Alright, it's finally time for me to take a look back at 2010. Your job? Share with us one of your favorite memories from the past year.
All of the baseboards are finally attached to the walls. I had a glass of wine with my dinner tonight in order to celebrate.
Let us begin at the beginning: January. I started off the year by finally finishing the first draft of A Fighting Chance. I was so inspired by my initial NaNoWriMo success that I thought I would try to apply the same technique to my first story and it worked very nicely.
One day I will get around to the edits and revisions.
I also spent a good portion of the month putting labels on all of my archived posts. This has helped me tremendously in avoiding unintentionally repeating prompts.
February brought the Winter Olympics to Vancouver. Kat and I escaped to the island to visit my parents and generally did our best to avoid all the hassle. Canada winning the men's hockey gold medal on the final day was pretty fantastic though.
I got to meet up with Nick, the founder of Protagonize, and a few other members of the site for the first time. It was a very fun night at the pub and it was great to finally see them all in person.
March saw us buy a car in preparation for the move from the big city (and all of its transit options) to the small town. Kat also finished her yoga teacher training program while I was going through miserably boring training at work. It was made all the worse by the knowledge that I would be quitting in June.
April was pretty uneventful, up until my appendix had to be removed on the 24th. I could have done with a more boring conclusion to the month, myself.
In May I had the pleasure of meeting Greg in person for the first time. It was so nice, I did it twice. And I finally made it back to work after my surgery. Not that I was in any great hurry.
June, the month we had been looking forward to for so, so long. Kat and I quit our secure, stable, soul destroying jobs, packed up, and headed for Osoyoos. This here blog also hit the two year mark and I had my bachelor party as well. T'was a good month.
July played host to our wedding day. And a whole lot of garden work. There were several trips to the Penticton Farmers Market to sell our veggies as well. Another good month.
In August we took our first of two honeymoons, this one up in Naramata. We're looking forward to the second one in less than three weeks, to Jamaica. Lots of successful farmer markets this month too.
September saw us start our renovations on the cabin. I am currently appreciating every inch of work we accomplished.
October was a month of renovations and winding down at the farmers market. We had our final day for the season and I have to say our first full year of doing it went really, really well.
November was all about The Jester's Journey, my second NaNoWriMo novel. Managed to write over 60,000 words in the month... without finishing the story. I will eventually though. I have this strange feeling my life depends on it. Also... more renovations.
December brought the year to a close, and with it came the decision to move into the cabin to start this year off right. We're still working on the finishing touches, but it's really starting to feel like home now.
It was a hell of a year. As wonderful as it was, I hope to never have another one like it.