Every year at this time I'm amazed at how quickly the previous year has passed. 2008 into 2009 is no exception. As so many bloggers have been known to do, I've swiped the following from another blogger, my dear Heather (who stole them from someone else!). I have, however, put my own twist on them! ;)
My 2008 Blog Year looked like this...
January--Best laid plans for NaBloPoYear ended quickly!
February--Our first family Disney trip, Mr. Snottyfacepants and Leap Year.
March--Went to "Lost Vegas" for a conference.
April--Short on posting but long on randomness.
May--Monkey Business and simplicity.
June--Memes and memories.
July--Summertime and the living is....
August--Busy-ness and Facebook.
September--Politics...and it was still two months before the election!
October--Wet stuff and a really.hungry.dog.
November--300th Post and NaBloPoMo...almost!
December--Christmas prep and fun surprises!
1. What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
None for 2008, but for 2009 I'll be reading the entire Bible (yikes!) with a group of other women, and also focusing on getting into shape (more on that later)!
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
My dear Heather...to sweet Mia, the Look-Alike!
4. Did anyone close to you die?
My paternal grandma, may she rest in peace.
5. What countries did you visit?
Well, I could follow Heather's lead and give you my list of Epcot countries, but really just the good ole USA!
6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
I'd like to have some stability in my personal life and a stronger relationship with Jesus and my dear friends.
7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
January 2nd. Long story.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Reconnecting with some old and dear friends, and frankly, surviving.
9. What was your biggest failure?
Not being where we wanted to be financially, because it affects nearly every part of our lives.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Minor surgery this summer. So far, so good!
11. What was the best thing you bought?
How about best gift? My GPS--woo-hoo!
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Sweet Son #1, most of the time. He's an amazing big brother! :)
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Sigh. Can't really go into detail. But the economy stinks.
14. Where did most of your money go?
Bills, bills, bills.
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Getting really, really, really in shape.
16. What song will always remind you of 2008?
Hmm...only one? "Stand in the Rain" by Superchic(k) and "You Never Let Go" by Matt Redman
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder?
ii. thinner or fatter?
iii. richer or poorer?
19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Worrying. I certainly could've put more in His hands!
20. How did you spend Christmas in 2008?
At home, relaxing, then left on the 27th for a wonderful week in Ohio.
21. What was the best book you read?
I read a ton, so narrowing it is tough. My small group read "Velvet Elvis" by Rob Bell. I highly recommend it!
22. What did you want and get?
My very own GPS!
23. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I worked. And I turned 39, with which I was strangely OK!
24. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
Classic and a bit preppy. This does NOT in any way mean that I ALWAYS dressed that way! :)
34. What kept you sane?
My family and friends.
35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
The election fascinated me this year, more so than in any other year.
36. What political issue stirred you the most?
The mudslinging. And not just between candidates. The viciousness between voters was ridiculous.
37. Who did you miss?
Lots of friends and family who live far in miles but are close in heart.
38. Who was the best new person you met?
So many new friends at church.
39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
That God takes care of me and loves me, with all of my faults and flaws.
40. BONUS YUPPIE QUESTION What were your best meals of the year?
Home-cooked? Diva Nana's Leg of Lamb. Restaurant? Panasia Asian Bistro, hands down. Unfortunately, it's in Roswell, GA and I, sadly, am not.
Hope your 2008 is full of memories and your 2009 is beautiful and bright!