animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook


I’m a little bit late on my year in review, but I was really busy napping on my days off over Christmas, so cut me a break! I haven’t been this caught up on sleep since we went on vacation last summer (or maybe ever).

What a busy year this was! Between anniversaries, confirmations, graduations, showers, and weddings–not to mention the usual family get-togethers, holidays, birthdays and work–this was a busy year. From April to October, I don’t think we had a free weekend (which probably explains why we barely got to ride our bikes this year).

All of the previously mentioned events have been blogged about, so I won’t rehash them here. One thing that I don’t think I’ve mentioned is work. We hired for some key positions and that really helped the company to grow in 2014. We’re hoping/planning to do the same this year.

In entertainment news, I started watching Orange is the New Black. Love that show! Thanks to my new knitting hobby, I didn’t do as much reading this year as I normally do (though I did watch plenty of tv/movies because I can knit while doing that). But I did read a couple of really good books, Gone Girl, being my favorite. I’m looking forward to seeing the movie, too. As for movies, I can’t get Out of the Furnace out of my head, so I guess that has to be my favorite. The music front was kind of meh this year. Sure, it had the new Foo Fighters release. Surprisingly, I haven’t listened to it much, but I do really like the first single. And, I got turned on to Royal Blood and rather like them. Conveniently, both bands are touring together in the summer and we have tickets! That is going to be a fun show, but I don’t want to wish my summer away before winter is even over.

For vacation, we went to Forest County because that is what we do.

I feel like 2015 is going to be a good year. We don’t have all of the milestones to celebrate this year, so that will cut down on our activity level. Work is moving in the right direction. And if we can sell our rental property, we should be able to buy a plot of land, which would make me fantastically happy.