2013 Rewind

Love having the blog and I can see all that went on in 2013!  Here are just some of the highlights.

January: Billy the stray went to his forever home (sniff).


That was the month I started working on the bathroom remodel.

FebruaryThis was the month we started the monthly Adventures in Maintenance with my partners in crime.

Healthy Heart weekend, always fun.

I finished the bathroom, too.

vanity Funny how living through the reno seemed forever, but it was maybe 6 weeks long?

March:  We bought the PRIUS!!


April – Quiet month. Work was getting pretty stressful around this time, too.  I did have a fun time with my sister at the Saratoga Battlefield!

May:  This was our fun, fun trip through New England from Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. The fun part of this trip is that we went without any itinerary and just stopped wherever we felt like.


I was featured on a Half-Size Me podcast – which I have not listened to yet, can you believe it?

June: My birthday, of course!  45 mile ride for 45 years.

5 years of relative maintaining.

Becoming an Outdoors Woman weekend.  Always a good time, where I became a crack shot with a crossbow!


July: Another quiet month. Lots of riding, though!  And lots of gardening.


AugustJohn’s birthday month.

Free concert to see Buckwheat Zydeco!

SeptemberMy first trip to Las Vegas!


The local balloon festival

Lori and John anniversary (17 years)


October: Pumpkin party!

November:  I hit 2500 miles on the bike!



The family Thanksgiving.

December:  Another herniated disk. Boo.  It is almost all better, though. Yay!

The new Radiance Manor to be.

casa radiance

Thanks to all of you for coming along for the ride! All in all a good year with a few surprises in there.  The worst part of the year was all the work stress. Too many months of work stress in there.  It’s okay now since it is the slow season, but I sure hope it is better next year.  2014 should be interesting, at any rate 😀

If anyone else has a recap post, list it in the comments. I love reading posts like this!

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19 thoughts on “2013 Rewind

  1. Roz@weightingfor50.com

    Hi Lori,
    just catching up on your last few posts. Your holiday looked wonderful, I love the pic of Pixie under the tree, and really enjoyed the recap list!! 2013 was a good year. May 2014 bring you everything great. I’m looking forward to seeing the progress of Radiance Manor. E-hugs to you and John, E-pats behind the ears to Pixie!
    Roz@weightingfor50.com´s last blog post ..Catch up Time!

  2. Lynne

    Love the recap. Thanks for sharing it all! You forgot Peyton Manning and your Broncos 🙂
    (Excited about football today – Go Packers!)

  3. Kimberley

    Great recap and mostly a great year!!! Love the Christmas pics…lots of good food and family fun time. I got my son a new guitar and heard some good music on Christmas day.

    All the best for 2014!!!

  4. Helen

    Always love your recaps whether they be monthly or yearly. 2014 is going to be so exciting what with the new house and all!

  5. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    New Year’s already!? I can’t believe it! I always ave loved reading the year review posts, it’s amazing how much you forget until you see the recap. 2014 is going to be a great year for you guys. I can’t wait to read all about the move and the beginning renovation projects!!
    Ali @ Peaches and Football´s last blog post ..Christmas 2013

  6. Fran

    You had a great year and I’m happy to be a part of it all year. You have given me so much pleasure reading all your posts this year.

    Thank you for being my blogger friend, for giving me great posts, for taking us on your rides and for supporting me on my blog which of course as a recap, just finished it.

    I wish you and John a great 2014 and look forward to another year of reading your blog.

    And as I said to Shelley just now: keep your fingers crossed that R. wins big tonight in the lottery because he promised me I can visit you and Shelley then 🙂

    Thanks Lori, love you!
    Fran´s last blog post ..A year in my life: 2013 edition


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