the year wrap-up meme thingo

1. What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?
Saw a place so beautiful IRL that it looked like a storybook
Big Sur

Got a stamp in my passport
Biggest sun hat in all the land

Went to New York
Style Lush Girls in NYC

Opened my Etsy shop

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I kept 6 of them. I actually completed a 7th (get and fill out an address book but then discovered I apparently lost it when I went to fill out Christmas cards this year, calling that a FAIL) and yes, I really want to get my ass away from the tv and off my couch more this year, so expect a resolution/goal list this week.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yes! New nephew, BFF since 3rd grade, Maglet, Katie and many online peeps (it’s a banner year for babies!)

4. Did anyone close to you die?

No thankfully

5. What countries did you visit?


6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
Answers to my health issues. (same answer as last year)

More fun with friends

Less tension

7. What dates from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

I have a few: my Etsy shop doing so well, Style Lush and Food Lush also doing so well and not going postal on anyone when I really, really wanted to.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Getting Sprog to care about grades, again.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Yes. Same sinus/migraine/tum trifecta

11. What was the best thing you bought?
I am unable to qualify things in this way.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
I celebrate anyone’s behavior at the moment it’s merited (or at least I always try, people need it) I want to do this more, do this bigger.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

The same one(s) as usual. I wonder why it continues to appall me when I know there is zero chance they are ever going to change? Oh and my ex-BIL who left his family to go be a rock-stah in Europe. HOW DO YOU ABANDON YOUR CHILD? YOU EFFING DOUCHEBAG!

14. Where did most of your money go?
According to our budget wizard? Groceries. That is mainly because it incorporates gas and prescription medications into that bucket because we get them at the same store.

15. What did you get really excited about?
That I was able to travel more this year than last, that I was able to get a stamp in my passport, every sale in my shop (yes, still. giddy)

16. What song will always remind you of 2010?
Mumford and Sons

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

(a) happier or sadder?
(b) thinner or fatter?
(c) richer or poorer?

(a) Neutral

(b) I think fatter, I ate HORRIBLY this Christmas and I feel like an overstuffed sausage right now

(c) Slightly richer. We have some money in savings again, we didn’t strap ourselves for Christmas…

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

Let things roll off my back more. Done more fun stuff as a family, I am really starting to feel the panic of my baby running off and leaving me soon. Had more parties. Tried more new things

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

Being upset, hurt, angry, in pain/sick.

20. How did you spend Christmas?
Christmas Eve with my fam. Christmas in Pasadena with Willy’s family.

21. Did you fall in love in 2010?

22. What was your favorite TV program?
Gah! Too Many! Big Bang Theory is consistently quotable and I watch an alarming about of reality TV

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

Same suspects.

24. What was the best book you read?

I need to read more. I read a couple.

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Mumford and Sons, IAMX,

26. What did you want and get?

Kate Spade purse

27. What did you want and not get?

An underwater digital camera, an upgrade for my Canon, A NEW COMFORTABLE BED (I hate our bed so much) my gray boots with the purple zipper etc…

28. What was your favorite film of this year?
Again. I don’t like qualifying things this way but movies I loved: Black Swan, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Harry Potter, (and more I’m sure I am forgetting)

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
35 and we went to see a Burlesque show

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

People not being selfish assholes

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?

I wish all year had semi cool weather, I love layers

32. What kept you sane?

Y’all and the hubs.

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

34. What political issue stirred you the most?

Gay/Lesbian rights

35. Who did you miss?

So many of my friends are so far flung. I miss so many people on a daily basis.

36. Who was the best new person you met?

My Style Lush girls. Plus I love that Kristie and I got so much bonding time in New York.

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010.

Parenting a teenager is the hardest thing I have ever done

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
Um. I don’t have one off the top of my head…my year was too all over the place. (again)

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