Tuesday, January 01, 2013

2012 Year In Review

With the coming of the new year comes the blogger's urge to recount the old one.  For me 2012 was a good year for the most part. I reviewed 149 books on this blog, which is pretty much everything I read, except some trashy freebies etc. from Amazon.  Of those books I gave A's to:

As far as my non-blogging life; it's been an interesting year.  I spent March in Lexington, Kentucky working on a criminal trial.  Unfortunately for our client, we lost.  However, I enjoyed getting to see another part of the country and even got to see snow.  In July my family took a cruise to Progresso and Cozumel Mexico so I got to go somewhere else I'd never been and see (as much as you can in a few hour shore excursion) another country.  

In the fall my father's health took a turn for the worst and we had to get help lined up for him.  I started a regular routine of taking him to Mass most Saturdays.  It gives my brother (who lives behind him) a break, gives me a chance to keep an eye on things and I think Dad likes to see me too.  It ends up being a six hours excursion so that has cut into my reading time.  

I'm still leading my youngest daughter's Girl Scout Brownie troop.  They are a fun group of girls who keep me on my toes.  I've started serving on our parish school board as well.  The jury is still out on that activity.

My kids are getting bigger all the time.  My son is in a pre-vocational program through a local school for the handicapped.  Hopefully he'll move into paid employment soon.  I've seen a real change in his ability to accept responsibility and follow directions he'd rather not do.  My older daughter will graduate from high school in May.  She's chosen Northwestern Louisiana State University--Fork 'em Demons!--and we hoping a scholarship offer arrives soon.  The youngest is in third grade and she still likes being Mom's assistant for cooking projects or other blog reviews.  


  1. There were one or two on there that I missed somehow. Glad you recapped, b/c I'm doublechecking what I have on my Goodreads list!

  2. Sounds like things are going well for Jay

  3. I've liked some of the same books but they didn't make my top list! Doesn't that always happen? :) I'm glad things are going well for your son.


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