At the end of 2009 and 2010, I linked back to my top ten most commented posts. I'm not sure if anyone cares, but I like looking back refreshing my memory, so why not do it again? I have more than ten on here, but some of them were ties in the number of comments.
9. Hallelujah, By and By
8. Food and Resolve
7d. Just Breathe
7c. Food and Resolve
7b. To all the parents who have a baby that will not sleep
6. Her hands held history
5c. Bitter Tears
5b. In A Year
5a. He Is, I Am, We Are
4. Run Around
3. Love Notes
2. A Working Mom's Grace
1. Absent Truth
I don't really make resolutions and don't plan on starting any time soon, but there are some goals I hope to achieve in 2012 (wow, it's going to take awhile to get used to writing that!).
+ keep running. Of course. I'm already signed up for a half-marathon at the end of April. I start training for it next week. I've given myself more weeks to train than needed, because I want to make sure I run it strong and have time to make up weeks in case of sickness, etc.
+ Run more races. Races are great for accountability, but also, I need to work on the mental game. I am not used to running with other people. I run alone, all the time. So put me on a road full of other runners and I panic. I convince myself that they're all faster than me, that I'm going to finish last or make a fool of myself. I need to get over this.
+ Replace our kitchen linoleum with per go or something else that is nicer than the linoleum. This would be pretty much anything. Since we're no longer able to budget a house cleaner (MAJOR SAD FACE), I need a kitchen floor that is easier to clean and I'm willing to pay money to make that happen. Plus it'll look nicer. Linoleum sucks.
+ Keep reading. Last year, I read over 100 books. I'd like to do that again this year
+ Blog more. I used to blog a lot. I don't as much anymore. Partly because I don't have the time I used to, partly because I sometimes don't know what to say.
+ Send more mail. If I send two cards a month, that's two people who will have a good day when they open the mailbox.
+ Keep being awesome. That one is simple enough.
I turn thirty in 2012. I alternate between being terrified and not really caring. I feel like I did so much in my 20s. Got married, started a career, had babies, that I'm not really sure what's left for the 30s. Except maybe grey hair and wrinkles? (just kidding, everyone already in your 30s). But at the same time, it's a new chapter, a new adventure, and I'm kind of excited to see what it'll bring. Oh, and if anyone talks to my husband, two words: surprise party. Even if it's a BYOB BBQ in the backyard, I don't care. Thirty years is a very long time on this planet and I've yet to have a surprise party. Shameful.
Most of all, I hope 2012 is just full of blessings. Have a happy (and safe) New Year's Eve!