Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 in Review

Another year has come and gone. My mom always said the older you get  the faster time goes by. I am starting to understand that statement. It seems like just yesterday we were ringing in 2012 and now 2013 upon us. This has not been the best year and the last two months have really stunk but I am hopeful that things are getting better each day.

Looking back on mt To Do and To Do Not lists for this year things have not been very successful. The only thing I managed to complete was to move (but that was not by choice), see my doctor and spend quality time together (although there is still room for improvement on this one as well).

Reading wise I am down from my 43 books read in 2011 to 36 books for 2011 for a total of 11,295 pages read. Here is my lit of books read in 2012:


1)    In Sheep’s Clothing: A Torie O’Shea Mystery by Rett MacPherson (12/28/11-1/7/12: 259 pages)
2)    All Wound Up: The Yarn Harlot Writes for a Spin by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (1/7-1/14/12: 235 pages)
3)    Captive Star (Book 2 of The Stars of Mirtha Trilogy) by Nora Roberts (1/14-1/20/12: 263 pages)
4)    The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club by Gil McNeil (1/20-1/27/12: 404 pages)
5)    On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder (1/27-2/4/12: 339 pages)
6)    Somewhere Along the Way: A Harmony Novel by Jodi Thomas (2/4-2/10/12: 432 pages)
7)    Spun By Sorcery by Barbara Bretton (2/10-2/18/12: 324 pages)
8)    Thou Shalt Not Grill: A Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery by Tamar Myers (2/18-2/26/12: 227 pages)
9)    Thicker Than Water: A Torie O’Shea Mystery by Rett MacPherson (2/26-3/3/12: 226 pages)
10)  By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder (3/3-3/11/12: 290 pages)
11)  Secret Star (Book 3 of The Stars of Mirtha Trilogy) by Nora Roberts (3/11-3/18/12: 308 pages)
12)  Assault and Pepper: A Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery by Tamar Myers (3/18-3/26/12: 227 pages)
13)  Dead Man Running: A Torie O’Shea Mystery by Rett MacPherson (3/26-4/1/12: 230 pages)
14)  The Garden Intrigue: A Pink Carnation Book by Lauren Willig (4/2-4/18/12: 389 pages)
15)  Grape Expectations: A Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery by Tamar Myers (4/19-4/29/12: 231 pages)
16)  The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder (4/29-5/8/12: 335 pages)
17)  Died in the Wool: A Torie O’Shea Mystery by Rett MacPherson (5/8-5/15/12: 226 pages)
18)  The Doublet Affair: An Ursula Blanchard Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I’s Court by Fiona Buckley (5/15-6/3/12: 294 pages)
19)  16 Lighthouse Road: A Cedar Cove Book by Debbie Macomber (6/3-6/17: 377 pages)
20)  Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (6/17-6/24/12: 307 pages)
21)  204 Rosewood Lane: A Cedar Cove Book by Debbie Macomber (6/24-7/5/12: 379 pages)
22)  Needles and Pearls by Gil McNeil (7/5-7/18/12: 415 pages)
23)  Blue Dahlia (Book One of the In the Garden Trilogy) by Nora Roberts (7/19-7/31/12: 296 pages)
24)  Inside Scientology: The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion by Janet Reitman (8/1-8/18/12: 425 pages)
25)  Cast On, Kill Off: A Knitting Mystery by Maggie Sefton (8/18-8/22/12: 294 pages)
26)  These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder (8/22-8/27/12: 289 pages)
27)  Defending Jacob: A Novel by William Landay (8/27-9/4/12: 421 pages)
28)  Buried in Buttercream: A Savannah Reid Mystery by G.A. McKevett (9/4-9/12/12: 277 pages)
29)  My Life Outside the Ring by Hulk Hogan with Mark Dagostino (9/12-9/16/12: 304 pages)
30)  A Fatal Fleece: A Seaside Knitters Mystery by Sally Goldenbaum (9/16-9/26/12: 321 pages)
31)  A Discovery of Witches (Book One of the All Souls Series) by Deborah Harkness (9/26-10/19/12: 579 pages)
32)  Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Olsen and Learned to Love to Being Hated by Alison Arngrim (10/19-11/5/12: 302 pages)
33)  Spells & Stitches: A Sugar Maple Book by Barbara Bretton (11/5-11/22/12: 319 pages)
34)  Hell Hath No Curry: A Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery by Tamar Myers (11/23-12/1/12: 263 pages)
35)  The Blood Ballad: A Torie O’Shea Mystery by Rett MacPherson (12/1-12/9/12: 228 pages)
36)  As the World Churns: A Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery by Tamar Myers (12/10-12/24/12: 260 pages)

As always there is a lot of chick lit and cozy mysteries in my list. However this year I have read quite a bit of non-fiction as well. I also joined Goodreads and started listening to the 2 Knit Lit Chicks podcast which made my to read list increase quite a bit.

On the knitting front I managed to completed 74 items in 2012 for a total of 7017 yards knit. These projects include:

10 toys/monsters
20 Christmas ornaments
1 cowl
1 neck warmer
2 vests
2 pieces of jewelery
1 afghan square
1 pair of toddler mittens
3 shawls
1 pair of fingerless mitts
3 pairs of socks
6 hats
1 chair cover
2 baby sweaters
1 pillow cover
19 dishcloths

Tomorrow will be the annual To Do and To Do Not lists for 2012. There is going to be a lot going on this year. Until next time ....

2 comments:

Agnes Berthelot said...

How did you manage to read so many? You have achieved a lot in the past year ... may the mojo continue into 2013!
Happy New Year!

g-girl said...

Even though you did not do so well with regard to your to do and to not do lists, you definitely surpassed me in both the knitting and reading!!