As I sit here at 5:00am, courtesy of Gia, a few things have occurred to me. First, Gia needs to go to bed earlier because her sleep schedule is way off. I know I keep saying it but “tough love” is in her 2013 future. Second, I should be using this time to catch up on laundry, put my house back together or read and comment on a few blogs that I am behind on. Third, this might be my last post of 2012 and I haven’t done a recap yet so here goes:
January: There were a lot of posts with me thinking out loud and looking back it was obvious that I still loved to blog. If you feel like having a laugh at my family’s expense, click here: When a Hypochondriac and Neosporin Meet.
February: I learned the hard lesson that not everyone is going to like the blog and some people will misconstrue or misread everything I write about. I toyed with the idea of giving up blogging and then realized, I love it too much. My favorite post of that month was: Things That Shaped Me: Becoming a Teacher.
March: We didn’t go anywhere this year. Oh, wait…I did go somewhere. I went to the edge of sanity because Leo went away on business that week leaving me with the four children and a bad case of cabin fever. There were a few Spring Break posts but my favorite one was: If I had the Money.
April: April was a huge month for me with the blog. I joined the blogging world and haven’t looked back. Thanks to Shell and Ashley at Other Half Media, I expanded the blog and made some really great friends. My hope is that my writing grew as well. There were too many posts that I had fun writing but I’ll share this one: Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me.
May: May was filled with guest posts and guest posters and I started linking up with other blogs. After reading through, baseball was the reason for a lot of chaos. One of my more popular posts and one that reitterated why I blog (to let women/men know they aren’t alone in some of their feelings and to feel not so alone): Would Meds Help? A lighter one was Things I Never Thought I’d say.
June: In June, Leo spoke up after someone under the shield of “anonymous” questioned my love and devotion to Leo. If you missed it and since he NEVER writes, it’s a good one: Leo Speaks.
July: The post that gets the most views is the one that came from this month: 7 Reasons Being an Adult Sucks.
August: August was the month that I had the MOST perfect day. That day is still number 1 in my book. You can read it here: Memories Captured: A Perfect Day.
September: September was the month having a teen started becoming hard. There were many posts trying to work out my frustrations. I have a feeling it is going to be an ongoing thing. No Longer in the Know
October: It was another month of growing as a mom of a teenager. Helping Nico grow and mature and not be dumb. Yes, it was a busy month. I wrote a post that might prove to me more than just a post about football. Wheaton Football: A Mom’s Perspective
November: Looking back to last month, there was a lot of chaos. Through it, though, we managed to do a few nice things for others: http://tidbitsqueenchaos.com/2012/11/so-close.html I took time to think about what I am truly thankful for: http://tidbitsqueenchaos.com/2012/11/22-reasons-to-give-thanks.html
December: After three months of feeling like family-time was falling by the wayside, this month was about instilling new traditions and revisiting old ones. This was my favorite post from that month: http://tidbitsqueenchaos.com/2012/12/essence-of-now-memories-in-the-making.html
As 2012 comes to a close, I just want to say THANK YOU to all the readers, followers and commenters. I love that you are here and I appreciate that you give a little of your time to be with me in all this chaos. I would hope that this next year would have less chaos but first, we both know that isn’t going to happen and second, what would I have to write about? 2012 was the year I really put myself out in the blogging world and I am so glad that I did!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! May this year bring all of us good health, a few financial windfalls, children who behave, husbands who help, yoga pants that make us lose weight the more we wear them and more good than bad in the world!