Hyvästi 2012!

2012 2013 Calendar Change
So long horses, hello LOLcats!

2012 was a year of lots of changes. Lots of changes. *sighs*

Some good, some bad, and some that are still waiting on the new year for news (possible IT job, woot!). Unlike 2011 and it’s 335ish Resolutions, 2012 had a less impressive list but it’s time to check things off…

…and amusingly, I didn’t manage to get any of them done! 😉

But why don’t I mind? Because I came pretty darned close in places and a I got a whole lot more done that wasn’t on the lists than I had expected to.


Accomplishments of 2012

Real Life Stuffs

View of Maine from the Game Room
View of Maine from the Game Room
  • Ten Year Wedding Anniversary, DING! 😀
  • Walked 165+ miles while playing World of Warcraft on my treadmill computer
  • One year anniversary in my new department and three year anniversary with the company
  • I MADE IT TO MAINE!!!!! 😀 😀 😀 (For the first time in, what, fifteen years?)
  • Made it through yet another an unexpected Army-Sponsored spousal relocation
  • Survived my department dissolving and being absorbed by another department (twice!)
  • Hit Level 90 on my Feral Druid 😀
  • Triumphed in the Great Mouse War of 2012!
  • Rebuilt half of the deck (long story)
  • Made it through the first year of trying to fit a micro-business into my life
  • Yet. Another. Hurricane. Really universe??
  • Paid off the car loan *dancedancedance*
  • Lost 10ish pounds and dropped my blood pressure quite a bit (woot!)
  • Grew squash and sweet potatoes and carrots and cucumbers and yellow bell peppers in my first year of square foot gardening (nomnomnom)
  • Kept with my day planner and slowly worked my way up the learning curve for Google Calendar.
  • Settled into a comfortable budgeting rut
  • Joined the Healthmiles program at work and started racking up the steps

Writing and Model Horse Related

Sweet Onion Live Show Donation
Sweet Onion Live Show Donation

Blog Related

2012 Google Analytics
  • Lured in 7,465 unique visitors
  • Built the Tree of Insanity for the Sixth Meme and found a lot of new blogging friends.
  • Two year blog anniversary!
  • Participated in the Noblegarden Easter Egg Hunt
  • I wrote 336 posts (not counting this one) in: 128 Unquiet Bones posts, 57 Hue Askew Horses (was Custom-Models.com) posts, 83 Perish Twice posts, 33 Everyday Dragons posts, 18 View From The Molehill posts, and 22 Code Kitteh (was Martha.net) posts
  • I learned a bit more PHP and a lot more CSS
  • I took Boilerplate 3.0 and made it shine!
  • Improved on most analytic stats over last year
Failure is the New Breakfast

Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013!

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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