Sunday, January 08, 2006

Year in Review 2005

2005 - The Year in Review
Borrowed from Belinda

1. What did you do in 2005 that you hadn't done before?
I became a mom of two! I had baby #2 on April 14, 2005

2. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yeah me!

3. Did anyone close to you die? My Great Aunt but I had not seen her since my wedding 8 years ago. We exchanged Christmas Cards every year.

4. Did you travel? Where did you go? Best holiday memory?
Unfortunately no.

5. Best thing you bought?
I guess that would have to be my son's new blankey. I needed a back up for his original and we were finally able to find it. He is a total blankey boy!

6. Where did most of your money go?
On daily living. My husband started his own business so there has been limited funds.

7. What do you wish you had done more of?
Sleeping before baby #2. She came in April and sleep seems to be a priceless commodity in this house.

8. What do you wish you had done less of?
Talking on the phone and bitching about the baby.

9. What kept you sane?
Knowing that this too will pass. Also that my babies will only need me for a very short time and I will one day miss being able to sit and hold them all day.

10. What drove you mad?
My daughter and her constant need for being held. Also, how much she screams it can break glass. Also, my son's terrible two tantrums. Yikes!

11. What made you celebrate?
My daughter's birth, my dear friend being pregnant, the launch of my husband's business, and dear, dear friends.

12. What made you sad?
Lack of funds, going to the food pantry, a friend's fight for life, another friend's heartbreak and the state of the world.

13. How was your birthday this year?
It was relatively quiet. I am happy when it is just acknowledged and don't require much hoopla.

14. What political issue stirred you the most this year?
All of them! The handling of Hurricane Katrina stands out the most to me right now.

15. Were you in love in 2005?
Yes with hubby and my kids

16. What would you like to have in 2006 that you didn't have this year?
Mo Money, Mo, Money, Mo Money!!! No actually some sleep. I would like at least 8 hours a night. I am currently getting 5-6 hours of broken sleep.

17. What date from 2005 will be etched in your memory and why?
April 14, 2005 - the day my beautiful baby girl was born.

18. What song will remind you of 2005?
Since you've been gone - Kelly Clarkson (it was played on the radio every 10 songs).

19. Compared to this time last year are you happier?
I am thinner. This time last year I was pregnant so I guess yes...happier

20. Biggest achievement for 2005
Giving birth to #2.

21. Biggest disappointment 2005?
My father not coming in from Florida to see my daughter

22. What is the one thing that would have made you more satisfied?
More money? Sleep? Me Time? I think I could keep going here, I could not chose just one.

23. Best new person you met?
My baby girl. It has been a hard 9 months but I look forward to creating memories and spending time with her.

24. A valuable life lesson you learned?
That I am strong and can handle a lot more than I thought.

25. How was your health in 2005?

26. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't make resolutions.

27. What countries did you visit?

28. What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005?
Mo money

29. Did you suffer hardship in 2005?
No! As challenging as it was I would not consider it hardship compared to how bad things could always be.

30. Whose behavior merited celebration?
My husband who left his job to start a business, oh and for mine for supporting his decision and standing by praying that we would all be OK.

31. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
A friend who took the cowards way out by not speaking the truth.

32. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Meeting my daughter and introducing my son to her.

33. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? Happier.
ii. thinner or fatter? Thinner - I was pregnant this time last year
iii. richer or poorer? Poorer

36. What was your favorite TV program?

37. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

40. What did you want and get?
A baby girl

41. What did you want and not get?
I have all that I want

42. What was your favorite film that you watched this year?
The Notebook

43. What one experience do you never want to repeat from this year?
Another C-Section

44. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?
Wear what you are comfortable with

45. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
GWB, I love reading about him. Also, consumed in the Jennifer and Brad stuff and Nick and Jessica drama

46. Who did you miss?

40. Quote that sums up your year:
I'll sleep when I am dead!

41. Was 2005 a good year for you?

42. What was your favorite moment of the year?
The moment they pulled my daughter out and showed me her little face over the sheet. The doctor took my daughter's hand waved it and said "Hi Mom!" I was in love with her face in that moment.

43. What was your least favorite moment of the year?
My grandmother telling me that my great Aunt Mary had died. Also, my Dad not coming to take care of my son while I was in the hospital delivering. He let me down.

44. Where were you when 2005 began?
In Kearny, NJ

45. Who were you with?
My husband and my in-laws at my sister-in-laws home.

46. Do you have a new year's resolution for 2006?
Oh hell no, who has time for that?

47. What was your favorite month of 2005?

48. What was your favorite song in 2005?
Since you've been gone - Kelly Clarkson and You'll think of me - Keith Urban

49. What was your favorite record from 2005?
Kelly Clarkson

50. How many concerts did you see in 2005?

51. Did you drink a lot of alcohol in 2005?
No! I am nursing

52. Did you do a lot of drugs in 2005?
Nope but I took more than I did with my first C-section

53. How many people did you sleep with in 2005?
Three if you count my hubby and two little ones. Family bed!

54. Did you do anything you are ashamed of this year?

55. What was the worst lie someone told you in 2005?
If someone fif tell me one..I am unaware of it.

56. Did you treat somebody badly in 2005?
Not to my knowledge

57. Did somebody treat you badly in 2005?

58. What was your most embarrassing moment of 2005?
I am not embarrassed easily

59. If you could go back in time to any moment of 2005 and change something, what would it be?
Not a thing. Everything happens for a reason.

60. What are you most looking forward to in 2006?
Spending time with my family. More quiet time with my husband, my son's personality progression and my daughter's milestones.

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