lazy entry

It’s one of those end of year recap/ tag things.

1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before? Can’t think of anything in particular, at least not that I want to share on a family-oriented blog.

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?  I don’t make New Years Resolutions, actually.  I think the entire concept is retarded, guilt-trippy and doomed to failure.  So no and no.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Yes, my sister in law gave birth to the darling and beautiful Mea, my absolute favorite little girl in the entire world.

4. Did anyone close to you die?  I’m sad to report that yes, we did lose another family member in 2009.  

5. What countries did you visit?  None — although sometimes I feel as though my state of mind takes me to foreign lands of emotion that I’ve never known before.

6. What did you get really, really, really, really excited about? My birthday (I always do, though I try to hide it), Little A’s birthday, our wedding anniversary (I always do, though I try to hide it), Mea’s birth, J.L.’s birthday, and summertime.

7. What do you wish you’d done more of? Riding my motorcycle in the summer.  Going on dates with my husband.

8. What was the best book you read? This is one of those questions that’s impossible to answer, because books are good for different reasons, so rated as “best” on different scales.  Best sci-fi?  Best romance?  Best self-help?  Best autobiography?  Best fantasy?  Best historical fiction?  Best what?  Too vague.

9. What is something you wanted but didn’t get?  The Nook e-reader from Barnes and Noble.  It will come.  It will come.

10. What kept you sane? My medications, one must assume.

11. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009? The usual.  A little bit classic prep with a dash of 90’s stoner/ skater vintage.

12. What valuable life lesson did you learn in 2009? I sort of re-learned an old lesson.  One I already knew, but it was reinforced:  You can’t change other people, you can only change your own reactions and attitudes.

yay 2010!!!

You may have noticed the complete lack of posting in December, supposedly the best holiday month of the year.  Let me illuminate.
  • We were served a lawsuit for non-payment of a medical loan at the beginning of December.
  • John’s Nanna died in mid-December.
  • Our car broke down 3 days before Christmas.
  • My mom’s fave holiday season, so still a bit of a sore spot for me personally since she died.
  • We haven’t had a fiscally (or emotionally) stable Christmas since we got married, so never exactly a stress-free time of year anyway.
But we survived another December relatively intact, and here’s to the New Year!  Yay 2010!  My fingers are crossed that next December is a solstice celebration that we’ll be able to celebrate in peace and joy.
I’m looking forward to my birthday at the end of this month, followed by Little A’s 8th birthday in February.  March usually heralds the beginning of sunnier days, and April will usher in spring and our wedding anniversary.  Nine years.
Feels like so much less and so much more all at the same time.
I’ve also started my final quarter at the local college.  I have 3 credits, which I’m finishing in an advanced creative writing course, yay!  I’m going to apply to Phi Theta Kappa (I’ve been getting the invitation since a quarter or two after I started at the college) because that’ll help with scholarships, and I’m also going to start applying for scholarships.
I’m still volunteering at the writing center, and I think I may get involved in some clubs, too – maybe Beyond Parallax and the local GLBT.  Those not only interest me, but they’ll look good on scholarships.
So that’s the sum-up!