• memories,  year in review

    so long 2013, don’t let the door hit you on the way out

    In 20 minutes this year will be over. Honestly, I didn’t think I’d still be awake by now but we watched two episodes of Buffy in a row and then it was suddenly after eleven. I took a shower and now I’m just waiting. Not sure why. I think it’s because I’m just eager for this year to finally be over. Done. And I am pretty sure I’ll be kicking myself  a year from now, but I just don’t have it in me to do my yearly wrap up on the blog. This isn’t particularly a year I want to remember. It’s been one of the lousiest years I can…

  • memories,  year in review

    the year of going places

    Like the Year of Doing Things I had in 2010, this year turned out to be my Year of Going Places (Quebec City, Kingston, Toronto, Ottawa, New York City). What I didn’t expect was how much I didn’t actually BLOG about GOING PLACES. I was sure I had. Sometimes updating facebook and twitter makes it feel like I updated my blog. I think for 2013 I am going to make a better effort to blog more and update FB less. I miss blogging, and I don’t actually like FB. I need to kick that habit. So… here’s my 2012 in review, point form. January (6 posts) as in 2011, I…

  • memories,  the anomaly that is me,  year in review

    that time when i do that thing where i look back at the last 12 months

    I have been going through all my December wrap up posts and have noticed a theme – I have had a lot of sucky years in a row. I used to be really good at finding the positive and having hope that there will be a bright side coming our way, but I have to say I’ve lost that ability and it makes me sad. Even through all of the negative there is always positive and that positive is more and more close to what really matters in life – the love of my husband, family and friends. All those little things that often get overlooked because you’re spending too…

  • the anomaly that is me,  year in review

    the year of doing things

    I’ve been reading through my end-of-year posts and have noticed a pattern – most of the years have sucked. Normally I would have had a stellar 2009 and 2010 would have sucked, but 2009 was miserable and 2010 just continued that trend. Am I looking forward to 2011? I have no idea. To be honest, I am scared of what 2011 will bring. If my usual pattern held up, I’d have a lovely 2011 with good luck and happy times. But I don’t know if that will happen. This is the first year that I have not suffered a loss of a family member in 3 years. 2007 saw the…

  • the anomaly that is me,  year in review

    you’re not there yet

    Glasses raised we all say cheers Could this be the one Our new year ~ Tori Amos, Our New Year @)–>—- Every year I do this long year in review sort of post. I’m just not feeling it this year. I don’t know why. Perhaps because 2009 was such a lousy year for so many people, in so many ways. I’m not being a Negative Nelly on purpose, I just know what has happened in the lives of the people I love and care about. At work alone, 3 people have left their spouses, and I just found out about a fourth right before Christmas. Only that person isn’t in…