I did a lot with solar decorative lighting, too, which looked really cute. We also had hugh plastic urns we put under the deck with plants in them (to keep the day care kids from climbing under our deck) and they looking kinda cool, too.
Last year before Gav's accident, we were going to put up a green house at the farm. This year after getting all the supplies, we decided not to go forward with that project (anyone want to buy a greenhouse?) and have come up with ways to bring in the tropical plants to winter indoors that won't take up too much room.
We have had some fun company - visits from the Feb/March birthday gang, and we attended our first same sex wedding this year that was just beautiful! We've played lots of Cards Against Humanity. I did go to a pig roast in Mount Union with a friend and after having some darn fine pork, won $100! I used the winnings to take Gav and my folks out for a steak dinner! Nothing exciting but sometimes, nothing exciting is better, you know?