I hope you'll forgive the all too common trick that's used by just about every media outlet to fill page space at a time of year when there isn't a whole lot to talk about, except maybe the weather or possibly about cliffs that are fiscal in nature.
I'm of course referring to all the articles recapping the year in review. I did it at the end of 2011, looking at all of the seeds I had ordered and reviewing how well they did in my garden that year. It's one of the most read posts I've done, so I suppose it'd be silly of me not to do it again.
And this year is significant in that it is ending much better than it started. Last year at this time Gita was on her second chemo treatment, hair falling out, future in question, our family under a lot of stress-- life really was not good. This blog was one of my few outlets, and I poured myself into it, and appreciated those who read and responded.