Thursday, 31 December 2009
Annual Review... please never again!
So borrowing an idea from Trousers to review the year in as few as words as possible, here goes....
New Year in Philadelphia
Got rescue German Shepherd, very difficult as had been ill treated.(She got better behaved and I wouldn't be without her now!)
Started job trying to sell utilities(gave that up as bad job later in the year)
Got snowed in
Alex ill for the first time with 12 days of endless vomiting. On IV in hospital
My Aunty died and had her funeral.
Got to Devon for first time after cancelling twice before.
Somebody engraved my car with the words sex and c..t costing me my excess of £500
Washing machine broke and had to be replaced
Alex's 18th birthday spent night in police cell for fighting
Both sons went to Amsterdam for Al's birthday treat, so spent Mothers day on my own.
Went to Devon twice, Cornwall once.
Alex ill for the second time, two days in hospital.
Went to Amsterdam myself with my friend J.
Alex ill for the third time in hospital for three days. I worked out what was wrong with him. And once I'd done that he made full recovery. But he can never smoke cannabis again (oh isn't that tough!!)
Met Nicky in London briefly (Absolute Vanilla)
Went to Philadelphia,Sorrow came up up to stay for three days.
Alex beat someone up and was wanted by the police until charges were dropped, when scroat he beat up blackmailed him.
A quiet month just went to Devon.
Alex got into more trouble, this one very serious
I put the house on the market
My beloved friend David died.
Went to Germany, to Berlin with my niece and then on to stay with Angela in Usedom.
Came back a day early to go to David's funeral in York.
Broke my foot.
Alex in court for the first time.
He also got a job.
Went to two conferences
And Devon for a long weekend. Had scones and jam with Exmoor Jane on way back!
Alex grew up in the last three months and stopped drinking and being a complete prat.
But to no avail he got sentenced to 16 weeks to start immediately.
I got to see him Sunday before Christmas.
Kit came home for Christmas.
It's just as well I love my youngest son......
I also saw blogger friends for walks and meals, especially Trousers, and Wake Up throughout the year. And started talking several times a week to Paula in Munich.
And of course the frequent emails to those I've met this year and some I haven't but still feel close to like Lori In USA, Picsie Chick in Canada,and Robyn in Oz and Linda also in Oz who doesn't blog but we met through mine.
And of course not forgetting my friends not from this world of blogging who are always there for me, and without whom I don't think I'd cope, these four women, in Philly, Devon, Oxfordshire and Cornwall, alongside my sister are just wonderful
So despite it being such an awful year, as I look through my calender to check dates I also realise that I am so blessed with people who love me, as I love them. And although the events have been tough the love has shone through like a beacon of light in the dark of the night, around all of us and for that I am grateful beyond words.
So now although I'm looking forward to what the New Year will bring I am also mindful of what I've got.And that alone is worth celebrating, cause there is nothing that beats LOVE!