Almost Last Year in Review

As I was reading a post from one of my favorite bloggers, Sandra at Absolutely Narcissism I couldn't help but be inspired by the way she decided to blog about 2010--a Year in Review (sort of) post. She found some questions on another blog and posted her own replies in her post. So I decided to carry forward that theme and answer those same questions about 2010 in my own blog post. It will be my first post of this new year...and it's almost last year in review. So here goes.

What did you do in 2010 that you've never done before?Well, I turned 44. That is certainly something I don't do everyday. I also took a walk on the wild side and installed RAM in my laptop. All by myself. Yeah, that's right. I'm just crazy like that.

What countries did you visit?Um, I visited America. And I'll be doing that again this year as well. I'm the quintessential queen of short-distance traveling. No passport required.

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

  1. Income (money may not buy happiness, but last time I checked, it does help pay bills. And I have a serious art & craft addiction that must be fed from time to time).

  2. Patience.

  3. A new refrigerator (the Hubs has to get sick of me asking at some point and just freaking buy it for me already, right?!).

  4. Less gray hair.

  5. A smaller ass imprint when I get up from the couch.

  6. And un-saggy breasts that are located about 5" higher than where they reside right now.
(And not necessarily in that order.)

What was your biggest achievement this past year?
Cleaning and organizing my home office sometime around August...and managing to keep it clean and organized...until...September. Trust me. That is a major accomplishment for me.

What was the best thing you bought?**crickets**
You're not going to believe how much of a raging shopaholic I am. [Insert laughter here] I tend to buy three categories of things most of the time. 1) Books, 2) DVDs, 3) Art & Craft Supplies. So the best book I bought would probably be Fallen; the best DVD would likely be (nice to see you again, Edward) The Twilight Saga: New Moon; and any art supplies I can buy are always the best things I buy on any day--despite what the Hubs calls my "insane ability" to shop in Michaels or Hobby Lobby for 2-3 hours at a stretch. Yeah, that is one of my very special skills, baby.

Whose behavior merited celebration?My daughter started Cosmetology School last year. And the day she started on the path that will lead me to getting free haircuts AND free highlights...that merits some serious celebration!

Whose behavior made you appalled and disgusted?That answer is the same every year: The Freak Next Door. 'Nough said.

What song will always remind you of 2010?Hold My Hand, by Michael Jackson (with Akon), the first song from his first posthumous CD release, Michael. And not just because it will always remind me of him and the legacy he left us with. But also because the words make me think of everyone I husband, my daughter, my grandchildren, my mother, my sister...and everyone else that's dear to my heart...and how everything will be alright if they just hold my hand.

Michael Jackson Hold My Hand

"So if you just
Hold my Hand
Baby I promise that I'll do
All I can
Things will get better if you just
Hold my Hand
Nothing can come between us if you just
Hold, Hold my Hold my, Hold my Hand."

What do you wish you'd done more of?Body Surfing.
Exploring the recesses of our HVAC system.

(Only one of those things is true. I'll leave it to you to figure out which one.)

What do you wish you'd done less of?Mind-reading.
Vulcan nerve pinches on my husband.
Brilliantly funny blogging.
Watching all the seasons of LOST on DVD.
Being right.

(Again, only one of these things is true. Can you spot it?)

Did you fall in love in 2010?No. I didn't fall in love in 2010. But I did fall back in love...with a certain pale-skinned, amber-eyed, sparkling hot blood-sucker named Edward. Does that count? I hope so. Because this is on my agenda for 2011 as well. Forever Twilight, as they say.

Robert Pattinson Twilight

Who was the best new person you met?Now this one is super easy: my granddaughter, Destiny.  I love her to pieces. She'll be turning 1 on 1-11-11. That has got to be a good sign for the new year!

My Destiny

She is also absolute proof that you can wear horizontal stripes and look completely adorable.

So that is my almost, kinda, sorta last year in review on this, my very first post of the new year.

Pretty painless, wasn't it?