Monday, December 28, 2020

2020 in the Rearview Mirror

2020 is coming to an end (is that a collective "Amen!" I hear?) and between the Covid and the politics it feels like this year was really 10 years smooshed into one. Let's recap, shall we?

a look back at 2020

Most popular post this year: You all really liked reading about how I DIY my own laundry detergent.

Least popular blog post: It's a tie between Daylight Savings Time and the Blog Redesign

Favorite books read this year: Probably Evvie Drake Starts Over and The Silent Patient.  I wrote a brief review about each of them back in August.

The Silent Patient book Evvie Drake Starts Over book

Things our grocery store was frequently out of besides toilet paper and cleaning supplies: Salmon, black beans (what was that about??), Christmas sprinkles, Christmas paper plates, yeast, flour, sugar, ice cream.

Biggest accomplishment: Surviving. We've had plenty of laughs and good times this year but I won't pretend like the anxiety didn't overwhelm at times.  

Biggest fail: I burned a pot of spaghetti. Yes, apparently, that's a thing that can happen. Who knew?

Things I did to help preserve democracy: Phone banked, donated to campaigns, made sure friends/family voted.

Things to look forward to in 2021 (in expected order of occurrence):  The inauguration.  Graduating.  Sitting inside a coffee shop.  Browsing a book store.  Taking a vacation (destination TBD).  Visiting long distance family.  

Netflix Binges: The Mindy Project, Schitt's Creek, The Office, Tiger King (That was this year? Feels like forever ago.), The Great British Baking Show, Man With A Plan. 

What are your reflections on the year? Did you find any great new books or tv shows?  Enjoy extra family time or nearly kill each other?  Did anyone else burn spaghetti? No? Just me. Okay then.  


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