2012. 2012 is going to be a big year. Russell is going to start running a brewery (this has been in the works for a while, but the big stuff is happening now). 2012 will see some sort of career transition for me as well in the next few months.
As this will be a big year, lets start by summarizing the fun stuff so far....
We went Razor Clamming (Ok, so this was technically still in 2011, but it was fun...).
Photo shamelessly stolen from Russel's facebook. Me apparently doing my best impression of a professional fisherwoman or something.
We got a new dog. Meet Satchmo.
Satchmo is a 9 (almost 10) month old chocolate Labrador we adopted from the Humane Society. He is ornery (the caption on this facebook photo from my husband is "It's hard work being poorly behaved) but fun and shows promise of turning into a model citizen of a Labrador when he grows out of this phase. (For anyone wondering about Ase, little Ase passed into the great dog park in the sky in May due to cancer, he'd had a good 16 years and it was his time).
I started the year right by taking a vacation. This is turning into an annual thing. I went to Hornby (which you may remember from these posts last year). Once again it was amazing. Here are some photos and video.
Once again it was a total mugging. This year the sea lions were more abundant and larger (though the "little" guys were plentiful as well). We even had a couple full size males come and check us out, which is a little tense (but still very cool).
We've had snow (no photos here, I've been under the weather). Satchmo loves snow.
I am almost done with a publication, should be submitted this week if all goes well.
Oh and in more minor victories...I hemmed some new pants. Keeping up with sewing is a goal for the year.