But there have been loads more good things this year. We had a wonderful holiday following MiL's funeral, a lovely place and great weather, it really recharged our batteries. We've managed to acquire and cross off lots of items on our wish list of furniture and furnishings for our house, all second hand good quality things that will last us (hopefully) a lifetime. We've decorated the hall, stairs and landing, and our bedroom - I just love our bedroom, it's definitely my most favourite décor ever. We've bought paint for the next 2 rooms we'll be decorating (kitchen/diner and 2nd bedroom), got it in sales, so we're all ready to go in the Spring. After a slow start, we had pretty good results growing produce, especially soft fruit which we were inundated with.
We acquired extra storage and began stockpiling dry food goods and toiletries, getting ready for when OH starts cutting down his working days in the run up to retirement. We've formulated plans for how we're going to cope with reduced income. We're making plans for days out and things to do when we have more time when husband reduces his hours.
So on balance, it's been a pretty good year, and we're hopeful that next year will be even better, despite the ongoing health problems.
I'm glad the new year is almost here, I'm looking forward to it a lot.
Wishing you all a fabulous 2016, I hope it's everything you want it to be. Thanks so much for reading and commenting, it means a lot to me.