Thursday, December 31, 2009

Health, Wealth and Happiness

Where did the year go? Did someone shorten it by several months when I wasn't looking? As ever time has whooshed by and here we are at the cusp of another new year and I wonder what this new one has in store for me.

2009 sure has been one hell of a mixed bag (I've made some links in bold to relevant past posts). I started the year with surgery to remove my thyroid tumour which thankfully turned out to be benign. Over the course of the year the scar across my throat has faded so that it is barely noticeable which is a far cry from the Frankenstein-like staples I was sporting for a week or so after surgery. Afterwards my poor half a thyroid couldn't cope very well and I spent the next six months in a kind of torpor with my main goal in life being to just stay awake. Lord knows how I made it through those following months (for all I know I probably hibernated) but now I can stay awake thanks to some little white tablets.

In April I visited the wonderful and vibrant city of Barcelona and met up with an old blog friend, Mar, who turned out to be as lovely and fabulous as her writing leads you to believe. Soon after I returned from this trip however, my dear old cat, Bob became ill and died. I was bereft and miss him still. May also marked my graduation ceremony for my MBA, the culmination of five years study and I had a wonderful day. I also decided that something in my life was missing and went to meet a tiny young kitten called Max who sat in the palm of my hand and went to sleep. From that moment he was mine and later on I would decide to adopt his brother too. June saw me reach four decades. Nuff said.

Max and Sam came to live with me in July and have caused mischief and mayhem ever since. I cannot believe how tiny they used to be compared to the big fluffy kitties they have become. I will post some more pics of them soon. It was also around this time that I started to feel more myself again and I have been playing catch up on the year ever since, having a clear up and a clear out that was long overdue.

In November I visited San Francisco (post with pics coming soon) and had a great time and then there was the rush to Christmas. Oh yeah, I was also made surplus in my old team and so had to find a new job and luckily did that in under a month. I'm still finding my feet but I think this post will be good for me.

Sure there was other stuff and hubbub but those were the highlights. I know that life is full of ups and downs and so I know 2010 will be filled with these, but I hope for less of a roller coaster ride and more ups than downs for 2010. I wish the same for you and hope that the new year brings you health, wealth and happiness. Thank you for visiting me (all except my malicious 'anonymous' visitor) and for your continued support.

Happy New Year!


Nikki-ann said...

It's a few hours until midnight yet, but all the best for the new year! :)

I've been thinking of doing a bit of a review post, but I can't think of what I've really done this year. It's all seemed to pass me by!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

It's been an up and down year for me, too. Here's to a bigger, better, brighter 2010.

bodaat said...

Happy New Year Bobkat!!

bunnygirl said...

Wishing you all the best in the new year!

R. Sherman said...

Dare I say, I look forward to more of your post and photos in 2010. I know it's selfish, but hey. Love me the way I am.

Cheers for 2010, dear.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

It certainly has been a mixed bag of a year for you, my dear...But you have risen, like The Phoenix From The Flames....You are a true survivor, my dear B-K...and I am so glad you are!
The year did seem to race by and it felt like Christmas came out of nowhere--like 3 months too early. (I was so not prepared---STILL do not have a Calendar for you and everyone else....oy)
But....we press on. I can't wait to see pictures of 'the kids', Max and Sammy....They must be getting really big now....!
I hope that 2010 will be a BETTER mixed bag for you---MORE on the Good Side, please...! Wishing you all the very best in 2010, my dear.

Smiler said...

This year has indeed been filled with plenty of challenges for you and it inspires me to see how you've pulled through it all.I do hope for your sake that 2010 brings you plenty of health, prosperity, happiness and... peace of mind.

xx i.

rashbre said...

Happy New Year (belatedly!)

I also had that feeling of where did the whole year go, although like you, its amazing how much is packed in when one thinks back.

Here's to an excellent 2010!