Sunday, January 2, 2022

Year End Thankful Roundup

2021 has been sucky in many ways, but it wasn't ALL bad, was it? Well, of COURSE not. For this week's Ten Things of Thankful AND to commemorate the last TToT of 2021/first one of 2022, I shall regale you with my top 10 thankfuls for the year:

The availability of a Covid vaccine (mine was Moderna - thanks, Dolly Parton!).

My son and (now) daughter in law matched for their residencies in Little Rock in March and we got to attend the ceremony.

The doctors got married in April. It was a beautiful wedding, we had a terrific time with family, and I gained a daughter!

My college girl was selected to be a Senior of Significance and further honored to be named a Razorback Classic (in the top 20 of the senior class) at the University of Arkansas.

College girl graduated from the Honors College of the University of Arkansas Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Political Science and Journalism (double major) and a 4.0 GPA while being involved in a sorority and other campus activities, including being secretary of the student government her senior year. She certainly made the most of her four years there!

The doctors graduated from University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. My son is doing his residency in Internal Medicine and my daughter in law is doing hers in Pediatrics. They are settled in Little Rock now, working long and hard, and I'm so very proud of them!

I went from part time teacher to full time early this summer. I really do love my job, and I am so grateful I got to become a full time employee!

The college girl is now a law student at University of Missouri at Kansas City! She has her first big girl apartment, an adopted cat named Calvin, many friends, and is doing well with her studies. 

We enjoyed a lot of weekends at the lake house this year with my dad, with the highlight being the weekend the sailboat was sold.

My last thankful for the year was going to be that our family made it through the year with no one getting Covid, but if you read my post last weekend, you will know that my daughter came home after two weeks of finals not feeling well and tested positive for Covid. Since it was a breakthrough case, she had pretty mild symptoms, so my thankful is that the vaccine did its job protecting her from serious illness and my husband and me from catching it from her.

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  1. It was quite a year, i pray 2022 brings much joy and happiness.

  2. A great summation of quite an eventful year! So glad that you escaped getting COVID and that your daughter only had a mild case. Wishing you and your family all the best in 2022.

    1. Got a little panicky that I had covid, but then I realized it was the side effects of the second shingles vaccine and bad timing! A happy and healthy new year to you and Vic!

  3. What a year! Gratituded right up!