I'm not one for usually making resolutions or restrospectives at year's end, but I have been thinking a lot this week about what an amazingly diverse year 2010 was for my little family, and how blessed we were. I tend to keep about 95% of my personal life off the blog, but here's what I can share with you.
I did some truly extravagant things, like fly to Melbourne. To shop for fabric and other delights. For a day.
I made 13 skirts, 4 blouses, 2 dresses, 7 beanies and 12 shawls. Not all of them made the blog. One (a dress) only got made yesterday.
I thought about stopping blogging about 84 times.
I did some things that I never thought I would do, like an Old Bus Depot Market day (two of them!) with Carrie.
Like conducting a choir of 80 voices from union choirs around Australia.
And like travelling to Central Australia to sing with the loveliest people I know.
I bought a fancy schmancy camera, and started learning how to use it.
I started off the year still contracting, applied for 11 permanent jobs during the year, and finally, after tears and frustration (and not just mine) and a long time of waiting for some action, my own job was made permanent, with the announcement made exactly one days before I thought my contract was to be terminated, and half an hour after I'd picked up every bit of non-fileable paper on my desk and shredded it. Oops.
My life changed forever when I started weekly injections for cat and grass/pollen allergies. Seriously - it did. I now have another 5 years of monthly injections to look forward to.
My second nephew on my side of the family was born. I am the proudest aunty ever.
I decided to stop making bags, and then took about 5 months to make the announcement.
But I'm still making bags anyway, for Carrie, and it's so much more fun working together.
And that's pretty much where 2010 finishes up. What's next I wonder?
Have a wonderful new year, everyone. Thanks for the year of reading, company, support and comments. See you in 2011!