2010. In Words.

So after I received a lovely email from wordpress summing up my year, I’ve decided that if I am going to continue blogging, I’ve got to up the ante a little.  I will be shooting for at least one post a month, and for me that’s a lofty goal.

Since my grand total for posts last year was a whopping 4, I’ll take the cop-out and just fill out this questionnaire about the year in general.  I’ll talk about more of this in depth later on.

1. What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?

The first thing that comes to mind, and the easiest answer is, skydiving.  And I can guarantee that I’ll be doing that again someday.  Then there’s the sewing.  When I confronted my mother about my want to make a quilt, within a week, I had transformed our guest bedroom into a sewing room.  And I’m glad to say that I’m still using that room!  But the real winner here is that I actually finished a project.  A few to be precise.  And that’s something I’ve never done before.

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I’ve never been much for new year’s resolutions, and this past year especially.  I’m pretty sure the only goal I  had in mind was getting through the first year of nursing school.  And no, I am not setting any useless goals for myself for 2011, because for the first time in my life, I’m learning not to always look at the big picture, but instead, the small 5 x 7 that meets me every morning.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

I was there for many, many births last year.  So if we’re talking proximity, yes, I was the nursing student chasing after each and every delivery she could.  Other than that, my friend, Emily had a beautiful little boy, and my cousin and his wife had a beautiful little girl.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

Yes, and this is one of the many reasons I’m looking forward to starting a fresh year.  Derek lost a young cousin and a great-uncle early in December, and I lost my grandmother the morning of the 26th.

5. What countries did you visit?

The wonderful U.S.A.

6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?

A baby.  Even if it’s the size of a grain of rice in my stubborn uterus.

7. What dates from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

December 26th.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Still having a smile on my face at the end of it.

9. What was your biggest failure?

Talking to my friends.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

The only suffering I endured this year was a short bout of tendonitis.  The kind that most doctors now label “texting tendonitis”.  It’s okay, you can laugh.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

Here’s where my inner geek makes an appearance, but hands down, Avatar.  It’ll never get old.  Now I just need to get my hands on a 3-D copy.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

Derek’s.  What can I say, the man keeps me sane.  Though he has been known to drive me insane at times, he still grounds me.  He’s the best support I’ve had all year, and I still feel he deserves a medal for dealing with me most of the time.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

Truthfully, mine.  If there are any new year resolutions for me in 2011, it’s to chill the heck out.  Sometimes I feel like I’m wound so tight, everyone around me would get whiplash from the blast when I finally snapped.

14. Where did most of your money go?

Into our house.  One of these centuries it’ll be complete (with pictures). I promise.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

Okay, I’ve been sitting here for fifteen minutes, and nothing has really come to mind.  I suppose there just wasn’t much excitement in my year.

16. What song will always remind you of 2010?

Ninja Rap – Vanilla Ice (that’s a story waiting to happen)

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? Sadder
b) thinner or fatter? Fatter
c) richer or poorer?  Hard to say

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

Laughed.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Yelled.

20. How did you spend Christmas?

I spent it with one of the most wonderful people in the world.  My grandmother.

21. Did you fall in love in 2010?

I fell further into love with my husband and family.  At times, I was positive my heart would burst.

22. What was your favorite TV program?

Bones is still my all time favorite.

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

I don’t hate anyone.

24. What was the best book you read?

I honestly didn’t read that many books last year.  But the one that seems to be sticking out is Between Sisters by Kristin Hannah

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?

I wouldn’t call it a discovery, but Beethoven and Mozart got me through many long nights of studying.

26. What did you want and get?

A job.

27. What did you want and not get?

A baby.

28. What was your favorite film of this year?

See question 11.

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

My 28th birthday was nothing special at all.  Derek took me out to dinner, then we went shopping, came home and watched a movie.

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

Less drama.

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?

Pretty much the first thing I grab in the morning.  Usually consisting of a sweatshirt and jeans.

32. What kept you sane?

Derek and my family still top the list at number one.  Tim Horton’s coffee trails closely behind.  And my iPod ends it at number three.

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

I can’t really say I fancy any of the people who corrupt our society.

34. What political issue stirred you the most?

Do you want to talk about politics?  Good, because I don’t either.

35. Who did you miss?

All my friends that have moved away.  They are irreplaceable.

36. Who was the best new person you met?

I met so many wonderful people in school, and so many great nurses out there.  I can’t narrow that one down.

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010.

That no matter what the circumstances, a smile can make all the difference in the world.

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

Ok, the reason it has taken me so long to get this posted is because I’ve been sitting on this dumb question.  The perfectionist in me seems to have reappeared from the dredges of my mind and won’t settle for anything I’ve chosen.  So I am going to have to bypass this one.

Until next time…