits gave me time to rediscover reading,
something that has been rare since cattle-wrangling three children.

I have a developed passion (hubby would say obsession) with knitting.

I have perfected finger buns.

I (we) have spent some evenings re-discovering our love for movies
and the joy of watching a television series on DVD
without ad breaks, running late starts or showing repeats between new episodes.
(In the case of Torchwood, watching three series back to back)

I am not big on resolutions
but I would really like to get further with my health goals next year.

I look forward to my final child starting kindergarten next year.
We are both ready.

I am determined to go to see more movies, attend more theatre
and grab any musical theatre that comes to Adelaide with two hands and hold on tight.

I would like to refine my time on the internet.
It is easy and fun to spend time here
but I need to do it differently
so that I do get more hours in my day...
which can be spent knitting or making finger buns.

I hope that you all had a fabulous 2010
and that you can look back and smile with satisfaction and good memories.

May 2011 bring you lots of happy times, lots of belly laughs,
some adventures
and whatever else you wish for.

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(photos taken by hubby on a trip with his father
to the Flinders Ranges, South Australia;
October, 2010)






7 comments:

Peta said...

Great recap Tas, I hope you have a great NYE and a fabulous 2011.

Tania said...

Your weetbix metaphor provided me with a good belly laugh! What is it with dried weetbix? Happiest of new year wishes to you, gorgeous.

CurlyPops said...

Happy New Year Tas - so glad you put the photo reference at the bottom. I was going to ask where that was - gorgeous!
Good luck with all your wishes for 2011. Hope you achieve everything you dream of.

Tracy aka Mad Quilter said...

That is lovely tas :D I hope 2011 is even better for you

The Handmaden said...

Happy New Year Tas, I hope you achieve all your goals and more.

Kate said...

I loved the weetbix bit too!
I hope 2011 is wonderful for you and your gang.

toadstooldots said...

I wish you and your family all the best and that all will fulfil what you wish