1. What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before?
That would be… run a half-marathon. Actually, I ran two: one in February and one in October. The training was the thing that was the biggest accomplishment; running every other day for increasingly longer distances is HARD!
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Last year, I wrote thirteen goals and I would say I stuck to about half. Funny though, I just wrote my previous post without looking at that one and I am sad to say some are the same and I didn’t even realize it.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
My friend, Courtney, had a baby in February but no one else. I do know a lot of pregnant ladies though.
4. Did anyone close to you die?
5. What countries did you visit?
None. We did surprisingly little travelling this year.
6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?
More motivation to maintain.
7. What dates from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
I’ll say February 3rd and October 30th (my races) but really, this was an uneventful year all in all.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Besides the races, I asked for a raise and got one and then I was also awarded a year end bonus (chosen over other co-workers) so I would say those are big accomplishments.
9. What was your biggest failure?
I’ll have to agree here: fails are always related to my parenting. I have got to be more patient!
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nothing memorable. I know I was sick during the year but nothing awful. And thankfully, no injuries!
11. What was the best thing you bought?
That one time yard clean up! No, really. And other than that, my new phone is pretty awesome but I really tried not to focus on things.
12. Where did most of your money go?
The mortgage, daycare payment, and food. We eat a lot.
13. What did you get really excited about?
I’ll say our July trip to Daytona. Sure, it was just the beach I have seen a million times and a not so great hotel but it was exactly what Ash and I needed.
14. What song will always remind you of 2011?
Hmm, I will say Luke Bryan’s “Do I?” because it was the song that got me back into into Country and I played it a TON.
15. Compared to this time last year, are you:
– happier or sadder? Hmmm, probably about the same.
– thinner or fatter? I’ve got to be thinner.
– richer or poorer? I would say we seem to have less but it’s about to change.
16. What do you wish you’d done more of?
More outings with the kids.
17. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Wasting time when work was slow. I could have been writing.
18. How did you spend Christmas?
With family; it was wonderful.
19. What was your favorite TV program?
This doesn’t change: BONES. There’s not a lot of quality programming out there.
20. What were your favorite books of the year?
I read nothing “real”; all romance. And they were all good!
21. What was your favorite music from this year?
Basically from about April to October, everything that came out on the Country circuit was amazing.
22. What were your favorite films of the year?
We saw a movie every other Friday and yet, I can’t think of any that were amazing. Immortals was good. We got Adjustment Bureau on Netflix and that was memorable. Nothing blew me away.
23. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 32 and had carpal tunnel surgery. I spent it feeling like crap but my mom was here to help.
24. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
I guess I should say that having more money would be the solution but only I can make that happen, you know? Granted, towards the end of the year, I was getting on track.
25. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?
“How many tops can be paired with jeans?”
26. What kept you sane?
Ash. Running. Romance novels.
27. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011.
Don’t put off till tomorrow what you can do today. And the squeaky wheel gets the oil.