Taking Stock

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22 Responses

  1. chlost says:

    Ah, your life is good. Wishing you more of the good stuff in 2014.

  2. lime says:

    are there is rich stock to form the soup of your life. good stuff all. here’s to an equally rich 2014.

  3. A very full year indeed.

    For the first time since I started blogging in 2006, I felt no compulsion to sum up the past year. I was ready to put it behind me and look forward this time.

  4. So glad you put your blog post up on Facebook. Since Google Reader went down the tubes I have not figured out a way to do any blog reading in an organized manner. Oh Hell, who am I trying to kid -I couldn’t do anything in an organized manner even when I had Google Reader but now, I have nothing to alert me to new posts. However, now I also don’t have very much free time to read blogs the way I used to be able to do. So, when one of my fav bloggers is kind enough to post a recent piece of work on Facebook, I get pretty excited over seeing that! BTW -I loved your metaphor about the sledding because it gave me a chance then to hop on board that sled and take a wild ride down the hill without freezing my dupa off in the process, which is the bonus there! Peace and Happy New Year to make 2014 even better than the last one!

  5. Jim says:

    Nice pics too.

  6. anne says:

    yay! and thanks : )

  7. Joanne says:

    Looks and sounds like a good year. I, too, am not so much in sum it up mode as let’s get on with it mode. Should be a decent year ahead.

  8. Magpie says:

    You’re so the best. I love that I know you even though you’re imaginary.

  9. Deborah says:

    Please tell Jocelyn when you next see her that her list makes me want to a) read all those same books b) move to Duluth and c) go back and do parenting all over again ’cause seeing what’s happening in her family makes me miss it all – a lot.
    So much fun, Jocelyn is.

  10. Bijoux says:

    Friends, reading, music, family, good alcohol and food are what makes life worth living. Good weather and pretty scenery is a bonus.

  11. Lil says:

    Twas a lovely year you had, may ’14 be just as good.

  12. pia says:

    Jocelyn writing like yours ranks with great friends food and wine. (Beer and I don’t get along though I love it.)

    I seem to have been away and/or sick since Thanksgiving but writing like yours also gives me impetus to write. Next week when I’m safely home and staying home instead of going out without the very real excuse of wonderful family I will once again be blogging.

    Anyway thank you for your words and may 2014 be incredibly wonderful and filled with love friends family books and wordplay

  13. Maria says:

    Those are rocking hot boots. Seriously. And you have such an outdoorsy sort of life! I feel like a slug now. Thanks, Jocelyn. Way to harsh my mellow.

    One thing that pops up in every photo that you are in…you are a life embracer. It shines all over you.

  14. Green Girl in Wisconsin says:

    You have a good, good life.
    And a grateful spirit.
    And a beautiful sense of wonder and whimsy.

  15. vagabonde says:

    I had the weather site up on my computer so I wrote Duluth and saw that today it was going to be 46 F high – so I thought your weather was improving, but taking a second look I saw that this was Duluth, Georgia (I can’t get over at why there are so many towns in this country with the same name…) Anyway I rewrote Duluth and now it says a high of minus 12! That is cold… I have never been to Minnesota – just watched it through the air and also changed airplane in Minneapolis once. I’d like to visit the state – but when it gets warmer… Your 2013 sounds happy. Books make any year happy for me. It takes me away to so many places – and I also can read them in French, which make me feel better when I am homesick for home. I hope your 2014 will also be an excellent year for you.

  16. pam says:

    I am really looking forward to hearing about what you all get up to next. These photos are great fun!
    I’ve shut down my blog for a while, but will continue to enjoy my visits here.
    Good to catch up on what’s happening in your hemisphere – such cold temps! Here in Australia it was 50.5 degrees yesterday in parts of Brisbane (that’s 122.9 degree heat!!). In South Aust last week 48 at Tarcoola, 49.3 at Moomba. Crazy.

    • Jocelyn says:

      I was just trying to visit your blog last night and was confounded at every turn. Thank you for continuing to visit here, Ms. Pam!

      Your heat sounds worse than our cold, in truth…

  17. Sharyl says:

    Happy New Year! I’m looking forward to reading some of the books on your list. AND, I’ve also discovered Sweet Baby Jesus Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout, by DuClaw Brewing Company. It’s fun to order, too.

    I love your pictures!

  18. I love you AND your wacky, happy family.

  19. Bone says:

    Geez, and to think I was just going to copy and paste whatever Facebook said happened in my Year In Review.

    Guess I’ll have to see if I can dig up a couple of Polaroids to see what I got into this year.

    Just hearing you speak of how cold it was/is gave me a bit of a chill. I hope you and yours have an even better 2014, Jocelyn, and that Byron gets his 20 degrees. I guess probably don’t tell him it was 60 here Saturday.

  20. Meg says:

    There is joy, even hop-fulness, in the simple pleasures of life: good food, good drink, good friends. Seeing how you embrace and appreciate them makes me want to buy the house next door to yours so we can loan each other books, share beer and carry on on such a way as to annoy those not up to dancing to any and everything with a beat.
    Merry 2014!

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