I heard someone say that she "names the year" each year. Hers was The Year of Yes. I thought about it and determined that I don't want to name my year. First of all, I don't think there was one ongoing theme for the year. If there was, it would probably be The Year of Yelling as I did quite a bit of that. But who wants to remember their year by such a horrible name? We'll just leave it nameless and do a recap of All Things 2011.
We had snow, warm feet, and sneak attacks by action figures. I also spent a bit of time trying to figure out my odd neighbor.
I did a lot of cooking and baking. I guess that's what happens when you get stuck in the house during the winter months. (Let's hope it doesn't happen again this year!) Some notable things I made were cinnamon rolls, broccoli cheese soup, and chicken tortilla soup. I just love comfort food! We also booked a train vacation that later ended up becoming a nightmare! Valentine's Day was celebrated with homemade chocolates and a gift that was not very well received!
I tried some new things. I made homemade sourdough bread, which was a lot of fun while it lasted. I haven't made any in a while and I really need to get back to it! I planted tomato seeds, which yielded a fabulous garden in the summer.
I went on vacation and organized a sting op around my mailbox. I enjoyed the spring flowers as they blossomed.
I celebrated 15 years of marriage with a trip to Las Vegas and had bad photos taken. I also coordinated a Mother-Daughter Banquet for nearly 200 guests.
I had a birthday and remembered my younger days. In my younger days, there was no such thing as texting. I planted a garden and cleaned out my basement. I travelled to Niagara Falls and made some poor parenting decisions that had traumatic results.
I discovered where I'm from, made S'Mores cupcakes, and saw a girl nearly take her life.
Potato Stories were discussed; cell phone pics were aired. I did a lot of venting that you surely don't want to read again. I must have been pretty grouchy in August.
Our big train trip was nearly cancelled but was redeemed with only a few glitches. The school called 911 for my daughter, I made my own salsa, and ran a 10K.
We painted a room during our Staycation and I discovered how much I love homemade tortillas. I also began my new time-consuming hobby of couponing.
I wrote a letter to my 18-year old self, began a new sourdough starter, and made pies.
I got really busy in December. I had a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit but finally found time to take my family's Christmas photos. I also found time to bake up a storm and poke fun at Christmas Carols.
OK, maybe I will name the year...The Year of Busy!