Current Book: So I really didn’t end up reading The Elegance of a Hedgehog. Bummer. I started to read it, and got about 30 pages in, but then… stopped. For some reason. Now I’m getting ready to start our next #twookclub book, which is The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugindes. I read his book Middlesex, which Erik recommended, and really enjoyed it. But I’ve heard mixed things about this book so we’ll shall see.
Current Movie: Erik and I went and saw Sherlock Holmes last week for Christmas. It was very cute, although we didn’t think it was as clever as the first. Moriarty didn’t seem as scary or dangerous as we would have liked. But we still enjoyed the stylized fighting and witty banter.
Current Song: Christmas music has been permeating our lives for the last month, so I don’t really have any favorite current song.
Current Restaurant: Erik and I haven’t been eating out too much in December, but we did revisit one of my favorite Mexican restaurants on the Upper West Side called Harry’a Burritos. It’s not even that authentic, but they have the BEST taco salads. We just found out they have a restaurant in a town not too far from us, so I’m excited that we don’t have to go all the way to the city to have it.
Current Needs: To not eat for the rest of January. The holiday season has done NOTHING for my waistline.
Current Dream Travel Destination: My cousin, who is very interested in genealogy has found out quite a bit about my grandma, who is adopted. We found out that we are part Irish, and my cousin made contact with a distant cousin of my grandma. This cousin gave some more background on our family, and we found out my great-great-great-great grandfather is from Kerry, Ireland. So now I want to go there!
Current Bane of My Existence: Airport security. With all the travel I’ve been doing lately, I just absolutely hate it.
Current Inspiration: 12 Changes in 12 Months! It’s a new blogger initiative for making small changes throughout the year to see improvements. I’m feeling vet inspired by all the people who are participating with me!
Current Favorite Website or Blog: I’ve been really impressed with Abby from A Geek Tragedy’s writings lately. She leads a very different life than me, in that she’s divorced, lives with her boyfriend in Texas and they are about to move to South Korea to teach English. Wow! But she tells very relatable stories and has a lot of wisdom in her twentysomething years. I really enjoy reading her thoughts on life.
Current Excitement: One of my best friends is getting married in Vegas this week! I’m a bridesmaid, and we have the bachelorette party, bridal shower, rehearsal and wedding this week, plus we’re in Vegas. So excited!
Current Blood Sugar: 320 mg/dl (I just had Mexican at Treasure Island and crepes at the Paris casino for dessert — cut me some slack!)
This is my last blog post of 2011 and so it’s fitting that I spend it looking back at some memorable moments of the year. I have done recap posts most years that I have blogged at Lemonade Life, although I didn’t do a Year in Review recap post last year because I spent almost the entire month reflecting on 2010. I saw this format on Stephany’s blog this week and I really liked it. I also liked the top 10 list that Lisa and Amber did. Some months were busier than others, but overall, it was really great year full of amazing moments.
I rang in the New Year with the wonderful news that I had been hired as Assistant Editor at DiabetesMine. After 10 years of diabetes advocacy, I started my first day of gainful employment as a professional blogger on January 3.
I launched Round Two of the 101 Things in 1,001 Days Challenge. So far, I’ve completed 9 items. Hmm. I have a lot to do this year!
I discovered the concept of clean eating and actually managed to lose some weight using the diet, which isn’t so much a diet as a healthy, normal way of eating.
I celebrated 17 years of managing my diabetes, living a mostly healthy, happy and well-adjusted life. Hey, no one’s perfect.
Erik and I drove to Washington D.C. to attend the JDRF Research Summit, and we also spent some time with one of Erik’s college friends.
I celebrated Valentine’s Day with my fiance! We had a lovely dinner at Tribeca Grill.
A couple weeks later, we traveled to Seattle to attend a family wedding, and then I took the train down to Portland so I could continue wedding planning with my mom.
Erik and I experimented with clean cooking. We also invited some friends over for the Super Bowl and everything we served was made with organic ingredients.
I had to deal with idiots in charge of my COBRA benefits.
I spent four days in Washington, D.C. with other diabetes bloggers for JDRF’s Government Day. We also had a big diabetes party at Chevy’s. Mexican and cupcakes. What else would you expect?
Right after that trip, I went to Boston to film the Artificial Pancreas clinical trial for work, where we met up with Jeff and his wife, Lisa, and indulged in cannolis at Mike’s Pastry. You can’t say you’ve been to Boston until you’ve been to Mike’s Pastry.
