Because I love data.
Books I read this year in total – 130
from the library – 88
on my Kindle – 21
purchased new or used – 21
78 were mysteries – the Meg Langslow series was my favorite & I hated the Hannah Swenson series
9 were romances – Stephanie Laurens’ Black Cobra quartet was my favorite
4 were memoirs – I liked Tony Bourdain’s Medium Raw best
39 fall into ‘other’ – mostly historic fiction, straight fiction or humor with some non fiction mixed in. My favorite was the non fiction Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England
When I wasn’t reading I was taking photos.
I kept a whopping 2619 photos this year. God only knows how many I deleted in addition to those.
1505 were general everyday photos, both random and of events.
I took the most photos of that sort in April – 231 of them
and took the least photos of that sort in September – 24 of them
1114 photos (not including deletes) were needed to complete my 365 project.
68 of those were just of yours truly trying to get one decent photo a month.
Somehow, in between all the reading & photo taking I found time to
Start 11 craft projects – 5 crochet, 1 cross stitch, 3 sewing and 2 hybrid scrapping
Finish 9 of those projects, only the cross stitch and a pair of crocheted fingerless gloves remain incomplete.
Create 131 digital scrapbooking layouts,
and write 230 blog posts, including this one.
I had made some goals for this year. The big one being to take better control of my photo workflow & use more tags. I did manage most of that. I have a good system in place now to process my photos using Lightroom. But I did fail at the tagging.
2011 will the Year of the Tag!
I had a goal to comment more on blogs & respond more here and since ‘more’ is a rather loosely defined word requiring comparison to some other source & I have no way of keeping track of my commenting I can only say – it feels like I accomplished this goal somewhat. I think I’ll keep it around in 2011 as well because I think that while I did ok, I could do better.
The last goal, which has been hanging around as a goal since 2007, was to accept in my heart that veggies are more than just an inconvenient side dish to be microwave steamed at the last possible second. I believe I even foolishly said something about having one veggie meal a week by May.
I crack myself up sometimes.
I’m letting this one go. 4 years now I have tried to embrace veggies & it’s just not working well. My kids only eat raw veggies or pureed veggie soup, and zucchini frittatas. Which, granted is more than they ate 4 years ago but I think that is more a result of their growing up than anything I did. I’ll still experiment with some dishes but I’m not going to waste a lot of emotional & mental energy on it anymore.
I’d say something about weight loss, gym attendance, running a 5K, etc but it’d just be from peer pressure, not any great desire on my part. I go to the gym. I hate running outside. I like food, especially fatty food. This is who I am. Should weight loss happen…Yay! Should it not…meh.
I want too say thanks to all my readers this year, both the new and old. Seeing comments appear gives me a lift every day & I really do appreciate all of them & the friendships I have made from blogging.
I hope you all have a wonderful 2011.