Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 in Retrospect

I did this a couple of years ago and found it fun, so I am going to do it again.

I RUINED or lost:
Our home
My beloved doggy, Clover (she was 14 years old)

25 pounds (but I've gained some (MOST) of that back...UGH!)

I EXPERIENCED for the first time:
Being there when a pet is put to sleep (don't want to do that again!)

Rexburg, Idaho

Preston, Idaho
Ventura, California

(it was a low-key year for travel)

I READ (and loved):
I actually read 60 books this year, but these are the only ones that earned my 5-star rating:
A Drowned Maiden's Hair by Laura Amy Schlitz
A Season of Gifts by Richard Peck
Captain Wentworth's Diary by Amanda Grange
Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
In Trying Times, Just Keep Trying by Merrilee Boyack
Peculiar In A Good Way by Mar Ellen Edmunds
Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
Talking With God by Robert L Millett
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Miracle of Forgiveness by Spencer W Kimball
The Pearl of Great Price
The Remarkable Soul of a Woman by Dieter F. Uchtdorf

More books than I care to admit (this one hasn't changed)(Check out
More perspective on depression
A new granddaughter, Eliza
A new niece, Grace

All three seasons of Lark Rise to Candleford (my new faves from the BBC)
Tangled...Rapunzel is my new favorite Disney princess!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part I)
How to Train your Dragon

Pandora Radio...created dozens of my own channels and I'm loving it!

New friendships
Several cards for our card swap group
Order out of the chaos once known as our garage (there is actually one car in there now!)

I was TAUGHT/learned…
…that there are many lessons that I need to keep learning over till I get them right
…that 5 year olds are the sweetest, most creative, loving, exasperating creatures on earth
...that homeschooling is not for wimps!


Season and Isabella said...

What a beautiful wrap up! Love it! I agree with so many things on there. I hope you always remember what an incredible person you are and all the things you contribute everyday to so many! And I am so glad to have your book list! So grateful for you and your friendship! Happy New Year!
PS - Next year I want one of those traveling ones to say Denver and have a big picture of you and me with my extra cheesy grin. :)!

Diana Alm said...

hi there! its diana =) i love this post! its great and clever. interesting toread about all the things you have learned, experienced, etc...