Monday, December 12, 2011

Sue's News, Views 'n REviews


I resisted doing Emilisq and her gang's Review Extravaganza last year because I didn't want to go back through all of this year's posts and try to pick favorites. To tell the truth, I don't post anything unless I really like it, so choosing the ones I prefer is kind of torturous for me. After all, these are my babies, right? Nonetheless, because I am exceedingly fond of my friend Emily, I am going to give it a go.

So, without further ado, here is the first quarter...

Beginning with January:

I wrote a lot of poems that month, even more than usual. Tragedy hit one of my dearest friends when she lost her adult son, and I think I was in a state of enhanced creativity trying to find some comfort (for both of us). I have placed an asterisk next to the ones specifically written in response to the grieving.


I also introduced my mom's new blog (Grandma Robbins' Nest),


and even wrote a passably funny post about mammograms:


I shared the funeral of my wonderful friend's equally wonderful son, where we said farewell for a season,


and wrote a Saturday Centus post based upon my friend's loss...


Finally, I had a wonderful experience with being the Lord's hands:



February was a good month, too.

Naturally, there were more poems:

Crossing the Bridge Over Troubled Water (another one about my friend)
To Todd (for my son).

I also took my readers on a wonderful beach trip to...

The Best Beach House Ever (and boy, I'm not kidding!),

then told my "true love" story with


and shared the joys of being...


Later, I reminisced about my childhood with...


and showed pictures of the evolution of my family in



March came in like a lion.

Again, poems a-plenty:


And I waxed philosophical with...


then shared my sister's production designer decor in...


bragged about my nephew's newly released single...


and annoyed every mom out there with my notions of parenting with


Whew. That was a lot of posts. I hope you get a chance to check a couple of them out. I actually ended up enjoying looking back over three months of blogging, but I can't promise to do the other three quarters. It's a lot of work!!

=)

18 comments:

jen said...

That unsolicited parenting advice is one of my all-time favorite Sue posts. You should repost every year on the anniversary of its first release.
And Bryce and Evie--how can they sleep so precariously?

Dixie Mom said...

What a great way to quick reference this year!! It WAS a great year for you!!!

Emmy said...

Em is great huh? I know I like her!
So glad you recapped with us. Going to be going and reading some of your links now.

I have your point recorded for this week.

Momza said...

Another year is nearly over...these are great reflections, Sue!

Nezzy said...

Whew, your makin' me dizzy. That allot of fabulous post girl.

Keep up the great work sweetie!

God bless and have an outstandin' day my friend!

BTW: Giveaway~~~~My Place!!! :o)

Myrna Foster said...

Thanks for the reference! I remember some of these. I'll have to check out some of the others.

Grandma Honey said...

January was good for me because that is when I was 'introduced' to your Mom via your blog. What a delight she is.

Brian Miller said...

wow...cant remember where i joined this journey at so i will go back and hit a few...whata daunting task...going through it now with mine as i begin packaging a book...

Donna said...

They are all special Sue...because you are!! My favorite though is not only all you wrote, but getting to know Darlene through you. I just LOVE your mother. It's easy to see why you are you!!

karen said...

Fun little trip down Memory Lane. It's funny - I remembered almost every one of these!

Darlene said...

I could never pick a favorite, as you know I like every single one of your posts, so I can sympathize with you for even trying. Still, the ones you did outline are all extra good so it's a good thing you did that. I'm glad I didn't have to do anything like that on my blog because quite the opposite of you, I am never quite satisfied with ANY of my blogs and often think it is time for me to foget about blogging forever. I must say though that I have made some wonderful friends through my blogging and it is only because of them that I keep trying.

If I had to pick a favorite for you, I would say the one you did about Dave was the best. It was just such a great, true, wonderful love story, and you know me, I'm a sucker for a terrific love story.

Farmer's Wyfe said...

I'm really not sure how you could possibly pick favorites. Every piece you write is a gem. Someday, when I actually have time and don't have 3 little people running my life all day long, I'm going to go back and catch up on all those posts you did before I found you when I did! :)

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Great list, I loved the parenting advice one too! It would be so hard to pick the best of your blog, but maybe I'd pick that one! But the soundtrack...that deserves an award in and of itself!

anitamombanita said...

you had so many great posts last year, but for sure, Matt's were some of the most tender and poignant.

Cherie said...

Sue I have no idea how you could even choose. Everything you write is so great!
You should do a book.

Garden of Egan said...

Wow!!!! That was a great synopsis of your year.
I'm going to have to spend more time wandering around through it.

Your way of expressing feelings and emotions is beautiful.
Thank you for sharing.

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Your poetry is beautiful. I don't think I really fully appreciated poetry until just this year. Now I LOVE it.

And I'm thinking I need a week at the beach house! Gorgeous!

Em said...

YAY!!!!!!!! i'm so glad you're doing it this year. i hope you keep it up:) it's always a push every week for even me and i'm hosting! but i can't tell you how glad i was that i did it last year. it was just so much fun to do it as a big group and look back on everything.

i totally forgot about the mammogram post!!! LOL!!!

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