Best of 2015…..my grandson. He has held that title for 9 years.
Best gift of 2015….was from God when he blessed my cancer treatment and after 3 years of battling it, I am cancer free and in remission from multiple myeloma.
Best day…every day.
Best husband ever…. Doug. He has held that record for 37 years and even liked me when I was bald.
Best daughter…Aurora. Aurora completed her Ph.d in Analytical Chemistry this year.
Best son…Coleman. He mastered using a pressure cooker and taught my husband the same skill. His jams and jellies are delicious! In addition to that he was published again this year and is a senior research scientist at Mayo Clinic.
Best friends….the many people who unconditionally supported me throughout these years of recovery,especially Pat, Mary, Janis, Sylvia,Susie, Betty and El.
Best doctors…all of my doctors are the best. Thank you to North Suburban Lino Lakes Clinic, Regions Cancer Care and the University of Minnesota.
Best dog…Walter. He passed away on December 1, 2015 and is greatly missed. (See post of his obituary. “Walter, A Dog’s Life Well Lived”)
Best looking dog….Truman my 110 pound pure white German Shepherd.
Best food…..husband’s chicken enchiladas.
Best trip….Duluth, MN and watching the big ore freighters go in and out of the harbor.
Best hiking trail….Taylor Falls State Park
Best event…The Minnesota State Fair.
Best movie on Netflicks….Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
Best movie in theater….Star Wars, The Force Awakens
Best accomplishment…stopping using a walker.
Best painting landscape division….Anger
Best painting floral division this year was a tie.
Blooming Prickly Pear Cactus and Wind In The Peony.
Best painting farm landscape division
Combining Wheat in Montana
Best painting in portrait division
Gambel’s Quail on Blooming Cactus.
Best children’s story….”Laney the Brave” which I wrote and illustrated for my 2-year-old grandniece who spent all of 2015 fighting AML Leukemia. That is one heck of a brave little girl!
Best news of 2015…Laney is cancer free!
Best political recipe…Recipe for President (see post)
Best political prayer
Best quote on manners…Winston Churchill
Best quote on political leadership….Mark Twain
Best quote on equality…black bear.
Best homeopathic recipe…..A Cure for What Ails Us (see post)
Best cookie recipe…Walter’s Favorite Treat: Gingersnaps (see post)
Best cake recipe….The Rolls Royce of Cakes: The Chiffon (see post)
Sending you all my best from 2015 and hoping for all the best in 2016.
Have a safe, healthy and happy New Year!