So that was 2017…

Normally at this time of year I do a round up post. I write about how the year went and about how well I did with the goals I set myself last year. It’d be a shame to break with tradition.

Here is how 2016 went for me. Not so good. 2017 has been a lot worse in some ways, and a lot better in other ways. Globally the world is still going to shit. Physically my body is falling apart. I busted my ankle in March – complete with an avulsion fracture. Then a few weeks ago I busted my OTHER ankle too. My IBS hasn’t improved… hasn’t gotten worse either though.

On the family front there have been ups and downs: long periods of not talking to some people, a couple of tragedies, and some fantastic news.

My store hasn’t really done well either. I was struggling with depression during the spring/summer and didn’t do any fairs. I decided to take the year off entirely and not do any Christmas fairs either. Changed my mind in November and booked about six, only to bust my ankle a few days before the first one. I’ve had a few sales though, including a couple of custom orders. And I’ve been trying to blog.

The blogging, you might have noticed, has not been going so well on the store front or the personal front. For most of the year I haven’t had much motivation, and for the last couple of months I’ve been a bit distracted.

Which brings me to the big news of 2017.

I started the year single and lonely, but I’m ending the year happy and mushy and loved up. And loved. Gareth is funny and caring, and nerdy and smooth. And he’s all mine 😀

And what of my goals for the year? Well the 10×10 games challenge lasted a few months, until I had access to more games and got sidetracked. That one kinda relied on other people too, and the gang preferred playing a wider range.

Finishing off some of the blankets I had in progress was kinda voided by the new blankets I started. I still have over a dozen on the go.

I’ve already mentioned how the IBS and store improvement went. And cutting my to do list went well, although I stopped keeping track of it sometime in September.

So yeah, it’s been an up and down year. Ending on an up. Thanks to Gareth and my friends I’m ending the year feeling happy and loved and positive. I’m looking forward to 2018. For the first time in a LONG time I’m looking forward to the future.

I’m looking forward to spending more time with Gareth, and with my friends. I’m looking forward to seeing my three year old niece Aislynn grow even more. She’s a wonderful, vibrant, delightful child and she’s such a joy to be around. And I’m looking forward to meeting my second niece/nephew that’s due in February.

I’m not sure about the global landscape, but 2018 is going to be a good year for me 🙂

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20 Random Facts About Me

It came up in a Reddit thread, so I thought I’d share…

1 – I am 35 in a couple of months
2 – I am completely wrapped round the little paws of my kitties
3 – I am a total klutz
4 – I love my nose
5 – I have been on tv
6 – I have too many hobbies and not enough time
7 – I have an amazingly beautiful three year old niece
8 – I nearly always have ink on my hands
9 – I can’t remember a day when I woke up without pain somewhere
10 – I have two blogs
11 – I am terrible about being regular with my blog posts
12 – I am going to steal this answer to write a blog post (did it!)
13 – I am almost addicted to RAINBOWS
14 – I have 22 tattoos
15 – Piercings gross me out
16 – I am incapable of sitting still
17 – My favourite hairstyle is pigtails
18 – I have SAD, but with the wrong season
19 – I am bordering on the verge of hoarding
20 – If I can’t pick RAINBOW, my favourite colour is Cadbury’s purple

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Fun With Siri

Had a bit of fun asking Siri silly questions.

“Hey Siri, sing me a song.”

2017-06-05 22.12.51

“Hey Siri, read me a poem.”

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(ignore the text that came in right as I was screenshotting)

“Hey Siri, okay Google”

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Random Observations

More of the bits and pieces I find on the interwebs.

2016-05-06 02.24.44

2016-05-06 01.41.48

2016-05-04 14.55.33

2016-04-28 11.44.12

2016-04-24 17.58.35

2016-04-24 01.21.09

2016-04-24 01.09.05

2016-04-24 01.08.48

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Random Observations

More of the bits and pieces I find on the interwebs.

2016-05-13 12.19.10

2016-05-12 02.05.33

2016-05-11 12.57.17

2016-05-10 00.41.29

2016-05-07 18.06.42

2016-05-06 10.10.45

 

2016-05-06 02.26.13

2016-05-06 02.04.41

 

 

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Random Observations

More of the bits and pieces I find on the interwebs.

2016-06-02 13.56.19

2016-05-24 17.35.52

2016-05-17 12.43.11

2016-05-23 18.05.05

2016-05-17 08.09.39

2016-05-15 04.53.31

2016-05-14 21.13.05

2016-05-13 12.38.39

 

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Random Observations

More of the bits and pieces I find on the interwebs.

2016-12-12 11.39.32

2016-07-11 22.09.50

2016-07-09 05.46.53

2016-07-05 14.20.40

2016-07-03 22.37.25

2016-06-19 12.57.42

2016-06-08 07.39.57

2016-06-07 10.48.01

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