πŸŽ‡Happy New Year 2017πŸŽ†

roller-coaster

2016 was one of those mixed years of highs and lows! 😁😭

I began my PhD in psychology and finished my first study which was published in a peer reviewed journal. I have almost finished my second study. Two years to go, if all goes well #yikes

I did two short online statistics courses to help me analyse my data #ouch

Andy the Great had a heart attack which nearly killed him early in the year, but survived and as is now a non-smoker, a healthy eater, a cardio walker and a gym junkie. In fact, I have a brand new husband – better than ever – so the heart attack turned into a blessing. He has inspired us all with his cardiac rehabilitation, and is the star of his heart support group – they even recently got him to do a pep talk to the whole group 😎

There were untimely deaths for several people I knew. A suicide from a young relative with mental health issues; a car accident resulting in the death of a lovely girl I went to school with 😦 #tragic

There were illnesses for grandparents on both sides.

There was overseas travel for myself and my son – an ancient history study tour of Greece and Italy – much knowledge was acquired, much fun was had, and a great quantity of food was eaten πŸ™‚πŸ•

A school year came and went quite successfully for all involved.

The duck apocalypse came under control – now we only have 9 girl Muscovy ducks (down from over 30).

The cows, goats, and alpacas are healthy and content.

Molly and Sheba, the labradoodle dandy dogs, are as spoiled as ever.

David Bowie died 😭

I could go on …

I’m happy it’s 2017 πŸ˜€

Big hugs to you all in the blogosphere 😍

11 thoughts on “πŸŽ‡Happy New Year 2017πŸŽ†

  1. Let’s hope 2017 is a bit easier. Happy 2017, Gabe Chookfeathers!
    BTW, now have three chooks (Lazy, Maizie and Daizy). They are much happier in a big back yard than they would have been on the boat. XO

    • thanks Ben πŸ˜€ I’ll email soon. I find that many people (including myself very often) focus on remembering the bad things, and forget the many good things – a type of tunnel vision you could call it.

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