What a year 2012 has been. I started a new type of job with my employer, it was a pretty steep learning curve. It was a great change of pace from my last position, it was a good move on my part.
We moved into a townhouse, hopefully to never live in an apartment style place ever again. It’s quieter here, Husband Man can walk to work & my commute has been halved.
We went to Mexico in May for my brothers wedding, that was hotter than the last excursion to Mexico. I would have had a better time if a rogue wave hadn’t taken out my back. It was still good to do nothing but laze in the pool for a few days.
My sister got married at the beginning of August in a sooner than expected wedding. One of the many great things about this was, they used the same JP as me and our brother. That was a first for the JP, marrying all the kids.
Later in August we put together a surprise 60th birthday party for mom. It was really great to see those relatives & family friends.
Husband Man and I, along with the brother-in-law, drove from Edmonton to Seattle. I was completely blown away by the traffic in Seattle. It took us over 2 hours to travel about 30 km. Used to “big city” rush hour traffic, this caught us all off guard. My ass hasn’t been the same since thing trip. That’s roughly 2600km we put on over that long weekend. I had a great time at PAX, was in awe at a lot of the cosplay and the game demos.
October brought along my 33rd birthday. Husband Man surprised me with a bay leaf green 5 quart kitchen aid mixer. I love it, and it came in quite handy when making goodies for Christmas.
One of the things I took to doing this year was put the majority of my cold beverages in a big tall cup that has a lid & straw; I’ve dubbed this my sippy cup. This has saved numerous spills as I’m clumsy & not always away of my surroundings.
I’m looking forward to 2013, we’re planning on buying a house. Hopefully my sister or sister-in-law will pop out a kid that I can spoil. It’d be lovely to get a new car too, though Beastie is still in fine shape.