I still haven't decided what to do about blog pictures, which is why I haven't written anything lately. Clearly I think too much about everything. But it's the last of this wretched year, so let's kick it out the door, okay? I don't want to dwell on negativity, but I am so, so ready to say good bye to this year.
This year brought us a miscarriage, 3 car accidents, Sam quitting his job, cockroaches!, and lots of other drama. 2012 kicked. my. trash. I usually have a laundry list of resolutions each January: exercise every day! make my bed every day! visit a new museum every week! never complain! start volunteering! This year, I am keeping things simple. I am going to get back to work. I've felt so worn down to the core by everything going on this year, that I've noticed I let a lot of things slip. I want to work harder at life and live more deliberately. Fight back at whatever life continues to throw at me.
Even still, with all that junk 2012 gave me, there was tons of good too. I visited family in Texas and Utah. I visited friends in Wisconsin. I ran a half marathon! I made a lot of new, great friends. I feel so lucky to have my little family of three. I feel lucky to be a mom at all, and I think I have become a kinder and more patient mom.
I'm not going to lie, it makes me really nervous to say I am excited for 2013 (because look where that got me last year!!), but I will say I am ready. So let's (finally!!) look at this picture of my holding a spatchcocked turkey spine. I think this picture is a pretty good descriptor of how I feel about the coming year. Cautiously optimistic/excited about what could be horrific but also maybe awesome?