I had some fun this afternoon looking back through posts of 2008 and thinking about the past year. So I thought I’d do a little summary post about some of the highlights. Nothing earth-shattering here, just the stuff life is made of – day in and day out. I think this post sums up the greatest personal blessing of the past year: the realization that God is continually at work in our lives.
We sponsored a World Vision child.
I mastered the Art of Crockpot cooking. Seriously, I figured out that by assembling ingredients the night before, and using an appliance timer, I can produce crockpot meals that aren’t ruined by overcooking.
I read several more books by Madeleine L’Engle, including The Rock That Is Higher, my first reading of MLE’s take on spiritual things and the word of God. Possibly my favorite so far.
My dad had successful quadruple bypass surgery.
I went on a retreat, actually my first organized retreat with others. Great experience.
I was introduced to Lauren Winner. No, I didn’t actually meet her but I discovered her books, Girl Meets God and Mudhouse Sabbath. Wonderful reads.
We went on a week’s vacation by ourselves – first time in hm, about eight or nine years. We’ve since decided that Myrtle Beach is a little farther than we’d like to go every year, after the return trip turned into a 16 hour drive. I’m pulling for my dream vacation in New England next year!
I celebrated my four year blogging anniversary by quitting blogging. Go figure!
I started another blog (actually this had been around for a while, I just started posting there a little more regularly to fill in the void left by my abandoning my other blog. Did you catch that?)
My parents (finally) sold their house (aka the Funny Farm) and moved just 6.7 miles away from me!
We enjoyed a great weekend getaway in Ohio in October – happy birthday to me!
I resumed blogging. Surprise, surprise! (Funny how my blogging outage was sandwiched between our two vacations – what is that supposed to mean?)
We as a country experienced (and survived) an historic election.
I became an avid fan of Amazon MP3 downloads!
Moved my blog to WordPress.
I read quite a few great books.
So what were the highlights of this year for you? Any that stand out to you, looking back through your blog? Feel free to leave a link or comment.