And it was...until September 3rd.
So, let's see what has happened this year...
January, 2011--still living with Meyersons (bless them abundantly, Lord) * found a house * thankful for my job
February, 2011--bought my house February 10th * moved in February 19th * was greeted by the many good people of the Midvale East 2nd Ward
March, 2011--Zannah's wedding on March 11th, my birthday * got my divorce notice (YAY!)
|Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas C. Trujillo|
Sealed in the Salt Lake Temple March 11, 2011
April, 2011--Alex moved in with me to live in my basement apartment
|This is a terrible picture of Alex, but the only one I have at the moment|
May, 2011--started planning and planting my garden--total bliss! * called as Sunbeam teacher at church * joined the Old Glory Vintage Dance group (it's so much fun!)
|My back garden in May|
|Tour de Cure riders getting ready to ride. Beautiful backdrop.|
|I didn't realize I got the temple in the background. It was several blocks down the road.|
The Wild Bird Refuge was closed due to flooding. Maybe next year!
|The new Brigham City temple, under construction|
|They knitted everything--even a car! That's me standing next to the car.|
UTAH ARTS FESTIVAL
|Zannah and Nick waiting for the ballet performance. It was wonderful.|
|...and even bicycles--poles--parking meters--everything! |
It was so fun to discover all the places and things
that had been knitted and crocheted
July, 2011--visited Jewely and James in Rexburg * visited the Campbells in Idaho Falls * stopped in at Brigham City again (why am I drawn to that place?) and saw the angel Moroni on top of the almost completed temple * went to a couple of rodeos with Bonnie (who knew I would love rodeos?)
|July 4th rodeo in West Jordan. |
There were fireworks after. That made my day complete.
|Brigham City temple with Angel Moroni|
August, 2011--had a Divorce Party--I mean, a "First Anniversary of My Flight to Freedom" party with my PA Pals * had visits from Theresa Sneed and Betsy Love from Arizona; hosted a book signing for them at my house! What fun! I also went to a book signing/reception for them and rubbed shoulders with authors and editors and publishers (bliss!) * Carla and Ellen Campbell visited from Idaho (so great!); we went to This is the Place Park and to Joe's Crab Shack (YUM!); we attended Music and the Spoken Word on Sunday before they left to go home * Jewely visited for a day or two and we went to Hogle Zoo * (I can't believe I didn't take any pictures. I have to be better with bringing my camera)
September--da.da.daaahhh * while painting a tiny cut-out wall over my fireplace, the ladder I was standing on collapsed and I ended up in the ER. No break was seen on the X-rays, so it was assumed to be a bad sprain.
|This was the little wall I was painting when the ladder collapsed.|
|This looks like a very bad sprain, doesn't it?|
|This is me, the day before surgery, standing and kneeling on my knee walker |
in front of the little wall that Sandy painted in 15 minutes.
November--follow-up doctor appointment November 1st; stitches out * back to work on November 7th * one-year anniversary at SelectHealth November 22nd (so grateful for my job and understanding boss)
December--started Physical Therapy December 7th; was told I am in the very beginning stages of recovery. I may not walk without a boot until May. I may not fully recover for 12 months.
So, I'm looking forward to spending Christmas with three out of four of my kids (and their spouses). I can't wait to talk to my missionary on Christmas Day, so we will all technically be together that day, via technology.
So, I'll say again, there's only one way to go--UP--right? Yes, I choose to believe that.
|Merry Christmas 2011|