|Elephants are one of my favorite animals!|
- Read. I love historical fiction, and Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich. I did read some historical fiction, however I am three books behind with Stephanie, Joe and Ranger.
- Take photographs. I did take photographs, however not as many as I could have.
- Travel. I traveled quite a bit this past year. At first to NY State in pursuit of the long-distance relationship. Then several trips to and from Colorado for family time, and most recently to New Zealand and Australia. I was fortunate to have some disposable income and plenty of "points" to be able to travel this much in a year when I was both un- and underemployed (thus my suddenly uncertain future). However, even without income/points I could have done day trips or even hour trips to local areas for free.
- Spend time with friends. This area was tough for me. I didn't think I was good company. Many of my friends were "work friends" and as I was no longer working with them (or quite frankly, working at all), it was somewhat harder and perhaps more depressing for all parties to connect.
- Baking. I love to bake. You name it, I'll bake it. Cheesecake, cookies, cakes, bread. I've baked very little this year. My kitchen equipment is in storage. My uncle the single man, doesn't have all the accoutrements my baking requires. I did want to make a cheesecake for Christmas dessert (it's tradition) which required me to purchase a new springform pan, as my other pan is in the way back of the storage unit and I wasn't going there!
- Knitting. Silly me. I do enjoy knitting. I could have been knitting on all those flights. The knitting needles and patterns are...you guessed it...also in the way back of the storage unit.
- Kept writing this blog. Perhaps you noticed a dearth of posts from Soudain Soixante.
- Kept up an exercise routine. I ended my membership with a barre class program (which I loved). It was too expensive to continue while un or underemployed, and honestly, it became harder and harder to go being generally 25-35 years older than most of the other women in the room. I also stopped walking 10,000 steps a day which I had become pretty consistent at doing; even here in Seattle where it rains almost daily from October to May (our Rain Festival). When I owned a house I could walk through the house to get in those steps. It's a bit more challenging to do that at my Uncles house. That being said, I could have kept doing barre exercise via DVD which is...in the way back of the storage unit. 'Nough said.
- Take my vitamins. Another thing I just let slide. I don't take many...a multi-vitamin (which my physician told me wasn't really necessary), Vitamin D (because really, we don't get enough sun here in Seattle) and Biotin.
|One of my favorite photos taken in 2015|
- Elephant taken by my Daughter (on her trip to South Africa)
- All Other Photos are by Me