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Saturday, January 2, 2010

One more look back...and then forward again

I saw this over on Stacie's Madness and warned her that I would be borrowing (stealing) it! Thanks, Stacie!!

1. What did you do in 2009 that you'd never done before? Got serious about my writing and actually applied for writing jobs.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I stopped making resolutions, kind of. They tend to be the same anyway year after year.

3. How will you be spending New Year's Eve? At home. Again. Bored.

4. Did anyone close to you die? Yes...two amazing women. My grandmother, Ida, and my stepmother, Collette.

5. What countries did you visit? Countries? I didn't even make it to Disney this year!

6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009? Financial security.

7. What date from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? There are DAYS that I remember but not the actual dates. Losing my grandmother was huge and devastating.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Hmmm...getting to be the number three Examiner in the U.S. and Canada for a day. It was pretty exciting!

9. What was your biggest failure? Being unemployed. Still.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? No more than usual...sinus infection, strep, crankiness...

11. What was the best thing you bought? My iPod

12. Where did most of your money go? To pay bills to stay alive!

13. What song will always remind you of 2009? "Viva la Vida" by Coldplay. It was on the radio when I started my car right after finding out that the bookstore was closing. After that, it always reminds me of that moment.

14. What do you wish you'd done more of? Enjoyed time with my kids

15. What do you wish you'd done less of? Stress

16. What was your favourite TV program? The Big Bang Theory - it's my new addiction.

.17. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? ABOSOLUTELY!! Dad's crazy, psychotic wife. This time last year she seemed harmless and sweet. I learned the hard way that it just wasn't so!

18. What was the best book you read? "Bed of Roses" by Nora Roberts

19. What was your greatest musical discovery? That 80's big hair bands still rock live!

20. What was your favorite film of this year? Oh, I had a few. In the children's category, it was "Up". For the grown-up variety I'd have to say...The Proposal.

21. What did you do on your birthday? I baked myself cupcakes and arranged them in the number 41 and went to dinner at the Outback.

22. What kept you sane? ... FRIENDS

23. Who did you miss? My grandma. I really miss our Sunday talks.

24. Who was the best new person you met? Actually, I didn't meet a whole lot of new people but I did meet a neat gal at church - her name is Jennifer - and we work together at MOPS. She's definitely cool.

25. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009: You cannot make people change. You cannot wish them in to changing. There are going to be people in your life that disappoint you time and again and you cannot rely on them for your own happiness. You can only try and do what is right. Oh, and when someone tells you that they are involved with someone who is "crazy", remember that sometimes it's not in a good way.

*Today's Examiner.com article is on driver's education classes. You can read about it HERE. Thanks!*

2 comments:

jenn said...

I love this! I may have to "borrow" it, too.

Anna said...

Hey, may I use these too? Good questions.
Anna