Organizing pictures and backing up files on my laptop gave me the opportunity to reflect on the past year. As I bid farewell to 2016 I am comfortable in the fact it was truly a fantastic year.
We spent a lot of time with our family and our friends. It was one of those things that we really focused on in 2016 and we intend to continue to do so next year as well.
|Remember this crazy repair job?|
It was a year filled with accomplishments for both of my girls and myself. I had set some fairly lofty goals and accomplished pretty much all of them. I'm quite pleased about that. As a result I am really excited about all of things I want to do in 2017.
|On the ferris wheel at the fair|
For the first time in a long time I feel like I have direction, which may sound a bit odd to some of you I suppose. I attribute a lot of that feeling to the fact that I have an actual retirement date and a plan in place to get me there. There for awhile I wasn’t so sure and it was unsettling.
|American stencil quilt|
I spent a great deal of time creating. I sewed and crafted more this past year than I have in probably the last 20 years. And I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I plan to continue to create in 2017 as I have discovered it has been quite productive, but more importantly it is very good for me.
|Our hens enjoying apple scraps|
I find as we close out the year that I am rather content, incredibly happy, tremendously grateful, eagerly optimistic and extremely excited about the year ahead. I am a very fortunate woman.
|Boise, Idaho 2016|
The momentum of 2016 will carry me onward and 2017 will be another great year!