Sunday, January 6, 2013

In 2012

Well if I can squeak it in while January is still in the single digits I think I can do a year in review, in hopes of doing a follow-up post with some documentation (for my own sake) of goals plans and such for 2013. So, here it goes:

In 2012 I ...

: did not get my hair cut, not once.

: left the state of South Carolina only twice - once in May to visit friends and once in December to finally get back home to Connecticut.

: explored many places in South Carolina - including zoos, aquariums, the beach, parks, and libraries.  Visited familiar (and now nearby) places like Hilton Head, treasuring the chance to see my grandparents on a somewhat regular basis.  Visited Myrtle Beach for the first time, for an amazingly fun weekend with friends.

: hosted overnight guests on nine (I think) separate occasions.  Loved the luxury of having a guest room.

: found myself no longer in baby/toddler days, shifting completely into the busy world of preschooler days.

: settled into a new house.  Finally bought some grown up furniture.

: saw no snow.

: finally caved, and let Don buy a gun.

: watched Amy try all sorts of new things: dance class, drama class, art class, preschool (not all at the same time) with great success.

: listened to William learn to talk.

: grew comfortable with Don being away for a few weeks at a time, often.  Found new confidence.  Found that there were good surprises regarding his schedule more often than not.  Delighted in having him home like a normal working person for most of the last three months of the year.

: lost a very dear kitty.  And a betta fish.  Gained two goldfish.

: watched my kids grow closer and closer with each other.

: learned how to make pizza... or rather, how to make good pizza.

: maintained very special old friendships and formed very special new ones.

: finally made peace with knitting, once and for all.  I even completed my first person-sized sweater, showing here:


: finished two quilts, one huge crocheted afghan, and two baby blankets. Sewed two other quilt tops and a Halloween costume.  Wished I did more. 

And I think that's all I've got for now... no doubt there are other items of note.  It has been a good year for everyone, and I'm looking forward to everything 2013 may hold!

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