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!