Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly


I can't say I am sorry to see 2014 end. It was a most challenging year, testing me in so many ways.
No, I do not have much good to say about 2014 but I will try.

So, here are some of the good things for 2014:

a trip to the Christmas Revels at Harvard University
a sunset lighthouse cruise in New Hampshire
a visit to a sunflower field in Newbury
a few trips to the Vintage Bazaar in Salisbury
meeting Matthew Mead at Brissonte in North Reading
a couple of trips to Rockport
seeing the members of the Boston Ballet on the Swan Boats at the Public Garden
a few cat sitting jobs
some photography work- First Communion, family reunion, and 50th birthday party
discovered a new coffee shop in Concord

Some of the bad:

leaving my old job, wasted 26 months with a company that made promises they never kept.
my old car cost me quite a bit in repairs
I had to pay thousands of dollars to have the house painted - my share of the condo assessment

And the ugly:

the stress of my job and working on commission
my Dad's hospital stays in February and March, a trip to the emergency room the day after Christmas
my Mom's trip to the emergency room in July, and hospital stay the week of Thanksgiving

So there you go. My year in review. Here's to a better 2015! Happy New Year!


7 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, dear...I never knew you had so many down moments (for lack of a better word). Nor the work problems...I thought that was always good. The condo...never heard of such a thing. And you had to go to the ER? Did I miss a post? You tend to share only the good much the way I do. I truly hope 2015 is better for you. I'm making the good old black eyes peas tomorrow, Never have but I need all the good luck I can get.

Happy New Year at all costs, Elaine. Things can only get better, right?

Jane x

Caren Gittleman said...

We are sure with you! 2014 was far from the best year, but for us, it wasn't quite the worst. We are just not happy at all with the way that it ended. Praying that 2015 is MUCH kinder and gentler to ALL of us!! HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR! Love from Caren and Cody www.catchatwithcarenandcody.com

Salmagundi said...

Keep your upbeat attitude -- 2015 WILL be better!! Sally

Nellie said...

I send you the best of wishes for a healthy, happy 2015! Hugs!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Let us hope that this year will be smooth and full of BEAUTIFUL THINGS dearest! Living in New England offers so many pleasurable day trips, photography ops and just good old fun.

Peace, health to ALL! Thank you for visiting! Anita

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Robin Larkspur said...

Your year sounds about on a par with mine. So glad to see 2014 go away. So here is a toast to us and that only good things will come in 2015. Happiness, good health, fun times and fewer hairballs!!! lol!! Hugs!!!

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