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End of Year Questions

What did you do last year that you had not done before? professionally took some major leaps of faith

Did you keep your New Year's Resolutions/goals for the year and will you make/set more for next year? What are they? What are your new ones? yes, I did and I will set some for next year but I don't know what they will be yet

Did anyone you know give birth? Or become pregnant? Or adopt? Yes, I have a great-niece Sophia and my eldest nephew's wife is ready to deliver any time now and I can't think of any adoptions

Did anyone you know die? Or have a serious illness/injury? my college bestie's sister passed away

What places have you visited? most memorably: NYC

Any new pets? Lost a pet? no to both

What would you like to have next year that you lacked this year (doesn't have to be a physical thing i.e. love, job security, peace of mind...)?
hmmm--I would like to cook again

What date from last year will remain etched in your memory and why? January 29: Dad rang the "I beat cancer!" bell!

What was your biggest achievement last year? professionally--I worked on revising the state learning results for social studies

Did you get sick or injured? *knock wood* nothing significant or serious

What was the best thing you bought? a new mattress and box spring

Where did most of your disposable income go (money leftover after you pay for food, medical care, basic clothing, transportation and shelter)? uh--here and there

What song will always remind you of last year? Doesn't have to be a song released last year. "Hand Clap" by Fitz & the Tantrums

What do you wish you would have done more of? knit

What do you wish you would have done less of? worry

What was your favorite new TV program? Movie? Album/Songs? Or if you didn't pick up any new ones, what are you still watching/listening to? Any recommendations? New program: A Million Little Things; movie: Won't You Be My Neighbor; album: Barbra Streisand's Encore

What was the best book you read this year? How many did you read? the Louise Penny "Three Pines" mysteries were outstanding! And The Heart's Invisible Furies was probably my favorite book this year

What did you do on your birthday and how old were you? Did you feel differently? I turned 53 and a couple students threw a "surprise" party for me--I don't feel anything

What political or social issue stirred you the most?
the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting

Who was the most interesting new person you met? this year's crop of students!

What changed at your job? lots--there are about a dozen new teachers

What changed in your home?
the major decluttering project

Describe how a relationship changed. they deepened and strengthened

Do you think you are still the same person that you were at the beginning of the year? How so? for the most part, yes

Summarize the year in three words or less. Bonus points for doing it in one word. Explain. Professional development rocks!

How have people around you changed? some self-awareness

What have you learned throughout the year? (Other than crafts) the power of encouraging words

What was your favorite outfit for warm weather? Cooler weather? I have a lightweight dress that I lived in this summer and in cooler weather--well--hmmm--I have a hoodie that I love

Did you learn any new crafts or techniques? What was your favorite thing you made?
I made a double-brim hat which had all kinds of new knitting techniques

What changed about your physical appearance? (Hair? Wrinkles? New makeup style? Etc) a few more wisdom highlights

What are your hopes and dreams for the new year? (Some suggestions-family, travel, work, lifestyle, hobbies, pets, appearance) I want a year of peace and love


CountryDew said...

A year of peace and love. I love that. I shall send you blogger's love. :-) And congrats to your dad for beating cancer. That's the way to do it.

Stacy said...

Hooray for January 29! What a wonderful day. I pray each anniversary finds your dad cancer free!
"Wisdom highlights." HA!
Love and peace are something this old world needs a lot more of. I think we can say we do our part here on Sunday Stealing and on the Saturday 9. We are a diverse group with some pretty polar opinions, but we manage to get along. <3
Merry Christmas!

Lori said...

So glad your dad beat cancer!!! That is awesome! I hope this is a better year for all of us. Loved your answers! Merry Christmas!