Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2008 in review!

1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before? Been put out for surgery.

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I don't really make "resolutions". It's more like... a time to try to set my mind for new things. eating healthier, being happier, etc.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Yes!

4. Did anyone close to you die? Yes, and I don't take it well! :(

5. What countries did you visit? Mexico

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008? A clean house. More to the point, a clutter-free house.

7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? 12/16, 12/3, 3/21, ....

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

9. What was your biggest failure? There are failures as far as I am concerned.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Nothing super major, but did have to have surgery this month.

11. What was the best thing you bought? Hmmm.......bought lots of great gifts, but not much for me.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? Well.... I think both of the kids' behavior. They are well mannered, considerate and generally pleasant to be around (most of the time). And since they are both almost teenagers, I think that merits celebration!

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? The public figures in our world. My father's selfishness. :(

14. Where did most of your money go? The care and feeding of the house and the people inside. Braces for the kids, gymnastics lessons, etc.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Spending Christmas with my family, its been a long time since we have done that.

16. What song will always remind you of 2008? "All I Want To Do" - Sugarland!!!

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:a) happier or sadder? Happier, looking forward to next year. .b) thinner or fatter? About the same, but as soon as the dr clears me it is back to the gym ASAP!! c) richer or poorer? Holding steady.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Exercising, scrapbooking, enjoying life.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Worrying, dealing with my anxiety attacks.

20. How did you spend Christmas? Eve: With friends and my side of the family, Day: With Aaron's family

21. Did you fall in love in 2008? No. Just still am....!

22. What was your favorite TV program? CSI

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? Hate is such a harsh word, how about dislike.

24. What was the best book you read? Any of Nicholas Sparks books

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26. What did you want and get? A Kone

27. What did you want and not get? A new diamond ring.

28. What was your favorite film of this year? Mama Mia!

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? 39 and nothing much. But I expect a HUGE party next year!

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Paying off our mortgage.

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008? Silver jeans, and solid shirts.

32. What kept you sane? My husband and friends. And maybe a glass of wine or two :)

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Blair Underwood is not too hard on the eyes.

34. What political issue stirred you the most? Oh good glory..... we need a regime change like yesterday, but I keep my political views mostly to myself.

35. Who did you miss? Yes, NH is too far away!

36. Who was the best new person you met? Probably Rhonda and Jake. They are soooo much like Aaron and I it is scary!

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008. "Friends are God's way of apologizing for your family!"

Sunday, December 28, 2008

A year in review

1. Where did you begin 2008? Here at home, with my family and friends.

2. What was your status by Valentines Day? Still happily married

3. Were you in school anytime this year?Just for the kids conferences, programs, etc.

4. Did you have to go to the hospital? Yes, twice for me :(

5. Did you have any encounters with the police? Yes, for Aaron's car break in / theft

6 Where did you go on vacation? Las Vegas,Arizona, Oregon coast and Vegas again

7. What did you purchase that was over 100? Car maintenance, Christmas gifts, groceries....ect.

8. Did you know anybody who got married? Yes, Kelsey & Cory!

9. Did you know anybody who passed away? Yes

10. Did you move anywhere? Nope, we are in our FOREVER house

11. What sporting events did you attend? Many Volcanoes games, Dominick's soccer and basketball games, and Savannah's gymnastics meets.

12. What concerts/shows did you go to? Rascall Flatts, and Oregon Jamboree

13. Describe your birthday: Nothing much happening, had a small get together

14. What is the one thing you thought you would not do, but did, in 2008? Have surgery

15. What are some of your favorite moments? Being with friends and family

16. Any new additions to your family? Nope

17. What was your best month? They were all great!

18. Who has been your best drinking buddy? Have not really drank alot this year, but when I did it was usually with Amanda or Aaron

19. Made new friends? Yes

20. Favorite Nights out? Dinner at the Space Needle!

21. Other than home, where did you spend most of your time? In the car, running from here to there, etc,

22. Have you lost any friends this year? No thank goodness

23. Change your hairstyle? Oh ya!

24. Have any car accidents? No

25. How old did you turn this year? 39

26. Do you have a New Years resolution? Not really

27. Do anything embarrassing? I'm sure

28. Buy anything new from eBay? Yes

29. Get married or divorced? No

30. Get arrested? Nope

31. Did you get sick this year? A few times

32. Are you happy to see 2008 go? Yes

33. Been naughty or nice? Definetly naughty, is there any other way to be!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Friday Fill-In's

1. I must make sure my kids, husband, parents, in-laws, and sister know exactly how much I love them before I die.

2. You can't stop the Beat! (from the movie/musical "Hairspray".)

3. I wish I never had to do launry again.

4. My husband has helped me change my life.

5. I know the dates, times, weights, and lengths of my childrens births by heart.

6. If I weren't so afraid, I would go back to college full time.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going to bed (it's already Saturday :) ). Tomorrow my plans include sending the kids to OMSI with my sister, and enjoying a kid free day and Sunday, I want to just relax, without a house full of people for the first time in 2 weeks (though I so appreciate all the help during my recovery, but our house was not built for 7 people).

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Treasure and Joy

Borrowed and edited from a SS friend..............

I am a middle class American.

What that means is in the big picture of life I have wealth beyond measure.

I never go hungry.

I am able to control the climate in my home to keep our family comfortable.

I can afford good health care and I am blessed with great doctors.

My husband has a great job, and so do I. They are stable and provide great things for us.

I have a choice on how I educate my son & my daughter (how many girls in the world are not allowed to be educated).

We have not one, but two cars.

We have a nice home on a large lot.

I really like my husband as well as love him. He is so funny and supportive and very handsome.

We are all healthy.

I have great friends.

I spend money on scrapbooking, shopping & most anything because it is fun.

I have books. I can own them. I can borrow them. I can read what I want. I can talk about it.

Relative to the world population I am wealthy beyond measure.

I often think about why I was born into this instead of born into a family in India, or Africa or China or Iraq - why have I been given so much?

I have treasure and joy beyond measure!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins

1. Snow is beautiful if I am inside looking out at it.

2. I'm looking forward to seeing my mother, sister and niece for Christmas.

3. Aaron is the best husband ever!

4. One of my favorite old tv shows is Brady Bunch.

5. I'm done with these stupid ass headache I get way to frequently.

6. The most enjoyable thing around the holidays is being with friends and family.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to spendng some time with Meg, tomorrow my plans include taking Savannah to gymnastics practice, celebrating Dominick's birthday at the paintball place with his great friends and Sunday, I want to finish buying the last few Christmas presents I need and relaxing!