Statistics Schmatistics

WordPress.com is kind enough to prepare a yearly statistical report for my blog. No, I don’t have to share it with my readers, but this little report makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something and I’m amazed at how many people actually read my stuff on a day-to-day basis.  At the very least, I know I kept one of the hardest years of my life documented in a fair, informative, and honest way.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report if you’re entirely curious.

Yes, my writing this year was probably a little depressing and cryptic.  But before we get on to bigger and better things in 2013, I have a little series of anecdotes that have happened to yours truly in the past week.

Brian and I went ice skating with some friends a week ago on Sunday. Long story short, I was skating along on my hockey skates and for no good reason, I fell really hard on the ice and got another concussion (my second in 18 months!). I’m still having headaches, but it’s to be expected. THEN, as we were recouperating from New Years, my pal Rachel elbowed me in the face completely on accident, leaving me with a week-long shiner! If you’re thinking, “gosh, Kacey should really start wearing a helmet”, you’d be the 38th person to say so. I know it’s all in love, and yes, I am a helmet advocate when required.  That is, if Brian ever lets me do anything that would require one again.

During the middle of the week, I contracted a really super terrible head cold. One that made my bruised head and face feel like exploding due to congestion and compaction. I’m not whining; mainly I’m glad to have had these things happen early in 2013. I can officially start my first real workweek tomorrow after several shortened vacation weeks with Christmas and 2012 injuries out of sight.

But before we go, here’s some pics that describe our December (which was full of great parties, wonderful gifts, and quality time with our dear family and bodacious friends:

"Mom, please take these antlers off." - Harper

“Mom, please take these antlers off.” – Harper

My old farm hat that my mom wrapped up and gave to me.

My old farm hat that my mom wrapped up and gave to me at our Mom/Sisters Christmas.

Mom and her girls.

Mom and her girls.

k+b xmas 2012

K+B Christmas #1 – 2012

Dave turns 1!

Dave turns 1! Happy Birthday to my favorite doodle.

Eyeing his cake.

Eyeing his cake.

Cake gets approval.

Cake gets approval.

Christmas Eve 2012 K+B

K+B Christmas (Eve) #2 – 2012

Uncle Chris and Celia

Uncle Chris and Celia

Santa brings a trail-rated Christmas to the our nieces and nephews.

Santa brings a trail-rated Christmas to the our nieces and nephews.

Adele is having no fun.  At all.

Adele is having no fun. None whatsoever.

Accordianist Chris Schaeffer with the Dive Poets.  Great show!

Accordianist Chris Schaeffer with the Dive Poets. Great show!

Rock Forest @ Christmas - Dining Room

Rock Forest @ Christmas – Dining Room

Rock Forest @ Christmas - Den

Rock Forest @ Christmas – Den (the Christmas balls hung on the antlers were my favorite part)

Rock Forest & Christmas - Sitting Room

Rock Forest @ Christmas – Sitting Room

Rock Forest & Christmas - Sitting Room Mantle

Rock Forest @ Christmas – Sitting Room Mantle

Chandra and Bear on NYE

Chandra and Bear on NYE

Jenny and Zing on NYE

Jenny and Zing on NYE

Just call me Cesar.

Just call me Cesar.

Bwian and Wachel - NYE

Bwian and Wachel – NYE

a handsome gentleman

a handsome gentleman on New Year’s Day

i love our back yard.

I love our back yard in snow.

And with that, I close 2012. I’m going to focus on my mental and physical health, and strengthening the health of my marriage in 2013. I’m also going to focus on enjoying more things and worrying less. Wish me luck; hopefully you’ll all be with me along the way.