Heyyo! Happy end of 2015! It’s that special time of year when I spend an hour or so reviewing just what exactly it was that I spent the last year doing…or at least, what I SAID I did on my blog. Heh heh heh.
Tri-annual haircut from Erika…always a pleasure.
I had her do something I should have been doing for years: shaved the nape of my neck, where I always grow these awful wispy hairs that I pull on. No more wisps!
Kissyfur visits and we all go out to see Dame Edna! Hooray! Totally worth it.
I paint with my new easel like a “real” artist! Or maybe…an artist with better posture. Heh.
Made these cute little corduroy skirts.
Got some highlights from Erika! What kind of weirdo gets highlights in winter? THIS ONE.
Quit one of my two jobs. At the time I was kind of bummed, but I’m glad I did.
We visited Mukilteo for the first time.
Met this dude! Bah ha ha.
NOT MUCH. Seriously.
Joshy and I go to Victoria BC and visit the beautiful Butchart Gardens! Can you even believe how gorgeous this is?
Fancy dinner out for Josh’s birthday.
A visit to Pike Place Market (always a good time).
I start my very first Mandala painting! Incidentally, I started noticing this year a HUGE trend for adult coloring books–for Mandalas. Gee, I’m such a trend setter.
I begin running at the park with the girls every other day. First I did a couch to 5K program, then a 10K, and eventually I trained for a half marathon.
This year was so unusually hot, we were able to start camping in June! Yes!
Josh’s cousin Chris and Hailey’s wedding.
My parents come over for a visit and see the new house for the first time. We eat good food, and even drive to Whidbey Island.
I do another art show for RAW artists! They love me. This is my third show with them.
Stewart and Stephanie come for a visit on their way to Hawaii, and we take them to Pike Place Market. I saw the gum wall for the first time!
Camping trip number two, this time to Hyas Lake, one of my favorite spots. Isn’t it beautiful?
I rescue Angus, a sad Betta fish, from work. He’s doing great!
I finish this rainbow Mandala, and sell it! Woo hoo!
We hike up Tiger Mountain (in 85 degree heat) to watch Mike paraglide down.
Our first major home renovation project: pulling up the cat-piss stinky carpet left from the previous owners in the living room and replacing it with laminate.
Our infamous hike to Snow Lake, where my iphone takes a dip in the water by mistake. They don’t like that.
We celebrate our 7th anniversary.
I finish up this dude.
We REALLY celebrate our anniversary a couple weeks later, dressing up and watching the movie and everything. Good times!
The Bubble Run 5K. Boy do I look orange!
Day hike to Lake 22!
My annual visit to Boise, this time with a new puppy who chewed on me the entire time.
Camping with Mike at Glacier Lake! Not the first time I’ve been snowed on during a summer camping trip either, mind you. Although last time I was on mushrooms! Ha ha! Memories are fun.
Final camping trip at our old stand-by, near Cle Elum. Bliss.
We fly to NYC! My first time. So wonderful. I wanted to go back immediately.
I complete my very first half marathon! I spent months training for it. Totally tolerable at the time…but then two and a half weeks of the WORST foot pain afterwards, during which time I became very bitter. I have bought myself some extremely expensive running shoes and plan on getting back to it real soon.
Kissy came back into town to dogsit for us during New York, then we had some Good Times afterwards.
He also dyed Josh’s hair, and we’ve been dying it fun colors ever since.
We dressed up as the Countess and Donovan from “American Horror Story” for Christmas, and entertain hordes of trick-or-treaters on our doorstep, a fun change from our last house. I was thankful we didn’t throw a party–crippled with cramps with a tight white dress! Boo, indeed!
Another Mandala painting complete! I could kick myself for forgetting to display it in the art show this month. Not that it would have sold, heh heh sigh.
Thanksgiving at grandma’s house. Jsoh embarked on a diet soon after this, and he’s actually been sticking with it.
We celebrate my birthday at a really posh hotel downtown, followed by Moroccan dinner. Mmmmm.
I participate in Owen’s annual art show downtown. Josh purchases a hunk of art from this dude.
We spent Christmas Eve with one half of Josh’s family, Christmas morning by ourselves, and the rest of Christmas with the other half of his family! Plus his grandmother’s 90th birthday party. AND A LOT OF COOKIES, FLEETA.
Looking back it seems as though 2015 was a pretty damn good year. I have a steady job, nice house (finally), no major stress…everything has fallen nicely into place to make 2016 the year of ROBO BABY! Feel free to offer male baby names in the comments. See ya next year!