So, it turns out blogging and working full-time isn’t easy to do. Throw in planning a wedding and a few more major life events, and you get no blogging. Which is what I’ve done for nearly the last year. My last post was November 7, 2013 so I’m one week from going an entire year. I thought I’d break myself in by doing a year-in-review by season. We’ll pick up with the rest of fall and winter 2013.
To end October, we watched the Red Sox win the World Series and I enjoyed my first championship parade. As you can imagine, thousands of people showed up to celebrate.
The Holidays were quiet around Wakefield. We spent our first Thanksgiving in Massachusetts and kept it mellow with just Jason’s family. We flew to Utah to spend Christmas with my family in Park CIty.
As you recall from my Just my Luck post, a harsh winter was predicted. And this is what we got. I enjoyed the first few months of winter, but as March rolled around, I was reaching my cabin fever threshold.
In February, my dear grandmother, Abbie Whitney, passed unexpectedly. Fortunately I was able to fly out and attend the funeral. It turned out a celebratory event with close family and friends. I even got a round of golf in with my dad in Salt Lake.
As I have mentioned, my mom and her boyfriend, Bill had embarked on a winter sailing adventure in Baja, Mexico. It just so happened they were in an area we could not reach them when we heard the news from my mother. I was able to get the US Coast Guard involved who worked with the Mexican Navy. My mom and Bill came in to port a bit earlier than planned greeted by the Mexican Navy who informed them we had been looking for them. They came in just in time for my mom to catch the last flight out of the port and get to Utah in time for her mother’s funeral.
We’ve started a tradition of renting a home in the winter…generally for Jason’s birthday in January. This year, we stayed in North Conway, NH and celebrated a few February birthdays and enjoyed some skiing…my first time on the east coast slopes. I also chose to ski instead of snowboard for the first time in almost 20 years…needless to say, it kicked my ass.
In March, we celebrated Josie’s 89th birthday. She immediately began stating she was “almost 90” front that day forward.