I’m back 2011!

Wow.  That was a long, unplanned break from blogging.

I mean like, really, I had no idea that was going to happen.

The people pleaser side of me is trying its best to fight its way out and make excuses and apologies, but I’ve been working to not allow that side of me any power, so… let’s move on.

Here’s a better-late-than-never post on the Christmas Party that Luke and I had.  Late is definitely better than never because if you’re anything like me, then you got to work today, sat at your desk, stared at your computer and realized that wow. I don’t have a day off until SPRING.

So we could all use a little extra Christmas, right?

This is the spread.  Most of it, at least.  This is also the day that my oven broke (before anything was baked), I broke down, and Luke brought home a bunny to surprise me.  It looks pretty put together all things considering.

Key Players (Clockwise from Top): Everyone’s Favorite Almond Roca, Peanut M&Ms, Papa John’s Pizza (because I got suckered into buying a bunch of buy one get one free coupons from a girl on the high school drill team so I better use them fast), Yellow Buttermilk Cupcakes with The Best Frosting I’ve Ever Tasted, Crackers and (unpictured) Baked Sweet Onion Dip, and Candy Cane Cookies.

Candy Cane Cookies.  I think these could still be relevant. Valentines Day?  I baked sugar cookies, then dipped them in crushed candy canes, and iced them with melted Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses.  Yum.

Baked Sweet Onion Dip.  This guy was the LIFE of the party.  I was not expecting this to be so delicious, or so popular.  But goodness me, if you ever need to make some dip, make this. Seriously.

I forgot to picture a few things, like the Mulled Wine and… it’s been too long now for me to remember what else.

So, Merry Late Christmas, I hope it was wonderful for each of you, and tune in later this week for what really matters: My New Bunny, Waffles.

Next on the Agenda, here is how my Blog did in 2010:

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about1,900 times in 2010. That’s about 5 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 32 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 67 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 25mb. That’s about a picture per week.

The busiest day of the year was November 9th with 106 views. The most popular post that day was So Yummy Spicy Turkey Corn Chowder.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com,thepioneerwoman.comintothislife.blogspot.comGoogle Reader, and wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for bunch grapes halloweenbalsamic baked chicken breastsroasted brussel sprouts“there were ninety and nine”, and carrie@deliciously organic.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

So Yummy Spicy Turkey Corn Chowder November 2010

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Brown Butter Frosting November 2010 – 9 comments

About September 2010- 1 comment

Maple Iced Pumpkin Sugar Cookies October 2010- 2 comments

New Blog, and Indulgent Brownies September 2010 –2 comments and 1 Like on WordPress.com.

Thanks to all of you sweet hearts who gifted me with a total of 1,900 views! I am kind of shocked.  In fact, I was sort of under the impression that nobody read this! I am so thankful and happy!

I Love You!




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