I went to Los Angeles for the Medtronic Diabetes Advocates Forum and spent the day touring the sights with my friends Leighann and Lee Ann.
I hit a big milestone in my weight loss: I dropped a pant size and was back under 200 lbs. Big moment, people!
I traveled to Raleigh, NC for the DiabetesSisters Weekend for Women conference. I had fun meeting lots of new women and hanging out with old friends, like Stacey Divone.
My friend Cara came to town and we saw
Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe in How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. We also had a great brunch at Marseille with a bunch of our NYC D pals!
I did a dumb thing and fell down a flight of stairs while wearing stockings. The pain was so severe it caused a vasovagal syncope reaction and I passed out.
Over Memorial Day, Erik and I went to Chicago for a friend’s wedding. We had a lovely time visiting with friends and having cocktails at the top of the John Hancock building.
Erik and I finally took our engagement photos with talented photographer, Ryan Brenizer.
I started on Invisalign, although I didn’t wear them for very long before getting my teeth bonded for the wedding.
I celebrated four years of being an East Coaster.
I also had my bachelorette party.
I spent four days in Oregon finishing wedding plans before traveling to San Diego to participate in the third annual Roche Diabetes Social Media Summit, followed by the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions. I flew back to New York for three days before flying all the way back to Portland where…
Erik and I spent our week-long honeymoon in Central Oregon at a resort called Sunriver. I highly, highly recommend visiting.
My blog turned 6 years old. Wow!
That was pretty much the entire month, actually.
I turned 26! A very fun birthday with eating copious amounts of chocolate with friends who share my lack of a functioning pancreas, along with their significant others.
I went to the Top of the Rock (the observation deck of Rockefeller Center) for the very first time.
I attended the annual conference for the American Association of Diabetes Educators in Las Vegas.
I got a tattoo!
Hurricane Irene. Ugh.
Spent the entire month living in hotels. I did not party like a rock star. Although I did enjoy not having to make my own bed.
Erik and I traveled to Quebec City and Montreal over Labor Day weekend. Turns out, it was Labor Day there, too, so not as fun of a vacation as one might think with everything being closed and whatnot.
We also went to Maine, where we visited The Other Portland, had dinner with some friends, and ate a Travel Channel award winning lobster roll. It was pretty tasty.
I also went to California for four days for work. The weather was beautiful, our event was a success and being on the Stamford campus made me want to go back to school.
Erik and I took yet another trip (hey, if you’re forced to live in a hotel, you might as well live in a hotel some place interesting) and this time we went to Vermont. We ate pancake with maple syrup and cinnamon baked into the batter (yum!), visited Ginger in Burlington, and photographed some of the devastation of Hurricane Irene. We felt very, very lucky indeed.
The following weekend, Erik and I flew to Kansas City for Simonpalooza, the biggest diabetes meet-up I’ve ever been to! And it was awesome!
I found out that my panel was selected for SXSW!
While in San Diego on business and also to visited my grandmother, I found out that the evacuation order had been lifted on our apartment complex! We could go home!
We made friends with the couple who live next door. They are very nice people and we feel lucky to finally have neighbors who are also our friends.
On Halloween, we celebrated my husband’s 28th birthday.
Erik and I spent a day exploring Brooklyn (where we hope to move to next year), and we had Lebanese food for the first time. We also accomplished an item on my 101 things list when we went to see the Upright Citizens Brigade, a comedy show in Chelsea.
We had Thanksgiving at my sister-in-law’s house, where we made our famous Butternut Squash Casserole. Well, OK, someday it will be famous. Right now it’s just damn tasty.
Erik and I traveled to Utah for Alliance Health’s annual holiday party. We also went skiing in Park City, and even though I cried and I wanted to quit, I still had a good time.
We hosted a holiday party with our next door neighbors and had almost 20 people in our apartment! It was very fun and festive. The only downside is that I cut my finger trying to bake cookies for the party and ended up needing a tetanus shot. Which hurt like a mofo for a week!
Erik and I went to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in concert, which was a dream come true!
We also celebrated our third date-aversary by having dinner at Brick Lane Curry House (the restaurant where we had our first and all subsequent anniversary dinners). We also crashed a private event at 16 Handles by telling them the sob-story of how it was our anniversary and all we wanted was frozen yogurt. So they gave us free frozen yogurt!
We celebrated Christmas with a trip to the city to see the sights, had Christmas Eve dinner with my sister-in-law, and continued our Christmas tradition with Chinese and a movie.
