Here are some highlight photos from 2022.
The first photo has some art (of course) and do you know why I like this first photo?
Well for a few reasons: The art, the “old” being preserved for the “new” or next generation, and the scale.
However, I also like the above photo because it reminded me of Breaking Bad.
The lady in the photo reminded me of the character Andrea (played by Emily Rios) because of her hair, outfit, and posture. She was Jesse Pinkman’s girlfriend (after Jane). Not sure if there are any Breaking Bad fans out there, but I had to make sure I shared this image for Mahesh to see. How fun that I was at the museum when Andrea dropped by (ha). (Breaking Bad fans will know what I am talking about)
Next up, we have more art.
We went to a few shows at the awesome “Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center” in 2022.
Below is “Culture Martha” with her quilt art. She gave us a mini interview and was so nice.
The quilt art show was special because I went with my neighbor (lower right) who became a widow in January 2022. She said this particular art show was uplifting and refreshing for her. So once again, I saw the POWER OF ART. I saw the way that art can refresh and lift us up. I saw the way art can bring us together and allow for rich conversation, smiles, and bonding.
I shared these images, of my neighbor at the art show, because the passing of her husband continues to remind me about the vapor of life we have down here. I remember to appreciate life (and lighten up) because we never know what a day might bring forth. And as the artist Haystack reminded us, “Tomorrow is not promised” -so let us all remember that as another new year is upon us. We “get” to welcome in a new year and that is no small matter. Let us smile to have air in our lungs. Life is a gift.
2022 brought change for us in July. This change was a challenge that became one of those paradigm shifts – the kind of thing that ends being amazing. At first we were surprised and puzzled. But then insight came – more insight kept coming – and then came delight. Great things unfolded and now we are thanking God and we feel so grateful. I know many of you can relate.
Speaking of paradigm shifts (but not today, not today), there was a song that came to mind after I wrote that last section. The song is called Paradigm by All Together Separate. We were first introduced to this song in Fall of 2001, which happened to be another paradigm shift for the Priorhouse. Sometimes it is hard to believe that we are in the year 2023 – someone pinch me, please.
Here is the Paradigm song:
2022 was a year of home updates.
2022 gave us time with family
Twice in 2022 we were able to visit with my stepdaughter and her family in FL.
On the recent holiday visit, we brought some gifts, which included a Cindy Lou doll (from The Grinch) for the granddaughter. We actually bought three more Cindy Lou doll’s for our nieces and this doll was so much fun because of the size.
Even though last year had lots of twos
Some things came in threes…
Starting with tres yogis
Below: Three Prior Pups
Three Prior guys….
My boys…. 🙂
Okay, I will close with another memory song, which is All the Same by the Sick Puppies. It reminds of me of when my boys were little. The “free hugs” were given out at the mall in downtown Denver (our former hometown) and one of our friends is in the video (getting a free hug). Let me know if you like the video – or the other song?
Thanks for checking out my year in review post. How was 2022 for you? Well I hope 2023 is off to a nice start – because it is here whether we were ready or not. 🙂