I made my first dress! Courtesy of the amazing workshops at M. Avery Designs.
I finally made popcorn on the stove top. And I’ll never make it any other way again. This may seem insignificant to you, but it was a life changer for me.
I learned to make donuts. And I never made them again. They’re trouble in a frying pan, I tell you. To think, delicious donuts are just a tube of refrigerated biscuit dough away.
One door closed and another opened. I walked away from a job I was at for nearly a decade and sprinted into a new one.
But not before running away to the New Orleans Jazz Fest for a weekend.
And then we started our much ballyhooed attic renovation.
And then, I walked away from my blog.
Life got in the way. I could barely keep up with my new routine, and everything else just sort of fell by the wayside in 2010. The few spare hours I had I was happiest just sitting in silence with my dog and a good cup of coffee. And sometimes by "good cup of coffee" I mean "stiff cocktail."
But the rest of 2010 wasn’t a total wash.
The tulip bulbs I scattered the previous fall bloomed just in time for Mother's Day.
They were late bloomers, but so was I and I turned out OK. Or so I'd like to think.
By June the attic was fairly gutted and we realized "relaxing summer" would not be in our vocabulary.
The front garden went all jungle on me, only three years after planting it.
We also joined our Hands Across the Sand to help protect our beautiful beaches.
Have you ever been to the Newport Folk Festival? I went for the first time because my favorite band (The Avett Brothers) was playing. We took a family road trip and it was the perfect weekend...just me, mom and my brother. I suspect I'll be back in 2011.
July held another first for me: My first ambulance ride. I don't recommend, but am very grateful to the Bradley Beach First Aid Squad for scooping me up (and to my friend for scooping up my bike!). And for the endless hours of entertainment provided to me by all of the guidos being treated in the ER. (This happened on a Saturday at the Jersey Shore, so you can only imagine.)
Next up: Farmers and zombies and blizzards. Oh my!