And now we’re closing out the New Year with a trip to California to see family, and on Monday, we head to Vegas to celebrate the wedding of one of my best friends!
I can’t think of a better way to end 2011 and launch 2012: with family and friends, good food and good times, and lots and lots of love and laughter.
This time last year, I was finishing up the month long Reverb project, which had me reflecting on all kinds of questions about the past year and what I had planned for the next. One of the questions was on the word I would give for the next year, and I chose love as my word. Love for my then-fiancé, now-husband. Love for my family and friends. Love, I suppose for my work and my community and my city.
For the most part, this year has been filled with love. But that doesn’t mean there weren’t some very trying times. I did not love planning a wedding. I did not love airport security. I did not love being exiled from our apartment because of an oil leak caused by Hurricane Irene. Even people in my life, both an intimate part and tangentially related, caused some stress and grief this year that I did not particularly love or enjoy.
But through it all, I also was reminded that love is above all a choice, a choice that is expressed through day-to-day actions. Sometimes it’s easier to act and feel love, but this year taught me that most of the time you have to rely on your choice to give love. That’s the only way it will really survive the hard times, because I think if you were only able to love during the good times, most of us would end up alone. It’s loving someone even when they make it difficult that can end up being the most rewarding.
So that’s one thing I’ve learned about love this year.
In my Stratejoy Joy Council this month, we were asked to pick a them for 2012. A lot of women either chose something that was a kind if action, like being mindful, or they picked an attitude, like joyful. Or a combination of the two.
I gave my theme a lot of thought, but when I finally picked it, it seemed rather obvious.
Honestly it doesn’t seem quite as exciting as some of the other themes I read, but my fits me so well. I think so often in my life, I pick what is easy. Its easier to stay home and not work out. It’s easier to eat what I want and not worry about calories. It’s easy to stay home and not make an effort and risk rejection. It’s easier to watch TV than get creative with writing or photography. Its easier to feel sorry for myself than try to improve myself. It’s easier to fester with emotions than to bare my soul with someone and get help for issues I’m struggling with.
But easy rarely means healthy and I want to be healthy, physically, mentally, emotionally. I want to know that what I’m doing is best for me, not just what feels good in the present moment, or what is easy or less threatening. The choices you need to make in 2012 might not always be what you want to make, but that doesn’t make them any less right or important or healthy.
So that’s what I want to learn and explore in 2012.
I really, really enjoyed reading through all the Bloggy Reviews that were sent to me last week. I had a total of 31 people respond and I greatly appreciate that you took the time to answer a few questions for me. As promised, I’m going to share some of the results and what I plan to do with them in 2012.
What you want me to write about:
- Personal thoughts on life / issues
Almost three-quarters (!) of you told me that you wanted me to write more about my personal thoughts on life and issues. That’s a pretty open-ended topic obviously, but coming on the heels of On Being an “It” Girl, I’m hardly surprised that there are requests for more things like that. I had no idea that post was going to take off like it did. Other posts I have written on life and struggles I’ve had do similarly well, but they are a challenge to write because they involve baring your soul to a mixed audience of family, friends and complete strangers. My goal is to work on more essays on issues I’m passionate about and to share more observations about life, rather than simply writing a recap style blog.
Almost two-thirds of you said you like my posts about diabetes, and 29% of you said I don’t write about it enough. Fair enough, this is true. With my day job being all diabetes, all the time, it’s a struggle for me to write about it over here at Lemonade Life. Even before working for DiabetesMine, I slowed down my discussion of diabetes because I found my own diabetes life a little boring. But with your encouragement, I’m going to invest some more energy into this topic. Those of you who don’t have an interest in diabetes, you’ll just have to deal with the occasional mention of the Big D.
- Traveling and New York City
Half of you told me you like my traveling blog posts, which is surprising because my travel posts don’t usually get that many comments on them. But I suppose I enjoy reading the travel posts of others too! I have plenty of travel coming up in 2012 and I fully intend to blog all of it, so no worries there! New York City also falls under Traveling as a subcategory, and I certainly plan to blog about the Big Apple every change I get. If there is anything in particular you’re curious about, however, please let me know!
- Fitness / weight loss
This was a popular topic for me early this year when I was working on losing weight for my wedding, but my Weekly Weigh-Ins have slowed in recent months. I am definitely hoping that I’ll be back on this bandwagon come 2012 (and after my Vegas trip!) so you’ll have plenty to look forward to if this is your cup of tea.
