2011 - The Highlights

1. What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before?
Bought a house. Bought a brand new car. Helped parent two teenagers (my bf's kids)
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't make resolutions
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yes. Several of my friends are either pregnant or just had babies.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Not close to me, no.
5. What countries did you visit?
Just this one

6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?
A smaller ass?
7. What dates from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
February 23rd (closed on our house).
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Taking over payroll at my job.  Its been frustrating but so challenging. In a good way. Mostly.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Working out approximately zero times.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Other than constantly stabbing/cutting myself with sharp things while doing house renos, no.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
a house. I think that counts :) We also bought me a new car, him a new truck and a new Harley. No, we aren't loaded we just don'tmind sacrificing to have cool shit.
12. Where did most of your money go?
See 11.
13. What did you get really excited about?
I sound like a broken record: The house. Also, Foodie Experience in March. That was rad.
14. What song will always remind you of 2011?
Um... Party Rock by LMFAO (but with dancing hamsters... I bought a Soul)

15. Compared to this time last year, are you:
– happier or sadder? Some days happier, some, not so much
– thinner or fatter? ugh
– richer or poorer? richer.
16. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Working out. Traveling. Keeping in touch
17. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Bitching about things I can't change. Being anxious.
18. How did you spend Christmas?
Morning, opened presents. Had breakfast with the semi-in-laws. More presents. Drama with the bf's ex. Dinner with my mom and her gf's family. Crash.

19. What was your favorite TV program?
We got really into Once Upon a Time and Grimm.  Also, the kid and I watch Pretty Little Liars. Go ahead. Laugh at me.
20. What were your favorite books of the year?
the hunger games, which i'm just finishing up. 

21. What was your favorite music from this year?
The usual. I usually listen to the same things year after year. But Adele is fantastic.
22. What were your favorite films of the year?
I haven't really seen anything that blew me away.
23. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
29. We had a hurricane. No water/power from 7am (when I woke up) until 10 minutes after midnight. Very Funny Mother Nature! We went to the mall a few towns over where there was water AND power. Suck it!
24. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Living closer to work. I spend at least 10 hours a week in my car just getting to/from work
25. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?
Comfy. As usual
26. What kept you sane?
My Nook. Wine. Xanax.
27. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011.
Not much is as catastrophic as it feels when it first happens. I am stronger than I realize. Love is REALLY REALLY worth it.

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