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December 31st, 2012 by Annette

2012 – Reduction

Looking back on 2012, it dawned on me today that there has been one theme prevalent for the year… both in the good and the bad.


In the positive aspect:

  • I’ve reduced my weight by 65 pounds from this same time last year
  • I’ve reduced my stitching works in progress by 15 (largest drop since I’ve been stitching, I think)
  • Definite stress reduction in the family with DH employed this year in a great opportunity

In the negative aspect:

My family has reduced by three important members.  I lost my maternal grandmother (my Granny) in January, Kylie lost her paternal grandmother in May (my former mother-in-law) and I lost my father-in-law in October (a wonderful man).

I reduced my blogging and online presence – not intentionally, it just snuck up on me.  Of course, I’ve done more posting in the last two days than I have in the last few weeks, so maybe it’s a temporary state 🙂

Of course, there have been other highlights for the year.  A couple stitching trips and time spent with good friends both here and in other states.

My dear husband now has six months in his new job and is doing well.  I’m terribly proud of him.

A lovely new red car 😉  A gorgeous tile floor and new furniture.

Here’s hoping 2013 has just as much good to offer… and maybe a little less bad.


2 Responses to “2012 – Reduction”
  1. Annette you’ve made some fantastic strides in your life this past year! Congratulations and wow to loose a significant amount of weight!!! That is so hard!!!

    I’m sorry for the losses you’ve experienced this year!

    I hope you continue and have an awesome 2013

  2. Hugs, for both the happy and sad.