- Advice, tips & how-tos, Faith & Religion, and Book Reviews
Of the remaining topics, these stood out to me as interesting topics that I wasn’t necessarily expecting people to be so interested in. First, I’ve never really written many advice columns or how-to posts before, so I think this is more of a want than a current like. Faith and religion is also not a topic I have touched on, except for a brief mention when I got my tattoo last summer. Certainly something I’ve been meaning to share, and now that I know there’s at least some demand, I’ll move that up the list of potential topics. Book Reviews were ranked higher than Movie Reviews, which I found interesting. I definitely enjoy doing Book Reviews, but I don’t read as much as I would like so it makes it difficult to do those with any frequency or regularity. Perhaps that will change in the New Year!
What you don’t want me to write about:
Wow. Who knew? Considering how common they are in the blogosphere, I was surprised to see that 45% don’t like the Memes. Well, I can understand that, since I don’t particularly care to read them either. But I do use them occasionally to help keep my post schedule somewhat regular. I know I should rely on them as heavily as I do at times, so I will work on making them a little less frequent. But they are unlikely to go away completely…
- Movie Reviews
Wow. One third of people don’t like the Movie Reviews! Why is that? Well, I write Movie Reviews as part of tracking the 101 movies I’m watching for my 101 Things list, so they are unlikely to vanish any time soon. But I will try to not wait so long in between reviews so that I’m not doing back-to-back Friday Film Reviews. Maybe there’s something I can do to make them more interesting… Any thoughts?
- Book Review and Faith & Religion
Both of these came in at around 20% of the vote, and I’m unlikely to spend too much of my time writing about either of these topics. The other topics that were listed were not heavily voted on, so I would say for the most part, everyone likes what I write about or just wants to me to write more. Yay!
Suggestions for Topics
This came up a few times in the comments section of my blog, and at first, I was really hesitant about it. For the longest time, my blog has been about, well, me. My thoughts on my life, my thoughts on what I’m doing, with occasional cameos by friends and family. But it’s never been so intently focused on another individual. However, I discussed this with my husband, and he actually think me blogging about our marriage is a good thing. Wow! Color me shocked. He says that it’s so common for folks to not discuss marriage to think everyone is having a really easy time with things, but in reality, that’s not true (at least not always). I have a lot of readers who are either married or in a relationship and it would be good for us to have feedback from others. You might never hear the full story of things (some stuff has to be kept private!) but you might see marriage posts popping up every once in awhile.
This has always been a difficult topic for me. Not to write about, but to live. I don’t have that many close friends, and most of my close friends are people I know online. That can make things difficult socially and in day-to-day life. Working at home all the time doesn’t help matters either. I definitely have plenty to say on this topic, so I plan to revisit a few things in 2012.
Overall, I found the Bloggy Review very illuminating and I’m so glad I did it and I’m even gladder you took the time to help me out with it! If you have any more feedback or thoughts, feel free to comment or write me an email about what you’re thinking. This is definitely a blog about my life, but I also want to make sure that what I’m writing is helpful or interesting or entertaining in some way!
Here’s to a blog-worthy 2012!
Our Christmas weekend was awesome! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and that Santa brought you everything your heart desired. Even though Erik and I spent the holiday in New York, away from our parents, we still had a lot of fun visiting NYC, hanging out with his sister on Christmas Eve, and opening presents on Christmas Day. Here’s our Christmas weekend recap:
I had an orthodontist appointment in the city, so we drove down in the morning to take care of that and a few errands. We had a great parking spot by Central Park, so we walked down for a few blocks, passed the Central Park holiday market and browsed for a bit. Lots of pretty jewelry.
Erik had heard about a gingerbread competition at Le Park Meridian benefiting CityHarvest, a non-profit that supports the homeless in NYC. We thought the gingerbread entries were very creative. For $1, you could vote on your favorite. Here are the two we voted for.
I voted for Occupy North Pole. So cute!
From there, we walked down an extraordinarily crowded Fifth Avenue. On our way to Rockefeller Center to see the Christmas tree, we passed by some decked out retailers, including Cartier and Fendi.
Finally, we got to the tree! It’s big and beautiful, and the crowds, while also big, are not so beautiful. I am so glad I no longer work in midtown during the holidays! One season was enough! Yikes!
Ever want to see what the tree looks like in person? Here’s a video!
One of my favorite things that we saw were the dancing Salvation Army officers! Yep! The men collecting change for the Salvation Army were dancing along to Christmas tunes and it was hilarious. You can watch it here.
