I hope you’ve got some fun plans for the next few days to ring in 2016…. 2016! Don’t freak out. When it’s 2020 you can freak out.
I wanted to, real quick, give you a rundown of 2015 for me and my little family.
(Abby’s first selfie. She really likes touch screen phones )
starting from top left—
~Lady in our home of only a few months! Such a sad pillow she had!
~A surprise weekend visit from some dear friends from Bend! Love these sisters.
~Another visit from some dear friends from Bend! We braved the crowds and made it up to some falls!
~ My brother took me on a canoe ride up the Deschutes River (really one of my favorite things to do). Sunshine, the sound of water lapping against the canoe and not having to paddle at all? A great way to spend a morning
~ Getting my VW Bug ready for the trip up to Portland! Poor thing had a little mouse nest in the engine compartment.
~ A friend and her daughter came for a week! We had a blast. Love our yearly trips.
~Next two pictures down are from my trip to Cali to visit family. It was a great trip full of family, food and gorgeous scenery.
~Some friends (fabulous friends that have adopted us into their family!!) came for a visit and we went to the beach for the day. somehow I don’t have the picture we took with them.
~Our family grew! Abby Pond joined our home and increased the craziness 10 fold. Lady has grown to like her instead of just tolerate her, i mean look at that expression on Lady’s face… that doesn’t speak of love does it? Abby’s pretty sure Lady’s job in life is to be her pillow/toy.
~I went to my first concert in probably ten years! Weird Al in Bend. It was so much fun and much more than just someone standing up on a stage singing. He’s a true entertainer.
~Thanksgiving in Bend, with two of my nieces. I really thought about sneaking them home in my car… their parents wouldn’t notice, right??
~For Hanukkah we had a guest. Who really likes playing dreidel…
Here are SGL’s most popular posts this year:
Good-bye Lover – this was a book I received free to read and review and I enjoyed it immensely. ‘Lover’ is the name of the family heirloom – a violin.
Dealing with the Pain of a Disappointing Doctor – Doctors, doctors, doctors… when they cause you more pain instead of easing it
Chronic Pain and its side effects – an honest look at what chronic pain does to you (or me, as the case more accurately is) but what is less-talked about
Starting out the New Year with a whimper, some tears and a bang – the beginning of this year’s posting started out with some serious readership!
Thank you for joining me here on SGL this past year and I look forward to spending 2016 with you as well. I am still contemplating my next series, figuring out just how I want to focus more on my writing on here and wishing I knew how to get a page that I could frequently update with a list, separated into genres, of all the books I’ve reviewed. Wouldn’t that be nice?
Happy New Year,