Snapshots of 2018: November and December

And, just like that, 2018 is over.

It’s been a funny old year for me. A lot of change. All good, but certainly different.

I’ve read a lot. A LOT! That’s been wonderful. In fact, I’ve just finished book 100 in 2018, and I’m quite proud of that achievement. But more than that, I have rediscovered my love of reading and found a way to incorporate books into my, rather chaotic, life again.

The flip side of that is that I’ve written nothing. Or, almost nothing. I think this is my 19th post of the year. Now, when I used to publish at least 19 posts a month, this is a huge change.

I’m not sure yet what that means for 2019, but I’m certainly not planning on giving up my little corner of the internet yet.

And of course, the biggest change: going back to work part-time. That has been wonderful. I’m very lucky to have found the perfect job for me, working for a non-profit, and using all the skills that I have learnt through blogging to help others. What more could I have asked for?

I’m looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that 2019 will bring, and to discovering what those might be as I go along!

So, photos! My photo taking the past couple of months has been rather sporadic to be honest. But, here are a few of my favorites.

Reflections on 2018 November 1

The leaves were, as always beautiful, but an early snow fall helped get rid of the remaining ones!

Reflections on 2018 November 2

A combination of being back at work and some very early morning swim meets has meant that I have seen more sunrises this year than I can remember seeing for some time!

Reflections on 2018 November 3

The three were very tolerant when I decided that Thanksgiving was the day to take our Christmas card photo… It was -17C (feels like) that day. You can tell how cold they are from their faces. Bless them!

Reflections on 2018 November 4

So that was November, and December has passed in even more of a blur… although I do feel like a took a few more photos.

Reflections on 2018 December 1
Reflections on 2018 December 2
Reflections on 2018 December 3

What can I say about my crazy three? This was my attempt to get a photo of them on Christmas Day! Well, it’s certainly representative. Gotta love ’em!

Reflections on 2018 December 3
Reflections on 2018 December 5

We’ve been enjoying a lovely break over Christmas, making the most of the fact that it hasn’t snowed (well, it did try one day, but nothing came of it!) and spending lovely, quiet, fun time together.

Walks, movie nights, evenings with friends, Mary Poppins Returns, a visit to the MFA to see the Winnie-the-Pooh exhibition, lost teeth, lots of books, snuggling up in onesies… Altogether a wonderful vacation.

Back to school and work on Wednesday though. Boo!

So, that’s it from me for 2018. I’ll leave you with my #bestnine from Instagram. An interesting look back on the year. Not sure how I feel about the fact that I feature in four of the photos. Hmm!

Reflections on 2018

Hope you’ve all had a wonderful couple of months. Head over to my Instagram feed to see the rest of the snapshots I’ve taken in these last two months of the year.

Wishing you all a very happy New Year! Here’s to a fabulous 2019.

A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.
Eudora Welty

I began writing ‘Snapshots’ posts last summer, when my days were too busy having fun with my kids to spend time writing about the fun we were having. They are a way for me to record the moments, but not feel obliged to write War and Peace. Simply capture the days as they happen. No SEO, no pinnable images, no stress. So, I’m going to continue to write them, and keep those moments from running away.

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4 thoughts on “Snapshots of 2018: November and December”

  1. Love that Christmas Day shot of the kids. The seasons always seem so much more vivid in your photos than they do over here. Glad you’re enjoying your job, it’s a good feeling isn’t it. Have a lovely new year and I hope you continue to write in 2019. #365

  2. Happy new year to you! The kids are looking so grown up now.
    It’s good to read that you have had some positive changes in your life this year. I’m in awe of you reading 100 books in a year! I’ve read 40 this year, which is probably the most I’ve read since my eldest was a baby (when I read throughout breastfeeding).

  3. yes a blog is an upkeep and if you have no notion then it is difficult. I am like you not always an interest in upkeeping it but not ready to give it up.
    Love the Christmas day picture.
    Glad you are enjoying your job and you cannot achieve miracles with your limited time.
    lol at taking them out in the cold for your Christmas card picture.

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