2009 was a year of learning new things, and good experiences….each small step contributes to a interesting, happy existence, nothing earth shattering here….
-Seeing our first grandchild, Colton, grow over this first year of his life was one of the most gratifying experiences ever.
-Photography, editing photos…..added to my base of knowledge in this field
-Worked at a greenhouse for the first time in my life, and loved being surrounded by plants and people who love plants-
-Experimented with improvisational quilting this year and am hooked…will do more of this.
-Participated in several art shows, learning much from each experience
-Experimented with mosaic making, trying my hand at outdoor proof techniques
-Got involved with ArtIsIn Market, locally, and am loving being a member of this coop gallery
-Taught friends and family to make mosaics….adding to our tribe of the Mosacians
-Learned to enjoy my garden more this year, simplified things, requiring less work, less water, less chemicals…more simplifying to come
-Packed up and moved my parents from their condo in record time(with lots of help), I hope 2010 brings them back to Michigan. Learned much about moving a household
-Crafted many objects….a personal record breaking 160 pieces is my nearest estimation. This includes all the pins I made during the last two months, well over 100.
I know I have missed and forgotten much….but…
Yes all in all, 2009 was a good year, I am thankful for so much and want to finish with a short list of my blessings:
-The health, happiness and stability of my family during this difficult economic year.
-Jeff….his patience and often earned but seldom shown exasperation with me. I do love sharing my life with this man. He keeps life interesting and adventurous, and brings out my best.
-My family, I see them regularly, most everyone is in close proximity…I love that!
-My friends are all so inspiring…each in a unique way. I enjoy and learn from each and every one of you.
-And last but not least, I am thankful to the Lord for being by my side. He is the Light of my way and the Peace in my heart and mind, and the Joy in my soul.