Tuesday, December 13, 2016

2016 Wrap Party (In Pictures)

It's been a crazy year for all of us, hasn't it? I'm not going to dwell on any bad moments we've dealt with, but I thought I'd share a bunch of photos of my year. I didn't format them to look all pretty, so forgive me if they are a little messy. I did leave most of them clickable for better viewing if you wish.
Away we go...

I unintentionally went red!
I later intentionally tried to go red, but it turned brown.
Beauty is not my thing, ladies and gentlemen.

I won a lovely art prize from a great group called Thalo on Twitter.

I made cute coasters (they're not perfect...a bit sticky, actually).

I cracked up a few folks with my cheesy "Fanta C" joke.

I set up tables in my living room and hosted a family game night.

I started gaming at other people's houses as my health permitted.

I made some new friends. :-)

A friend took me birdwatching, and it was a success!

I tried some new foods this year: Kimchi, Korean BBQ Chicken, South American Tamale, Filipino Chicken Adobo, Iranian Birdnest, Chobani Yogurt, Asian Steamed Bun, deep fried taco, and an avocado smoothie. Wow! I can't always eat, but when I can, I try to make the best of it.

I returned to Muscular Dystrophy clinic for documentation of my peril.

I visited the sculpture garden at the children's hospital.

I nearly lost my mind over the disgraceful Presidential campaign.

I was so tired, but enjoyed my first game convention. I even won a game or two.

I'm still recovering from that last one 2 days later. I'm extremely tired, and spending most of my time in bed because there isn't much else I can do.

I'm super grateful for the outings I've had this year in spite of my failing health. My friends are accepting and accommodating, and I appreciate that.

One thing I didn't post a pic of is one of my biggest accomplishments: NaNoWriMo. I reached my goal of writing the first draft of my novel, and now I am officially in revisions for God only knows how long. Probably years. But I'm happy that I made that much progress in the midst of so many ailments including sleep deprivation, muscle weakness, depression, and incredible stress.

I'm still feeling crappy thanks to the weather. My sinuses and allergies are going crazy. I want to drink Coca-Cola and sleep...that's all I care about this week. Next week, I have holiday plans, including a special visitor. Stay tuned!