March 24, 2013

Year in Review

Happy New Year 2010!

Lets review what this year held for me.

We flew home from time in Texas for Christmas & New Years. We received the best news that my older sister & her husband was expecting their second child in August. She told us over lunch & it was so fantastic to hear the news in person, to cry & then get to hug her in congratulations. For New Years we played games and it was one of the better time i've had at new years in a while.

Unfortunately, the trip ended rather stress-fully when my husband woke up with horrible abdominal pain in the early morning we were booked to fly home & we had to go to the ER. It did proved my uncle to be calm & heroic when i'm crying & stressed & needing a ride to the ER. God showed his blessing when the doctor successfully identified he had gallstones but no immediate surgery was necessary so we could fly home. We made  it to the airport at the normal time as if nothing had happened, except he was hopped up on pain killers, he did very little talking & thank goodness for curb side baggage check-in.

The rest of the month was M. on pain pills, doctor appointments, surgery & recovery. It was an odd way to start the year by being very still & watching loads of movies.

February - April:
The shortest month of the year arrived & with us both back to normal it felt like the year to begin. However, I don't remember what happened between February & April. April 27th I do clearly remember being laid off. I remember it being a complete shock.

I got to sleep and read a lot! Which really, wasn't a bad thing, the recuperation was absolutely what was called for. A week after the lay off I went to the beach for my birthday weekend which was very nice also. The rest of the month i spent time figuring out a new routine with the most free time i'd had in a decade. I won't mention the job market as most of you probably understand how dismal that is.

Went to The Summit of Awesome - all about craft & business. I fell in love with encoustic painting, the art of painting with beeswax. Another workshop confirmed for me that I do not want to go into hand felting, i'd like to keep my arm as long as possible. Two classes gave me good understanding of legal issues like what a LLC business is vs. a single proprietorship and what the difference is between trademark & copyright. There were inspirational independent business owners who spoke about their crafty business.  There was one fun craft gift exchange.

I know i celebrated fourth of July in the movie theater again. The past three years my husband & I have gone to the movies to ignore the crowds to see the fireworks. Maybe this year we'll go back to fireworks. We celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary, again by going to the beach for the weekend.

Baby Sean is born!!

New York, Texas, Kentucky

I don't know

I don't know. Thanksgiving.

Christmas - tree tradition. New Years game party.

General Goals for 2011:
- Go to seattle in the spring for a trip by train

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