After we snapped a few pics, we quickly exited the area. We attempted to stop at Serendipity 3, but the wait was tw0 hours, but Dylan’s Candy Bar was around the corner, so we just stopped there instead for a little sugary pick-me-up! And then we took a cab back to our car because we were sooo tired from walking and there was no direct way to take the subway. It always costs more to take a cab, but sometimes, we’re just plumb tuckered out, it’s totally worth it.
When we got home, Erik made a second attempt at putting up shelves in our apartment so that we could hang stockings. The first attempt led to a couple of holes in the wall (now sealed with spackle). But the second attempt was a success!
Christmas Eve! Erik and I woke up relatively earlier so we could finish up some grocery shopping for our joint cooking projects. I had the intention of cooking my Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies, and Erik was going to cook Baked Creamy Leeks for Christmas Eve dinner at his sister’s house.
Unfortunately, my cookies were a disaster. I have no idea what happened. It’s a complete mystery. I even followed a recipe on Martha Stewart’s website for oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, but the recipe didn’t pan out. I was very disappointed. Luckily, Erik’s Baked Creamy Leeks came out great! But I didn’t photograph his cooking endeavors, so I don’t really have anything to share. Other than to say they were made with heavy cream and cheddar cheese and didn’t look a thing like a vegetable when all was said and done!
Around 3:00, we went to our local church for services. We’re not heavy church-goers, but you know, it’s Christmas. If you’re going to go at all during the year, you go on Christmas and Easter. So we went. It was nice. Chronicles of Narnia themed. After church, we drove up to the town my sister-in-law lives. Her town reminds me a bit like Stars Hallow from Gilmore Girls. It doesn’t have quite the same town square area, but they seem like they all know each other. Every year, they have a Christmas Eve gathering, where townsfolk gather around a bonfire to sing Christmas carols, a big tree is decorated with lights, they serve cookies with hot cider and hot chocolate, and Santa visits! He arrives on a fire truck! It’s pretty funny. I love it. We’ve gone there twice for Christmas and it’s definitely a favorite thing of mine.
It was freezing, of course, so we didn’t stay long. For dinner, my brother-in-law made Swedish meatballs and noodles, and we also had salad and the leeks. For dessert, there was cake and cookies. Yum! But in between dinner and dessert, we decorated gingerbread Santa sleighs that my sister-in-law bought for us! It was such a fun little crafty activity to keep us occupied while our food settled.
When we got home that night, we were tired but I was in the mood to watch one last holiday movie. I had never seen Elf (I know!) so we picked that one. It was hilarious and I can’t believe I waited so long to see it!
Since we stayed up so long to watch the movie, we slept in pretty late on Sunday morning. We didn’t get up until around 10 o’clock! While the coffee brewed, we opened our stockings. This was our first year doing stockings and we weren’t entirely sure when we should do it, but we figured while we waited for coffee worked well. Erik gave me a spa eye mask, some chocolates and Burt’s Bees body butter. Yay!
Then we opened our gifts. Lots of great stuff! I got some sweaters, Julia Child’s French Cooking cookbooks, leather gloves, some journals, a necklace, a scarf and a headband. But the best part was that my parents gave us a gift card to Best Buy to help us pay for an iPad! Unfortunately, Best Buy is sold out of the iPad so we’ll have to wait a little bit before we get it. Bummer.
After opening presents, we made brunch! We used our new waffle maker that we got from our wedding, but it took a few tries before we figured out the proper setting for the waffles. We also had bacon, eggs, and mimosas! Yum!
Our Christmas tradition when we’re on our own is to see a movie and have Chinese food. We were supposed to hang out with a blogger friend, but those plans fell through. But we stuck with our plans and saw Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows and then had Chinese food on our way home. Nothing fancy or even that good, but it was still fun to spend some quality one-on-one time with my hubby.
All in all, it was a really great Christmas and I am so excited to see my family later this week in California, and then to celebrate my friend’s wedding next week! Starting of 2012 the right way: with the most important people in my life!
Thanks to Nora for hosting!
… Christmas is in three days?! How is it possible to whine about anything? It’s not!
… OK, that’s not true. I had yet another dream about Spokane the other night and, as always, it’s set me a little on edge. I have had recurring dreams about him for almost 7 years now and I don’t like them anymore than I did when they started.
… My bank account. I accidentally overdrafted and now it’s set all my budgeting askew. Hopefully all will be better when I get another deposit on Monday, but I just really hate effing up my finances!
