Goodbye 2010

Did anyone notice that I forgot to post TMAT? Oops.

Haven't been on the computer much lately, so am way behind on both blogging and blog reading. I finally have a few minutes to myself, so will write my final post for the year.

The last couple of weeks have truly been a whirlwind. We didn't really get a chance to recover from our stint in hospital before it was christmas and suddenly we had two parties at our place (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). Then it was down to Melbourne Boxing Day for another celebration. By this stage, Ryley was absolutely stuffed. So were we.  But Ryley really was starting to struggle, so we spent the next two days at home doing nothing. In fact, the day after boxing day we didn't get out of our pajamas.

Ryley is doing ok. Not great. But ok. One day he seems he ok, then the next he is totally wiped out. Like today. He is coughing and having a million seizures and just seems really crap. It is going to be 40 degrees celcius today which is VERY hot. So that will be a challenge for him. We will crank the air con up and let him go for a swim in the little pool later and that should cool him down a bit.

Braeden is Braeden. Happy, loving all his toys (especially his pig figurine from Toy Story 3 and his Mr Potato Head). He is really enjoying having David home and they tend to go pottering off to the shed together, or work on some kind of building project (Ryley prefers to watch).

This year has been filled with some ups and downs. Ryley, although stronger, bigger and more confident, has battled through with some health issues. Next year I know will be filled with doctors appointments and it fills my heart with dread really. Not because I think Ryley is going to get sicker, but because of the constantness and stress that goes with lots of doctors appointments.
We will cross those bridges when we get to them.

I usually write what my goals are for the new year, so here are a couple:
  • That we continue to enjoy life as much as we can. We always appreciate the life we have, and will continue to make the most of it!!
  • We are aiming to reduce our debt significantly in 2011.
  • We are only planting things in our garden that are edible (we just planted an apple tree, kiwi fruit and passionfuit the other day!).
  • To have a successful WHS conference in our beautiful town.
  • To make sure we spend lots of time with each other and make every moment better than the last.
We have other goals, but they are not going to be shared with the world...!

So to my loyal readers, thankyou for another year of reading, commenting and letting me ramble on. I still am amazed that people choose to read my blog. My posts may be a bit sporadic over the next few weeks while I am on holidays. But I will be lurking around and will definitely try and get some blog reading done!!

Anna xx


  1. Happy New Year Anna - I hope you enjoy your holidays and have the chance to relax! I hope Ryley is feeling better too.

  2. Happy New Year! I love the goal of only planting edible plants in your garden - a great idea.
    Sorry Riley's been ill. I hope 2011 will be a better one for him!

  3. Happy new year Anna to you and the guys!!! I really hope 2011 is a better year for Rileys health. Have a great night... I always love reading your blog and hearing about what you guys are up too... Would love to catch up more in 2011 xxx

  4. Happy New Year, Anna, Riley and family.
    I wish you all a very healthy and filled with positive emotions year.


    Mihaela & Denise

  5. Here's to a really fulfilling 2011 for you and your family, Anna. I hope Ryley got through the heat ok. I can only imagine a smidge of that dread you must feel, anticipating the ongoing intervention xx

  6. Great 2011 goals. Wishing you and your family the best in 2011!

  7. Happy New Years to all of you. Hope 2011 is full of happy surprises and that the good times help get you through the rough.
    Hope Ryley is feels better soon. XX


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