Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 Year in Review

2009 has been an interesting year for sure. I had to have surgery, 17 days later I was laid off and I still have not found a job. However, I have been at home with Clark which has been amazing. So while some bad things happened all in all I think 2009 was an ok year. Not bad, not great just ok.

So now is the time to look back on my 2009 To Do and To Do Not lists and see how I did. I managed to get new glasses, pay off my credit cards, be the best wife and mother I could be, incorporate the Fly Lady routines into my day, clean up the basement, and sort of clean Clark's closet (things don't fall on me when I open it anymore). I also managed to smash my goal of reading 20 books for the year. I managed to read 33 books (10616 pages) this past year which is a HUGE number for me. Here is my 2009 book read list

1)All He Ever Wanted by Anita Shreve (12/15/08-1/8/09:310 pages)
2)The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems (By Teaching You How to Ask the Right Questions) by Tracy Hogg & Melinda Blau (1/8-1/24/09:390 pages)
3)Free Range Knitter by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (1/24-2/9/09:228 pages)
4)A Slaying in the Suburbs: The Tara Grant Murder by Steve Miller and Andrea Billups (2/9-2/20/09:294 pages)
5)Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate With Your Baby by Tracy Hogg & Melinda Blau (2/20-3/1/09:276 pages)
6)The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory (3/1-3/29/09:393 pages)
7)The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig (3/29-4/18/09:428 pages)
8)The Rossetti Letter by Christi Phillips (4/18-5/11/09:438 pages)
9)The Masque of the Black Tulip by Lauren Willig (5/11-6/4:432 pages)
10)The Deception of the Emerald Ring by Lauren Willig (6/4-6/23/09:387 pages)
11)Knit Fast, Die Young by Mary Kruger (6/23-6/29/09:293 pages)
12)STORItelling by Tori Spelling (6/29-7/3/09:276 pages)
13)The Seduction of the Crimson Rose by Lauren Willig (7/3-7/16/09:385 pages)
14)A Killer Stitch: A Knitting Mystery by Maggie Sefton (7/16-7/24/09:264 pages)
15)The Temptation of the Night Jasmine by Lauren Willig (7/24-8/4/09:388 pages)
16)Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber (8/4-8/10/09:377 pages)
17)Casting Spells by Barbara Bretton (8/10-8/16/09:308 pages)
18)The Cat Who Could Read Backwards by Lilian Jackson Braun (8/16-8/20/09:250 pages)
19)The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory (8/20-9/5/09:502 pages)
20)Just Desserts: A Savannah Reid Mystery by G.A. McKevett (9/5-9/9/09:294 pages)
21)Susannah’s Garden by Debbie Macomber (9/9-9/13/09:347 pages)
22)Mommywood by Tori Spelling (9/13-9/21/09:243 pages)
23)Bitter Sweets: A Savannah Reid Mystery by G.A. McKevett (9/22-9/28/09:293 pages)
24)Killer Calories: A Savannah Reid Mystery by G.A. McKevett (9/28-10/9/09:295 pages)
25)Dyer Consequences: A Knitting Mystery by Maggie Sefton (10/9-10/17/09:312 pages)
26)Cooked Goose: A Savannah Reid Mystery by G.A. McKevett (10/17-10/24/09:295 pages)
27)KnitLit: Sweaters and Their Stories … And Other Writing About Knitting by Linda Roghaar & Molly Wolf, Editors (10/24-11/5/09:270 pages)
28)Sugar and Spite: A Savannah Reid Mystery by G.A. McKevett (11/5-11/16/09:266 pages)
29)Fat Girl: A True Story by Judith Moore (11/16-11/28/09:196 pages)
30)Sour Grapes: A Savannah Reid Mystery by G.A. McKevett (11/28-12/4/09:249 pages)
31)Blood Brothers (Book 1 of the Sign of Seven Trilogy) by Nora Roberts (12/4-12/13/09:314 pages)
32)The Hollow (Book 2 of the Sign of Seven Trilogy) by Nora Roberts (12/13-12/21/09:318 pages)
33)The Pagan Stone (Book 3 of the Sign of Seven Trilogy) by Nora Roberts (12/21-12/28/09:305 pages)

Knitting wise I did not complete many projects this year. In fact there was a 6 month gap, from June to December, where I did not complete anything. However, I did manage to complete:

3 dishcloths (here, here and here)
2 hats (here and here)
A baby sweater
One pair of socks
A baby vest
A wine cozy
A turtle
A book sweater
A blanket

I wish you all a safe and happy new year. I will be back tomorrow with my 2010 To Do and To Do Not lists. Until next time ....

3 comments:

Channon said...

Congrats! Neat that you track your pages read too. In this digital age, it's neat to see page counts. (Obviously, simple things amuse me...)

Happy 2010!

Robin said...

Great read list. As the years pass, it comforts me to keep track of thethings I complete. Great sense of accomplishment. Happy 2010!

g-girl said...

what a great idea to keep track of all the books you read and a timeline for how long it takes you to start and finish them. :) how were the tori spelling books? how was fat girl? My sister has that but I know has yet to read it. Hmm..can't wait to see you list of to do's and to don'ts (yet another great idea!). :)