The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Memories of 2015.

As I look back at 2015, it started off as a good year and a wonderful dance opportunity at the beginning of the year with my beautiful friend, Maggie…

Maggie and carmen

And then a trip to Seattle to visit my compassionate daughter Jean in January (she got me started on my vegan journey)…

Jean and carmen

February was my birthday (63) and I got to wear my mom’s elegant DVF dress …

DVF wrap dress

Dancing in the rain with my energetic grandson and my Marimekko umbrella (I love rainy days)…

Dancing in the rain

Many lovely times with my fashionable granddaughter …

my darling granddaughter

Having fun at the park with my grandchildren …

at the park

A summer vacation in Germany (Jean came too) to visit family and dear friends was a dream come true since I hadn’t been back to my homeland in 21 years …

vegan drinks Berlin

I am very thankful for many good times! Without these happy memories, how could I have gotten through one of the worst years of my life? But I don’t want to dwell on the negative, I will focus on the positive.


Through good times and bad times and the really ugly times–one thing remains constant…

God is good, all the time!!!

smilestay close


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12 Responses to The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

  1. carmen says:

    Life is a bowl of cherries … with pits.

    ❤ carmen


  2. Inese Poga Art plus Life says:

    Everything great, nothing ugly!

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  3. Bob says:

    Like Ralph, I, too, had no idea that 2015 was one of the worst years of your life. My heart is heavy. 😥

    Please lighten your load by sharing your grief……not in public on your blog, I’m sure…..but with close friends who know you day by day…..perhaps you do.

    Comforting thoughts, prayers and hugs for you anytime you need them.

    😀 ❤

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  4. utesmile says:

    Yes Carmen, stay and see the positive, and make 2016 happier . With these lovely memories of 2015, it seem rather good! We tend to keep the good memories luckily and not the ugly ones, which is a good thing. Wishing you a really great and not at all “ugly ” 2016! Many hugs from Ute

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you dear Ute! I appreciate your friendship.

      I lift my eyes to the hills, that’s where my help comes from … the Lord! He has never let me down, though I have let Him down countless times. I thank God for His love and patience.

      Wishing you love and peace!!
      ❤ carmen

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  5. Ralph says:

    What a wonderful post of 2015 Carmen. I’ve been following you for quite a while and would have never guessed that 2015 was probably one of your worst years. Anyway I do hope that 2016 will be your best my friend 😀 ❤

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