HIGH 5 LIGHTS

A big shout out to Mumtalk who nominated Seeking Serenity for a High 5 Meme. I wasn’t too clear as to what a meme was but think I get it and so here is my Top 5 Highlights of 2009.

Ok, in no particular order here goes…..

California Dreamin’
What can I tell you. We couldn’t afford it, it was a huge risk going so far for just one week and we incured the total disapproval of teachers for springing the girls out of school for a week. But we listened to our inner wisdom which told us to take a chance. And we did. And it was amazing. And we brought home huge, funny, brightly coloured, noisey memories.

Writing
Finally, I got a bit more serious about writing in 2009. I have taken a creative writing class (and will be continuing this year), I have written (and finished) two short stories, have experimented with poetry (My WordSongs), have had an essay published in an Anthology of Irish Writing (The Quiet Corner) and in 2009 I began blogging! And have enjoyed it all.

Basking in Reflected Glory
All my three girls have gifts and talents that are uniquely theirs, whether it’s in the retail travel business, or on the GAA pitch or playing music. And each of their achievements, big and small, brought me great joy in 2009.

Stayin’ Afloat
Me and him try hard to practice positivity and gratitude every day. But it is through his hard work and consistant marketing and PR that Paul has managed to keep us all afloat in these choppy seas. It has not been without its stress but through it all we have managed to get by and stay cheerful. And if we could do it in 2009, we will continue to do so in 2010.

Four Legged Friends
I have always loved and lived with animals. We share our lives with one dog and four cats. They fill my life with hair balls, vets bills, muddy floors, hairy patches on beds and chairs… but I wouldn’t be without them. They are a highlight of every year!

So that’s it. I hope I haven’t been too corny. 2009 was an interesting year. We have learnt lots of lessons.

Now I am passing this meme on to the following….

The Streaming Now – a new blog from Joy Frequencies and well worth a visit.

Across the pond to Inkpots n’Quills.

Around the world to Writer on the Way Home

And finally back home to Mia at Mia’s Room

And so over to you guys – looking forward to reading your high lights of 2009!

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  1. Great post!

    I enjoyed your highlights and really loved –

    “But we listened to our inner wisdom which told us to take a chance. And we did. And it was amazing. And we brought home huge, funny, brightly coloured, noisey memories.” – great!

    Thanks for passing on the meme to my new blog The Streaming Now – I will have to have a think of my five highlights (I will let you know when my post is up).

    Thanks again Barbara 😉

  2. Great post Barbara. Thanks for the mention and passing on the baton to my blog. I have to try and get my head around the MeMe's and will hopefully be able to address it in my next post. 5 Highlights…..
    Stay warm!! A xx

  3. yay! i can post comments – turned out Firefox was blocking something but now using IExplorer and am online again, phew!

  4. Sounds like a good year! and not corny at all to be positive in spite of the doom and gloom!
    Thanks for the meme-shoutout, will post it in my next post!

  5. Hi Barbara – I just posted my 5 highlights on http://thestreamingnow.blogspot.com/

    Thanks again! 🙂

  6. I am so with you on the 4 legged friends variety, they bring such joy and pleasure to a life don't they. I have 4 dogs and 1 cat, each loved equally, each having their own individual traits. And well done on the writing; I hope this year brings you a lot of success.

    Best wishes, CJ xx

  7. Thanks all for the comments. Niamh and Susannah it has been great reading your highlights.. Ann look forward to hearing yours!

    And CJ welcome to Serenity Space and thank u so much for the comment and good wishes for 2010. Love making new connections online!!! Come back often!

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