What did you do in 2009 that you've never done before?
Lost 20 lbs.
Did you keep your new year's resolutions and will you make more for next year?
I never really make any, but always in my mind think about losing weight. Ugh
Did anyone close to you give birth?
Oh hell, i don't think so. That's terrible i can't even remember.
Did anyone close to you die?
Yes :( I lost my little (foster) brother to a tragic accident and then Dale's Gramma passed away.
What countries did you visit?
None unfortunately although i still want to go to Hawaii. I am determined.
What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
Definitely more money.
What dates in 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Ummm, New Year's because my friend got engaged. And then in March she got married.
Feb. 6th when Angel passed away
Sept. 6th when the homies Autumn & Dre got married
Nov. 22nd when Gramma Anita passed away
Jul. 11th, 2 years of my miscarriage
Aug. 16th, my lil sister got married
Nov. 25th, attended a funeral on my bday :(
What was your biggest acheivement of the year?
Giving up a bad habit
What was your biggest failure?
not being serious about my weight and getting into shape as much as i should have been
Did you suffer illness or injury?
I can't remember if it was last year or the year before but i had bronchitis and then had my wisdom teeth pulled, lots of dental stuff, and then a terrible cold. Oh, and found out i had PCOS. Lovely year.
What was the best thing you bought?
I'm gonna say clothes since it makes me feel good and i can't really think of anything else at the moment.
Whose behavior merited celebration?
Definitely my husband! His accomplishments with work and going to school full time, maintaining a high GPA and getting ordained. That man is a blessing to me and everyone around him that has the pleasure to be in his inner circle. HA
Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Honestly, sometimes my own, but also my sister Michelle.
Where did most of your money go?
To food, bills, the house, the same places my money always goes. Oh and makeup of course.
What did you get really excited about?
I got really excited about the visits with my friends. Autumn came out, Malissa came out, we went to WA and then Autumn & Dre came for New Years.
What song will always remind you of 2009?
Compared to this time last year are you:
-happier or sadder? happier i suppose
-thinner or fatter? thinner i think by a few pounds
-richer or poorer? poorer for sure.... too many of our bills increased payments BOO
What do you wish you'd done more of?
Wish i went to church more. My heart is lacking something spiritual.
What do you wish you'd done less of?
How did you spend Christmas?
The only way I would have wanted it... with my family and trus.
Did you fall in love in 2009?
Yes, just a little more each year, with the same person.
What was your favorite TV program?
Anything drama filled, but definitely The Hills and The City are tops of that list.
Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Hate is a strong word. And no, I don't.
What was the best book that you read?
The Shack, very much made me think and appreciate God
What was your greatest musical discovery?
Besides that i couldn't sing? LOL I had no real revelations when it comes to music.
What did you want and get?
A relationship with my father
What did you want and not get?
A relationship with my father... lol
What was your favorite film of this year?
The Ugly Truth
What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Turned 29 years young, and celebrated the life of Anita Depew in Ohio with Dale's family.
What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
A big fat raise, and no people I loved dying, oh and if i coulda had a baby or at least gotten pregnant that woulda been great. I know that's 3 but this is my damn blog.
How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?
I would describe as something completely varied. From knee high boots and capris with a cute shirt, to sleep wear, to Cowboys apparrel to jeans and a hoodie. I like being eclectic.
What kept you sane?
The invaluable friendships and conversations with my best friends and husband. Without them I would not be who I am.
What celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
First of all who the hell uses the word "fancy"... I still am crushing after Will Smith. Same as always so no big surprise here.
What political issue stirred you the most?
I truthfully can say that the presidential election stirred up some serious feelings for me. Both good and bad.
Who did you miss?
My mom when she moved to NC. That was the worst 3 months ever.
Who was the best new person you met?
I meet new people all the time so it's hard for me to decipher just one person who had the biggest impact.
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009?
Oh wow where to start. I learned that people truly have no rights and the Colorado foster care system is a bunch of crock. Our justice system lacks something to be desired and that no matter how much "faith" you have a person can only tolerate so much before they break down. While I would like to think that love and family conquers all, that is unfortunately not the case. I could make a whole damn blog just about this.
Quote a song lyric that sums up your year?
Jesus Pete, i don't be memorizing songs like Autumn. Shheesh.