Year In Review

Year In Review

Here we go again Year In Review!

I do it in words (the first sentence of the first post of each month) and in pictures (a favorite posted photo from each month) — the two are not necessarily related.

January 2020:

Everyone seems to be where they want to be, or are on their way, or are making plans.


February 2020:

My new insurance cards came in the mail last week, along with the little booklet of benefits.


March 2020:

It looks like there might be 8 of us (so far) taking the leap!


April 2020:

I can't believe how long it's been since I've done an "Unraveled Wednesday" post!

May 2020:

Well, April flew right on by, didn't it?


June 2020:

I have purchased books and donated money.


July 2020:

For months, I've had this refrain/response popping into my head on the regular: I'm not doing it right.


August 2020:

This is not a very exciting photo, but Ann sent it last night from Lima!


September 2020:

It is all Ducky a lot of the time (lately)!


October 2020:

I'm worn out.


November 2020:

In which we embark on the TWELFTH year of NaBloPoMo-ing!


December 2020:

[I'm going to learn to bake a cake!] Ha. And not just any cake… Christmas Cake!




In August, Kate & I bought a travel trailer and started renovating & updating. Shortly thereafter, Kate adopted an adorable rescue terrier that she called McGregor. Even in this weird year — or perhaps because of this weird year — things/situations sometimes quickly change. Kate learned that the UK was once again accepting visa applications and moving to the UK has been a goal for a long time. After some soul searching and consideration of future wants/needs, along with research into cost/logistics of moving abroad with a dog, and keeping the long-term well-being of McGregor foremost, she decided to return him… where he was quickly adopted again because, OMG, what a sweet & smart dog he is (says someone who is not a dog person)… and hopefully he's found a stable forever home. Meanwhile, Kate has been approved by Arts Council England to apply for the Global Talent Visa, and if all goes as planned, she'll be headed to the UK/Scotland in spring… like March!! (Unless things change, because good god…) I know that someday she'll have a dog again — when it fits. As will Maddy, who is having to settle for chickens right now due neighborhood/rental rules at their current residence. Heh.

I know I  say it every year: I can't quite believe the year is almost over!

This year, like no other before if: I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THIS YEAR IS OVER!!! BURN!


9 thoughts on “Year In Review

  1. The wanderlust is strong in your family (Kate, Maddy, Ann…). Ali with her own business and a full family. You’ve raised some strong women, and I mean that in the very best way.
    Did I miss the Christmas cake? Or worse, comment on it and then forget?! It’s been a year, to put it politely. On to 2021!

  2. Those year in review photos are wonderful to see (and a little bit heartbreaking at the same time). But I’m glad that you are better, that Kate is moving forward with her dream, and Maddy is content with her chickens for now. One more day until we can turn the page; may 2021 treat you and your family well!

  3. I always love this look back over your year, Vicki. Sounds like big changes are coming for 2021 and after this year, well, I’m sure we will ALL welcome change!

  4. Ha! I do love your re-cap posts Vicki. I had wondered what happened to McGregor…but am excited for Kate. One of our nieces started school at the University of Glasgow in September and is loving it. Happiest of New Years to you and yours. Strong women indeed!!!

  5. Aw, I am happy and sad that sweet McGregor has a new home — I would have snapped him up in a minute, but clearly someone else was drawn in by that sweet face! Best of luck to Kate — that’s very exciting! Here is hoping that 2021 brings good excitement for everyone!

  6. It’s been quite the year and your Year in Review is a big highlight! I am so happy all of you are feeling better and you can be with your family again. Fingers crossed all goes well with Kate and her move abroad. What a time to figure out logistics of that! (Minute by minute!). Thank you for blogging and for bring such joy and excitement to my quiet life! Love you!

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