The final three months of 2014 were super busy with work, Janet visiting from Germany, and so many events my head is spinning a bit!
October was pretty much the busiest month of the year. Janet flew in from Germany on the last day of September, and we pretty much were always going somewhere, doing something for the next 18 days! We made the trip to Willmar and Sisseton one weekend, saw Hello Dolly at Chanhassen Dinner Theater with our friends Miriam and Kathy, and the tip-top highlight of the year: seeing Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly at the Fine Line!
After Janet went home to Germany, things didn’t slow down! We made applesauce, the OCC Regional office moved to the Processing Center, and my church had a women’s retreat!
November was busy with setting up the PC, National Collection Week, Thanksgiving, and the start of volunteers streaming though our doors to start processing 706,000+ shoe boxes to be delivered to kids in Belize, Ecuador, India, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uganda! I also was privileged to see Celtic Thunder in concert with my friend Kathy.
My OCC office cohorts, taken by Sinouane
December was full-steam ahead with PC time, Warehouse Crud floating around the office, not much snow, moving back to the office, job ending, Christmas and my birthday, making donuts, and then…the end of 2014 came and went silently while I slept.
The third quarter of 2014 was full of family fun, sun, hellos, and goodbyes.
So much summer fun happened in July. Family from MO came for a visit, lots of ice cream was consumed, massive train tracks were built, and a boat-load of family went to the cabins for a week.
August and September were busy with working and planning a visit with Janet. And I purchased my first smart phone. And joined Instagram.