2014 was a really bizarre year for me, and I’m hearing that sentiment all over Facebook. Everyone seems to be thinking the same thing: Bring on 2015.
That’s not to say there weren’t major highlights over the last year.
I started the year in breathless pain from the crazy Dog Hip, but then I had the surgery and became pretty bionic! Surgery and rehab took all of the summer and part of the Fall, and was followed by wicked vertigo. However, the spinning stopped in time for me to journey to Colorado to study with Writing Goddess Margie Lawson. Add in a writing award and the holidays, and the year ended pretty nicely.
2014 was all about people
I spent lots of time with my online pals during the surgery and rehab, which really kept up my spirits. Getting a hip rebuilt isn’t a small endeavor and my entire community rallied to make it fun.
Plus I got presents, and groovy playlists for the 6 hours a day of Cruella! It was amazing and humbling and, in it’s own way, magical.
- August McLaughlin sent me date bars and fun get well cards.
- Patricia Rickrode (aka Jansen Schmidt) sent me kickass wine.
- Sharla Rae sent me hilarious Undie Chronicle products.
- Piper Bayard and many others called or checked on me every few days.
- My relatives and friends took time from busy lives to come take care of me.
Best of all, y’all made me laugh and laugh and laugh. Laughter made that trying time go by quickly, and I cannot thank you enough.
I love that the More Cowbell Posse is so funny AND naughty. Seriously, with the exception of some tech and health articles, the most popular posts here in 2014 were:
- 10 Creative Ways To Express Your “Inner F-Bomb”
- Ten Computer Phrases that Sound Dirty But Aren’t
- O is for OMG, A Disorder I Shouldn’t Laugh At (But Do)
- Are You Fighting Dirty?
- Undie Chronicles, Vol 25: Are Girdles for Men Called Mirdles?
And my most popular post (by far) every single year:
See? We have a wonderful bunch here, and I love it!
Still, I’m looking forward to 2015. A lot. I’m pushing forward in a zillion wonderful directions on my writing, and my daughter will be entering a new phase called “public school.” She’ll be closer to home, and we’ll be saving lots of money so (just maybe) we’ll get to take a vacation this year.
[Really, who can resist that smile?]
What are you looking forward to in 2015? What are you most thankful for in 2014? Were you happy or sad to see last year come to a close? Enquiring minds love to know these things here at More Cowbell!
Happy New Year!