2012 was a good year, but sadly that was in spite of my resolutions, not because of them.  This was a year of good food, good time, good friends.  A year of learning and professional growth.  A year I got to spend with my favorite man and my favorite dog.  It just wasn’t a year of goal achieving.

Let’s look at how I did.  {I reordered my resolutions from least to most successful}

#1 – Work out a minimum of three times per week.

Fail.  Wow, what a fail.  I have no excuses and little in the way of explanations.  I have to do better in 2013 because otherwise my freaking heart is going to stop.

#3 – Put the time and effort into my school work that I can be proud of each week.

Ish.  I did pretty well this semester, but not A’s across the board and I certainly could have done that.  This was my first semester in Dietetics with an outside job and with that addition I am proud of my performance compared with other semesters.  I definitely should have worked less so that I could study more, but in the end we needed the money more than I needed slightly higher test scores.

#4 – Continue working on being a positive person.

Mostly Win.  We went through a lot of bad(ish) stuff this year and it really helped me to appreciate all of the good in my life.  This is an arena where you can always do better, but I think I made steps in the right direction.

#2 – Continue to read at least one book a month, for a minimum total of 30 books this year.

Total Win!  Check out my list –


Death Du Jour – Kathy Reichs  (f)

Deadly Decisions  – Kathy Reichs  (f)

Fatal Voyage – Kathy Reichs  (f)

Grave Secrets – Kathy Reichs  (f)

Bare Bones – Kathy Reichs  (f)

Monday Mourning – Kathy Reichs  (f)

Cross Bones – Kathy Reichs  (f)

Break No Bones – Kathy Reichs  (f)

Bones to Ashes – Kath Reichs  (f)


206 Bones – Kathy Reichs  (f)

Firefly Lane – Kristin Hannah  (f)

Spider Bones – Kathy Reichs  (f)


The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins  (f)


Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins  (f)

The Surgeon – Tess Gerritsen  (f)


Kitchen Counter Cooking School – Kathleen Flinn  (m)

Flash and Bones – Kathy Reichs  (f)

Postmortem – Patricia Cornwell  (f)

Body of Evidence – Patricia Cornwell  (f)

All That Remains – Patricia Cornwell  (f)

How to Eat a Small Country – Amy Finley  (m)

Mocking Jay  – Suzanne Collins  (f)

Cruel and Unusual – Patricia Cornwell  (f)


The Body Farm – Patricia Cornwell  (f)

From Potter’s Field – Patricia Cornwell  (f)

The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie – Wendy McClure  (m)

Service Included – Phoebe Damrosch  (m)

Ice Cold – Tess Gerritsen  (f)


The Heart and the Fist – Eric Greitens  (m)

The Silent Girl – Tess Gerritsen  (f)

Cause of Death – Patrica Cornwell  (f)

Unnatural Exposure – Patrica Cornwell  (f)

Point of Origin – Patrica Cornwell  (f)

Sellevision – Augusten Burroughs  (f)

Black Notice – Patrica Cornwell  (f)

The Last Precinct – Patrica Cornwell  (f)

Blow Fly – Patrica Cornwell  (f)


Trace – Patrica Cornwell  (f)

Predator – Patrica Cornwell  (f)

Book of the Dead – Patricia Cornwell  (f)



Talking with my Mouth Full – Gail Simmons  (m)


Those Who Save Us – Jenna Blum  (f)

Bones Are Forever – Kathy Reichs  (f)

Scarpetta – Patricia Cornwall  (f)

The Scarpetta Factor – Patricia Cornwell  (f)


Port Mortuary – Patricia Cornwell  (f)

Red Mist  – Patricia Cornwell  (f)

I missed September but read 47 books in total.  Go me!  This is a something I hope to continue.

I’ve decided not to make an resolutions tonight.  2013 is going to be a big year with lots of challenges already – graduation! moving! getting a big girl job! passing the rd exam! thinking about having a baby! adjusting to Adam’s residency schedule!  Instead, I think I’m going to focus on my birthday list.

Are you making any resolutions this year?  How did you do on your 2012 resolutions?

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