I'm looking at my calendar and it's already the 8th day of 2014. I was planning on taking a few days off at the beginning of the year and wow, did they go by quickly!
Come to think of it, 2013 feels like it went by pretty quickly also. Is it just me, or is this one of those things people tend to repeat a lot as they get old? Shut up. Don't even say it!
This past year has been quite eventful in lots of ways, which makes me happy that I blog (and scrapbook) because I would otherwise forget the thoughts and events and conversations I've had this past year. I know. There's that getting old thing again. Stop it.
Here are the top posts for each month of 2013. (Time is seriously flying, isn't it?)
Drum roll, please.
1.The Things I Didn't Blog About in 2012 – Luza – in which I confess my growing discomfort with my mom aging and how our roles are shifting.
2. #LookAtMyFood in which I continue to overshare what exactly I had for breakfast, lunch, and dinner via Instagram. (Also, if you don't already, you should follow me. I'm Smrtqbn.) I'm really very good about sharing my food.
3. Cuban Word of the Day – in which I share my delight at being honored by the wonderful artists from Wassup En LA? in their Cuban Word of the Day segment. (Technically it was 3 words – Pastelitos de Guayaba – but that's not important right now.)
4. 99 Red Balloons in which I share how we celebrated my mom, Luza's 99th birthday. Cute video attached to that post, too.
5. Ahora Sí! in which I tell about the night I finally got to meet Andy Garcia. (I know. I still can't believe it. Pinch me!)
6. Hello, Outdoor Movie Nights – in which I list all the great movies we have to choose from for our Summer Backyard Movie Theater. Also, it always marks the official beginning to our summer. And this pleases me greatly.
7. "If you build it…" – in which I celebrate the wonderful farmhouse table that my kids built for me.
8. Hurry up…and wait – in which I tell the story of Jonathan's first acting job in a feature film. (Now that I told you, I'll probably have to kill you.)
9. We Visited Coffee Heaven and Lived to Tell the Tale – in which I describe (in great over-sharingly detailed detail) our wonderful visit to the Gaviña Coffee plant.
10. My Big, Fat, FROZEN, Cuban family – in which I gush (yes, there's gushing) about my day at the Walt Disney Animation Studios and the making of the animated feature, FROZEN. Also, the Disney Animators made me a personal video which totally put me over the edge.
11. ALL the Picadillo at the Blurb Books Food Fair in which I share about my visit to San Francisco and how I got to cook for lots of hungry book buyers. Also, there's a very cool video they did about me and my picadillo.
12. Cuban Picadillo Pies® – in which I developed a new and fun way to eat and share picadillo. (<–also, what a weird descriptive sentence that was!)
Thanks to all of you who have been faithfully following MBFCF for all these years or who have just found me in the last year. I write this blog mostly for myself, so it genuinely pleases me when you respond so generously to my over-sharing.
Also, did the year just fly by for you, too? (I know. Old. Shut up.)
Happy New Year, my friends!