2013 wrap-up

2013 was, for me, a year with a lot of changes. And by a lot, I mean A LOT. I left a job, sold a house, moved to Indiana, started a new job, moved back to Michigan, started another new job, and moved again into a second apartment. Despite all the self-inflicted upheaval, though, we are really pleased with where we are. We’re delighted to be back in Mount Pleasant and have been welcomed back into the community by old friends. We’re back to being a relatively quick drive away from my folks and it’s been really terrific to get together with them regularly. And my new job is going well. It’s definitely very different from the other places I’ve worked, but I feel like there is a lot that I can do and that I am doing it well.

According to Goodreads, I managed to read 40 books this year.

Goodreads 2013 stats photo Goodreads_My_Review_Stats_-_2013-12-31_090735_zps30e5f04c.pngForty that I remembered to add to Goodreads, at any rate. I’m sure that there are at least a few that I forgot to record.

I thought I’d add some stats from Flickr, but then remembered that they only offer them going back about a month – LAME. I also found Facebook’s year in review to be super-boring (this is possibly because what I post is boring, but I’ll choose the popular way: blame Facebook). In putting together this post I also realized that I’d never installed a stats plugin here (until now), so I’ve got nothing to share there for this year. Ah well!

Though I disappointingly did not find a tidy way to see them on Ravelry, I did a tally and noticed that, yeah, I did a lot of knitting this year: 185 finished objects! That includes over 70 Cunning Hats and about two dozen xmas gifts. I participated in the Harry Potter Knit Crochet House Cup in the Winter, Spring, and Fall terms (stupidly I just missed the deadline to be sorted for winter 2014 – guess I’ll be participating as a Student on Sabbatical this time!).

I’m looking forward to another productive year in 2014. I’m planning to keep up with reading and knitting and to do a lot more sewing than I did in 2013. I’m also looking forward to doing more Blythe stuff – with all the moves, my dolls were packed away for a good portion of the year and I’m happy to say that they have now reemerged (and are ready for some hair treatments – holy static cling!). How was your year? Did you meet your goals? Do the things you wanted to do?