New Years Eve Girls: Adalia (sis in law), Danaye (niece), Heike (friend), Michelle (sister) and me.
I drank too much champagne last night. My hangover is about a three star and not a typical
way for me to start the new year! ha! I make a huge deal about a new year!
It's a new beginning - an exciting twelve month cycle about to start.
2011 was epic for me. In ART, I started working in ENCAUSTIC - a perfect fit for me!
In LOVE, it was our first year of marriage and Greg and I experienced so many blessings!
We took some awesome vacations (Fredricksburg/TX and Miami and Key West/FL).
Most significant was the groundbreaking (in July) on our new HOME in Medicine Park!
And we got to move in right before Christmas - it was like the biggest gift ever. :)
In HEALTH, I had the most dramatic experience in all my 43 years. Everything was
haywire with my female reproductive parts - an abscess in the fallopian tube ruptured
and spread to my abdomen. I had an emergency pan-hysterectomy and appendectomy.
HORMONES became an important subject for me too. :)
In NATURE, Oklahoma had record-breaking heat, drought and fires,,,
and to top it off I experienced my first EARTHQUAKE (5.7) here!
It's lovely looking out of our back living room window,,, I love this hill - so far I've seen deer on the ridge. Crows sit in the Black Jack Oaks. And baby blue skies suspend pink cotton puff clouds. It's breath-taking.
A picture from our walk this evening,,, We went around the hill, across the dam, into the cobbled town and back HOME.
A last THOUGHT - We were enjoying 70 degree weather yesterday, when suddenly around 6:30pm
a cold front came in with heavy north winds up to 50mph in certain areas. It was loud, it stirred
dust-devils of dead oak leaves. It was charged! It felt prophetic - I stood on the studio balcony
facing the wild wind with my arms up and said blow away all the chaff of 2011....