New Year's Eve.
What a year it has been.
I took a look back at last year's New Year's post...
It seemed that I had 'No Plan' but then decided that the word for 2018 would be 'Impromptu'...
The Universe saw this post and replied...'Challenge accepted....'
2018 went from No Plan to...
|Blue has always been my color.|
A paint job for the Fixer-Upper boat bottom, and indirect blue highlights...
|bringing the Coast of Illinois to the Gold Coast...|
A semi-impromptu trip to Chicago with our travel buddies where we went to Wrigley Field for the first time and hijacked a taxi...
|Our son, doing his best Gorton's Fisherman impression.|
A fantastic, albeit freezing, sailing weekend for Rob's birthday...
|It rained. A lot. oh, and the storm drain failed....|
|yes, mud. 16 inches of flood water, about 37 inches of mud.|
|ugh. this took two full weekends to clean up.|
And we don't live in a flood plain.
A massive flood in our basement where we learned that our friends are indeed great mud shovel-ers. And truly good friends...
And possibly the best...
|I may be partial, but could they be any cuter?|
An engagement and wedding in eight months. (according to our daughter, why would I want to plan this over a year or more, that is just more time to freak out...)
|just a sample of the centerpieces we put together|
It should be noted that the only 'freaking out' was by me, over a late flower delivery and in the end the kids had a beautiful wedding and I now have approximately 7000 yards of ivory tulle, in case anyone is interested.....
I even managed to meet my goal of 'more hiking', by taking a hike the day after Christmas.
Which is one more than 2017.
(There will be more on that soon....)
But 2018 is nearly over and 2019 looms large...
There are trips being planned, home upgrades in the works, books to be read and posts to be written.
I have spent a fair amount of time contemplating my plan for 2019 and it looks as though the word of the year will be
(spoken in an Errol Flynn sort of voice)
And the theme will be
(because healthy eating....)
Take that Universe.
Please don't bombard me with wild chickens...
From the Coast of Illinois to everyone
Have a safe and happy and wonderful New Year!