It’s always good to take stock of the old before bringing in the new.  Christmas is officially over with the Baptism of the Lord on Jan 10, I’m right on track with the liturgical year and just a bit off with the calendar year.  So how was 2015?

On the WWW

  1.  I moved my blog from Blogger to WordPress.  It was a good move and less complicated than I thought.
  2. to doI wrote 75 posts and had 940 views since moving.  Oct 13 had the most traffic to read Thinking it Through

 

3.   I became the blog editor for the New Evangelizers website.

4.  I re-designed the Palm Beach Cursillo and The Plate + Table website.  Launched this new site, Ignatianum America, for my Jesuit priest friend’s efforts to raise money for Jesuit university education in Poland.

5.  New Website for the Year of Mercy, Mercy Overflows.  Please join me in spreading the word about the mercy of God!

6.  And of course continued with Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest!

In Life

  1.  I moved from full to part time at work with the intention of building a catechetical/retreat business.
  2. My husband was ordained a permanent deacon which ranks up in the top 10 moments of life for both of us.  Actually, it’s number four after marriage and birth of our children.  And while I know full well “we” were not ordained I was so proud of him that day and continue to be in this new journey.
  3. And speaking of new journeys, our son was engaged to a wonderful girl and now we are planning a wedding.
  4. I had right foot surgery to remove an extra bone and more; I am still recovering.
What I’ve learned
  1.  How to make great tasting juice smoothies and green drinks using our Vitamix; that was one of the best purchases we’ve ever made.
  2. Cooked onions have lots of sugar in them.
  3. Hope is hard for me.
  4. Long hair is easier to deal with on a day to day basis than short hair.
  5. A glass of wine and a great conversation with a friend can carry me through a week of insanity.
  6. The key to crab cakes staying together when you cook them is chilling them for four hours or so prior to cooking.
  7. A new recipe for great tasting yogurt sauce that goes with everything! Except dessert 🙂

Best Books Read

I read 65 books, mostly fiction which is unusual for me.  This list is only non-fiction.

  1.  Unbound by Neil Lozano
  2. Sacred Fire by Fr. Ronald Rohleiser
  3. Jesus: A Pilgrimage by Fr. James Martin
Favorite Quotes
1.  “You are a human being, not a human doing.” from my friend P, when I was upset after surgery.
2.  “Each woman who lives in the light of eternity can fulfill her vocation no matter is it is in marriage, in a religious order, or in a worldly profession.”  St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
3.  “To be a saint is to will the one thing.”  (Soren Kierkegaard)
4.  “Be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.”   (Mt 5:48)
5.  “You’re never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ”  Les Brown
6.  “Keep me as the apple of  your eye.”  Ps 17:8

 

 

2015 Review

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