It was a busy year here at Havoc & Mayhem.
I made 107 layouts. Don’t ask how many digi kits I bought. I could find out but no one needs to know that.
I took more than 1194 photos. More than, because that is how many I kept and this year I have been really good at deleting the bad ones.
The most were from December, with over 220 kept.
I completed my 365 project with all 14 topics this time! Sadly I think it might be time to retire the dinos & clones for 2013. Or maybe combine them for a toys topic. They don’t get much play these days.
We had nearly $7000 in unexpected expenses this year, making this the most expensive year since 2004.
These expenses include brakes & pads for my car, 2 tires for my car, a new transmission for DH’s truck, surgery for me, CT scan for DH, a crown for me, a broken tooth for Havoc, surgery for Houndini, numerous tests for Nefertiti (who we’ve learned has chronic kidney disease) and cost overruns on the porch thingy.
I planned 300 meals and made 271 of them.
Most included a planned vegetable side dish.
I lost about 10lbs. Or more to the point, I lost over 20 but actually kept 10 off.
I read 124 new books, most of them mysteries, with romance & fiction coming in 2nd & 3rd. 28 of these were reviewer books. 4 of them I really didn’t like. I didn’t like many of the non-reviewer books I read but I didn’t finish those so they aren’t included in the 124. I did at last manage to find some steampunk books I liked, after 2 years of trying.
The first new book I read in 2012 was Dancing with Colonels: A Young Woman’s Adventures in Wartime Turkey by Marjorie Havreberg.
The last new book I read in 2012 was Oh Myyyy! (there goes the internet) by George Takei.
I easily reread about 200 books as well. I keep meaning to track that but never remember past Feb.
I completed 2.7 out of 4 cross stitch projects (it’s a set) and crocheted 9 gloves. (3 were pattern testers, that’s why the uneven number)
I beta tested 9 games mostly hidden object/adventure games but one shooter one as well.
I also beta tested 3 recipes. We only really liked one of them.
I posted 155 new posts (low for me) and they were seen by people in 107 countries (high for me)
I can’t begin to count the comments & emails I have gotten.
Thank you all for being a part of Havoc & Mayhem this year!
Happy New Year!