Your first thought, “What’s with the cheese ball picture?” Introducing my theme for 2013: “You can never be photographed too many times holding shiny things.” No. Actually I was hoping the shiny things would be a focal point other than my sagging chin, but in reality, my work is being submitted in an Auction under the title “A Handmade Holiday With Lori”, and I had Greg take a series of truly horrible pictures to go on the Auction Table. I tried to take a picture holding handmade things, but they kept getting eaten or given away as gifts. So here’s me…holding some…old balls. Great at handmade, terrible at marketing.
I usually do a post in January with my thoughts for the upcoming year. But this year, only one thought came to mind: SUN! I see SUN!! Just pouring down over me. I could be very wrong, but I sense the Universe opening up and raining goodness around me. Writing opportunities are flying in, I’m very excited about a new entrepreneur idea solidly fixed in my mind, and for now…the kids are alright. Growing up at the speed of light, but finally riding their own melts.
I looked over the past year of writing and realized…dang, I’m branded. Open up “Wisdom Comes Like A Bat Out Of Hell” (toying with a new name…JOKING), and you’re sure to see something I cooked, made with my hands, crazy things my kids say, or things I’m sure my cats would say if they could speak. To you. If they could speak to you. They speak to me all day long. That’s all I’ve got folks. I rarely veer from these topics. I may not love having my picture taken, but I know who I am. Wait…no…again. I know what I like to write about. Yes, let’s start this year with accuracy, shall we? NOT MATH ACCURACY! Good Lord, look elsewhere for that. We shall continue estimating in 2013, as that’s far more interesting than actually measuring things (see first link below, if you need a primer on the basics of Lori Math).
I thought it would be fun to revisit last year, because I remember it as particularly humorous. Here are my favorite (and by traffic, perhaps your favorite) posts of 2012:
Highlights of the Stuff I Made:
Stuff I Cooked:
Parties I Threw:
Crazy Things My Kids Said:
The Cats Aren’t Dead Yet:
Why pets are great for kids. Even though Max is still trying to die, and I have hardly anything funny beyond summer when he started the dying. Last week he laid down for days (I’m so not joking), and I’m assuming got bored with death, popped up, and returned to his normal terrorizing ways on Sunday. OK then.
Top Posts By Traffic (so I’m assuming you either laughed until you cried, or cried until you laughed):