Monday, January 02, 2012

Yearly recap!

1. What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before? Had a baby. Scored a job that offered to move my family to another state, bought a house.

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for 2011? My only resolution was to step back and let Mike be the great Dad I was sure he would be. And I hope I’ve done that. I think I can do it more but overall I don’t think I’ve done a bad job.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Do I count? Yes. There were a ton of babies born this year – My friend Karrie had a little girl Kinley that is Emmett’s bff at daycare, and then Dora had Michael and Amy D had Everett. Another friend from high school, Sara, had a little girl in march. Also, my friend Tracy had twins (!!) this summer

4. Did anyone close to you die? Hmmm… I don’t think so?

5. What countries did you visit? None!

6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011? Calm. This year was Bananas and crazy and I wouldn’t have it any other way, but I’m looking forward to settling into our new home and getting some more chill time.

7. What dates from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? 1-8 Emmett was born, 4-4 I went back to work, 9-26 I started my new job, 12-13 last day in the condo, 12-20 we closed on our new house.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Keeping my head above water and trying to give my best to everything.

9. What was your biggest failure? Not being more strategic and aggressive about the pricing of our condo

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
I got a couple of bad colds and also caught the flu but overall not bad.

11. What was the best thing you bought? A house!

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? The husband. Not many couples relocate for the wife’s job, and he welcomed the relocation even though it probably didn’t mean the best things for his own career.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? No one really.

14. Where did most of your money go? Daycare, mortgage, moving

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Having a baby! Moving back to Indiana!

16. What song will always remind you of 2011 Baby Jamz – Mary had a little lamb, Adele – Someone like you, Sugarland – Stuck like glue

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? Happier
b) thinner or fatter? Thinner! I was extra pregnant this time last year but the Mommy diet is great! I’m thinner than before I got pregnant.
c) richer or poorer? Richer, kind of. Got out of the condo without losing our shirts so that is something.

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

19. What do you wish you’d done less of? I’m not really sure. I feel like I did a pretty good job this year of handling all the big changes, sometimes with tears, but I felt they were necessary. I probably could have been nicer to Hubs though

20. How did you spend Christmas? In Evansville with the parents and siblings, with a sick Dog and a teething baby

21. Did you fall in love in 2011? Yes, in love with my tiny Emmett man

22. What was your favorite TV program? How I met your Mother, One born every minute

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

24. What was the best book you read? The Hunger Games series

25. What was your greatest musical discovery? Sugarland

26. What did you want and get? A baby. Out of the condo.

27. What did you want and not get? Hubs around more

28. What was your favorite film of this year? Crazy stupid love

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I turned 32. I went to work and had pizza delivered to work when I was leaving (they don’t deliver to the south side of Indy). I took it home and Hubs and Emmett and I had pizza and breadsticks while Dog ran around the yard. It was so perfect.

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Really nothing. 2011 was amazing for me.

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011? Shirts that were baggy enough to hide the end of the baby weight but tight enough to not make me look slubby. New job also has me getting back into the business casual. I wear lots of wrappy sweaters too.

32. What kept you sane? Getting ourselves unstuck in the Chicago hamster wheel and getting more room to grow our family in Indiana.

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Ryan Gosling? Not sure.

34. What political issue stirred you the most? Honestly with all going on this year I tried to ignore the political issues. I get really annoyed about how none of the politicians can’t seem to figure anything out or work together though.

35. Who did you miss? My old friend Chicago and the girlfriends I had there. I miss having them around terribly. I also miss Hubs during the week but Sir Emmett keeps me soooo busy!

36. Who was the best new person you met? Emmett Jeffrey, Sir Cheeks!

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011. You can do it. YOU CAN DO IT.

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
Lil Wayne – How to love

See I just want you to know that you deserve the best, you’re beautiful
You’re beautiful

And I want you to know, you’re far from the usual
Far from the usual


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year! You've had an awesome year. While I'm sad that you moved away just as I started spending more time in Chicago, I'm happy for your new life in Indiana. Maybe I'll get to visit you there someday :)

Mich said...

2011 was pretty dang awesome for you! So happy for you and the fam!