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Goodbye 2016

Well another year is gone. We've lost great musicians like Prince and David Bowie and actor Alan Rickman and of course John Glen and many, many more. We went through a horrible election year. The bitterness, name calling, lies, lies and more lies makes it hard to appreciate the right to vote.

On a personal note, I entered two quilts in the Ohio State Fair and one quilt got People's Choice. My parents celebrated 50 years of marriage, my husband and I celebrated our 20 year anniversary and took a vacation to Key West, Florida.

River earned a total of 46 ribbons in C-WAGS scent games and earned her Level 2 Title, Level 4 Title, Level 1 ACE Title, and Level 3 ACE Title. She also earned 2 ribbons, both first place, in barn hunting and her Open Title.

This year was a little slow on blogging but that's okay. I'm not competing with anyone. I had around 35 posts and the summer was really slow. Sorry, but I'm outside most of that time and not sitting at a computer or sewing machine so nothing really gets done.

In addition to going to Key West, Florida in October, we also saw Anthony Bourdain at the Palace theatre. We enjoy watching all of his TV shows and seeing him in person talk about his travels was fun too.

On Christmas eve, we were treated to an adult Cooper's Hawk eating his prey. He had caught a small house sparrow and decided to use the neighbor's fence as his perch to eat his meal on. We got about 7 minutes of video before he flew away but that was a sight you don't see everyday.

We also went to the Chinese Lantern Festival held at the State fairgrounds. This is the festivals first year, I think, here in Columbus and I hope it comes back next year. There were a lot of people for the space it was in which made it hard to get around. The lanterns were really well done and it was something different to go see. We had a nice evening walking around looking at all the lanterns.


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