Hello! I hope everyone had a happy new year celebration and will have a great, prosperous and healthy new year in 2013!
As promised, I would like to take this opportunity to "recap" the blog over the last year. I focused on the photos I took each day, but then will add a few more tidbits! Wow, what a year for sure....
But before I begin, a "behind the scenes" look at the fact I almost forgot to write on three occasions; I was already in bed, reading or playing with Word with Friends when I would realize (sometimes at 11:45 or 11:50pm that I needed to post!). On one occasion I was already asleep, but woke up in a sweat thinking I missed that 12:00 midnight deadline! I've also blogged frantically in the car (NOT driving) and trying to post before midnight when my phone was acting up or I could not get a decent signal for wi-fi!
On a few occasions I know I blogged past midnight, but I started before it; no matter, it posts when you push "publish"! Most of the posts in Janurary and February were done on the computer, but after I got my iPhone, I began posting from the phone since it made it so easy to do so, especially after taking decent photos etc. I think my best photos are from my SLR camera, although you probably cannot tell the difference really.
Also, no one "guest blogged", but my husband certainly gave me a few ideas over the past year. Some days were easier than others by viture of what was going on or what I was doing. I also did only a few posts in advance, but that was early on, because the "gist" of this year was to live each day and write about a moment to be thankful. I think going over the past year was good because so much happened that we tend to forget; ie., the Olympics! No one is thinking about the Games today, but it was just a few months ago we were all glued to the TV watching our favorite athletes in our favorite sports!
So here is goes from the photo aspect:
Family- 70; Quilting (including fabric, people I quilt with, quilt show, quilts etc.)- 65; Nature - 50; Friends - 52; Dogs (mine and others)-23; Fitness/Soccer (biking/running/JMU Woman's soccer) - 15; Olympics - 11; Food - 10; Technology - 8; Tributes - 4; Weddings - 2.
One post did not have a photo and I don't remember why. My Pac-man post was funny, and I did reach my goal this year and finally broke the 100,000 mark with a 102, 960 game!!!
I had two posts that had the same photos (oops!), the white daffodil and orange butterfly on a pink daisy; also had five photos from my wedding 25 years ago.
Lastly, a few "once-in-a-lifetime" photos: Meeting King Peggy; Capitol Hill for the Mattie Miracle Symposium; the 56' yacht ride around the Chesapeake Bay; the Stella Walsh Documentary in process; and the visit to Barry Dixon's estate at Elway Hall in Warrenton, Virginia.
This blog is certainly NOT over, I will post, but not daily for awhile. I promise though, if I feel that I'm missing it, I will start up again. This was certainly an exercise of diligence and commitment to my original goal. So check back if you wish, and I hope you had some take-aways this year. If I could leave one take away now is to "live in the moment and cherish each day"! That is my wish for you!