Highlights & lowlights of 2009

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  1. Sticky

    Sticky I will succeed!!!

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    Well, 2009 is drawing to an end...and I was curious to how you were all feeling about saying goodbye to another year?

    So...what were your low points and high points of the year?

    My lowlights:

    • OH's Mum having a longer than expected fight with her cancer - she was very poorly for a lot of this year, but luckily is on the mend now.
    • Betrayed by someone I thought I could trust. Enough said
    • The floods recently
    • Flat sale falling through in January costing us a lot of £££ until recently and causing stresses
    • Horrid job...eugh
    My highlights:

    • Getting engaged to the man of my dreams who I adore with all my heart :)
    • My sister getting engaged
    • My sister getting pregnant :)
    • OH's Mum coming out of the other side of the cancer fight
    • Getting a new job offer (though still not in post yet)
    • Selling flat finally!
    2009 wasn't as good as it was hoped in the end overall - it's been more trying than I thought. But, a lot of good has started that will carry through to next year. 2010 looks to be like a year to remember and I am determined to make it remain that way!

    Things to look forward to in 2010:

    • Friend's getting married (x2)
    • Planning my wedding
    • My sister giving birth
    • Starting new job (ok, it might be as late as October, but still something to look forward to)
    • One mortgage! Woo!
    • My parents are moving to live closer
    • Getting to T -m cause I will!
    So here's to us all saying goodbye to 2009 feeling happy - even if it's been a tough year let's try to look at the good - and here's to a brill 2010!!!

    xxx
     
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    mommyB love it

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    What a great idea for a thread,am going to have to do some thinking about what my list will be tho !!
     
  4. charlottegrace1

    charlottegrace1 Gold Member

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    Brilliant thread Sticky,

    low points

    having knee opp in febuary
    being in pain since febuary
    having to have knee replaced again in March 2010!
    mum being in and out of hospital
    dad being in and out of hospital
    not having any income since sick pay finished.


    high points

    daughters prom
    mum and dad getting out of hospital
    having wonderful friends who have kept me sane
    having a fabulous birthday
    a beautiful family who I love
     
  5. Sarah-Jayne

    Sarah-Jayne Gold Member

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    My lowlights:

    • Loosing my friend to cancer.
    • Money stress due to car(s).
    • Having a heart scare.
    My highlights:

    • Getting our first mortgage.
    • Finding this website and speaking to you lovely people.
    I'm sure there is other things but can't think of anything else right now!
     
  6. Littleslimmingbee

    Littleslimmingbee Gold Member

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    Lowlights

    - ending the year with no savings
    - my brother struggling with some mental health issues
    - my mothers marrige breaking down
    -crashing my car
    - realising working in the beauty industry wasn't for me


    Highlights

    -hitting target and staying at target 19 weeks this week.
    -passing my driving test and theory 1st time
    - making it to the final 6 in Young Slimmer of The Year.
    - my sister getting engaged and having her baby
    - becoming a qualified hairdresser
    - my best friend finally getting the man shes always wanted, and then moving in with him
    - being with joe <3 2 years next month.
    - Getting Boo :D our beautiful sausage dog



    xxx



    looking forward to next year

    - 2 years with Joe.
    - hitting 1 year at target
    - finding what i want to do with my life
    - finally getting some savings and looking to move into our own house.
    my 18th birthday.


    xx
     
  7. suepat10

    suepat10 I am one of the 63336

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    Brilliant idea.

    Highlights

    Meeting and moving in with my partner
    My son getting on so well with my partner and his children
    Finding I enjoy working with children and having a job doing it
    Moving to a new warm, dry flat with lovely neighbours
    Feeling like I have a proper family now as OHs parents so lovely


    Lowlights

    Money being a struggle
    Living in a cold, damp flat (moved early Dec 2009)
    Fights with letting agent for compensation
    OHs ex being an absolute B**ch from hell
     
  8. sarahm85

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    Lowlights:
    Lack of money!
    Leaving my old job - I really miss my old colleagues and the children.

    Highlights:
    My sister getting engaged
    My holiday to Spain with OH
    Starting my teacher training
    Starting SW (and sticking to it!)

    Looking forward to next year:
    Becoming a qualified teacher
    Finding a teaching post
    Getting to target, hopefully early-ish next year.
     
  9. avisk

    avisk xx

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    Lowlights:
    • not having lost very much weight this year
    • not curing my untidiness/disorganisation problem
    • still extravagant!
    Highlights:
    • not having put on weight this year
    • starting tai chi classes
    • taking on more responsibilities for the U3A
    • learning how to use PowerPoint
    • running quiz mornings for the U3A (using the above mentioned PowerPoint)
    • preparing and giving a lecture about modern architecture (PP again)
    • working hard at the gym
    • reading many more books
    • enjoying my retirement
    • contacting an old friend
    More good than bad. Problem with all of the above is that it sounds a bit smug. But I am happy to have got past the problems I had with being retired, and adjusted to my new life.
     
  10. suepat10

    suepat10 I am one of the 63336

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    You don't sounds smug at all. Just happy and contented which is marvellous xx
     
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    malaika Lover of Extra Easy

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    Lowlights

    • My OH was retrenched
    • My brother in law passed away
    • My father in law passed away
    • My sister in law has just been dianosed with terminal cancer
    • I was laid off
    Highlights

    • My 3rd son got married
    • My youngest son got engaged
    • My OH has a part time job (better than nothing)
    • I rejoined SW, am 1.5 pounds from my 2 stone award and 3 pounds from target
    • I have an interview next week
     
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