Saturday, 31 December 2016

goodbye 2016...........

Another year in ways I would prefer to forget then to remember..............yes there were some highs but also some crap...........some crap will linger onto to 2017............after 14.5 years I am moving onto a  new job...........only seems like yesterday I started this one........and not even one word of thanks for all those years service..........disgusting really..........so 2017 will be a fresh start work wise........... 
this week I got to enjoy some beautiful sour dough bread made by a lovely friend..........our daughters are friends and when she arrived for a few days holidays with Fairy Girl a couple of loaves arrived with her................
2016 has been one of change too........there is now less of me which is great............fitter and healthier then I have been for years..........had to buy lots of new clothes which was nice.....threw piles out........never want to wear them again........I had some of the foods that I don't eat anymore in the last few weeks and truly was disappointed when I ate them again.........
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2016 has seen the major ups and downs weather wise...............to dry and feeding then to wet.......had some of the worst trips to town in the whole time I have lived here this winter/spring.............and it is very dry again now..........we have dry feed but nothing much of use in it feed wise for the stock............
the last few weeks I was going to spend lots of time in the Chookshed but we have been busy with farm stuff, visitors, etc..........then when it seemed to quieten down it has been too hot.............
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December sure is finishing on a high which is probably why I feel tired and drained as the Avg daily temp has been 35.8deg...........so it has been a very hot month......and Jan is usually hotter.........yesterday was 42 and today it is 37 and it is only lunch time so will get worse too.........
Crafting wise I have enjoyed some great workshops with friends but I would like to fit some more time into the Chookshed next year.........Its been a little neglected of late.........
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And finally I would like to thank you my readers and commenters who visit and make  my time here in blogland what it is.........blogging is a special thing to do and I have made some great friends thru this www................no I won't be going to the darkside this one take enough of my time.........
Hope to see you all around in blogland in 2017.....
remember to 
"Keep the love of blogging alive"
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.........

49 comments:

  1. Good luck on the new job. Employers do not realise the impact these decisions or a simple thank you can impact on one's life. 2016 has been pretty sucky for a lot of people, just one of those years I guess. Keep on with your blogging mates, they are an important part of our lives, I instagram quite a bit rather than blog, this year I am going to do both. Happy New Year to you and your family xx

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  2. Best wishes for the New Year and all the new opportunities that present.
    Sharing the quilt exhibition and the day in the city with our little group is a very happy memory to keep from 2016.

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  3. I hope you have a happy New Year, full of fun and laughter and time for some stitching too :). I too enjoy my time in blog land. Look forward to catching up in 2017. Happy Stitching.

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  4. Here's to a happy and healthy 2017! I always enjoy reading your blog to see what pearls of wisdom you have to offer, and you never disappoint.

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  5. I too wish you a very Happy, Healthy and hopefully not too hot New Year! I love reading your blog posts, some fun, some thoughtful but always real life stuff! Keep doing what you are doing. I hope your new employer will appreciate you more than the old one did. xx

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  6. Best wishes for a wonderful 2017. May it be a year to remember for all the right reasons. So glad to be part of your Blogland.

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  7. Hope 2017 is a Happy Healthy and fabulous year for your family and you ...also that you can spend more time in your Chookshed.....

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  8. I feel your pain of 2016 ....... almost seems like you work I need the health industry as the hospital I work in has the same staff value you talk of! Do hope you get some feed for livestock and wish you well with the new job and getting more time in the chookshed. Thankyou for being the wonderful person that you are xo

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  9. Well, 2016 is just about done and dusted. Here's hoping things will be on the up next year (except your dress size). I do hope you get to spend more time in the Chook Shed and the new job goes well.

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  10. So good to know that you are feeling healthier and got to buy some new clothes. Fantastic that you tossed out the old ones. No going back there. Sorry that you received no thanks for your years of service in your last job. Very rude! May the year ahead bring you an abundance of all good things.

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  11. Best wishes for the New Year Donna! I hope your new job brings you appreciation of your work!

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  12. Good luck on the new job. I hope the new year is all that you wish for and more. :)

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  13. I have enjoyed your blog. I too am starting a new job. I havent worked full time for 23 years. It's going to be one different year for me in many ways. Hope your new job goes well. You get more sewing time and health and life is good. 2017 has to be better.

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  14. heres hoping that 2017 is full of fun and laughter xx Try to stay sane .. and look for the good times xx

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  15. All the best for the new job! As an employer now, I realise the value of good staff and value their commitment too. I believe if appreciated and treated right then they perform their job much better and it makes a much happier work place. I have some great friends at work. That bread looks great...love a good sour dough! Happy new Year!! Xx

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  16. Hello Donna,

    I have thoroughly enjoyed your posts during the year. Your blog always reminds me of Dorothea Mackellar's poem "My Country."

