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Saturday, January 05, 2008

2007 in Review

1. What did you do in 2007 that you've never done before?
Got engaged!

2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Last year I resolved to try to say something over in my head before i let it come out of my mouth. I also resolved to try to get rid of some of the clutter in my life. They are both ongoing. for 2008, I resolved to run a 5K by March, and to accomplish this whole wedding event without anyone going crazy.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? No.

4. Did anyone close to you die? No.

5. What places did you visit? Orlando, Chicago, Annapolis, Detroit, New Orleans.

6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007? a Master's in Library Science. a husband! Financial security.

7. What dates from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? Nov. 18, the day Bret proposed. Dec 19, the day I turned 30 and left my 20's behind.

8. What were your biggest achievements of the year? writing my thesis. Getting an actual job as an archivist.

9. What were your biggest failures? Failing to finish my degree in the original time frame i set for myself.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Um, ongoing repurcussions of my May 2005 car accident, and a saggy brain.

11. What was the best thing you bought? my Superhero necklace.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? Bret's dogged pursuit of the ability to make people call him, "Dr."

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? George W. Bush

14. Where did most of your money go? everyday stuff.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? getting engaged!

16. What song will always remind you of 2007? Robert Randolph, "Ain't Nothing Wrong with That."

17. What do you wish you'd done more of? seen my friends more.

18. What do you wish you'd done less of? spent less time having attacks of anxiety about my future.

19. How did you spend Christmas last year? you mean, in 2007? drove to jackson Dec. 21, round trip to H'burg on Dec 24, southaven Dec 25, Jackson Dec 29, H'burg Dec 31. Managed to see both families.

20. Did you fall in love in 2007? everyday I discover something new to love about him.

21. How many one-night stands? none

22. What was your favorite TV program? The Office.

23. What did you do for your birthday in 2007? Went to Disney World.

24. What was the best book you read? The Book Thief, the last Harry Potter, the Kathleen Koen books, Jan Karon's new book- "several other I can't remember right now.

26. What was your greatest musical discovery? Robert Randolph

27. What did you want and get? an engagement ring!

28. What did you want and not get? a settlement of my auto hit-and-run case.

29. What was your favorite film of this year? "Dan in Real Life" was good.

30. Did you make some new friends this year? Lyerly! and some of the people i work with. new people from Vocare.

31.What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? more financial security. And a working shift-key on my computer at work-I know this seems trivial but I curse it every day.

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007? can I wear this to work?

33. What kept you sane? Faith, friends, family.

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? as always, Matt Damon.

35. What political issue stirred you the most? the war.

36. Who did you miss? my dog-still in foster care with my parents. John.

37. Who was the best new person you met? Claire-Bear!

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007.

This was a pretty eventful year. I spent most of it anticipating a proposal, and then it came when I least expected it--which also happened to be exactly the right time. I think I learned a lesson from that--and now that I said it I'm sure Bret will not let me forget it. ;)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the review! Since we have been out of touch it really helped me catch up! Once you get married and start having kids you run out of time and energy for things like reviews, marathons, book reading...

Love Always, Amy

11:45 AM  

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