Thursday, December 31, 2009

Year In Review

It all began in 2003, continued in 2004, still was cool in 2005, 2006, 2007 and after a brief hiatus(apparently I forgot last year.  Steph, you should have "yelled" at me!) is back again this year!

1. What did you do in 2009 that you'd never done before?
Give birth.  That pretty much tops anything else I could come up with.

2. Did you keep your New Years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I never make resolutions.

3. Did anyone close to you add children to their families?
Tim & I - Matilda Jean

Andrea & Eric -Carter James
Amy & KC -  Kevin Malachi
Michelle & Matthew -Jonathan Daniel
Rebecca & Jim - Asha Rose 
Becky & Henry - Isaac John

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Not close to me, but some friends suffered great losses.

5. What countries did you visit?

6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
A full night's sleep.

7. What date from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
5.7.09 - Tillie's birth

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I became a mom.

9. What was your biggest failure?
I don't like to think about failing...hopefully there was nothing too bad.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
I managed to pull a muscle in mybutt/hip area in May.  It made walking while carrying a baby or getting up from sitting hard for about a month.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
My carseat/stroller combo.  I used a bonus at work and I'm pretty sure we've used part of it every day.  Tillie even slept in the carseat for the first 3 months of her life.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Tim and Rich both got their Master's.  We had a party in August to celebrate.  Dykho got hers in December, just making this year too.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
This is one of my least favorite questions.  Even if I was appalled about someone, I wouldn't post it here.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Do you really need to ask?  Babies are expensive.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
A sweet baby girl, born in May.

16. What song will always remind you of 2009?
Michael Franti - Say Hey.
Owl City- Fireflies.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? Happier.
ii. thinner or fatter? Much Fatter.
iii. richer or poorer? Poorer.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Taking Tillie for walks when the weather was nice.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Um, eat Cheetos?

20. How will you be spending this New Years Eve?
At Jim & Rebecca's house.

22. Did you fall in love in 2009?

23. How many one-night stands?

24. What was your favorite TV program?
Mad Men.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
I don't really hate anyone.

26. What was the best book you read?
I don't know if it was the "best" book, but I really liked the Twilight series.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Erm, anything new they played on the radio.  Owl City, like everyone else.

28. What did you want and get?
Not having to work full-time.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
I really enjoyed New Moon and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.  I didn't see many other movies.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 28 in September.  Tim and I went to Outback Steakhouse and roamed around the mall a little.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Realizing earlier that the reason Tillie was so clingy was because she was still hungry.  More formula would have made my summer easier.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?
Cotton T-shirts.  A long necklace or scarf if I'm going out.

34. What kept you sane?

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Mr. Schuester on Glee

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
I probably should say Healthcare, but I don't follow politics as much as I should.

37. Who did you miss?
Dillon, Robin, Maria, Linds and Mags

38. Who was the best new person you met?

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009:

Swaddling is amazing.
40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
"And I know one thing, that I love you" - Michael Franti

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Doh! Where were you blogging at this time last year? I seem to remember a total blogging hiatus for a time, because you forgot your xanga password?? Anyway. I'm glad you did it this year! :) You're much more concise with your answers than me - I babble a bit too much! Ah well.
PS - I watched Love Actually the other day and thought of you.