Wow, it's hard to believe another year is over. Surely, I can't possibly be aging at the same rate as calendar years are turning?
Just for fun, and because I have no inspirational new-year's-resolutions to share, let's revisit this past year's most viewed blog posts, as well as my own favorites.
- to change things up, I criticized a popular homeschool curriculum, and wrote about the best thrift store find of 2010.
- another busy month! I reposted "The Gender Wars are Over", expressed my disgust at homos pushing their agenda in public schools, explained why I do not support our troops, lamented the sad state of our tax system, and - on a happier note - announced my pregnancy with Anna.
- I was in the throes of severe morning sickness, and blogging less. My personal favorite was this cookie jar.
- not blogging much for summer break, but I did give my 2 cents on the employment crisis.
- this month featured my husband again being exonerated, a warning against "Christian businessmen", and vaccines.
- Solomon stirred up an unexpected debate with his post, while I blogged about TSA molesting travelers for their "protection".
- Anna's birth announcement was the highlight of the year, and her birth story was nothing short of miraculous.
Surprisingly, I did NOT make Babble's list of Top 50 Mommy Bloggers. Not even in the "controversial" category. Although personally, I think that category is pretty boring and not very true to its name. And if I have to be short-haired broad blogging on the New York Times website about such topics as "a complex and unconventional family" that "took five adults to bring two little children [...] into the world" using reproductive technology to make it to #1, I hope I never get on that list.
And as for my new-year's-resolutions? Hm, let's see - in 2011, I resolve to...
- get through an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 diaper changes without once loosing my lunch (number depends on how soon Becky will be completely out of diapers).
- wash ca. 1,000 loads of laundry without 1) disintegrating any ball point pens in the dryer and ruining a complete load; 2) loosing more than half of our socks to - wait, where DO they all go? 3) more than 50% of my laundry consisting of clean clothes that got put in the dirty hamper by mistake.
- spend no more than 6 hours per day in the kitchen, and no more than 2 hours per day running errands.
- have enough brain power left at the end of the day to be able to tell my toothbrush apart from everyone else's (and to have the energy left to want to brush my teeth).
- cook and serve a total of 7,665 healthy, balanced, nutritious, and tasty meal servings for our family, and then watch at least one person at each meal picking over their food slowly because they don't like it. It's statistics, folks - with seven people eating, there will always be someone who doesn't like some part of any meal. Including Anna eating solids for the second half of 2011 brings the total to 8,212 servings. I won't even try to include all the food I cook for various church functions in this statistic.
- not fall asleep every day from the boredom of listening to another child learning to read simple blends and sounding out hundreds of consonant-vowel-consonant words like tan, ten, tin, ton. Rinse and repeat ad nauseam.
- not quit my full-time, unpaid, indentured servitude as laundress, cook, maid, teacher, cab driver, nurse, secretary, purchasing agent, entertainer, judge, jury, and executioner.
- produce about 60 gallons of milk while accomplishing all of the above, and feed them to baby Anna any time she likes, day or night.
"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." - Galatians 6:9