Things that made me happy in 2009
*My parents and doggies were healthy, no major issues this year.
*Also no major breakdowns, malfunctions, disasters etc. with house, car, appliances or business. There was a mini-flood from a pipe leak in the cottage this Spring. But I got thru that with just a little drama.
* The Summer was awesome. Every Saturday I had a day to myself in Strathmere. Walked around town. Sat in the sun reading Jane Austen. Walked to the library. How long until next Summer?
*Sales were up at Dandelion Vintage this year! The year end totals had been about the same for the previous 3 years, but this year passed them. Just by a little bit, but every little bit counts when you run your own business. I also bought some great stock this year. I bought over 300 hats within 1 month! And I got some really pretty slips and girdles, and great dresses. Plus I got some nice pieces for my own wardrobe. Which is always a good thing.
*I found some old friends thru Facebook that I haven't seen in 10-20 years. That was really cool. I'm really bad at keeping in touch with people. We're not all best friends talking and hanging out now, it's just nice to know that they are a tiny bit closer and that I can get a little peek into their lives once in a while thru Facebook.
All in all, 2009 was pretty cool. My hopes for 2010 is to keep the above good things going!
*I'd like to get ahead a little and save up to get a new car later in the year.
*I'd like to take more time for myself in Strathmere. (Summer is really the only time that I give myself a day off, and even Saturday mornings I clean 2 rental units before I get the rest of the day to myself)
*Continued health to family, doggies and friends. Boris will be 9 years old this month, and that worries me. 10 is the average life for a bulldog. Ms. Fatty lived to just 3 months shy of her 10th birthday.
I hope everyone has a great New Year/Decade!