Monday, January 02, 2017

Welcome 2017!

My resolutions:
Photo52 Version 2 
Read 30 books
Be more politically involved
Practice and learn more Spanish

What I'm looking forward to:
Sherlock Season 4
My stack of books from Christmas
Seeing Ben Folds with the SD Symphony in February

What I'd like to try in 2017
Learn about and try more watercolor
Make mittens (with my yarn from Iceland)
Library reading challenge (and possibly others - I'm seeing lots of interesting lists)

Lake Herman State Park (first photo from last year's Photo52 project)

2016 Resolution Success:
Do a #Photo52 project (take and post one photo a week) 
Keep reading (at least 20 books) 27 books this year 
More walks for Callie Spring-Fall we went on 3-5 walks a week (usually during my lunch hour)

Drawing every day in January  Fun challenge (when a drawing actually looks how I want it - AMAZING!)
More getting my photography out there Submitted to three shows, got four photos in one (actual gallery + exhibition postcard + leading photo on the show's webpage)
Making a triangle cowl Started, finished, and loved it (why did I wait so long to do color work??) - already have plans for a second

Blue Mounds State Park

Firsts from 2016
Went camping by myself (Whitewater State Park in MN)
Went camping and climbing at Devil's Lake State Park in WI
Went to Iceland(!!!)
Went camping in Iceland (having my tent with me was the perfect way to feel at home in a new place)
My photo on the postcard for an exhibition
Bought a full-frame DSLR camera and developed a love for prime lenses 
Bought (and used) my own drawing pens, paper, watercolors, and paper
Surgery to (I hope) prevent any more trouble with my left lung collapsing
Stranded colorwork for my triangle cowl
Made dog treats
Tried pub trivia (with Erin. It's fun but we are not good)
Donated money to political candidates (we'll keep trying)
Voted for a woman for president (we'll keep trying)
Took Callie to a pool party (she didn't love it)
Did landscaping work on the house with help from Mom (removed the rocks, planted bushes, added mulch)
Made my own oatmeal packets for camping trips (it's possible I packed all of my Iceland breakfasts with me ;) ) 

Oatmeal and Iceland

Favorites from 2016
All the climbing trips - more than any year since college :) 
Girls' Weekend in Lawrence with all the ladies on my mom's side (highlights - campfire, playing heads up, watching the KU game)
These Christmas Cookies - easy, pretty, delicious (used red plum jam) 
Seeing Rent at the Pavilion with Mom
Being in the The View from Here show
Mozart in the Jungle
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
My down parka
Agatha Raisin's Murder Mysteries

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