Thursday, December 30, 2004

It's December 31st...

It’s just another day…but it doesn’t feel like that, does it? Going from December 31st to January 1st is a good thing…you have a whole new year to get it right…

2004 ... lessons learned
1. What did you do in 2004 that you'd never done before? Started an online journal. 
2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I never make any resolutions…I have no willpower. 
3. Did anyone close to you give birth? No 
4. Did anyone close to you die? No 
5. What countries did you visit? None besides my own... 
6. What would you like to have in 2005 that you lacked in 2004? Some semblance of order in my life… 
7. What dates from 2004 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? Dec.26…I still can’t believe the enormity of what happened… 
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? I made it through, still mostly sane… 
9. What was your biggest failure? I hate to lose. And if I do, I never talk about it. Next question, please… 
10. Did you suffer illness or injury? No…my daughter did and still is suffering with her ear, I wish it was me instead of her… 
11. What was the best thing you bought? My DVDs…few, but so cool… 
12. Whose behavior merited celebration? I don’t know… 
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? I don’t know… 
14. Where did most of your money go? Practically? Bills… Frivolously? Books, as usual… 
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? It may be superficial, but every time I got an unexpected check in the mail, my daughter and I did the ‘happy money yay!’ dance… 
16. What song will always remind you of 2004? 2004? I’m still stuck in 1984 and have the playlist to prove it… 
17. Compared to this time last year, you are: One year older…stronger…sheesh, everything else is the same! 
18. What do you wish you'd done more of? Sleep 
19. What do you wish you'd done less of? Waste time 
20. How will you be spending Christmas?
Oops…I’m answering this after Christmas…I spent Christmas with my family, grandparents, aunts, cousins and all… 

21. How would you rather be spending Christmas? After experiencing Christmas with my family, grandparents , aunts, cousins and all…I’d rather be spending Christmas ALONE 
22. Did you fall in love in 2004? No, I’m already in love… 
23. How many one-night stands? None! 
24. What was your favorite TV program? I discovered Charmed this year! Why didn’t anyone tell me sooner!? 
25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? I don’t hate anyone. 
26. What was the best book you read? I can’t pick just one… 
27. What was your greatest musical discovery? Randy Travis! Wow! 
28. What did you want and get? Buffy Season 7 to complete my collection… 
29. What did you want and not get? Still frivolous…this question probably wasn’t meant to be about material things…but I so need a sustainer pedal for my keyboard…my family keeps dodging the hints… 
30. What was your favorite film of this year? I don’t know…I have to think about it… 
31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I took the day off…can’t remember what I did, I think my mindset was, "I’m doing whatever I want because it’s my birthday"…but I’m sure I still had to get up early, take my daughter to school, pick her up from school, help her with her homework, do laundry…I was 31. 
32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? To have been able to hold my family and myself together a little better towards the end of the year… 
33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2004? I have no fashion concept!
34. What kept you sane?
Pills…LOL! 

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? None
36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Locally, this stupid ‘Say Yes’ amendment (defining marriage between one man and one woman)…there were bumper stickers and signs in yards and it was without a doubt the most mean-spirited, terrible thing…I couldn’t believe it was even on the ballot, and then I really couldn’t believe that my state voted for it… 

37. Who did you miss? Mrs. Barbara, a wonderful person who’s in heaven now… 
38. Who was the best new person you met? I met many awesome new people this year! 
39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2004: Go to the doctor, they can help…children blossom under your attention…and…strength training not only makes you stronger and more toned, it makes you more coordinated so you don’t knock things over as much as you used to!