2010 recap

in data.

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.

December’s photo


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.

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9 comments to 2010 recap

  • Ruth

    Great post ~ I love to see a life broken down into so many of this and so many of that. Happy New Year to you!

  • Cheri

    I'm just amazed that you have the ability to track any of this. I have NO IDEA how much of anything I have done, read, or participated in!

  • Ptooie

    I really like that photo- it's festive yet kinda mysterious all at once! :)
    Happy New Year!

  • Andrea @ The Creative Junkie

    Amen to the veggie thing. I can do a raw carrot or bell pepper and peas and corn (is corn a veggie?) but that's about it. Cooked veggies, other than peas and corn, make my tongue cry.

    I hope you have a wonderful 2011, Stacey!

  • Losingbrownies

    I should really keep a tally of the books I read each year. I feel like I've read so many this year and have no idea how many that actually was!

  • Rinda1961

    Wow – numbers! They hurt my head (LOL!). I want to be better about photo organization definitely. My favorite memoir of the year was "Heart in the Right Place" and my favorite novel was "Cutting for Stone."

  • scrapchick

    Love the post in numbers! Happy New Year!

  • Jean

    Happy 2011!
    What design is your cross-stitch?
    What is a digital scrapbook? I find that photos take up most of the room on my computer. Some I turn into albums at snapfish or shutterfly, a few I print, and the rest ???

  • Lizziemade

    Hey Stacey, that's some list! I'm impressed by what you did accomplish in 2010. Love that attitude with the weight – meh – yup, that sums it up! Happy New Year to you. I hope 2011 is another successful year for you!