Saturday, December 29, 2012

My Last OLW Reflection of 2012

I think I wrote this post at least 10 times in my head...I tend to write virtually throughout my day. There were so many ideas. First, I was going to do a round up of all 12 month reflections but then I decided against that.  Next I considered blogging about my family and how without the support of my husband, son, and daughter I would not be where I am today. But I realized this is something I wanted to do privately, so I expressed my gratitude on Christmas Day. Then I thought about thanking all my "cheerleaders" those friends and family who know me better than I know myself. I need to thank my constant cheerleaders for 49 years: thanks mom and dad.  The colleagues at work that can read my face before I even know what I am going to say. My friends in our hometown that always seem to call me at just the right time to check on me. To my twitter friends who support me with great tweets and amazing links.  I hope I say thank you enough although can we every say "thanks" enough really? So thank you to all my Dublin, NCFL, twitter, and Ostrander friends.  Again without you, I know 2012 would not have been the same.  Finally I have decided that my last post of the year will be in photos. Thanks for an amazing 2012 and check back in 2013.

Starting 2012 in Louisville, KY - Celebrating Wonder!
Celebrating in San Diego with my favorite: Starbucks!

Anna graduates from BGSU, 


Finally a favorite video, Harshitha and her first grade sister celebrating an original poem on Poetry Friday. 


  1. You did it! You accomplished your goal of "reflecting" all 12 months. Congratulations and thanks for letting us be a part of your journey. Can't wait to see what word you pick for 2013!:)

  2. You've had a great year to celebrate and be thankful for, Maria - bravo! And here's to 2013...and all the adventures it will bring!

  3. What a great way to celebrate the year Maria! you are reminding me I need to do a little reflecting. Happy New Year!

  4. By sharing your OLW all year, you helped me to remember to take time to reflect. Happy 2013!

  5. Thanks everyone for your comments! Once again my cheerleaders are encouraging me. Looking forward to 2013 and exploring more possibilities.