Monday, January 30, 2012

2011 In Review

     I borrowed this list from the Bargain Babe at Zuchinni Summer and added my answers. 
1. What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before?
Started a blog!
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Can't remember what they were last year--so probably not. LOL I made a few--hopefully I will keep them!
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
A couple girls at church, but no super-close friends.
4. Did anyone close to you die?
5. What countries did you visit?
Just this one.

6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?
I hope to get more organized and better with things like meal planning. Just making more productive use of my time in general.
7. What dates from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
My baby's first plane trip, in which she threw up in the middle of the aisle! (Fortunately she wasn't aimed at anyone!) And her first trip to Disney. Also, finding out I'm having a little boy.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Starting my blog, I suppose. We also moved. Again. And I got pregnant.
9. What was your biggest failure?
Letting too much time get wasted
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
If you count morning sickness!
11. What was the best thing you bought?
My Wii Fit
12. Where did most of your money go?
Rent and other bills, without a doubt.
13. What did you get really excited about?
Getting pregnant and finding out it's a boy!
14. What song will always remind you of 2011?
I don't know--I don't listen to music that much.
15. Compared to this time last year, are you:
– happier or sadder? about the same
– thinner or fatter? .fatter, because of baby!
– richer or poorer?
about the same. Our income went up slightly, but now we have a car payment :-/
16. What do you wish you’d done more of?
organizing, planning and saving. Also, working on my book more.
17. What do you wish you’d done less of?
spending money
18. How did you spend Christmas?
Drove to Florida to see my hubby's folks.
19. What was your favorite TV program?
Wizards of Waverly Place (yes, I know it's a cheesy show for tweens, but at least it's clean!)
20. What were your favorite books of the year?
 I read the Anne of Green Gables series with a friend
21. What was your favorite music from this year?
I don't really have any
22. What were your favorite films of the year?
the last Harry Potter movie and Breaking Dawn (the only 2 I bothered going to the theaters for)

23. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned the big 3-0 and my parents took us to Genghis Grill for lunch, then we came home and had cake.
24. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
 Enough money to pay off my debts
25. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?
jeans and a tshirt.  "Mom Uniform" (This is the Bargain Babe's response, but I second it!)
26. What kept you sane?
Reading, writing, the internet
27. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011.
You need to take time to reflect once in a while and count your blessings, because it can always be worse!
Let me know if you do this 2011 in Review too, I'd love to read it!


  1. I love it! Glad you wear the same "uniform" as me! :)

  2. Stopping by from Tuesday Friend and Follow.
    Have a great day!