I was Tagged?!

4 Jan

Today’s post comes to you courtesy of Tracy over at Witchhazel. She tagged me with this questionnaire thing and lord knows I never could resist one of these things in my email, so here goes. If you read it here, consider yourself tagged!

1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before?

Started a blog that I actually stuck to. I’d tried blogging before and really just couldn’t seem to keep to it, but this year I started this blog and so far I’ve really enjoyed having somewhere to share my thoughts and the things going on in my life.

2. Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I probably didn’t make resolutions since I totally suck at keeping them, but chances are if I made any (silly me) I didn’t keep them. As I put on my post a couple days ago, I made one resolution for 2010, and it’s one I can’t really back out of.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

My niece Melissa gave birth to a beautiful little boy, Wyatt.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

Not close to me, but close to my husband. Johnny’s beautiful Aunt Bonnie passed away suddenly in 2009. We loved her dearly and she will be sorely missed.

5. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?

I’m with Tracy here, I’d like to have a good car. Or even a car that runs most of the time.

6. What countries did you visit?

None outside of the one I live in.

7. What date from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why:

October 17, when I found out I was pregnant.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Moving into an actual house. No more apartments for us!

9. What was your biggest failure?

Screwing up the time that Hayden’s kindergarten started and taking him to school late 2 days in a row.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Other than morning sickness (which is an extremely misleading name for the disorder) and the flu, nothing out of the ordinary.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

A breadmaker. LOVE that breadmaker.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

Johnny. He put his nose to the grindstone and found us the perfect new home in a matter of days when he was put to the test.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

Hayden’s, to be honest. Already in kindergarten I’ve had to have a conference with the teacher and got notes home from his music teacher because of his behavior. I sat down and cried. I never wanted to be the mom of “that kid” and I just didn’t know what else to do to remedy what was going on. After a long talk with his teacher we seem to have gotten to the root of the problems (he’s tired in the afternoon sessions and it causes him to act out as well as the fact that he’s not as comfortable with the music/gym teachers as he is with his homeroom teacher and he’s afraid to express himself to them) and we have the problem licked!

14. Where did most of your money go?

Rent and moving expenses. Oi.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

Our new house and the pregnancy!!!

16. What song will always remind you of 2009?

A Night in Dildo by The Arrogant Worms. For your own good, please go listen to this song. It makes me love Newfoundland even more than I ever thought possible. It inspired Johnny and I to spend the summer of 2011 on a road trip around our beautiful province and visit every place mentioned in the song. I’ve lived in some of them!

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

i. happier or sadder? So much happier I can’t even express it.

ii. thinner or fatter? Fatter. Absolutely fatter.

iii. richer or poorer? Richer. Not rich by any means, but richer.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?


19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Whining and procrastinating.

20. How will you be spending Christmas?

We spent Christmas in our new home with my parents. It was bittersweet. Nice to spend the time with them, but it was definitely less joyous than if my sisters could have been here.

21. There was no #21. I don’t know why there was no 21.

I blame Dave. >.>

22. Did you fall in love in 2009?

Yes, I fell in love with my husband all over again, and I fall in love with him all over again every single day.

23. How many one-night stands?

I had a one-night stand with a chocolate bar. I puked it up later.

24. What was your favorite TV program?

Criminal Minds, no contest. We’ve watched the most of the first 4 seasons in the past couple of months. A close second favorite was Desperate Housewives. Johnny bought me the first 2 seasons and now we can’t find season 3 in our town…and we refuse to watch the new ones til we watch everything in between!

 25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

No, I hate everyone the exact same amount as last year. 😉

26. What was the best book you read?

Oh now I feel embarrassed. I didn’t really read much this year, other than old favorites and children’s tales. But of what I did re-read it was probably Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

 Celtic Woman. Voices of ANGELS.

28. What did you want and get?

A new house! WHOO!

30. What was your favorite film of this year?

Angels and Demons. It was amazing.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

I turned 29 and I don’t think we even celebrated. It was just another day.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

If my sister Linda had been here to share it with me.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?

Athletic gear. Yoga pants, tanks and tees, sneakers. Rarely did I dress up.

34. What kept you sane?

Again, I have to echo Tracy. Blogging. Even when Tracy was the only one who read it, it helped to get these thoughts and feelings out there.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Sean Bean Oh LORDY did I fancy Sean Bean. Of course I can’t forget Johnny Depp.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?

I tend to avoid politics. It all just pisses me off.

37. Whom did you miss?

My sister Linda. I got to spend little to no time with her this year.

38. Who was the best new person you met?

Tracy. I ❤ her.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009:

Worrying solves nothing. What will be, will be, and all we can do is do our best.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:

We’ve got to hold on to what we’ve got
Cause it doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not
We’ve got each other and that’s a lot
For love – We’ll give it a shot

Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi


3 Responses to “I was Tagged?!”

  1. purplume January 4, 2010 at 9:17 pm #

    I really like this post. Interesting and connecting, it is. Xd

  2. Tracy January 4, 2010 at 10:46 pm #

    I totally made up my mind that you were awesome when I saw you posted Arrogant Worms on the forum! And zomg! I forgot all about Sean Bean! He’s going to be in a mini series HBO is expected to pick up. And if you haven’t, watch Sharpe. *nod nod*

  3. Nadja January 5, 2010 at 6:24 pm #

    mmmmmm Sean Bean….

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