Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010 Year In Review

I stole this question/ answer thing from Jess's blog- but I thought it was cool. So here are my answers!

1. What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?

We bought land to build a house on AND we designed said house.

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I never really make resolutions. I have a Bucket List and I mostly go off of that ... and quite a few things have been checked of, so I'm happy with that!

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
No, not someone super close.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
My sister's mother in law did and it was VERY upsetting. We weren't close but I thought she was a very nice lady and I felt horrible for my brother in law.

5. What countries did you visit?
None outside of my own!

6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
I would like to have a new house- and that may be a reality.

7. What dates from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
March 9- when my sisters mother in law died.
May 5- when we closed on our land
Dec 11 - family thing

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Well again, buying the land. That's super grown up, dontcha know?

9. What was your biggest failure?
I thought I was going to try to get fit and healthy and I didn't. I also thought I was going to be debt free, but I'm still $7K away from that. At the beginning of last year thoughtit was somewhere in the $20's. I've made major progress.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
I got Strep Throat for the first time EVER in February. I felt like a little kid!

11. What was the best thing you bought?
The Land; my laptop; new dining room table

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
All of my coworkers in my little area where I work. They did a GREAT job this year donating for the needy kids our company supports. We drew ornaments and they all went above and beyond for those kids. We had so many presents, they almost had to send another truck.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Can I even say this out loud? One of my brothers .... out of control. I wake up every morning and then suddenly there is a pit in my stomach and I remember we have major major problems.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Towards that debt!

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
My Tony Romo jersey for Christmas, LOL. Long live the Cowboys!

16. What song will always remind you of 2010?
Life After You - Daughtry

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? SADDER
b) thinner or fatter? SAME
c) richer or poorer? RICHER

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Exercise and cooking at home

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Reading novels and sitting here on the couch watching reruns of everything, over and over.

20. How did you spend Christmas?
In Dallas, with Conrad's family.

21. Did you fall in love in 2010?
No, but still in love.

22. What was your favorite TV program?
OMG we discovered Modern Family. HIGH-larious

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
I am disappointed in some people, but I don't hate anyone this year.

24. What was the best book you read?
There are too many to list.

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Ah- musicals. Kelley and I go all the time and we also went and saw Wicked. I fell in love with that stuff!

26. What did you want and get?
Well I want Conrad and I to continue to grow and improve and we have. We have less debt, well I do- he never had any. We made a decision about whether to buy or build and made enroads to getting that done. We continue to get along and love and respect each other. I could not have asked for a better year with him.

27. What did you want and not get?
I did not get that weight loss I wanted. I guess I didn't want it enough because I didn't do much about it. In 2011 I will.

28. What was your favorite film of this year?
I LOVED Grey Gardens. I watched the movie and then I went back and watched the documentary from the 70's. It was fascinating!

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I was 35. I think we went to dinner. It was mid week, hard to party down.

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
This will sound strange but I still have a bone to pick with my former best friend. There were so many times I wanted to sit and write her a letter and just close that chapter but there never seemed to be a good time. Some people say if I do it, she will know I still think of her and care. I don't care ... but I do think of her and it's not in a good way. I think if you mistreat people or you just turn into a big jerk, you should be told about it. Otherwise, you get away with hurting people and go off down your merry way, leaving people bruised and bloodied and I don't THINK SO. So this year I will get around to letting her know that I know she went completely and totally crazy AND ... was never my friend to begin with.

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?

32. What kept you sane?
Conrad, reading, my friends.

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Well Elizabeth Edwards dying really made me sad. I didn't agree with her politically ... but she had been through a terrible 15 years ... with patches of bright spots and then unfortunately - her last three years or so were a complete and total nightmare. I almost feel like death was a sweet release and also I think she's with her son. I hope her husband spends the rest of his life feeling like a HEEL.

34. What political issue stirred you the most?
Kelley will laugh at this - um, during our United Way campaign we were forced to confront illegal immigration in our community. I have always fancied myself a moderate - but it turns out if I were any more conservative I'd be in 3 piece suits. I had a friend tell me, "nothing about you says moderate" ... so this year was full of information!

35. Who did you miss?
I miss my grandparents every single day. I also miss my parents who don't live anywhere near me. It would be nice to have dinner with them on a random day or be able to see them anytime I wanted to.

36. Who was the best new person you met?
I really like the guys who are selling land in our new community - they are great and have become friends. Sometimes Conrad goes up to the sales office just to hang out.

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010.
I learned that I can't fix people or save people. I learned that my way isn't always going to be everyone's way and also that I can't take on other people's hurt. I've tried to absorb it and I just am not able to do that. So all I can do is pray and empathize and hope that Time Wounds All Heels. :)

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
Of all the things I still remember
Summer's never looked the same
The years go by and time just seems to fly
But the memories remain



Jess said...

It's been a good year for you! 2011 will see a new house, no debt... it'll be even better. Happy New Year!

Kelley @ Why Leave Well Enough Alone said...

Fun post, K!