All posts tagged: new year

out with the old and in with the new

I’ve missed this blog so much and I apologize for not saying hi.  There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think to myself, “I have to write about that,” or “That would make a great blog post.”  However, the last few months really put me in a state of survival.  When life is like that, for me, the things that bring joy tend to get buried under an oppressive pile of things that need happen just to stay afloat. When life gets THAT crazy, I forget to be thankful and I instead start to feel really bitter.  I don’t sleep enough.  I snap at my poor husband.  I don’t free up any time for joy. Until something happens–or a series of things happen–that turns it all around and reminds me just how much I have to be thankful for. Like Anderson randomly blurting out the word “happy” for the first time really loudly at Thanksgiving dinner, nearly making me cry.  My husband reminding me that he gets frustrated, too, with various life …

2012 in review

I received an end of year report about 1 veggie and it made me smile.  What a year it has been. From the WordPress helper monkeys: “600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 7,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 12 years to get that many views.”  There are 13,000 views total. Not too shabby for someone who hasn’t had a whole lot of time to blog.  I am honored that I have written things worthy of a click and a moment of your time. The top posts were:  building a cucumber trellis leaning string bean trellis best and worst from June 2012 sun dried tomato pasta salad, thanks to Finding Vegan amazing bruschetta (no cheese needed), again thanks to Finding Vegan The top referrers were: Finding Vegan Facebook Pinterest (you can follow me on Pinterest here) Where are the readers from? 91 countries visited my blog, the most frequent being the U.S.  But, …