Monday, January 3, 2011

auld lang syne

A couple days late ... can you guess what one of my goals for 2011 is? I thought it would be fun to do a little questionnaire to bid a fair adieu to 2010 & welcome in 2011. Feel free to join me & send me your link so I can check out your experiences as well.

1. What did you do this year that you've never done before?
~ I parented & homeschooled two amazing kids with dh in another country.
~ I painted my short finger nails & was okay about them being short. You gotta work what you got.
~ I lived in a house with hardwood floors & discovered how much work they can be.
~ I was published WooHoo!

2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
- I didn't really have any for 2011 except to survive :P. With God's grace I did that. I do have goals/resolutions/hopes for 2011.

3. Any new births this year?
We had many new births in our home school group. I'm in baby bliss! In particular, I thank God for sweet Violet's safe arrival. She {and her family} had so many challenges, but God has shown that miracles continue to happen.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
My Aunt Juanita went to be with our Lord this year. She is very much missed. However her beautiful spirit lives on.

5. What countries did you visit this year?
I didn't do any traveling outside the United States this year. I really hope to find us in a new country in the New Year.

6. What would you like to have in the next year that you lacked this year?
~My husband... LOL
~More organization to our home school & to my hobbies
~ More of the Fruits of the Spirit...especially self control.

7. What date from this year will remain etched upon your memory - and why?
~There was not a particular date that stood out. Each one held precious memories that can't be replaced. I hope to be more aware of what each day holds in the future.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
~ Being away from Ron and holding up the fort at home & in our marriage. We're closer than we've ever been as a couple & as a family.

9. What was your biggest failure of the year?
~je ne regrette rien  {I regret nothing}

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
~With the grace of God, no.

11. What was the best thing you bought this year?
This coat... 

A woman ahead of me at Target was wearing it & I found it online. Thankfully I didn't pay the original price for it, but I can't wait to wear it!

12. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
-my own :(

13. Where did most of your money go this year?
~gas :P

14. What did you get really, really, really excited about this year?
~Ron coming home.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
- happier or sadder? the same
- richer or poorer? the same
- thinner or fatter? curvier 

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
~ lived in the moment.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
~ yelled :(

20. How did you spend the holidays?
~ with my kids and  mom & dad... I love them to pieces

21. Did you fall in love this year?
- I am lucky to have already been in love and am in love with my soulmate...

22. What was your favorite TV program for the year?
- Eeek! True Blood. 

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
- Hate takes up too much energy and time.

24. What was the best book you read this year?
~Ugh! Where to begin?! I fell in love with Lisa See's novels. I'm currently reading Lit by Mary Karr & absolutely LOVING it.

26. What was your favorite film of the year?
- Well, "New Moon" & "Eclipse" of course!

27. How would you describe your personal fashion concept this year?
- I have been really striving to allow myself to love the things I love without the acceptance of others. I'm a bit funky, a bit classic,  a bit trendy & at 35 I'm finally okay with that.

28. Whom did you miss this year?
~ Ronnie.

29. Who was the best new person you met this year?
- I've met so many wonderful people, especially in my homeschool group. I've been so blessed by them!

30. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned for this year.
~ Be yourself ♥ yourself ...unconditionally...

1 comment:

Theresa said...

So sweet. I thought of you today. Jason was home last week and had to return to work today. Preparing for him to go back to work had me in tears...I don't know how you do it. You are in my thoughts & prayers!! As is Ron.

I love that coat!!

What did you publish??????