Monday, December 31, 2012

Good-bye 2012, Welcome 2013!

It hardly seems that another year has gone by already! This time of year I always like to take a few moments to ponder what has taken place before and what may come hereafter - a sort of out with the old, in with the new. 

" was a quick succession of busy nothings..." 
Mansfield Park, Jane Austen

2012 In Review:
(interesting happenings in 2012)

~ My family adopted two new kitties in. They have turned out to be the sweetest boys and a special part of our family.
~ I hosted the Charles Dickens Birthday Week from February 5-11 in honor of his 200th birthday.
~ I was interviewed by Eva at Ramblings Of A Janeite (then called Elinor and Emma).
~ Watched my first episode of Doctor Who in March and became a full fledged Whovian!
~ Watched and listened to the 10th & 25th Anniversary Les Miserables concerts and became an instant fan.
~ Collaborated on Persuasion Comparisons at Austenitis in June.
~ My dad applied for a job with Answers in Genesis (AiG) in February and began a long interview process.
~ My dad was offered a job with AiG toward the end of April and accepted.
~ I ended my job caring for my elderly lady in June. She passed away in December.
~ May and June were spent in packing boxes, holding garage sales, loading a truck, saying good-bye to old friends, visiting with family, traveling to our new home, unloading the truck, unpacking and settling into our New Kentucky Home!
~ Went to AiG's Creation Museum for the first time.
~ Celebrated my 25th birthday by attending the Jane Austen Festival in Louisville, KY.
~ Collaborated on Pride & Prejudice Comparisons at Ramblings Of A Janeite in August.
~ A family of friends from Maine stayed with my family for a week in September. It was such fun taking them to the Creation Museum!
~ September 4th marked my fourth year of blogging at OFC.
~ I reached over 400 followers in 2012!
~ In late September, started attending a young people's Bible Study on Tuesday nights and have met a great group of friends.
~ October marked a year of me posting a new period drama or history related game every week (with a couple exceptions). 
~ Had a blast in December caring for some our friends' three boys while they had their baby girl.
~ So many other blessings that it's difficult to count them all! God is so good!

2013 Comes In:
It's difficult to know what lies ahead in the new year. It will probably bring new work, new friends, new achievements and new interests. But how these things will come about is a complete mystery. 
One thing is sure, God has great things in store for me and for you! 
And I'll still be blogging about  here at Old-Fashioned Charm about "Everything Old-Fashioned Under The Sun!"

 Happy New Year!

What has been awesome about your 2012?

Is there anything you are particularly looking forward to in 2013?

1 comment:

Rhoswen Faerie Wrose said...

I'd say the highlights of 2012, for me, were joining Goodreads, getting somewhat decent hours at work over the summer, getting North&South (book and DVD) for my birthday, doing my first guest post and getting to participate in the JABA event, hosting people on blog tours, getting Little Dorrit DVD for Christmas, and, most of all, getting to make some great new friends through the blogsphere! Especially one kindred spirit. ;-)

One thing I'm looking forward to in 2013 is some of my friends from The Lion's Call are going to be coming to visit me the first weekend in May!
One thing that I don't know if I'm looking forward to, but shall be interesting, is turning 30. :-P

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