Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year Meme

New Year Meme
1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before?
Ran a 5K
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I did make some and kept some. I already made some for 2010 (see the end of the post).
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Several friends had babies in 2009.
4. Did anyone close to you die?
No.
5. What countries did you visit?
No jaunts to other countries in 2009.
6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
Enough money
7. What dates from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Sept 20 - my first 5K
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Losing 35 pounds
9. What was your biggest failure?
Not following through with my freelance writing business
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nothing serious
11. What was the best thing you bought?
My huge thesaurus
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

My husband
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

My own
14. Where did most of your money go?

Paying bills
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

The release of An Echo in the Bone, the newest installment in the Outlander saga by Diana Gabaldon
16. What song will always remind you of 2009?

Bust a Move (Young MC)
17. Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder?

about the same
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Querying agents and writing
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Swearing
20. How did you spend Christmas?

A nice relaxing day at home with the kids - gifts, ham dinner, birthday party for Jesus, watching movies and letting the kids sleep under the tree.
21. Did you fall in love in 2009?

Yes
22. What was your favorite TV program?

Robin Hood (BBC)
23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

No
24. What was the best book you read?

Wow, only one? I can't pick just one, but here are a few: A Thousand Splendid Suns, Jane Eyre, Everybody's Normal Until You Get to Know Them, The Count of Monte Cristo, unChristian. Plus the 3 books by Diana Gabaldon I read in 2009.
25. What was your greatest musical discovery?

High School Musical ;-)
26. What did you want and get?

Spanish classes to teach
27. What did you want and not get?

a publishing contract
28. What was your favorite film of this year?

17 Again!
29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Taught Spanish, took David to soccer practice and chatted with Darlene
30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

Having enough money to pay all the bills and buy the things we need
31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?

Mostly casual
32. What kept you sane?

Exercise
33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Hugh Jackman and then Zac Efron
34. What political issue stirred you the most?

the CPSIA legislation: Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
35. Who did you miss?
people who dropped out of co-op and people from work
36. Who was the best new person you met?
maybe Jen V, though I think that we met in 2008, but only really got to know each other in 09
37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009.
Being a friend isn't easy but it is worth it.
38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

We've got to hold on to what we've got 'Cause it doesn't make a difference if we make it or not. We've got each other and that's a lot for love - we'll give it a shot. We're half way there - Livin' on a prayer. Take my hand and we'll make it I swear - livin' on a prayer.

Resolutions for 2010
1 - Train for and run a 10K.
2 - Lose at least 12 more pounds.
3 - Call a friend every day.
4 - Work on completing my 101 in 1001 Days goals.

2 comments:

Denise said...

That was nice to read. I hope 2010 is a great year for you. Way to go on the weight loss - you are an inspiration.

MICHELE said...

Yes, you are an inspiration... in so many ways.

Happy 2010!
Mich.