I’m not very good at being introspective because I’m too easily distracted. When I came across this list, I thought it was a concise and easy way to look back on the year. It’s nice to look back before moving on… sort of a breather before we start this all over again.
2009 is going to be a big one.
Where did you begin 2008?
In my living room. If I remember right, I had woken up about 11:30 pm to find Hubby ringing in the new year with snores from the next room. How will this year rate on the excite-o-meter?!
What was your status by Valentine’s Day?
Were you in school (anytime this year)?
No school for me, other than in the high school auditorium for choir rehearsals and concerts.
Did you have to go to the hospital?
I’ve been in for many prenatal appointments since May (Yes… my address is still the same!)
Did you have any encounters with the police?
Not in the last year, unless the parking police count. I’m pretty sure I remember Hubby getting a speeding ticket though.
Where did you go on vacation?
Hubby and I went to Cuba in early May. It was an awesome trip. We also did a family trip to Grand Manan Island.
What did you purchase that was over $500?
Hmm … hardwood flooring, trip to Cuba, Hubby’s scooter, a little more of our house by way of a mortgage payment. There must be other things but I can’t think of them.
Did you know anybody who got married?
One wedding… cousin Craig. The first wedding since being 19 where I wasn’t able to drink and dance it up. It was still a good day, though.
Did you know anybody who passed away?
No funerals but attended a couple of wakes of acquaintances.
Did you move anywhere?
Nope. But my friend Randy did… <sniff>.
What sporting events did you attend?
Do curling funspiels count?
What concerts/shows did you go to?
Hubby took me to the NB Symphony for my birthday. He’s such a sweetie!
What has/have been your favorite moments?
Finding out I am pregnant tops the list for sure (although trying to get pregnant ranks right up there too). Feeling Cletus’s first kick and seeing him on the ultrasound are other favorites.
Some favorite Cuba moments: Smoking a cigar on the beach, skinny dipping, and swimming with the dolphins.
They were all pretty awesome, as was whale watching in Grand Manan.
What’s something you have learned about yourself?
My body digs being pregnant. If only I could make money doing this…
Any new additions to your family?
Well, technically … yes, Cletus counts, but we also met a new nephew on Hubby’s side and a new cousin on my side. God, our families are fertile!
What was your best month?
Probably May-June because we were in Cuba and found out in early June that we are expecting.
What music will you remember 2008 by?
2008 was the year of New Music Monday. There are plenty from that bunch and I can’t really pick just one but thanks to cool cousin Joe for giving me all of those choices.
What do you want to change in 2009?
Change is coming all on its own. I’ll just be working on figuring this mom stuff out.
Overall, how would you rate this year?
Not too shabby at all.
What would you change about 2008?
Nothing. Well, maybe I would have got pregnant a month earlier so I’d be having my first before I turn 30. 🙂
Other than home, where did you spend most of your time?
Lame-ass work (how many days until mat leave?).
Change your hairstyle?
Yes. I went from long and curly to short and … well, there’s no escaping the curly.
Get a new job?
No, but I did take on the chairman position at the local curling club, which is pretty much a second job (except for the lack of paycheque).
Be honest – did you watch American Idol?
My God, no. Seacrest choke.
For the record, I don’t watch any of those “You obviously can’t dance” shows or the ones where they set up bachelors, bachelorettes, momma’s boys, geeky losers, or washed up bands in a mansion to pick from a flock of bimbos. Not for me.
Start a new hobby?
Other than lifting weights and staying pretty faithful at the gym, no. I have so many hobbies now I can’t get to them all.
What are you wishing for in 2009?
A healthy and happy family, first and foremost.
After that, I hope Hubby and I can continue to make changes in our lives that benefit the environment and our family and that we can influence our families and friends to do the same.
Oh, and Motherhood for Dummies. On recycled paper, please.