Sunday, January 20, 2008

Because, as I said last time...

...I really like lists, and it is very late, and I should be in bed but I'm not completely exhausted enough to go there yet, and because I just found this on Lain's blog and thought it looked like fun, I'm going to do it now, just for all three of you, my dear readers. ;)

1. What did you do in 2007 that you'd never done before?
Got a professionally-done tattoo (two, actually!); went blonde-ish; learned to straighten my hair in a way that makes me happyhappy; learned how to really knit, like sweaters and stuff; got a job working in a yarn store; experienced the theft of an expensive camera :(

2. What are your New Years Resolutions?
I don't make resolutions.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth in 2007?

4. Did anyone close to you die.
Yes, my mom's Aunt Zelda...95 years young, bless her soul.

5. What countries did you visit?
Just the good ol' USA...mainly Florida...three times.

6 What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?
Better overall health and more confidence in certain areas of my life.

7. What date(s) in 2007 will remain etched in your memory and why?
October 22 -- the day my oldest son left for Marine boot camp.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Learning how to knit really well and making over 50 items, including six sweaters and five pairs of socks.

9. What was your biggest failure?
I don't really consider this a failure, but more of a continuing frustration: dealing with C.'s learning issues.

10. Did you suffer any illness or injury?
One bad back spasm, but then I started going back to the chiropractor regularly, and it's made a world of difference!

11. What was the best thing someone bought you?
Well, I did get my red Grand Am this year, which technically my hubby bought (or is paying for! LOL) since he's the one with the full-time job, but I picked the car out. So the best thing someone actually bought for me would have to be my sheepie mug I got for Christmas from my brother-in-law and his wife and daughter...small, simple, yet perfect! :)

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
My oldest son...joining the Marines brought about an amazing transformation in him.

13. Whose behavior appalled and depressed you?
Benazir Bhutto's assassins.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Bills. Yarn. Gas. Travel.

15. What did you get really, really excited about?
Knitting! (Sensing a theme here?0

16. What song(s) reminds you of 2007?
Linkin Park - Bleed it Out
Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway
The Cat Empire - Sly
FLOW - Go!
The Be Good Tanyas - Rudy
The Puppini Sisters - Sway

17. Compared to last year are you...
a.) Happier or Sadder? Happier
b.) Thinner or Fatter? About the same
c.) Richer or Poorer? Financially, about the same; richer in the important things in life.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Been more patient.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Comparing myself to others.

20. How did you spend Christmas?
At home, with family visiting.

21. Did you fall in love in 2007.
In many ways, yes.

22. How many one night stands did you have?
Ha! Not that kind of girl... ;)

23. What was your favorite TV program?
Pushing Daisies; Survivor; Amazing Race; Gilmore Girls

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't this time last year?

25. What was the best book you read?
The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho

26. What did you do on your birthday and how old were you?
I turned 41, and I cannot remember what I did. LOL I'd just gotten home from Florida the day before, though.

27. What was your best musical discovery?
The Cat Empire

28. What did you want and get?
A tattoo; a red sportscar; an iPod; stability and direction for my oldest son.

29. What was your favorite film of the year?
Pirates of the Caribbean: World's End

30. What did you want and not get?
A new kitchen.

31. What one thing would've made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Feeling more settled in my church situation.

32. How would you describe your fashion concept for 2007?
Comfortable and fun. ;)

33. What kept you sane?
Knitting (LOL); my wonderful girlfriends...Amy, Myrna, Peggy, you guys!

34. Which celebrity or public figure did you admire most?
Not sure.

35. What political issue stirred you most?
Religious freedom; parental rights; socialistic trends in legislation

36. Who do you miss?
My son.

37. Who was the best new person you met?
The ladies I work with; Cosy (fun, creative girl!); Denise (a stunning writer who I haven't technically met yet, but who I did talk to on the phone once and with whom I have played several games of Scrabulous).

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned.
Live your life, not the one everyone else wants you to live.

39. Quote a song line that defines your year.

I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to fly
I'll do what it takes til' I touch the sky
And I'll make a wish
Take a chance
Make a change
And breakaway
Out of the darkness and into the sun
But I won't forget all the ones that I love
I'll take a risk
Take a chance
Make a change
And breakaway
(Kelly Clarkson,


cosymakes said...

you're entirely too sweet :) i'm honored. when are we having coffee/tea?

tomzgrrl said...

I just tagged this over at my blog. I read this blog, too! Do I make #4? Happy 2008.

Denise said...

Wow, do I RATE or what? I'm feeling very blessed.

And I'm not thinking about Scrabulous being shut down. Maybe "deux ex machina" will occur.