As I have wandered through my last year's posts, reflecting and trying to put together a year in review, so to speak, I have decided that my blog doesn't fit any of the typical blog genres. I am all over the place! Thinking About Home is not a food blog, even though I share recipes. It's not a house blog, although I show you my seasonal decorations. Mine is not a homeschool blog, but I talk about our homeschool quite a bit. It's not a DIY blog, although I share all of our house projects and an occasional craft idea. And then there are the musings and ponderings...
Nevertheless, I have gathered a few highlights from my blog over the past year. Of course, these are the highlights from my own perspective. And, of course, they are all over the place!
I made the short story long as I told you about a special Christmas gift and how it involved a conversation with a celebrity!
As I do several times each year, I shared our current Morning Time
, but this time I followed it with
This was one of those months with lots of musings. I related a story of one of God's gentle nudges to my mother's heart.
And then I pondered what it means to be "older" and invited my readers to participate in the discussion.
I shared a household hint that I discovered via Pinterest, a way to remove scratch marks from white dishes. Who knew that this simple tip would become (also thanks to Pinterest) the most viewed post of my entire blog?! Not I!
All the way until April, you hung with me as we painted our kitchen cabinets, a project that I had been yammering about off and on for six months.
I ask myself some hard questions in
After months of talking about it, and weeks of doing it, and then a computer glitch that prevented me from sharing it, I posted photos of our completed kitchen remodel.
And then more ponderings, this time about the role of "father."
Big changes were afoot in July, as our son Ryan and his family moved across country. It was all I could talk about. You prayed with me as they traveled, and you rejoiced with me when they arrived at their destination. (Thank you again.)
August was a serial month, I suppose.
I did a mini series about getting started in homeschooling, beginning with this post
and I finished my "Salad on Tuesdays" series with
This month found me relishing the beginning of my favorite season. No less than seven
posts had the words "autumn" or "fall" in the title! From back-to-school
to autumn crafts
to decorating the Farmhouse
, it was all about autumn. One of my favorite posts was this one, mostly because of the photographic record of a simple and satisfying ordinary kind of day.
For 31 days in October, I challenged us to consider our views on hospitality.
The highlight of our month (our year?
) was our beautifully blessed Thanksgiving weekend, when Ryan and family came for a visit, and our family was all together under one roof! Life (this earthly life, that is) just doesn't get much better than that. I shared our Thanksgiving photos here...
More musings as I shared a quote
, a song
, some thoughts
. I took you on a house tour
and shared our family's Christmas celebration in
Yes, I am truly "all over the place", although mostly at home. Thank you to all of you who take the time to visit my little blog and take a peek into my home and listen in on my musings!