Goodbye and thank you 2011. It was a year punctuated with new challenges and quality time with family and friends. I'm a firm believer in knowing where you have been before moving forward. I am looking forward to what 2012 has to offer. I don't do resolutions, I'm more of a goal setter. At the end of the year I always review the past year and set future goals.
-First year with a greenhouse. Despite rogue pumpkins, I feel it was a success.
-First year blogging. Met some outstanding new friends and have learned so much from other people's endeavors.
-Spent some quality time with long-time friends.
-My first vegetable harvest.
-Pushed my camera skills to support blogging habit.
-A very successful berry harvest which went to wine, pies, and jam.
-A semi-successful hunting season. No elk, but moose and deer meat in the freezer.
-Spent some fun filled and very fulfilling time with my family and Kelly's.
It wasn't all sunshine and roses, there were a few clouds:
-The loss of my beloved Grandmother. She was a grand lady and I miss her greatly.
-The lesson that trees and snowmobiles should not meet or broken bones occur.
-Elk are tricky buggers.
My many goals for 2012:
-To have our cabin filled with the laughter of family and friends.
-Fence my orchard so the deer stay out, with the ultimate goal that my berries will flourish and thus so will the wine and jam.
-Small adjustments to the greenhouse, with salsa at the final result.
-To be able to run 10 miles, in one shot, by 2013.
-Celebrate my 40th with gusto and appreciate what I have done and have yet to do.
-Teach Ella to roll over.
-Build a peony bed with Kelly.
-Fill our little pond with fish.
-Make a quilt.
-Keep in touch with my blogging friends and continue to keep my little world a place where people want to come and sit on the porch and share in my adventures.
Thank you to everyone who has shared in my life. I have enjoyed the gifts both figuratively and literally that you have given me. I look forward to our continued journey, but we will always take the time to sit on the porch, drink coffee, watch the birds and bees, while smelling the roses.
Happy New Year