31 December 2019

New Year's Traditional Meme

It’s tradition! The New Years Meme!

1. What did you do in 2019 that you’d never done before?
 Meditate & Yoga!  
Definitely recommended and something I hope to sustain

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Mostly, yes. We still need a new stove

3. My resolutions for 2020:
        Continuing to paint the interior of the house
         Painting the exterior of the house
        Write more.  This is a rerun, and will always be

4. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Nope, no new babies this year. 

5. Did anyone close to you die?
Yes, and it was awful. Young people are not supposed to die.  
Lost some older folks and a friend to suicide. 2019 can also die.

6. What countries did you visit?
"Oh Canada, our home and native land.."
(This is not my favorite question...Let's try: What trips did you take?  Yeah, we didn't have time for those this year either )

7. What would you like to have in 2020 that you lacked in 2019?
A new government

8. What dates from 2019 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
April - a reconciliation I would have never thought possible.
June - the achievement (and recognization) of a goal 
September - achievement of a new goal

9. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
        New office and responsibilities

10. What was your biggest failure?
        Not remaining hopeful. This year has been so dark and society
seems to keep sinking lower

11. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Just a little case of pneumonia

12. What was the best thing you bought?
      this is silly and frivolous. I've wanted one since they came out:           A moon lamp.  I finally bought one after years of mooning (get it?) over it.

13. Whose behavior merited celebration?
         Kevin, for persevering despite the challenges
        A friend who gave grace when it really wasn't expected

14. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
He Who Shan't Be Named and the people who support him.

15. Where did most of your money go?
        Racecar, mochas, books, bills

16. What did you get really excited about?
Good thing: going racing. Thursdays                                               Bad thing: governmental indictments, investigations and impeachment.

17. What song will always remind you of 2019?
        Even Though We Break Up in the End

18. Compared to this time last year, are you: 
~ happier or sadder? Happier
~ thinner or fatter? Same-ish
~ richer or poorer? Better than last year

19. What do you wish you’d done more of? 
Read...I look at my bookshelf and want to read everything right now.

20. What do you wish you’d done less of? 
        Despair at the current state of affairs

21. How did you spend Christmas? 
Eve -  Quietly, playing a game with a six-year-old
Day -  The best kind of chaos with 7 kids and 11 adults

22. Did you fall in love in 2019?
Every day.

23. What was your favorite TV program? 
       Bold Type, Grownish, Good Trouble

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? 
"No. I'm not a hater. It's a waste of time" is my standard answer but this year He Who Shan't Be Named is SO on the list.

25. What was the best book you read?
         Looking at my bookshelves...umm, well.  There wasn't really a                     favorite this year.  
             Oh! wait:  Good Morning Good Night - Lin Manuel Miranda

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
        Bohemian Rhapsody movie soundtrack

27. What did you want and get?

28. What did you want and not get?
         A vacation away

29. What was your favorite film of this year?
Bohemian Rhapsody and Crazy Rich Asians and The Hate You Give

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
          51 years, but Kevin says 40.  I don't actually care about the number                     Coffee and cake with my bff the day before.                         
                   Slept in, lunch out with Kevin, shopping the Day of.               Worked, time with a friend and dinner out the next day

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
A functioning government and not the constant feeling of needing to flee to Canada

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2019?
I've added color matching converse sneakers to my wardrobe

33. What kept you sane? 
 Kevin. Lucy. BFF's. Mochas.  

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
          Loose definition of celebrity: The guy from WeRateDogs, the kid from "I Pet That Dog"Finn on Instagram, and Roman and his mom

35. What political issue stirred you the most?
the whole gawdamned gawdawful thing.

36. Who did you miss?
My former co-workers.

37. Who was the best new person you met?
        I don't know that I met anyone new, really...Rekindled an old                       friendship so that's kinda someone new

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2019:
       Clock is ticking, plan accordingly

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