So how did I spend my time in 2011 instead of making my bed, cleaning the house and staying off The Twitter? And hanging with these party people:
I'll tell you:
January was snow. And more snow. And snow days off from school. We built snowmen. I saw The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway with Jill of Glamamom.com. We had an awesome time.
February we celebrated Valentine's Day and Magpie went to her first Rutgers basketball game. I attended the Toy Fair as a member of the press. It's a great trade show and I can't wait to go back again this year.
March had its fill of big events - Purim, the Supermoon, St. Patrick's Day and my brother's wedding.
April I attended the phenomenal Rated P... for Parenthood which premiered here in New Jersey, and will soon be playing an off-Broadway run in the coming months. Counting the days until I can see the show again.
May sent me to Bloggy Boot Camp in Boston and BlogWorld in New York. I also got in some puddle jumping fun with Ziggy and the kids took a bunch of kindy photos.
June and July were uneventful, spent mostly at the beach eating ice cream, strolling the boardwalk and being pirates.
August will be remembered mostly for just one thing: Hurricane Irene.
September my kids became obsessed with Duck Tape.
October was an entire month of Halloween - and while I do loathe the holiday sprawl, I decided to embrace it instead of hating on it this year. Oh, and there was a Sno-tober snow storm, too.
November I participated in NaBloPoMo which was such good times that I'm inspired to try it again in 2012. My adorable niece Rosie was born. I was published in a print magazine for the first time. Thank you, New Jersey Family.
December was all about holiday celebrations and I had fun putting together my first gift guide, featuring all non-commercial products.
What else happened this year?
- I left twenty-six instructions for my husband on everything from how to cook to how to clean. Nothing has changed.
- I guest-posted at The Fordeville Diaries and Take 2 Mommy. Thank you for having me over to your fantastic blogs.
- I wrote over 100 posts for NJFamily.com, Momtrends.com, ShePosts.com, and JerseyMomsBlog.com. I am so grateful for these opportunities.
- I curated three shows at Kirtsy.
So what's next (besides the new selection of handprint crafts) now that it's 2012?
I'm not sure, but unlike last year I'm not putting any plans on a list. Though I might try and squeeze in a visit, or possibly even two, to the gym.
And you? Are you resolving, or resolving not to resolve?