Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Best of Bio Girl: 2016

Well, this post will definitely be shorter than the last NINE years of Best of Bio Girl posts! That's right.  Nine.  Which makes this one NUMBER TEN. TEN ENTIRE YEARS OF BLOGGING. I do realize blogging has been nearly nonexistent over the last six months or so. Apparently I have finally found a job that simply does not allow brain space for blogging.  I used to feel that I had to have this space to clear my head.  I still feel that way sometimes.  I miss it here, and I hope to eventually find a rhythm that allows myself a little more time to write in this space, but for now, I have accepted that this type of writing is on the back burner.

But that doesn't mean there weren't some decent blog posts this year! I mean, I had to write SOMETHING worth reading, right?  Let's dive in and see, shall we?
  • First thing's first, here is an actual good blog post (like, a REAL blog post.. not just a picture post) of me telling the story of how I fell INTO the yard waste dumpster.  It reminds me of blog days of old, and is totally worth a (re)read. 
  • Here is another good one, this one on the Olympics.
  • And here I wrote about my post election thoughts.
  • Ah, here is a post about Henry and I reading the first Harry Potter together. Man, this is great.  We are currently reading Chamber of Secrets and loving it as well. I am not sure there are many things in life better than sharing something you love with your child and having them fall in love as well. 
  • Oh, and it looks like we were still talking Harry Potter in February, which is FINE BY ME.  
  • And another one from February, this one right after the anniversary of losing Missy. Sometimes reading these posts take my breath away, but I always feel a little closer to her too, which is I guess why I continue to read (and write) them. 
  • In March we attended Henry's Green Eggs and Ham play, which includes a video of the kids dancing, which might be hard to watch because I was shaking/laughing so hard.  Blogging at it's best.
  • Okay, the posts I am picking pretty much from this point on might not be quality blogging, but they keep making me smile, which I guess is all it takes to make the top list these days.  Along those lines, here is some art work from Henry's first grade class. 
  • And then on to some tball ball fun with Henry's game ball winning game in the spring. I know I am insane over baseball, and I am okay with it.
  • As always, the Birthday madness must be documented in the year end review. Here Henry's Harry Potter party post, which I will always be proud of! And here is his annual birthday letter and birthday picture slideshow.  I know, but why mess with tradition?
  • Let's see... we are now really into a slew of picture posts, but some of them I like! Like this one, from summer/baseball madness.  And THIS one from Disney World, and THIS one from vacation, and THIS one from Candice and Lucas's wedding... lots of great pictures have been taken this year. 
  • I finally had a chance to take Henry to a midnight release party for a Harry Potter book, and it was everything I hoped it would be. 
  • And in this one I discuss my new job, which is still exciting.
  • In this post Henry enters Coach Pitch with a bang (also known as a triple on his first at bat)
  • This may not be the best blog post, but it is a great memory of me taking Cici to Girl Scout Camp! (Also, Henry's giant tooth)
  • We wrapped up the year with Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, all which seem worth mentioning :) 
And with that, the year in review is done!  The number of true quality blog posts may be down, but there were still a lot of great memories shared throughout 2016.  Come back by tomorrow for the traditional reviewing and renewing of resolutions.  Spoiler alert, one of them may be to spend a little more time blogging next year!

Happy New Year, everyone!
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