… My weight. The holiday seasons has not helped it.
… Christmas in 3 days! Woohoo!
… It’s been pretty warm out most days this week and even though that sort of screws with my perception of seasons, I’m not going to complain about it not being 20 degrees outside. Plenty of time for that in January!
… In one week, Erik and I will be on a plane to California to see my family! We’re visiting my mom’s family that live in the Central Valley for about three days before heading to Vegas for…
… My friend’s wedding! She’s getting married in exactly 2 weeks and it will be lovely! We’re also having her bachelorette party and bridal shower in Vegas, as well. I’ve never been to a bachelorette party in Vegas before, so I’m excited about that. Plus, Erik and I are staying an extra day to do a little touristy stuff. Considering my last 2 times in Vegas were both for work-related things (with only a day or so for fun stuff), I’m excited to have an entire week in Vegas that is all fun, friend-related activities!
P.S. Please fill out my Annual Bloggy Review! Thank you!
Thanks to Chelsea for hosting and providing the questions!
1. What is your favorite online-only store?
The only online-only store that I shop regularly at is Amazon.
2. Do you enjoy wrapping gifts?
I hate gift wrapping! I’m not very good at it and I also think it’s a waste of paper. But on the other hand, I love the way festive looking presents look under the tree. Such a conundrum.
3. What is the temperature in your city today?
I’m writing this on Monday and it’s cold! In the 30s, I believe.
4. What time do you eat dinner?
Usually around 6:30 or 7:00. Sometimes later. Usually depends on when my husband gets home and when we actually end up making dinner. And what we’re making for dinner, since different things take different lengths of time.
5. Will you be making New Years Resolutions?
Not this year! Instead, I’m making 12 changes, which I’ll be posting more about tomorrow .
6. How old is your oldest pair of shoes that you still wear?
Not very old. I tend to wear one or two pairs of shoes until they die. I have some sandals that I think are a couple of years old, but they aren’t ones that I wear often.
7. Do you have any restaurant phone numbers saved in your phone?
No, I don’t. Never needed to, because we always ordered food on Seamless Web. I do have my hair salon saved on my phone though.
8. What is your favorite and least favorite letter to write in cursive?
I consistently write my F’s, L’s and my S’s in cursive. My handwriting is a combination of cursive and print, which those of you who requested Christmas cards from me will soon see!
9. Do you know any good riddles?
I don’t, actually…
10. How do you feel about snow?
I don’t like it, but I don’t hate it. I hate driving in it, but I rarely drive anymore so I don’t really mind the snow. I’m not a huge fan of walking in the dirty sludge that happens when it melts, but that usually only lasts a day or two. Now that I work at home, I mind it even less. I just stay inside until it’s safe!
A couple months ago, I saw Amy and Ashley post reader feedback forms for their blogs so they could gauge what their readers think. I thought it was a brilliant idea, and it was right around the same time that I was wondering exactly what I was doing over here at Lemonade Life as far as content. Sure, I write for me, but I also write for you!
It’s the end of the year and most of us are reviewing our lives, our jobs, our relationships, etc. So why not review our blogs? In addition to looking at what I like and don’t like about how I’ve been blogging, I want to get feedback from you! What do you like / not like about my blog? What can I do better? Why are you here? I have a lot of different readers, and I’m curious to know why you come back. I won’t necessarily use every idea or suggestion, but I think it will be helpful for me when I’m stuck for ideas and so I can provide something that you enjoy reading.
There are 6 questions about what you like to read about. There are only 3 questions that are required and they are all multiple choice – so this is easy-peasy! There is also one question where you can recommend a new blog for me to read in the New Year!
Thanks! You rock!
- My most favorite “little thing” is a great cup of coffee.
- I’d give anything to skip winter in New York. It’s so cold and I hate the cold. Springtime in the city is lovely.
- I can’t believe that Christmas is next weekend! What the heck?!
- The one thing I’d like to achieve today is to sell the old dresser that we’ve been trying to get rid of!
- The last thing I want to do today is go to the mall and finish Christmas shopping. Ugh.
- If I were writing my own blank today, it would say: “If I could celebrate New Year’s with anyone it would be…” Well, obviously my husband, but my friend used to throw these really amazing New Year’s parties in high school and college and we’d have like 20 people hanging out in her parent’s house and then we’d stay up and watch movies. I miss that!
- My favorite candle scent is vanilla. Yum!