This year has been a large big blur to me. Months have blended into each other and it doesn’t feel like 2012 should be over. Most of the year was better then last year in regards to family drama and emotional stress but I see a lot of that coming back next year so I’m trying to get a stiff upper lip and be ready for tougher times coming. I’ve had a lot of fun over the year too, even though I didn’t do that many crazy things.
The beginning of the year was filled with getting to know my new church friends better; playing Cops and Robbers a great deal with The Boys and forging friendships with them was some of my favorite parts of the beginning of the year. My Christmas kitten Princess was at her playful, super cute stage during the spring and she cuddled with me at the point. She was so much as a kitten and even though she’s super fat and very independent these days, she still purrs when I pick her up. Our hot summer was spent catering to her and her five kittens. We have three of her kittens and they’re now as big as she is. It’s been a lot of fun to have more cats around the yard again.
The Avengers came out in May and the fandom has become a good part of my life and my siblings lives. The Avengers movies got me on a roll of watching superhero movies so I saw all the Spider-Man movies and three different Batman movies this year, which included Tim Burton’s film (I will be seeing The Dark Knight Rises soon because we got it for Christmas). The family is now watching the X-Men films. Superheroes has certainly been a large part of my year; they’re a source of both entertainment and inspiration. I’m slowly getting into Batman, but my true love will always be Marvel’s Avengers.
I turned eighteen this summer and then graduated from homeschool a few months later. My parents threw my a huge party, the first in a very, very long time. Becoming eighteen has granted a bit more freedom in small areas and even though I’ve not done anything huge or amazing because of my age difference, there is still a great awesome feeling about the number. I spent my summer feverishly reading school books and checking off the list that my mom had made for me to finish and it’s been a relief to be all done with school.
This is my favorite picture from the entire year; me and Dylan from one of our games of Cops and Robbers. The other big thing that happened this year was that I got back to steadily reading again. I’ve always loved reading but there is a lot more fun to it when you share it with someone else who both enjoys and appreciates it. I’ve read volumes of Sherlock Holmes stories, I read Dracula, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and Murder on the Orient Express with Dylan this year. We’ve been branded by our friends as Holmes fanatics–I’ve seen Dylan change in the fact that now he is such a die-hard Sherlockian, something he wasn’t when I first met him and he introduced me to gaslamp fantasy like Dracula which is one of my top favorite books now—I would never have thought to even look at the book if he hadn’t recommended it so highly. It’s been amazing to get so much reading done this year and it’s been so much fun doing it with someone who loves it as much as I do. I’ve fallen back in love with Sherlock and with reading this year which makes me very happy.
I’m not sure what’s in store for me in 2013 but I hope it will be more good things like this year. 🙂