Monday, December 29, 2008

From Chatabox Girl; an end-of-the-year meme...with thanks!

Year - 2008

1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?
Hmmmm...there may be a recurring theme to this meme...I created and am the administrator for three blogs now....doing all of them relatively poorly I might add...

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Actually I did. This is my second year where I've selected a spiritual goal to ponder and learn more about and I did a fairly decent job in 2008...and I will certainly make more in 2009. Fo sheezy...(how spiritual was THAT!)

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Well, don't get me started...only my wonderful daughter-in-law, Abby...with the most adorable twins on the planet, Charlie and Olivia...stunningly beautiful...

4. Did anyone close to you die?
I buried my pops, Henry Hock...age 95. He was grand. And David, Abby's father...2008 was difficult.

5. What countries did you visit?
I live in southern California so there are several types of countries going on here at any given time...but no, I had no need for a passport in 08.

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
a. a nice home in Temecula
b. a good paying job with short hours, while I'm in school
c. more of my kids coming out to SoCal to visit
d. my mother wintering out here with me next year

7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
December 12, 2008, the day the C&O express arrived!!!

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Well, I would have to say that was a spiritual know, the one I was pondering and meditating on in 2008? was big....

9. What was your biggest failure?
Not figuring it out soon enough or well enough or practicing it with more thoroughness.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
As I was levitating, I bumped me noggin' on the light fixture....dang....

11. What was the best thing you bought?
The affection of the was expensive but always always worth it....

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Well, I think it's always true to honor those who deserve it and therefore I honor Paris Hilton...she's a wonderful role model and deserves sainthood....*barf*

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
Well, I just think it's kinda sorta fun to pick on I've ruined any chance I had at being her BFF...PLUS I have to repent...even celebrities have feelings....

14. Where did most of your money go?
Airline tickets and books...always....airline tickets and books....Let me confess something here and now...I will ALWAYS take my rent money to the bookstore...I have a problem and I know it...there is a 12-step meeting in my future....

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
I'm always a little excited...always...I have "excitement disorder"....I've learned to deal with it...but let's see...well, I really really love the idea of my son Eli publishing his poetry for children...really..."FOO IN MAH MOUF" is charming beyond belief....DO IT ELI!!!!!

16. What song will always remind you of 2008?
Pachebel's Canon-I'll remember it because I shared with Abby in her hospital room why I think it's so special and I think it's Abby's and my song...

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? ~ Happier
b) thinner or fatter? ~ Probably thinner
c) richer or poorer? ~ Poorer (for now)<---I'll keep Chatabox Girl's answer

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Spoke my true feelings more...

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Procrastinated...sort of like what I'm doing right now instead of homework and! Some people NEVER learn!!!

20. How did you spend Christmas?
I celebrated it on December 25th like most people.

21. Did you fall in love in 2008?
I fell in love with MORE people-Charlie and Olivia arrived!!!

22. What was your favourite TV program?
The Office....I loves me some Dwight...

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
I am "challenged" more than I have ever been in my entire life....I don't think it's the people...I think it's me....

24. What was the best book you read?
The Peacegiver...CHANGED MY LIFE....

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?
My IPod...don't judge me....but to know that my music is customized and portable...well slap my mom and call me Shirley...that was amazing!!!

26. What did you want and get?
The safe arrival of my twin grandchildren....

27. What did you want and not get?
My call-in radio show that I host!

28. What was your favourite film of this year?
Yikes...I've seen so precious few....I saw GET SMART, that was pretty good, plus it made my Mom laugh after Pops died, so I guess that counts as the winner.

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I conferenced with Jesus and told Him that He could have my b-day so His could last 48 hours instead of 24...that way we could have 24 hours of commercialism and another 24 hours of quiet meditation/contemplation...yea, He didn't buy it either...

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
The ability to fly?

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
Appalachian chic?

32. What kept you sane?

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? mean someone does NOT know about my Christian Bale fascination/obsession?.....Really???

34. What political issue stirred you the most?
Prop tired of it...still....

35. Who did you miss?
I always miss my kids in Ohio...always...and I miss my mom....and I miss Sadie in Texas...and I miss my sibs....and my friends far away....okay, now I'm depressed....

36. Who was the best new person you met?
Everyone's "best"...UP WITH EVERYTHING!!!!!!

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
Anything that Earlene Clapsaddle says, I pay attention to...I don't compete with Earlene....

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
Everything I do, I do it for you…<-------I'll leave Chatabox girl's's good.


Anonymous said...

oh, Deb, you keep me smiling, crying, sighing, and thinking. thanks for that. :)

Chatabox Girl said...

Great answers! You made me laugh more than once :)

Em Dog said...

Making us laugh is what Katzbox does. . . . it's why we're her friends. Oh, ya. . that, and she's my mom. :)