12/30/09

Review

I found this on another blog...some of the questions are more interesting than others. I suppose the same goes for my answers!

1.What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before? Drove halfway across the country and back again with my children.

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I kept one – not using my credit cards unless absolutely necessary. The rest, um, we’ll keep trying.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? No.

4. Did anyone close to you die? Chris’s grandmother died January 1, 2009.

5. What countries did you visit? None.

6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009? A good pair of sandals.

7. What dates from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? The kids’ birthdays. The first and last days of school.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Reducing debt.

9. What was your biggest failure? Healthy eating and exercise (rather, the lack thereof).

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Nothing serious.

11. What was the best thing you bought? Kindle books!

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? The writer of one of my favorite blogs holds a fundraiser for “Donors Choose” every year; this year her readers (myself included!) raised over $300,000 for education.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? Certain “friends” on facebook whose world views and beliefs – and their ways of expressing those things – are diametrically opposed to my own.

14. Where did most of your money go? Bills. And Target.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Our vacations (three this year, which is unprecedented), seeing my family.

16. What song will always remind you of 2009? “See You Again” by Miley Cyrus (or, as Phoebe used to call it, “The Cookie Song”)

17. Compared to this time last year, are you: (a) happier or sadder? (b) thinner or fatter? (c) richer or poorer? About the same in all three.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Relaxing.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Cleaning. Even though I didn't do too much of that!

20. How did you spend Christmas? In Texas, then at home.

21. Did you fall in love in 2009? I fall in love every day. With the same person. To whom I am married.

22. What was your favorite TV program? I don’t watch much TV, but about five years after the rest of the world, I discovered that The Office is really funny.

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? No. I’m not much of a hater.

24. What was the best book you read? Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris.

25. What was your greatest musical discovery? I am so out of touch with music; it’s a bit embarrassing. Through Pandora radio, I did realize that I like someone named Rilo Kiley (or Riley Kilo?) but I don’t even know if she is of this era. Oh, and the Magnificat Canon.

26. What did you want and get? A computer desk.

27. What did you want and not get? An SLR digital camera. And photography classes.

28. What was your favorite film of this year? I’m going to say Sherlock Holmes because it was the most recent film I saw, and I can’t think of any others.

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I recall something about a meatball sub. And having to go to work. A memorable day, obviously. I was 37.

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Not having to make dinner. Ever.

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009? It includes khaki pants, v-neck tees, and Dansko shoes.

32. What kept you sane? Books. Laughter. Bedtime.

33. What political issue stirred you the most? Health care reform

34. Who did you miss? My parents and siblings

35. Who was the best new person you met? The girls in my brownie troop are all very sweet. And I met one mom at a PTO meeting who was really funny and cool and who I think I could be good friends with, but we both work full-time and her husband travels a lot and our kids are not friends, so the only time we see each other is at PTO meetings.

36. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009. At some point, you have to suck it up and start paying more than $13 for a haircut.

2 comments:

aimee said...

That is an excellent lesson (the last one)that I learned this year as well! How funny.

Good answers. I hope this next year finds you lots of happiness!

H Noble said...

But where do you find more than $13 in the budget for a haircut? I don't even go but about quarterly at that.

You had many more interesting points, but that one struck me.