animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook

2022: the year in review

I guess 2022 was the year where things kind of got back to normal. One thing’s for sure–I went to a lot of concerts! The best one was Beth Hart. I absolutely love her and was so excited that I got to see her in Greensburg. I hope she comes back again soon. I also got to see an old favorite, Joe Satriani, and he didn’t disappoint. Not only that, but there were a ton of good shows in Johnstown. I hope the trend continues in 2023.

Jake and I only saw one comedy show this year–John Mulaney–and he was great! There aren’t many comics left on my “must see” list, but I would love to see my favorites again in the future.

I took a couple classes (gardening, mixology) and visited some places that I’d been wanting to see for a long time (in particular, the Phipps Conservatory and the Flight 93 National Memorial). And, let’s not forget A Golden Gathering.

Like always, I watched a bunch of movies, but nothing is standing out as a favorite. I did rewatch a bunch of older ones I haven’t seen in a while, too. For TV, Ozark wrapped up this year. What a great show that was! I will definitely watch it again down the road.

I also read a bunch of books. Some favorites were Something Missing, Sharp Objects, and The Plot.

I continue to work on the money pit. I had some work done in the kitchen (new countertops & backsplash), got someone to paint my siding, and have been working on painting the interior of the house. I also painted the shed last summer, which took forever. But, at least it looks nice.

I exceded my goal of volunteering 100 hours at the Humane Society (118:01, but who’s counting?). And, this doesn’t even count the numerous hours I have spent being a board memeber.

We vacationed in Liberty, PA, because why leave the state when you don’t have to?

Jake hit a new milestone and graduated from college!

In sad news, my ex-father-in-law lost his long battle with cancer last month. And a great aunt of mine passed away on the same day.

Who knows what 2023 will bring? Check back in a year for an update.