2012 is finally over. THANK GOD! 2012 rewind, here i go:
worst parts: losing loved ones: daddy, mary, shane, bella, and zoe; the passing of ray bradbury; kristy moving
best parts: hot springs with nick, willie nelson, rodeo with gabe, pulling off nick's party, glen rose with mom, going full-time
let’s be frank: this year was shit. it was awful in every sense of the word. but i know that i have it better and easier than so many others, despite the year's tremendous hardships. so now on to the resolutions.
in 2012, i resolved to:
1) work seriously on the bradbury project. maybe even go to ohio to see the manuscripts.
-yes. while i never did make it to ohio, i did finish this project. FINALLY.
2) learn the new sewing machine (emmie) backwards and forwards
-yes. emmie and i have a great relationship.
3) cook more
-sure. this one is kind of hard to gauge since so much of the year was spent traveling between the house and various hospitals. mom cooked a lot, but we ate out a lot, too. i going to call this one a fail.
in 2013, i will:
1) write more—even if it’s just five minutes a day
2) choose joy
best of 2012 (the best things i've encountered this year [either truly great or awesomely bad or entertaining])
*shadow divers – robert kurson
*the big sleep – raymond chandler
*dark places – gillian flynn
*graceling – kristin cashore
*never let me go – kazuo ishiguro
*fallen empires – snow patrol
*leaving eden – carolina chocolate drops
*california 37 - train
*tornado - little big town
*the lumineers – the lumineers
*corn money - defibulators
*the ides of march
*the hunger games
*abraham lincoln: vampire hunter
*marvel’s the avengers
*silver linings playbook
2012 in review (quotes from my dear neglected blog):
janeiro: "poetry is pure. it is simple. it is the essence of life."
fevereiro: " dear mystery blog-reader, i appreciate the whitman gift more than you could ever know."
marco: "i really wanted to like this book."
abril: " i only have 29 days until the ban is lifted."
maio: "what book will you buy first?” was the question i was asked most during my last week of the book-buying-ban.”
junho: "goodbye, mr. bradbury. and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."
julho: "will i ever feel up to writing again?”
agosto: "officer: i'm going to need a volunteer to act as our pack leader. remember, this is a fight for your lives!’ / my good friend and colleague: ‘i volunteer as tribute!’”
setembro: " we all sit on pins and needles, a little nervous, in the words of seamus heaney "a little emptier, a little spent."
outubro: "but i don't know how to say it or even if i should. so i remain silent, unsure, restless, and sad.”
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