Friday, January 1, 2010

Farewell 2009...a Reflection

Stolen from Sunshine's blog...

What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before?

Rode on the back of a chiropractor's Harley.

Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
If I made a resolution, I can't remember it. I don't think I made one.

Did anyone close to you give birth?

Did anyone close to you die?
Not this year, thankfully.

What countries did you visit?
No visiting this year...oh wait. I went to New Jersey/New York with Guy. But that's not another country, is it?

What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
Love for a lifetime. Is that greedy?

What dates from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
April 1. My wee lil ol' heart broke.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I don't know if I "achieved" anything big this year. I started dating again, but don't know if that counts as an achievement, per se.

What was your biggest failure?
I don't know. (Aren't I being informative?)

Did you suffer illness or injury?
Oh I had a GREAT stomach virus in November.

What was the best thing you bought?
A little black dress.

Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
I'd deserve an award for pointing fingers and naming names here, wouldn't I??

Where did most of your money go?
Credit card bills...which actually shows that the question about whose behavior made you appalled and depressed should have answered "mine." Ugh, if only I could get out of debt!

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Dating again.

Compared to this time last year, are you: (a) happier or sadder? (b) thinner or fatter? (c) richer or poorer?

a. At the moment, it's a draw.
b. Same.
c. Again, same.

What do you wish you’d done more of?
Writing. And devotional time. And cleaning.

What do you wish you’d done less of?

How did you spend Christmas?
With my girls and mom.

Did you fall in love in 2009?
Yes...maybe too quickly???

What was your favorite TV program?
Grey's Anatomy

Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
I try really hard not to hate anyone. But there IS one new "difficult person" on my list.

What was the best book you read?
I don't think there was a single book that left me wishing for more...unless I read a new Lori Wick book. She always rocks. Wait...let me go peek because I think she had a new one this year.... Oh great. Can't find it, but googled and found she's had one out since March that I haven't read! Well, now I have something on my wish list, lol.

What was your greatest musical discovery?
Josh didn't know I discovered him, did you?

What did you want and get?
Help. My mom came to stay with us and help me with my girls.

What did you want and not get?
Committed Looooooooooooooooove

What was your favorite film of this year?
Was Mama Mia this year? Because I looooooooooooooooove it. No? How about All About Steve?

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I don't recall. You know...they say that memory's the first thing to go.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Dreams come true?? Answers??

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?
Folks don't usually use the word fashion and Hillary in the same sentence. In fact, it's so foreign to me that I don't even know how to BEGIN to answer this question. I just try to keep the important stuff covered. :D Yes I just said that.

What kept you sane?
Who says I'm still sane?

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Greg Page. Always.

What political issue stirred you the most?
Hmmmmm....could it be the newly elected Obama and his "health bill?"

Who did you miss?

Who was the best new person you met?
Lyla. I got to hold her for hour...when she was only a day old. ::siiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh::

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009.
Maybe I learned that one shouldn't trust too quickly. It doesn't hurt for people to prove themselves. And it's not like I suffered a real betrayal, per se. But I jump into everything with both feet (and my heart) and give everyone the benefit of the doubt. That can really lead to hurt sometimes.

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
"Do you know where you're going to? Do you like the things that life's been showing you? Where are you going to? Do you know?"

Happy 2010!