It’s that time of year again… to devoutly make resolutions that will fizzle by January 3rd, to stock up on the bubbly, to wear ridiculous hats, to make obscene amounts of noise, and to reflect upon the past year. So here it is, my own 2007 year-in-review:
Lest you fear this entire year-in-review will be a downer, I will share my happiest moment of 2007: During Thanksgiving week, my mom was visiting, and the kids were also with us. My mother has been so starved for grandchildren that she jumped on the chance to play the doting grandmother role to the hilt, and she gave each one of the kids a little money as they were leaving for Wal-mart with their dad. They were excited, and I expected them to come home with a new action figure or doll or book, but they certainly surprised me. My mom and I went out for a while, and when we got home, there was a vase full of flowers on the dining room table. I thought Gary had just bought some flowers to dress up the table for Thanksgiving dinner, until the kids kept exchanging glances and then finally burst out, “Did you see the table?” Turns out they arrived at the store, saw some flowers, and decided that they wanted to bring flowers home for me. It meant a lot to me, and it was a sweet, thoughtful gesture that I won’t forget.
*Most frequent search engine keywords used to reach my blog: “smirking” (go figure), “Marty St. Louis”, “Nikolia Khabibulin”, and “cat photo shoot”
*Most amusing search engine keywords used to reach my blog: “really stupid gifts”, “masochistic cat photo” (what exactly was this person hunting for, or do I want to know?), and “my cats dislike people”
*Sweetest search engine keywords used to reach my blog: “Can my baby hear my cat purring?” I just had to research this one, and this article comes closest to answering the question: What’s It Like In the Womb?
*Most popular post, by number of comments: It’s a tie! Both of these posts had 9 comments each: My Baby and A Question for My Readers
*Most frequent visiting city: Far and away, the Smirking Cat-tiest city is Perry, Florida, with 186 page loads within just the last two weeks! (source: Statcounter.com) (*confetti, party hats, high-fives, trophies all around*) Awww, ain’t it sweet to have fans?
Thanks to everyone who visits, reads, leaves comments, and makes this blog so much fun.
More important than glancing over our shoulders at the past year, however, is looking forward to the new one, so I wish everyone a great 2008!