This is my favorite snapshot from the garden this year. The sky is brilliant blue and the roses look fabulous. I took a lot of truly lovely shots of growing life in the garden and this will continue in 2014.
This time last year I posted my 2013 resolutions, or rather habit changes. So how did I do? Not too badly overly but some I completely missed the mark unfortunately.
I vowed to walk more in 2013 with the dogs and hubby and this was definitely a miss overall unfortunately. We started walking pretty consistently at the end of the year so that was at least a start. But, still I’m counting this as a failure overall.
I did however manage several habit change successes in 2013. I’m definitely writing more frequently and I did consolidate social media into two accounts. I still have more blog accounts than my husband can keep up with but if I consolidated all those blogs into one it would be a ghastly mess. My book is probably three quarters complete, I have several big key plots points to wrap up and descriptive scenes to add before I can seriously sit down and edit the book. I hit a major writer’s block wall in late fall but I appear to have broken through that wall finally.
I don’t know about feeling more girly overall. I made an effort at consistently polished nails but to be quite honest, nail polish and digging around in the dirt don’t always go hand in hand. But overall, this is a success for me too.
Stitching is a failure however. I managed some stitching but I failed miserably overall. I failed to make an effort and I failed to finish even a single unfinished project. It was a miserable change of habit. I have no excuses other than laziness and stubbornness.
This lovely Egyptian Grass grows in our front yard and somehow I manage to snap the perfect picture of it rustling in the gentle breeze. My Windows phone takes amazing photos and this one is definitely one the best snaps of the year.
2013 was a good year overall and I can’t complain about my life, my marriage, or my overall happiness. Sure, life isn’t perfect but if it were then it would be boring and utterly uninteresting.