I have been trying to make a list of all the states I visited this year. It’s a long list:
That’s nearly half the states – in 12 months!
But perhaps more impressive is the amount of activity I was able to pack in.
I attended 3 weddings, and made cakes for 3 weddings (a first for Ithacake).
I spent a week with my bro in a kayak in Canyonlands National Park.
I learned to sew in circles.
I bought a kayak.
I went ice skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding and was out on my kayak far too many times to count.
I built a garden.
I photographed the full circle of life for my brother’s duck grant.
I learned to paint, with my parents.
I made a quilt for our cat. Yes, seriously.
I painted pottery with my immediate family and Grandma.
I made this wedding gift quilt for my best friend from college and his new husband.
I took at least 4 trips to Colorado.
Scott, Mom, Dad, Stephen, Liz and I spent a long weekend in the Adirondacks.
I visited numerous random roadside attractions while traveling for work.
I had knee surgery, and then a blood clot. My knee is, sadly, still broken. On the bright side, I now know I can administer shots to myself. I hope to never have to use that skill again.
I took pretty pictures.
I helped dismantle a yurt and then put it up again.
I inoculated logs with mushroom spores.
I took lots of hikes and walks.
And I made cakes. Oh boy, did I make cakes.
2012 was a good year, and here’s hoping (and believing) 2013 will be even better.
Happy New Year!