Thursday, January 10, 2008

reflection on 2007

Swiped from lisa *** sorry if you read this before 8:50PM....I accidently published some of Lisa's answers that I copied and pasted***

1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before? survived a 14 1/2 month deployment

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for 2008?I don't think I made any resolutions.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Yes, both sister's in law.....or is it sister in laws

4. Did anyone close to you die? Husband's grandpa.....the one Bubba is named after.....Makes you realize how short life is.

5. What countries did you visit? Just the good ole' USA

6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007? family time

7. What dates from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why ?the holidays husband missed

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? the day husband came home and both kids and the dog were fine!

9. What was your biggest failure?Oooh, failure is such an ugly word. <------totally have to agree with this one

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? just a home sick heart for one with the ititials MCA

11. What was the best thing you bought? I do like the rooster and the Gobble gobble turkey.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? duh hubby!

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? mine when I lost it with the kids

14. Where did most of your money go? Pre-schoolTuition, mortgage, good wine. is way to short to drink cheap wine

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? I know I sound redundant, but the day Husband came home.

16. What song will always remind you of 2007? Stand by Rascal Flatts.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:a) happier or sadder? Happier.b) thinner or fatter? About the same.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of? relaxed

19. What do you wish you’d done less of ? Obsessed about cleaning

20. How did you spend Christmas?I spent it with my family.

21. How did you ring in 2007? At home, safe and sane.

22. Did you fall in love in 2007? Just more in love

23. How many one-night stands? are you kidding me?? none

24. What was your favorite TV program? Any fluff TV....Real Housewives of Orange county....any reality show.....and my new favorite was on MTV.."A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila" <----totally wished she had chosen Dani!! 25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? Life is too short to hate someone. 26. What was the best book you read.....Target Underwear and a Vera Wang Gown: Notes from a Single Girl's Closet ....very entertaining and it wasn't "Sam I Am" <---which I can pretty much quote from memory.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery? I like to find new stuff on put it a song you like and it will find songs similiar it think you will like!

28. What did you want and get?A digital SLR camera!

29. What did you want and not get?Heh, lots of things.

30. What was your favorite film of this year? not a big movie person

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?I turned 39 and I spent it with the kids.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? having husband home!

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007? Casual cool mom...

34. What kept you sane?My family. They also made me insane on occasion.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? couldn't tell you

36. What political issue stirred you the most? Don't discuss politics much

37. Who did you miss? Far-flung friends and family.

38. Who was the best new person you met? Other wives going thru the same thing

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007.Do your best to forgive everyone, especially yourself.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year. From Stand by Rascal Flatts

You feel like a candle in a hurricane

Just like a picture with a broken frame

Alone and helpless, like you've lost your fight

But you'll be alright, you'll be alright

Chorus:'Cause when push comes to shove

You taste what you're made of

You might bend 'til you break'

Cause it's all you can take

On your knees you look up

Decide you've had enough

You get mad, you get strong

Wipe you hands, shake it off

Then you stand, then you stand


Don Mills Diva said...

I love the picture of your hubby and kids - it's beautiful.

MamaGeek said...

Great song choice. And, YOU HAVE A DOG? How did I not know that? I know you mentioned him in the T13, but I thought in past tense. Hmmph. :)

Libby said...

Though I think many people might respond with "family time" when asked what they want more of in 2008, it means something slightly different when you say it, you know? I hope 2008 brings you a lot of family time- ooh, and a lot of good wine, too. :)

(I have never heard of but I have a feeling it's a site on which I could log a lot of hours...)

Mary Alice said...

Congratulations on making through a LOOOONG deployment. People are always praying for the troops, sending things to the troops etc., and yes they need it and they need the moral support...but so do those left at home to take care of everything. That is a really hard job.

Cheeky said...

"Life is too short to drink cheap wine" AMEN Sista! LOL

I love that song.

Patti said...

It's okay if you are redundant and keep mentioning husband coming home, it was by far your biggest event for 2007! I'm so happy he made it home safe. Praise be.

Amy said...

I read your blog often and am so happy that your husband is home...I saw a Citadel sticker in one of the pics. I live in Charleston and my dad is a grad!

Janet said...

Who did Tila Tequila choose?

Fleur de Lisa said...

Isn't Pandora cool? I love it and I've found some new artists that way.

Less obsessing about cleaning? Do you think it's possible? ;)

mrs. parker said...

My favorite song by Raskel Flats is
God Blessed the Broken Road.
It's actually one of my favorite all time songs.