Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011: Year in Review

Happy New Year! Here's my traditional year-end review...a day late.

The Good:
Conquering a huge fear and taking
swim lessons.
Changing breakfast forever with some
homemade granola. (Here's my go-to recipe).
Photo shoots with Annette.
Finishing the 365 Project.
Gross yet admirable
crawfish binges.
French dinner with Meagan and Julie.
Watching Wrestlemania and kind of loving it. (really!)
NYC at night.
The Dom arrives.
The British Wedding and an
English breakfast.
Dan makes
Midwest Road Trip - including Julie and Simon's wedding, the Polish sausage and Mini-stock.
Dan is silly in
Dad turns
CSA Cooking Adventures
Dan becomes an even bigger nerd.
favorite Euro family visit and they bring Speculoos!
Brighton Beach Day Trip.
My first
Occupy Wall Street.
Trip to Cooperstown and the pumpkin regalia.
New Yorker Festival (and finally seeing Jhumpa!)
Thanksgiving dinner.
QT with Heather and Drake.
Nail dates and Westville with Nell.
Making a new friend: Carrie.
Lots of new babies and more on the way.


The Bad:
What a
long, cold winter.
Dan wins the Oscar pool, ending my 7-year winning streak.
The loss of two
great souls.
Dan gets his first
It was kind of a
boring summer.
Pizza fights.
Saying good-bye to NYC and to our friends and my family.
The terrible return of
Sweet Valley High.

The Ugly:
Gaining back all the wedding weight we lost.
The mouse in the tub.

Who Knows?:
Deciding to move to LA - we'll see!

Favorite Books I read in 2011:
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Bossy Pants by Tina Fey
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Favorite Movies I saw in 2011:
Bill Cunningham NY
Midnight in Paris
The Christmas Story (yes, for the first time!)

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