There are three reasons I’m sitting down to gather my Favorite Posts of 2016 right now:
- I miss my blog! I haven’t posted since November, and if I wait one more day, December will go by with no post! And then there goes the year.
- I want to continue the “favorite posts” tradition I started last year. It’s sort of funny, I have no idea what I will pick at this moment, but the task shouldn’t be hard because my output this year was much lighter than in years past. I’ve done a lot of work on Agoura Hills Mom, a lot of work on my novel, and I got myself a full time outside the home job. All of this has pulled me away from this online journal and the chronicle of my life as a mother person.
- I also miss writing. Even the other blog and the novel have been neglected a bit over the last few weeks because of the holidays and all the fun IRL stuff I’ve been doing like hanging out in my pajamas on these rare rainy SoCal mornings reading, chatting with visiting family, baking, and unloading the dishwasher.
Okay so now that that’s out of the way, I wonder what the heck I even posted here in 2016, and which are my favorites. I’ll be right back.
My Favorite Posts of 2016
Wow, okay, there’s more than I expected. This is the year I took my family on our first major international vacation, and while I would have included those posts in this roundup, for various reasons the ones below stood out to me as better representatives of how I expressed myself on House of Prince in 2016. Click on the titles to read the posts.
That is not my hairy hand.
Spoiler alert: it is wonderful.
Naturally, the word “fart” is featured.
My “word of the year” by default.
My essay about arguing with a 6-year-old is published in a real-life book!
A very personal update about my family’s new world order.
If you are reading this, and you have read any of the above posts, thank you. Really. It’s especially awesome of you to click over to this site and read any of this stuff, because there are so many thing to read, watch, and rant about on the internet. I’ve been doing this for a hundred years now, and I know most of my readers have moved on to other content, but I keep doing it anyway, even though sometimes it feels like I can’t even get arrested on the internet. This is for me, and if you’re anything like me, or you are going through similar things or feeling similar feelings, it is also for you.
Happy New Year, friends. Welcome, 2017. Here is a picture of our cat in her favorite place: