Tuesday, January 04, 2011

New Years Meme

New Years Meme

1. What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?

Successfully lost weight 

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I dont remember them. I better write them down, but losing weight is always on the list and I did that. 

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

Pastor Steve and Laurel, Victoria, Breanne, 
4. Did anyone close to you die?

Residents at the facility I work at

5. What countries did you visit?


6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?

More consistancy, more follow through, more time with my kids that are growing up so fast!
7. What dates from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

Feb 15th Lincoln and Ellie were born. Who knew they would end up with us and be so fun! (they are Shih Tzu's)
March 18 Kiara turns 17!
March 19 Kiara gets her License
April 30 Braden turns 19
Nov 29 Darryl and I went on our first cruise
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Starting to learn to Tap
9. What was your biggest failure?

Same as before
Not being consistant as a mom. I do really good in one area and others suffer, I want to be PERFECT! WAAAAAAAH!
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

11. What was the best thing you bought?

I would have to say Christmas presents for my kids. They wanted more expensive things this year so only got a few presents, but they are enjoying them so much.
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

Friend/co worker who prayed and looked for Squirty because she escaped again when we were on the Larson Reunion. And the co workers who helped look for her. The lady who brought her back even tho she wanted to keep her.
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

People who are very mean to their kids in the stores when the kids are just tired. 
14. Where did most of your money go?

God (tithe, church budget and other) Christian education, Housing, No car payments thankfully.
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

I love giving my family gifts that surprise them. Braden got an ipad for his birthday. Darryl got a telephoto lens for his camera, Kiara got an ipad for Christmas
16. What song will always remind you of 2010?

Better than a Hallelujah by Amy Grant

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

a) happier or sadder? Happier. I would like to think I get happier with each passing year
b) thinner or fatter? Thinner YAY!!!!!
c) richer or poorer? Financially better off.
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

More helping the less fortunate. I would like to do a little more each year

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

Griping about being the only one who does anything, but hey I am getting lots of help now!
20. How did you spend Christmas?

A day early since Christmas was on Sabbath this year.
21. Did you fall in love in 2010?

Yes. Over and over with the same guy for the last 30 years. (26 of those married) and with these little Chihuahuas called Squirty and Kilher, the medium size Shih Tzus: Lincoln and Ellie, the  big Chocolate Lab: Kai and a psychotic cat "squirrel" that screams and screams for food even right after she has had some. 
22. What was your favorite TV program?

Cake Boss, Say yes to the Dress, Pretty Little Liars, Office, Chuck, 20 Kids and Counting
23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

I try not to hate anyone. I hate some of the things they do however

24. What was the best book you read?

The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached by Ellen G White

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Jackie Evancho!
26. What did you want and get?

I wanted help around the house and I got it!
27. What did you want and not get?

Cant think of anything

28. What was your favorite film of this year?

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

We went to Silver Falls and then to the tulips and got pictures

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

If I could keep my kids young forever....
31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?

Anything cute at Ross Dress for Less. Lots of suits for work, Kiara picking out clothes for me and  a Red Dress, Red Shoes and a Red Purse my Kids got me for Christmas.
32. What kept you sane?

Dawn and praying
33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

I do not fancy people if I do not know what values they hold.
34. What political issue stirred you the most?

I dont get stirred by politics
35. Who did you miss?

My kids when they are not home. I would say my hubby, but we do everything together even work.
36. Who was the best new person you met?

Dr Kevin Thompson that saved my dads life with a stint on December 17th
37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010.

That no matter how small an event may seem to me, I should give people the option of making the decision on whether to attend or not, instead of keeping it quiet as in my ReBaptism on July 27th. Dad got rebaptized too

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

When a problem comes along you must whip it!

39. Favorite quote of the year?

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Abraham Lincoln 

40. Favorite new blog discovery this year (and how did you discover it)?
Hip2Save recommended by my sister in law Leslie when teaching me couponing 101 and 102

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