Friday, December 28, 2012

2012 Wrap up


1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before? Quit a job without another one lined up. Became a nanny.
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I didn't make any last year but I think I will this year. I really want to get better about not procrastinating. I want to exercise. I want to be more present with Maggie more often.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Sort of, Jake was born this year. Even though I didn't know him (or Kandice) until he was 6 weeks old, I'm very close with them now.
4. Did anyone close to you die? No.
5. What countries did you visit? Ha, ha, ha.
6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012? A husband, a home of my own.
7. What dates from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? Maggie meeting Santa Claus (Kandice's friend, Jim, in an amazing costume). Christmas Eve was awesome. When Laurie called and told me she thought my Mirena was causing my horrid depression and then looking it up online. It was like being hit with a brick. Successfully performing the heimlich on one of my students.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Waking up from the Mirena haze. I'm not sure if it's an achievement but it's been amazing to find me again.
9. What was your biggest failure? Staying so long in a miserable work situation. Even worse, spending so little time with Maggie so I could work more.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury? I got my gallbladder out. 
11. What was the best thing you bought? Um, I had to pay to get the Mirena out. 
12. Whose behavior merited celebration? I thought Chris Christie giving such credit to Obama and being so willing to work with him during Sandy was great to see.
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? Republicans. From the war on women to the NRA to the "entitlement" programs, jeez.
14. Where did most of your money go? Debt. :(
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Morning coffee. Losing weight.
16. What song will always remind you of 2012? F*ck you by CeeLo
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder?
so much happier :)
b) thinner or fatter? much, much thinner
c) richer or poorer? a lot poorer 
18. What do you wish you’d done more of? spend time with Maggie without checking email or my phone, just really being with her
19. What do you wish you’d done less of? procrastinate; d!ck around on the internet
20. How did you spend Christmas? We had our big Christmas Eve dinner at Aunt Susie's house, then spent the night at Laurie's house. We set up presents, then watched Bad Santa. The girls got up early and opened presents. It was wonderful.
21. Did you fall in love in 2012? No. :(
22. What was your favorite TV program? Um, I watched all of How I Met Your Mother. Very cute.
24. What was the best book you read? I can't think of anything. That's sad. I've read so much non fiction this year. Homeschooling, parenting, etc.
25. What was your greatest musical discovery? I don't listen to new music.
26. What did you want and get? To be, essentially, a stay at home mom.
27. What did you want and not get? A husband, a home of my own.
28. What was your favorite film of this year? Inception, Dark Knight Rises (I <3 christopher="christopher" nolan="nolan" p="p">
29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? 30. I had dinner and drinks with Laurie, Jeff, Rachel and David in downtown Fort Worth.
30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? A partner, a home of my own
31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012? Well, lately, it's been skinny jeans and boots. I love that look.
32. What kept you sane? Maggie. I think I would have died had I not had Maggie to live for during the Mirena years.
33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? The guy in Inception and Robin in Dark Knight Rises. Joseph something. I wanna marry him.
34. What political issue stirred you the most? All of them.
35. Who did you miss? My GG. It still hurts.
36. Who was the best new person you met? Jake and Kandice.
37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012. I don't know. I want to have a lesson about the Mirena but I'm not sure what it should be. I feel like no one was properly informed so I'm not sure what I could have done. Don't waste time; when it's gone, it's gone.