The meme, courtesy of Sundry.
1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?
Acupuncture. MRI. Out-patient surgery. Traction. Took tours of caverns. Stayed at a W Hotel (I am not hip enough for W Hotels).
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I didn’t really make any resolutions last year. Well, actually maybe my unspoken resolution was to do whatever it took to deal with my health issues. I did everything I could think of, but to no avail.I think this years resolution will be to buy more shoes.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
My sister had her third child, a little girl. She’s got big, bright blue eyes, springs in her legs and an infectious smile and laugh. Everyone who meets her falls in love with her.
5. What countries did you visit?
6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?
A social circle.
7. What dates from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
August 10: Mom’s 60th birthday party.
October 29: Hurricane Sandy.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Deciding to go back to school. Saving money. Letting people know when I needed something from them.
9. What was your biggest failure?
Not taking as good a care of my emotional health as I did my physical health.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
I still have the back issues that I had last year. I had a bad bought with the flu. And the never ending saga of my sinus issues.
11. What was the best thing you bought?
I’m pretty happy with the furniture I bought at IKEA. But I’m really, really glad I bought tickets to see Amanda Palmer play in Atlanta.
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
All of those people who saw others that needed help or protection in the face of unimaginable horror and circumstances, and took it upon themselves to do what needed to be done.
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
The Republicans and the Tea Party during the election.All the shootings and the NRA.
14. Where did most of your money go?
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
The Amanda Palmer concert. My Mom’s party.
16. What song will always remind you of 2012?
fun. “Some Nights”.
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? Happier.
b) thinner or fatter? Thinner.
c) richer or poorer? About the same.
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
I wish I would have made more social plans, and planned to go and see more new places and things.
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
20. How did you spend Christmas?
We were in Calgary, where we spent most of the day waiting on my neices and nephew to come and tear apart their gifts. It was loud, and squeally, and fantastic.
21. Did you fall in love in 2012?
Not with anyone/thing new.
22. What was your favorite TV program?
New Girl. Schmidt always.
23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
Hate is always a pointless emotion.
26. What did you want and get?
I didn’t know I wanted it until it happened, but I was so glad I got to see Omar this year.
27. What did you want and not get?
29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I was 36 on my last birthday. I went to work, and ate pizza for lunch. Almost the exact same thing I did last year.
30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Fewer crappy things happening to the people I love.
31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012?
A good bag makes everything better.
32. What kept you sane?
33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
34. What political issue stirred you the most?
35. Who did you miss?
Oma & Opa. My family. Katy. Chris and Marie.
36. Who was the best new person you met?
Technically we met in 2011, but I don’t think I could have gotten through the beginning of this year without one of my co-workers. He was willing to let me sit and vent and cry and then asked me what the hell I was going to do about it all. He wasn’t interested in watching me wallow. He moved away at the end of the summer, and I miss our talks, but I’m so glad he was there for me when I needed him.
37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012.
Sometimes people can see things about you that you can’t.
One Year Ago Today: Not getting what you want is sometimes a very good thing.