Saturday, January 2, 2010

2009 Recap

I borrowed this from somebody who commented on my blog and then I checked her out and liked her. Check out Margarita on the Rocks, Lots of Salt.
1. What did you do in 2009 that you’ve never done before?
There were so many things that I did in 2009 that I've never done before. But mostly, I saw parts of our country that i never saw before. I had a wonderful time and saw so much beauty, such as sunset and sunrise over the Pacific ocean; Yosemite Mountains, stars in the mountains that I felt like I could reach out and touch. Also, driving across the Extraterrestrial Highway and seeing the beauty of being in the middle of nowhere.
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Nope, not really, but I'm not really certain I made any this past year. However, this year I resolve to spend less time on Facebook and more time on Face-to-Face time. Read more books. Make more quilts. Spend more time doing what I enjoy doing. Oh and lose weight, eat better, exercise, blah, blah, blah.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
My friend Jenn Ann gave birth to twins.
4. Did anyone close to you die?

I had a Great Aunt die.
5. What countries did you visit?
I've only visited other countries in my mind and books. Maybe I should make getting my passport and planning a trip one of my resolutions.
6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
More fun and laughs.
7. What dates from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
The Inauguration of the 44th President of the United States. January 20, 2009. It was a new day for the nation and there was new breath in the air. Stolen from Margarita on the Rocks, Lots of Salt.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Moving back to Texas.
9. What was your biggest failure?
Not completing the 3-Day Breast Cancer walk.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Not really.
11. What was the best thing you bought?
Some really great jewelry in various places around California.
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
My niece, Kathleen, she always amazes me with her old soul and with her strength.
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

There were too many to count. Can we start with the general world of reality television and celebrities?
14. Where did most of your money go?
Rent on my place in San Francisco.
15. What did you get really excited about?
Moving back to Texas.
16. What song will always remind you of 2009?
Use Somebody by Kings of Leon...great song, totally overplayed. Stolen from Margarita on the Rocks, Lots of Salt. Or, maybe anything from Miley Cyrus or Lady Gaga...
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

- happier or sadder? Happier...I have a plan of attack for my life and looking forward to growing this year.
- thinner or fatter? Fatter....but that is DEFINITELY changing when I answer these questions again next year.
- richer or poorer? the moment I have money saved up for buying my house, but that'll change soon.
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

TRAVELED. There are so many places that I want to see.
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Sat at home and watched television eating Cheetos.
20. How did you spend Christmas?

Watching a marathon of Dirty Jobs with my folks. We put Christmas off for a week until my sister and family returned from their trip.
21. Did you fall in love in 2009?
22. What was your favorite TV program?
So You Think You Can Dance... Bones... There was a lot of television watched in my life this past year, so it is a little hard to narrow it down.
23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

Nope. No new loves... No new hates.... Pretty much status quo.
24. What was the best book you read?
The Art of Racing in the Rain. This is a REALLY great book. I also really enjoyed the Jasper Fforde Thursday Next series of books.
25. What was your greatest musical discovery?

104.5 - KFOG radio station in San Francisco.
26. What did you want and get?
An Ott Reading Lamp.
27. What did you want and not get?
I really can't think of anything that i wanted that i didn't get.
28. What was your favorite film of this year?
That is a REALLY hard one... I can't really remember any outstanding movies from the past year that I saw.... I have had a really uneventful year.
29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Went to dinner at a very nice restaurant in San Francisco with my friend Vanessa. Had a really yummy steak and bottle of champagne. I'd rather not state my age.
30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Sticking to my exercise/workout plan.
31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?
Dress pants, lots of black, sweaters, and a great pair of red Mary Jane heels.
32. What kept you sane?
Who said I was sane?
33. Who did you miss?
Hanging out with Samantha and Vanessa.
34. Who was the best new person you met?

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Erica the Real Estate agent is going to be super fantastic.
35. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

I can't come up with a single quote or song lyric. I have so many floating around in my head that rise to the top when the time is right.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Flashback Friday

I don't have a picture of New Year's Day handy (any that I have would be in storage). However, I do have this picture of a form of celebration. On July 4, 1976 we celebrated our country's Bi-Centennial. My mom's family came to visit us at our place in Mississippi. This picture was taken of me, my sister, and two of our cousin's ringing in the birthday of our country.

Happy New Year, everybody!! May this year bring you all the happiness that you all so richly deserve!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy Anniversary!!

Today is my parents 46 wedding anniversary. This picture would have been from their 10 year anniversary.

I love you guys!!