Friday, December 30, 2011


Well, it was a year of ups and downs, sadness and happiness, joy and depression. But it is nearly over, here are some random things we did or did not do this year.

In 2011:
  • We ate mostly locally grown fruits and vegetables and farm raised meat, poultry and eggs.
  • We shopped at the farmer's market almost every weekend and for the first time ever at Whole Foods (while staying within our budget).
  • We both lost weight without even trying.
  • We eliminated artificial sweeteners, fast food, margarine, soft drinks and television from our lives.
  • We used 2236 KWH less electricity than in 2010.
  • Del was transferred to an office closer to home which means spending less money on gas and having a bit more time at home.
  • We made new friends.
  • We found a new church.
  • We said good bye to our beloved Miss Kitty.
  • We said hello to Ms. Elsa and her five kittens.
  • We were fairly healthy, apart from the usual colds.
  • Our garden did very well.
  • I did not finish any of the projects I had planned to work on in the second half of the year.
  • We did not have a Christmas tree and very little decoration overall.
  • We did not send Christmas cards.
Wow, I lead an exciting life. ;-)

I wish you all a happy and healthy 2012, may it bring you everything you hope for and then some.


Jazz said...

Best wishes for 2012!
..Don't worry, I am also a culprit of not sending Christmas cards, oops.

Tracey ~ Clover said...

I wish you a very Happy New Year Maria and I am looking forward to many visits in the new year.

Jackie's Stitches said...

You've had a fruitful year full of wonderful accomplishments. Happy New Year!

karen said...

All of your food accomplishments are on my to do list for the new year! It's exciting to me :)