Unlike many people, I am ending 2011 feeling rather satisfied with the year. 2011 was the year in which I regained (or found) my emotional stability. It was also the year I embraced the fact that I am getting older (although I'm not sure these two things were related). I also had three jobs this year, each one better than the last. I started writing this blog in June of 2011 and I'm really enjoying it. Thanks to my friend Katie (SongsKateSang) for suggesting it. While I don't have a full year to choose from, here are several posts I am proud to say I wrote. I've divided them into three categories: 1. Craft projects: I personally like the "No Sew Bed Canopy" I made earlier this year because I thought of most of it myself. Mackenzie still loves it, which is a sure sign of a successful project for a kid. The most popular craft project in terms of hits is definitely my first Rag Quilt. I made it before I started writing this blog and I thought there must be a lot of rag quilts out there, but evidently not. I'm also fond of the "Scrap Fall Wreath" which can also be adapted for any time of year. 2. Reflective/inspirational/philosophical/religious posts: I'm very proud of "Musings of an Older Mom". Of all the things I have written, I would recommend it to women in their 20's and 30's raising preschool children; not so much for your kids, but for you. Some of my other favorites are "Chats with God", and "A Woman of Value." 3. Photography: I'm not a photographer, but there are a couple of posts I surprised myself. I'm thinking of "Lilies in Indiana" and "Winter Solstice".
Even though the year ended with a bit of a whimper in this area, I am very happy with my 30+ pounds of weight loss. It was (and is) the most personal stuff I have written on this blog, but based on the number of hits, it is popular.
It was a pretty good 2011. I'm looking forward to 2012.