I thought it would be fun to come back from my blogging break with a little look at the year that was, revisiting posts that encapsulate my year.
My One Word for the year was LOVE. More about my struggle to choose a word this year-- and tips for those of you who would like to choose a word-- coming this week.
I tried my hand at poetry. The Noise Symphony won't win any awards, but it's still true.
I hit upon a faster and easier way to make baked potato soup. I also shared recipes for marinated pork tenderloin, Moravian chicken pie and Delicious Chicken in the crockpot (recipe at the end of the post).
I was inspired by the book BREAD AND WINE, which is, right now, only $2.99 as an ebook download. I was also inspired by A MILLION LITTLE WAYS. It is not $2.99 right now, but it's still worth reading.
I celebrated "So Much More Than Happy Birthday" when my third child turned 17. This post seemed to hit home with a lot of you.
I mused over what the neighbors would say... does your real life match your online persona?
I discovered that my kids are all the ages... and so am I.
I started a God Box.
I suggested things to do with a rotisserie chicken. You might snicker at this but it's gotten a good many repins on Pinterest, so someone out there needed it.
I shared how journaling helps get me out of the blues.
These weren't necessarily my top posts of the year, but they were the ones that stood out to me personally-- the ones that best reflected my state of mind, and heart, in 2013.
2013, my husband and I decided the other day, wasn't a bad year. There were some good things that happened for sure. But it isn't a year we're sad to see go either. We're anticipating an amazing 2014.
I hope you are too.