2015 in review…

Well everyone, it’s the end of 2015 and it has been one giant roller coaster of the good, the bad, and the fugly!  Personally I’d like to get the fugly stuff out of the way so we can go out on a high note so I shall begin there.  This year has been a rough one for me health wise and I’ve spent more time in doctors offices than I have in a long time with today being let’s slide her in this tube that will give her a major case of claustrophobia and a mild anxiety attack; technical term for said tube is a MRI.  They didn’t even have the decency to have headphones with music just lame earplugs…and they wondered why my blood pressure was a bit high when they took it after the test.

There have been worrisome times with the health of elder family members who live in other states and my sister’s basement has flooded from the rising rivers in Missouri.  There has been entirely too much violence and senseless deaths in the world this year and there were some innocents taken from us too soon.  One of the artists at the local gallery I have my photography at just suddenly died with no prior signs of illness other than an injured elbow from falling from her bike.  Life is a precious gift meant to be cherished; please remember that no matter what your beliefs are about anything else!

But on the good side of things they found out what has been causing me pain from the MRI and we have a plan of attack to correct it – hopefully!  For our anniversary we went to South Beach and the sun, sand and empanandas were just what I needed.  The caipirinha’s didn’t hurt much either.  Only attended one Comic-Con this year but it was the best ever as the son, his wife, and frick and frack (grandson and granddaughter) came to visit us and we all went together.  Nothing like Nana and the two grands scampering around in costume to make for a fantastic visit.  Oh and we had a house built that we’ve been in for 3 weeks now.  Fancy that!

I haven’t been out taking photos as much as I wanted to but I did have two photos be chosen by Midwest Photo Exchange to be exhibited in their gallery for a couple of contests I entered and it was my honor to be the cover photo for the Islands of Grand Cayman tourist map for 2015.  I have plans for what I’d like to explore and photograph next year and I am believing I will be well enough to get out there and go snap happy!  Here are some photos from 2015 that I like and I think you have liked too!  Thank you all for following my blog.  I enjoy interacting with you and reading your blogs.  Many of you have become friends and one of my goals for the new year is to actually get out there and meet some of you…bail money on standby please 😉

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!  Have fun, be safe, see you next year.

 

 

 

 

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  1. #1 by mickey2travel on December 30, 2015 - 5:46 pm

    Your Blog post’s and memories that you’ve sharing with us are awesome, and I have thoroughly enjoyed your “visits” with us! Looking forward to where you’ll be taking us this coming year!

    Stay happy…. stay healthy…. stay just like you are, my friend!

    Happy New Year to you and your family!

    • #2 by imagesbytdashfield on December 30, 2015 - 6:09 pm

      Party like it’s 1999 or whatever year you want to pick 🙂 I look forward to seeing what shenanigans you will be up to in the new year as well.

      • #3 by mickey2travel on December 30, 2015 - 6:16 pm

        It’ll be GREAT! ( if I remember…. )

  2. #4 by neihtn2012 on December 30, 2015 - 5:53 pm

    Beautiful collection of photos! Warmest wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year!

  3. #6 by infraredrobert on December 30, 2015 - 6:26 pm

    Indeed, you a fun person to blog around with…hope 2016 treats you (and everyone) better…

    • #7 by imagesbytdashfield on December 30, 2015 - 6:30 pm

      Thank you. I will try to be better to myself so that I can go and be bad later! May you and The Wriggler have a great 2016!

      • #8 by infraredrobert on December 30, 2015 - 6:44 pm

        Thanks…Every year since my 2010 “cardiac event” has been a gift 🙂

  4. #9 by makingcamp on December 30, 2015 - 7:45 pm

    Blessings to you in 2016.

  5. #11 by milfordstreet on December 30, 2015 - 7:54 pm

    Happy New Year, Teri….Let’s hope for good things and good clicks in 2016. Cheers

  6. #13 by Ingrid on December 30, 2015 - 8:10 pm

    Well, here’s to an exciting and snap happy New Year. Nancy and I will be waiting with chilled beverages should you make it to the desert southwest 😉

    • #14 by Nancy on December 30, 2015 - 10:09 pm

      You both are invited to my house here in AZ. We won’t get into too much trouble… Um, who am I trying to kid??

  7. #15 by Mark Myers on December 30, 2015 - 9:21 pm

    Great stuff! I’ve enjoyed seeing your year in pictures and hope that you spend less time with doctors in 2016!

    • #16 by imagesbytdashfield on January 4, 2016 - 3:18 pm

      Thanks. Well, that is the plan but it ain’t quite starting out that way…sigh.

  8. #17 by feralc4t on December 31, 2015 - 2:25 am

    heres to a good one 🙂

  9. #19 by Victor Rakmil on December 31, 2015 - 6:38 am

    Great post. Wishing you a happy and healthy new year.

    • #20 by imagesbytdashfield on January 4, 2016 - 3:19 pm

      Thank you very much. May all of your subjects hold still for you in 2016 🙂

  10. #21 by A. Blake on January 2, 2016 - 2:29 am

    HAPPY NEW YEAR – MAY IT BE FILLED WITH PEACE, PROSPERITY AND HAPPINESS!

  11. #23 by ChgoJohn on January 3, 2016 - 9:51 am

    You have had quite the year, Teri, and your photos are proof of some of its beauty. Hope your 2016 is a very good year for you and your loved ones.

  12. #25 by kathryningrid on January 4, 2016 - 11:43 am

    Teri, I’m sorry you got bashed as much as you did this past year! MUCH better health to you in ’16. And a glorious year ahead altogether! With dolls like those two young ‘uns, I can’t see how you could miss. 😀 Love, peace, and happiness to you.
    K

    • #26 by imagesbytdashfield on January 4, 2016 - 2:51 pm

      Happy New Year to you too my friend. Here’s to good health and everything else for both of us in 2016

  13. #27 by marcus dilano on January 5, 2016 - 10:15 am

    Wishing you a Happy New Years too Teri and I hope that you can beat whatever it is you have been fighting!

    • #28 by imagesbytdashfield on January 5, 2016 - 10:24 am

      Seems my treasonous body has herniated a disk or two 😦 Back to PT and I’m just gonna keep on keeping on! Thanks

      • #29 by marcus dilano on January 5, 2016 - 11:30 am

        Yikes… My mother and MIL have had to deal with that issue. I pray that your issues can be resolved shortly. Guess you were not able to help all that much with the new move huh?

      • #30 by imagesbytdashfield on January 5, 2016 - 3:45 pm

        Been fighting it since October but for the move I had renewed strenght (plus I was wearing a special back support thingy)

  14. #31 by williamleeone on January 6, 2016 - 6:32 am

    Looks like somebody had an interesting year ! Thanks for sharing .

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