    All the best for 2017.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  17. Hi Chooky hope 2017 is a good year for you and your lovely family,Happy New Year my friend xx

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  18. It can only go up from here. And comfort yourself with the knowledge you won't have the President we are going to have. You were my first blogland friend and I treasure that.

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  19. Good luck in your new job, and I wish you a happy 2017 with lots of ups to enjoy

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  20. Happy New Year to you Donna.....
    I hope you enjoy your new job and the weather is kinder to you this year......I always like to read your blog, I don't often leave a comment but I do love to visit...... good luck in 2017

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  21. I must hear about your new job ..... pity there wasn't any appreication - good move. Been lovely seeing you a bit this last year and look forward to seeing more of the less than before you....
    Hugz

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  22. All the best for the new year and the new job, and hope 2017 is good for the farm also. Interested to know how you changed your food, well done.

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  23. Change is good! All the best with the new job and Congratulations!!! on being able to throw out those clothes - great achievement!!

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  24. Happy new year Chooky! All the best for your new job and hope the year pans out better. Stay cool!

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  25. Wow Chooky, what a year.
    I read all your updates but have only just worked out how to comment from my phone. Here's to a great 2017.
    Debra

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  26. Glad you have a new job to go to...changes in my work world too again not of my choosing...we'll see how that goes!!!! I'm seriously over being the collaterial damage in the agenda of others! Hope it all goes well and 2017 is a great year...Happy New Year...

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  27. Glad you are here, and best wishes for 2017. May it be shinier and more fun for all of us. :-)

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  28. Good luck with the new job...onwards and upwards for 2017!!! Keep your blog posts coming.

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  29. Wishing you a happy, healthy and creative 2017!! I always enjoy your blog - very interesting reading at times from one that lives on the coast! XX

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  30. Wishing you a great 2017. Good luck with your new job xx

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  31. Good luck on the new job. Am so glad 2016 is over! Feeling 2017 will be a great year. Here's to lots of time for stitching! Happy New Year xo

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  32. Never an easy life on the land. A toast to you & yeh family for a better 2017.

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  33. Happy New Year to you Chooky. Hope this year is a better one for you

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  34. Happy New Year and good luck with the new job - I hope 2017 will be good to you. xx

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  35. Good to hear you a feeling fit and well...I hope you all have a fabulous 2017 and that the new job is awesome.

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  36. Happy New Year Chooky. Hope 2017 is a better one for you. Good on you for loosing weight and getting fitter.

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  37. I started this year with deciding to blog a bit more and less of being...as you say... "on the dark side (Facebook).... I'm off to a good start, so lets hope I keep it up...YOU inspire me to "blog" more!

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  38. Hi Chookyblue, thanx for popping by on my blog. I have to put you on my blog list. Your life is so different from mines... Wish you all the best in your new job. That 2017 may be a good year for you...

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  39. I wish you a very Happy 2017 with lots of quilting and Blogging about it! I too remain with the "force" of Blogland. I just cannot understand the ways of other social media. Happy Quilting!

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  40. Happy New Year Chooky... Hope 2017 is better for you and that you have fun in a new job. :)

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  41. Happy New Year!!!!! WOohoo a new job, hope you will enjoy it! IT has been quite warm here too... hope you get some time in the chook shed!

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  42. The best thing is that I have met you through GDITC and you encouraged me to blog and and through blogging I have kept in touch with many women around the world and truely class you as a very good friend Chooky . Happy new year talk soon my friend .

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  43. Went on my blog yesterday and realised that it's been two years since I've written anything. I've been following you via email, but it's not the same! I'm pleased in many ways to be saying goodbye to 2016, but there were definitely some highs. Hoping for a wonderful 2017 with lots of sewing.......

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  44. Happy New Year my friend! May 2017 bring you and your loved one only the best! I read you about ups and downs in 2016. But, I'm looking forward to making 2017 my best year ever! Hugs!

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  45. With life, there are lots of good times and not so good times. You are strong, you have a wonderful family and many friends (close and far away on www) and you will just lift that chin up and carry on. We are all routing for you!

    You mentioned about going to quilt in the chookshed ... have you ever shown where you quilt? I thought you quilted in your home.

    It has been cold here and even with the heat on, DH and I are snuggling under quilts for extra warmth.

    At our place, 2017 will bring forth new quilts for use and for display. I'm finishing up quite a number of tops into finished quilts. Time for a breath of fresh air. That is what I am looking forward to.

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  46. Happy New Year Chooky - looking forward to a great 2017.

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  47. Happy New Year to you and yours :-)
    I hope the new year will bring you a lot of good days!

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  48. Happy New Year to you too. Its always nice to know your out there in blogland reading and commenting.

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