2013: A Look Back


The start of a new year is a wonderful time to take a look back to see where you’ve been, to take a look ahead and to assess where you are now. Today, I’m sharing my look back at 2013’s journey.

2013: In the blog world

2013: In the real world

We had rain, rain, and more rain about 64.6″ of it. Most of it came in 3-4″ showers.


I treasured each moment with my adult children and loved watching their lives unfold.


Honey Do and I hung out 9 times this year while I had my Remicaid infusions.  The first part of 2013 was touch and go about remaining on it but I’ve leveled out and for now, I’m fortunate to remain on it.


The girls and I cooked and cooked particularly at Thanksgiving.


Doodlebug couldn’t wait to enjoy her new birthday/Christmas present, a stand up paddleboard, so she paddled in the pool on a chilly December night.  We all stood nearby with cameras and phones to capture the epic fall we knew would happen.  It didn’t.


Honey Do and our son-in-law took to the strings over Christmas.  Honey Do is a wonderful musician and teaches guitar for fun.  Don’t you love his cute flower sticker? He is playing my daughter-in-law’s guitar.


2013: In the world with no pictures to share 

  • I directed weddings, managed pageants, and coached for interviews.
  • I taught Bible study at church and online.
  • I worked and wrote a short Bible study for online.
  • I soul searched.
  • I cried big tears over loss.
  • I giggled and belly laughed with my family.
  • I dealt with frustration over an ongoing situation.
  • I read books, watched gobs of movies, ate tons of popcorn and occasionally exercised.

Next post: What’s Happening Now

How was your year?  What did you accomplish?



“And God said, ‘Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years.'”  Genesis 1:14 NIV Bible

6 thoughts on “2013: A Look Back

  1. Wonderful look back at the year Mimi! I’m so glad to be a part of your 2013 and years before and years to come. Remember the sand you sent with me to PA in 2006? I have it in TN now. Love you

  2. These are some of my favorite posts and yours is no different, Mimi! Thank you for letting me part of your year. What a privilege! I pray that 2014 is one of tremendous goodness and blessing for you and your family! Happy New Year!

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