2014 – Year end wrap-up

2014 – Year end wrap-up

2014 - year in review

2014 was full of big changes and new beginnings for us.

5th birthday
  • We discovered this beautiful shrine in our neighborhood.
  • I finally finished my degree.
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  • I attended the Project Lead Workshop for breast cancer advocates in Washington D.C.

looking ahead

Each year I pick a word as a focal point to help keep me on task for my goals.

With our new home in this wonderful new neighborhood, I’ve been thinking a lot about putting down roots and really becoming a part of this community.

After a year of illness, I’m putting a much greater focus on improving my health.

Roots and health = strength

My word for this year is STRONG.

Saying no to pot bellied pigs

Saying no to pot bellied pigs

One of the local schools has a sign on the gate that says “NO PETS ALLOWED ON SCHOOL GROUNDS.” The sign goes on to specify that the pets not allowed on school grounds are cats, dogs, and pot bellied pigs. Does that mean ferrets are allowed?

no pot bellied pigs

I always wonder about signs like this, with something oddly specific included in the rules. I wonder if there was at one time a pot bellied pig problem. I’d love to hear that story.

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Tell me about your week and show me some pictures.

Bird nest with a guardian angel

Bird nest with a guardian angel

This bird found the perfect place to build her nest – complete with guardian angel.

bird nest with a guardian angel

I took this picture a few years ago. The piece I referred to as a guardian angel is one of the terracotta figures that adorn the front of the Suzzallo Library at the University of Washington. It is a stunning work of architecture.

Suzzallo Library at the University of Washington - guardian angel

The Reading Room inside the library is also worth a look. It’s one of my favorite places to take a quiet moment and goes by the nickname, the Harry Potter Room.