Monday, December 31, 2018

2018 in Review

Well what a year 2018 has been. Nothing went according to what I thought would happen at the end of 2017. I am not even going to go back and look at what my goals were because I know that I did not meet any of them. And I am ok with that. I had a rough pregnancy - both physically and mentally - and I had to take care of myself first and foremost.

Knitting wise I finished two market bags and three preemie hats. I have three WIPs on the needles - a baby blanket, baby sweater and a Christmas stocking that did not get finished in time.

In reading news I finished 17 books for a total of 4882 pages. Here is my list of books.

1)      A Stash of One’s Own: Knitters on Loving, Living with, and Letting Go of Yarn by Clara Parks (12/27-1/3/18: 146 pages)
2)      Today Matters: 12 Daily Practices to Guarantee Tomorrow’s Success by John C. Maxwell (11/6-1/6/18: 239 pages)
3)      Killer Reunion: A Savannah Reid Mystery by G.A. McKevett (1/4-1/12/18: 307 pages)
4)      A Weekend to Change Your Life: Find Your Authentic Self After a Lifetime of Being All Things to All People by Joan Anderson (1/7-2/12/18-: 252 pages)
5)      Death of a Cozy Writer: A St. Just Mystery by G.M. Malliet (1/12-1/24/18: 298
6)      Every Body on Deck: A Savannah Reid Mystery by G.A. McKevett (1/25-2/2/18: 308 pages)
7)      A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold (2/3-2/13/18: 284 pages)
8)      The Urban Monk: Eastern Wisdom and Modern Hacks to Stop Time and Find Success, Happiness and Peace by Pedram Shojai, OMD (2/12-3/24/18: 261 pages)
9)      The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin (2/14-2/25/18: 566 pages)
10)  Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm by Mardi Jo Link (2/25-3/10/18: 262 pages)
11)  The Good Goodbye by Carla Buckley (3/10-3/23/18: 348 pages)
12)  The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig (3/24-4/8/18: 358 pages)
13)  The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters by Emily Esfahani Smith (3/24-5/12/18: 235 pages)
14)  The Good House by Ann Leary (4/8-5/9/2018: 292 pages)
15)  What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith (5/15-9/20/18: 223 pages)
16)  The Knitters Gift by Bernadette Murphy (5/16-6/16/18: 246 pages)
17)  Yarned and Dangerous: A Tangled Web Mystery by Sadie Hartwell (7/7-7/28/18: 257 pages)

I am looking forward to 2019. I am hoping for a year that is more peaceful and less eventful. We will see what happens. Until next time ....

1 comment:

A :-) said...

I love that you read one of Joan Anderson's books. She's been such an influence in my life. Happy New Year!