2013 was an extra fun year. I crocheted A LOT, all year long. I upgraded the power supply, graphics card and RAM in my desktop which turned my computer into a wonderful piece of work, we got passports because we road tripped all the way to Canada, via Seattle, we spent about a month in the PNW, which was a total dream, my mama painted a beautiful tree for me and I felt really creatively fulfilled all year long. The full set is here, but these are my favorites:
2008 is a hard year to write about. We started the year at Disney World, and that was wonderful. I had just quit my job to focus on our home and my photography full time. In October my dad entered the hospital, he never left. On December 14, 2008, he died. Even before that, it had felt like a hard year, my anxiety was very bad.
Through all of this, I kept up a daily photo project, and in August, on my 23rd birthday, I started a 365 self portrait project as well (I’ll do a post about that in a bit.) I did them concurrently and didn’t miss a day of either project (though on hard days I did overlap and use one photo for both sets.) There was something therapeutic about creating something during this time, or anyway, it was a good distraction.
It’s hard for me to revisit some of these, but here are the highlights and milestones of 2008:
Since I have finally caught up on my NaNoWriMo, here’s a post I meant to make before I got swept up in everything busy that November brings with it. Last month we went on the road with Shaun’s parents & their dog Matey to Har-Ber Village in Grove, Ok. I felt a bit bittersweet seeing so many beautiful and perfectly serviceable domestic items in a museum setting, but it was an enjoyable stroll through someone else’s nostalgia and involved many things I like quite a lot, antiques, long walks and pretty views.
We got to head out to Muskogee for the Renaissance Faire with friends recently. It was our first time and I was really impressed by the wonderful atmosphere. Lots of friendly people, so much color, life, and movement all around. We had a great time.
There’s still one weekend left! I highly recommend checking it out. The website is okcastle.com.
Every year in April I go flower shopping with my mom at Riddle Plant Farm. In years past my dad would go with us, and leave us there to peruse the aisles of flowers in the greenhouse while he had a foot long coney at Sonic, or went to wash the car. This year my brother went with us, for the first time that I can remember, though it’s possible we all went when we were kids.
This is my haul. Geranium, Sweet Alyssum, Osteospermum, Portaluca, Salvia, Zinnia and a few others that caught my fancy. I really loved some of the prearranged pots that they had this year. I want to arrange something myself along the same style so I bought flowers with similar colors and a scheme in mind. I’ll post again when I have them arranged in pots. I’m excited!