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I don’t know about the rest of the world, but this time of year Americans fill the airwaves with The Year In Review, We make lists of the accomplishments and disasters, the births and deaths, the joys and trauma’s encountered over the past 12 months. I thought I would get a jump on the media blitz with my own small version of 2015 from the rear-view mirror.

15 Memories from 2015

  1. I entered my third year of cranking out this drivel I call my blog.
  2. The snow was epic.
  3. A plane left from Surabaya bound for Singapore and mysteriously disappeared.
  4. I said good-bye to three pets.
  5. The store was named Business of the Year
  6. My two bee hives were dead in the spring and I had to restart.
  7. Hanni came home and my girls were finally in my timezone again.
  8. A super moon and a lunar eclipse all in one night
  9. The bees gave back 100 pounds of honey
  10. Alice and I went on a writing retreat and learned to focus on the moment
  11. Paris exploded in violence akin to 9-11 and the world was rocked once again
  12. A man became a woman and then was honored as Woman Of The Year
  13. I waged an all out battle with the mice, squirrels and a chipmunk or two
  14. Politics and the Presidential election took over the air waves and my land-line phone every night
  15. Lex and Shana announced their plans to wed, making me a very proud Mummo

Not a bad year in many ways but the low points should not be overlooked, nor the lessons learned.

Selamat Hari Natal to all…



23 comments on “The year in the rear-view mirror…

  1. Touring NH says:

    It takes the good and the bad to make a full year. As for the lessons learned, we’ll have to wait and see. Wishing you and everyone the Merriest of Christmases.

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    1. Warm holiday wishes for you and Steve, Laura. I hope to get out touring with you more often in the new year!!

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  2. cheryl622014 says:

    Yes It has been quite a year in many ways. Hope you have a lovely Christmas and every blessing for the New Year! Oh and I put a very bad picture of sound cushions – eventually- on my blog! Keep up the drivel!!! If in doubt put Alice up! 🙂

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    1. What would my blog be without Aice, Cheryl! Thank you and warm wishes for you and yours this holiday season.

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  3. julieallyn says:

    While evil, disharmony, (extremely) bad manners and poor judgment continues to abound, we are hopeful and encouraged by acts of kindness and good cheer. Merry Christmas, Martha. Wishing you and yours all the very best!

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    1. Thank you Julie. Wishing you a lovely, peaceful holiday with friends and family!


  4. Milly Klein says:

    Merry Christmas Martha! Miss you & hope to you in 2016, Milly

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    1. Milly! How are you?? Happiest of Solstice and such to you. Let’s put a stake in the sand and set a date?!


  5. Oh you did include a picture of your tree – I started to ask in the last post. Great touch the icicles!
    Quite a year done. #10 and #13 made me smile. A few days to pause before jingling on to the next.
    Hope your Christmas is merry and bright!

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    1. So far behind in responding, Phil. Apollo Geese! Icicles headed this way, batten down the Realm!


  6. I hope you’ll have a Merry Christmas Martha!

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    1. Thank you, Allen. Same to you and yours.

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  7. It looks like an exciting year on your end Martha, but you seem to be fairing well through the bitter and sweet – if for no other reason than 100 pounds of honey. 🙂 Terri and I truly appreciate that you still follow along and we hope that you have a fun, relaxing holiday and a wonderful 2016. ~James

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    1. Terri and James, I look forward to every post and am honored when you think of me and bees as you see the world. Here’s to another 365 days of adventure!


  8. Marie Keates says:

    I hope you had a lovely Christmas. Love the stockings waiting for Santa.

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    1. You as well Marie. I love thinking of your garden this time of year and how well I’ve come to know your corner of the world.

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      1. Marie Keates says:

        I shall have to do a garden post. Not that there’s a great deal happening out there right now

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  9. Good list. I’d like to know more about #10. Will you write about it? 🙂

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    1. Thank you Joyce. I had to learn to narrow my field, from minor disappointments in my perceived “vacation home” to the reality of just being. I saw wonderful thunderstorms and disconnected from the world for a spell. Perhaps there is more to be said…?


  10. Christmas was awesome..And New Year seems very promising..I like the bags..

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    1. Thank You helthynewzealand! Happy and Creative New Year to you!!


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