Sooo- despite my initial interest in the 365 day photo project, I simply could not maintain interest. We were visited with an extremely mild winter here in the Brew City – which, as a recent return from 3 years in New Orleans, I appreciated. I had been looking forward to long, cozy snow days, and pictures of the frost patterns on my windows, but it was not to be. We basically had a six month November, featuring gray skies, mud, rain, frost, sleet, and a few handfuls of snow thrown in. It was the perfect impetus to keep my head down, stay in the office, and pray for warmer days. In February, I finally took the plunge and bought myself a MacBook Air (yes, this is the first computer that I have ever owned!) and a Nikon 4300 Psi. Owning the proper tools makes my hobbies so much more enjoyable. So, I return to the blogosphere – hopefully to stay awhile!
Here is the recap of the interesting things that happened since January 1, 2012.
February is a blur – it was my mom’s birthday though! I have the distinct impression I spent a lot of that time trapped in a hotel in Dallas. No photographic evidence survives, which is probably for the best.
Bought my camera! Celebrated by taking random pictures of things in my house!
Spent time with family, celebrating my Uncle’s birthday! It feels so great to be in proximity to these events again!
Went to New York to visit family – and enjoy the early spring!
Went to Morocco with my best friend, and stayed at a resort for the first time. I would have liked more local color, and less sitting around, but all new experiences are good ones, right?
Went to Alabama for the single most influential experience of my Teach For America staff career!
Started having monthly brunches for our teachers and staff!
Followed my mom’s lead and started gardening!
Celebrated Leo’s 2nd Birthday! (Don’t judge me – look at that face!)
Went back to South Dakota!
And celebrated my brother’s amazing achievement!
It’s been an incredible five months – looking forward to what the summer will bring!