Happy New Year!
I hope you all had a smashing New Year’s Eve. The FringeFamily rocked a mega-long Lego game and watched the ball drop online, because we currently don’t have cable and we don’t get a lick of reception at our house. We did give reception our best shot though. Just ask FringeMan. Three hours, two digital antennas, and several bad word thoughts later, we still had no reception.
It’s all good though, because I killed more 1/2 inch block zombies than anyone else. You should have seen the dead men totum poles I made. I mounted them onto the monster bridge that connected two of the Lego paths to nowhere. It was kind of like a tribute to the London Bridge, but with full bodies, not just heads.
Now if that isn’t a smashing New Year’s Eve, I don’t know what is.
Since it’s 2012 and I’m not ready to talk about resolutions (because at midnight last night I told FringeMan my resolution is to try the taco shop I see advertised all over, and that’s not really a good resolution), I’m opting for a year in review. Don’t worry, I won’t go month-by-neverending-long-month like last year. I’ll simply highlight one or two posts for each category.
The Most Amazing Recipe – aka Focaccia Bread
In places like Louisiana they are eaten on New Year’s Day, because tradition has it that they bring good luck for the new year. Who needs good luck if you have victory in Jesus? But, I like the tradition and I have a crock-pot full of black-eyed peas cooking today.
This year one of my dreams also came true.
We were Attacked by a Nutter-Butter Eating vampire mouse.
And although I may have said that My Husband Didn’t Marry an Ax Murderer, maybe he should have.
The Domestic Fringe had some pretty awesome guest bloggers in 2011. I’ll just list a few stars (and they were all stars, believe me!) – Jeannie Oliver, Flower Patch Farmgirl, Meg from Whatever, and Emily from Remodeling This Life.
You really must browse through my guest blogger category. There are great recipes (from people who know how to cook), fashion advice, stories about chicken voodoo, and so much more.
After a teaser that includes chicken voodoo, I know you’re all clicking the link as quickly as your finger will allow.
My son and I had a conversation Where I Ended Up In Jail.
And I threw in the towel on homeschooling. Yes, my kids are back in public school and we are all amazingly happy with that decision.
In 2011, I began making, bottling, and selling Fringe Vanilla, the extract that will change your life.
There was my $10 lamp makeover.
We also gave FringeKid’s room a little facelift.
I wondered if our children see Love in The Church.
I had a meeting with An Angelic Serial Killer.
I also made A Plea to The Church. I had more personal emails from this one post than I had from any of the other of the almost 800 posts I’ve written.