2011: I lost a lot of weight (on purpose). Lots of neat hikes with Mark and Irma in summer and fall. My cousin Frankie died - third year in a row for losing family. Pay cuts, lay-offs and general feelings of insecurity at work. Moved to a new room at work (from 15 to 10). Third and final run for dept. chair. Revert Conference in October, White House in November. Christmas bird count. Lunar eclipse in December (again!) Osama bin Laden gone. Horrible earthquake/tsunami in Japan. Poor economy all around. "Arab Spring". Parents both retired. Kind of a general anxiety/worry feeling this year.
I don't know what to want or wish for in 2012, but I would like the fear, anger, worry, and general negative vibes that permeate the world right now to subside. I would like joy, peace, stability.