What? Another year has passed since my 2011 – Year in Review?? Seriously? Where DID the time go?? Let’s take a look back to see just what was happening here at Chez Nana during 2012.
In January, I finished my 25-patch and stripes quilt.I also spent a weekend visiting my dad who spent January and February on the Alabama Gulf Coast.
In February, we had a couple of birthdays to celebrate – mine and T#1’s.
In March, for the 4th year in a row, we went to Florida to take in some spring training games and to have some south Florida fun and sun, which included a visit to the Everglades National Park. I also switched to Iced Tea from Diet Coke … no small feat.
In April, my Chicagoland sister and her S.O. came down for a visit. My Blues were able to advance to the 2nd round of the playoffs, something that hadn’t happened in 10 years … unfortunately they weren’t able to make it any further. Who knew that would be the last hockey seen in St. Louis for many, many, many months? And we had to say goodbye to our sweet but crazy Abby the Labby.
In May, we spent a week and a half in Hilton Head … our favorite place (well, our favorite place away from my Ts ). This is a shot of the Super Moon, taken from the ocean’s edge. My Austin sister spent a weekend visiting. And we had T#2’s birthday to celebrate.
In June, I finished another quilt … a blue and white Irish chain. We enjoyed another visit from my Chicagoland sister, her S.O. and her grandson.
In July, we refinished our hardwood floors. They’d been finished unstained, which was definitely not to my taste, so we finally had them refinished.
In August, we put in granite countertops. (Yes, I know, there’s no faucet … this was taken before the plumber came back to install it.) We celebrated T#3’s 5th birthday. I finished another quilt … a blue and white log cabin (it’s my favorite quilt pattern).
In September, we said goodbye to the hottest and one of the driest summers on record. We celebrated DD’s 37th birthday with a night out for all 8 of us at a Japanese Steak House. We spent a couple of weeks on the road … we visited the Outer Banks and drove up the coast of Virginia into Maryland before returning home.
In October, we watched our Cardinals fall short in their bid for a return trip to the Fall Classic (the World Series). We had another birthday celebration – T#4 turned 3 on the 15th. I finally entered the 21st century … I got an iPhone (and I still love it!). I also finished another quilt … a triangle wall quilt (don’t ask me if it’s hung yet … but at least I have a method for getting it hung ).
In November, we celebrated DH’s 62nd birthday … he’s applied for Social Security benefits, so I guess it’s official – he’s old. We had to cut back on our Thanksgiving celebration again due to illness at DD’s house … this year it was T#1 being diagnosed with mono right before the big day.
In December, DH & I celebrated 25 years of marriage. I finished another quilt, an I Spy Quilt which was a Christmas gift for my Ts.I also applied for my Social Security benefits – I’ll be 62 in February, so it looks like DH is not the only old person here at Chez Nana! And we wrapped up the year with another birthday celebration - DSIL's 38th birthday.
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