Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Welcome 2008!

One Smart Cookie

I hope you all had a great kick off to the New Year. It has been a busy but great holiday with lots of time spent with family. Although I am always a little sad when it's over I am ready to settle into a brand new year.
Feeling recovered from the constant constant, I hope that I will have more time to devote to daily journaling/blogging. Over all my feelings for the new year are positive and optimistic and there are quite a few changes I plan to make and goals I'd like to meet. So, so long 2007 and welcome 2008! Best wishes for a great year to all of you.

2007 Summed Up

1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before?
Started up a blog!
Oil Painting

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for 2008?

There were no resolutions last year. This this year, I have a few but I won't go into them.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Scoobie and a couple of very special patients.

5. What countries did you visit?

6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?
Butterflies. Where have all the butterflies gone? Something along this line... or this... or this.

7. What dates from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
August 28- The day Scoobers died.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Standing my own ground, not allowing myself to be mistreated and weeding out the 'jellyfish' in my life.

9. What was your biggest failure?
The growing financial hole I seem to be sinking into.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
No, thank God.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
It's a tie between my iPod and furniture from Tres Amigos.
Update: A travesty! I forgot my MacBook Pro!

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Dookie! She makes her mama proud!

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
No names but one who I have come to expect appalling behavior from. The other who hurts me the most , with his/her subtle stinging words and actions, only because I love this person so much.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Bills. Although, to look at my progress you wouldn't think so.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Excursions. Visits from far away friends.

16. What song will always remind you of 2007?
"Makes Me Wonder" by Maroon 5.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? Happier and with a better outlook.
b) thinner or fatter? Thinner.
c) richer or poorer? Poorer.

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

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

20. How did you spend Christmas?
I spent it with my family.

21. How did you ring in 2007?
With my sister and The Groove Merchants.

22. Did you fall in love in 2007?
Nope. Can I count my MacBook Pro?

23. How many one-night stands?
I'm sorry but those words no longer exist in my vocabulary.

24. What was your favorite TV program?
The Office.

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

26. What was the best book you read?
Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
The Weepies

28. What did you want and get?
A Dookie!

29. What did you want and not get?
A winning Power Ball ticket. Seriously.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
The Departed.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned thirty-four and went to Vegas for the first time in my life.

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

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007?
Flip Flop Couture or Pajamarama.

34. What kept you sane?
People in my life. The same things that can make me insane. Funny how that works.

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

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Most things GW Bush. Period.

37. Who did you miss?

38. Who was the best new person you met?
I met a lot of great people this year but to mention one... Fuzzy Gerbil Licker!

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007.
A lesson I learn from my patients every day... Never wait to tell someone how you feel and never put off your plans, for you never know what tomorrow may bring.

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

I let the day go by
I always say goodbye
I watch the stars from my window sill
The whole world is moving and I'm standing still

The night is here and the day is gone
And the world spins madly on

~The Weepies


Sandi said...

Great list. We've missed you!

Rachael said...

That will be really cool for you to look back on a few years from now.

d said...

the weepies! really stupid name. really great music.

here's to a really great 2008.

Mandy Lou said...

Ah, I too love the weepies! Excellent list - a good way to start the year! I will ponder doing one as well, kind of a nice retrospective.

Jenni said...

Happy New Year Kathy! Great list, and great outlook. I'm glad you weeded out the jellyfish in your life. Here's to a sting-free 2008!

Give my best to Dookie and your family!

Fleur de Lisa said...

This is great! I'm going to have to swipe it and do a list of my own.

Just Laura said...

Happy New Year sis! I'm still catching up and not quite ready for the retro.

However did see the video of Dookie and the spray bottle! LMAO!

Lori said...

I've never been to Vegas either, I was going to go for my 30th birthday but got myself pregnant and vegas and pregnancy just don't go together well.
Maybe next year!
Happy New Years, It's been great getting to know you through your blog this past year. Your quizzes are always revealing, I love reading them. I love how you seem so totally honest, If I did one I would have to leave parts out or change things because sometimes it's hard being totally honest about yourself.

Scoobers said...

Rachael- blogging is like a journal to me so when i do finally look back i hope that i've grown and changed. fun to look back on too!
Lori- i think todd may have had something to do with your pregnancy ;) i have enjoyed your blog as well. i try to be as honest as possible, since it is somewhat of a journal and that's the point but not a 'diary' by a long shot... can't get too personal. you never know who's reading. although site meter is pretty informative ;)

lisa- you list was great!