Well, here we are at the end of an “unprecedented” year. (I am so sick of that word now.)
And while there of course, have been challenges, I really can’t complain. Both Dave and I were able to keep our jobs. And while my pay was cut for a while, and Dave’s hours were (and are still) reduced, we still managed to pay off a couple of debts, and our finances are in better shape than they were at the start of the year. If that’s the only thing 2020 brought, I would have been happy.
But 2020 brought lots of others smiles. You’ve already seen my knitting and quilting retrospectives, but 2020 brought a lot more!
After the first lockdown, and before the second wave, Mom and I were able to get north and spend a lovely summer day with our girls.
In September Dave and I got all gussied up
And took the fancy car out to celebrate true love with his uncle and new bride.
There wasn’t much more traveling than that, but I had plenty to keep me occupied at home.
I merely had to step outside my door to experience a beautiful world
My gardens, and all the critters that inhabited them, kept me plenty busy
And let’s not forget my adventure with the swallowtail caterpillars…
Even if it didn’t have a happy ending.
And then, of course, there’s been hours of entertainment with Squirrelington’s!
And while we said goodbye to our gorgeous Torti princess in November.
She hung on for 11 long months and went peacefully in the end. And we still have Los Trios Diablos to keep our spirits up
Did 2020 turn out how I expected? Absolutely not. But overall there was more good than bad, and that’s the most I ask of any year.
So now we move into 2021 with hope. Because if 2020 taught us anything this, it’s that anything can happen.