It started off with a flurry of knitting -- pink hats to wear to the Women's March in January.
My family was represented in Washington, D.C., Montpelier, VT, and Sarasota, FL.
Eventually, I tried to ignore politics and news generally -- although I am ready for action should Mueller be fired. So that didn't work out so well. Also I keep up interest in Move to Amend, working for an overturn of the Supreme Court determination that corporations enjoy the protections of individuals. A corporation is not a person IMHO.
I took some watercolor painting lessons
I volunteered at Instride Equestrian-Assisted Therapy during the winter months in Florida again. I work in the literacy program which is built around the life and times of this guy, Little Red:
It was at one of the games that I started coming down with symptoms of Lyme's disease. Fortunately I got prompt treatment.
My friend Diane visited me in FL in February and I visited her in New Hampshire in August.
We also walked, biked, talked and talked, ate well, and laughed and cried together.
I finished three quilts:
and for my sister (completing a quilt top that my mother had started years ago).
I amused myself with various other crafts.
|Origami chickens I took to Easter dinner at a friend's.|
|I get together each mont with a group of card making friends.|
|I get together with painting class friends and one us hooked on Zen doodles.|
|we also painted.|
I leased a new car.
Considerably less fun was a new roof I had done at my Florida home. I do not complain. Who would listen when I have the luxury of two homes? Seriously . . . I am most grateful for a full life.
I went to Florida in October to take care of some Hurricane Irma related things, but mostly just had party time with friends there.
And then back to Vermont for holidays with friends and family here.
WHAT YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW
I started dating with fear and trepidation in 2017.
Late this past summer I met a nice man who quickly became a person of interest.
So I am still in Vermont even though it looks like this outside my back door:
Of course, I do plan on going to Florida (January 9).
I can't change my life completely after all!
But I do look forward to what 2018 might bring.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!