A regular year for me.
Ups: Two long-term-single friends of my wife and I both met top blokes and got engaged, my prep-aged daughter got the hang of reading and is now devouring books as fast as possible (for those without kids, watching the penny drop was one of the best experiences of being a dad), I won the MVP for my baseball team despite being the oldest guy in the team, had a cracking 40th birthday (and got the Lego Millenium Falcon as a present - Score!), my wife has been on a fitness kick and is looking smokin' hot, had a good snow season, finally got a Gopro, bought a new house, got permission from the missus to get a new TV (OLED?).
Downs: Wife's dear old grandmother passed away, CAS, hurt my back in the gym (ironically whilst trying to build up my core strength to protect my back) and can't seem to shake it, put on a few extra kilos as a consequence of reduced gym/fitness activity, had a close mate (a fellow Afghan vet) commit suicide after the break-up of his marriage and issues with PTSD, nickyD passing away, general disillusionment with local/state/federal/world politics.
Life goes on....