Happy New Year! Did you do anything exciting to ring in 2013? We went to dinner early with friends, then watched Tooth Fairy with the fur-girls. Cute movie, with a sweet reminder that adults are flawed and need to be forgiven sometimes too.
2012 was a productive year. I managed to read 68 books, which far surpassed my mostly unshared goal of reading at least 52 books. Thanks Basically Blogless Susan and gMarie! A few others shared books with me too, and I truly appreciate them all. My favorites from last year were the Southern Cousin cozies (better known in my mind as the Elvis Hound-dog series) and the Wine Country mysteries.
Two books remained unfinished; Don’t Know Much about Mythology and The Reservoir. … Mythology is a decent book, but I *DO* know much about the subject. I’ll keep it on my i-stuff, in my Kindle library as a reference book, but if YOU don’t know much about mythology from any given culture, check it out. …Reservoir got good reviews, and it has a rather local setting which normally is a win for me, but I guess Hawthorne is the only “ancestral guilt” author I enjoy?
- 3 baby hats
- 2 baby sleep sacks
- 2 completed baby blankets
- 2 headbands
- 1 toy
- 1 infinity scarf
- 1 scarflette
- 1 adult hat
- 1 cloth
While I was really happy with all of my finished objects this year, I think the owlie sleep sack was my favorite. I hope Baby was able to use it with some of the cool days we’ve had recently. (Baby is now five months old…)
But I’m most proud that we’re over halfway through my first year as League president, and the fur-girls and I continue to log 20++ miles weekly. I’ve also maintained my weight loss for roughly 18 months now. It fluctuates more than Weight Watchers allows its life members to do, but since I didn’t get squat for reaching my goal and maintaining as an online subscriber, I dropped my membership and made up my own rules. My clothes still fit (and in some cases, I’ve gone done a size since reaching my goal), and I know that my body is really into retaining fluid and such, so… *I* say I’ve maintained and I thank WW for their fine assistance, but for me, staying within 2 lbs. of my goal is crazy-making. I refuse to be a slave to the scale, and I’d like to thank the shoddy manufacturing practices AND vanity sizing for assuring that I have a WIDE range of numbers that are quite normal in my clothing sizes too. (Has anyone else noticed that her bra size has changed with some companies, even though “the girls” have not?!)
I’m also very happy that we’ve maintained Sissy’s right eye for another year. Assuming we stay the course for this year too, next year this time, I’ll be holding Vision Vet to her probably off-the-cuff comment roughly two years ago that *IF* we could get Sis and that eye to age 6, maybe then we could breathe a sigh of relief. We’re also holding our own with her food allergies, ear infections and with Gg’s environmental allergies. I suspect Gg has also developed food sensitivities (grains?) too, but she is okay when we stick to Sissy’s diet pretty closely, so… we do, most of the time.
What I’m not pleased with is that the blogs remain my only writing outlets. I also miss singing in a choir, but since I’ve signed on for an unprecedented second term as JLC president, some things just have to wait. However, I am taking a sewing class on Saturday, so there’s one for the bucket list!
What were your successes in 2012? Anything noteworthy on your 2013 bucket list?