Friday, December 31, 2004

But, everyone else is doin it....

If everyone else in blog land was jumping off a bridge, would you? To borrow a quote from my 4 yr old from earlier this year:

"I would if I had a floaty"

Alrighty, then....let me try and squeeze into J's flotation device with the Cookie Monster head and off we go with my rendition of the meme:

1. What did you do in 2004 that you'd never done before?

Let go of my old dreams and made room for some new ones

2. Did you keep your new year's resolutions and will you make more for next year?

I vowed to live a happy, healthier life and so far I like the results....I think I'll press forward with that same resolution in 2005

3. What would you like to have in 2005 that you lacked in 2004?

A crystal ball

4. What dates from 2004 will remain etched in your memory, and why?

November 7th....the day my estranged husband humbled himself to me for the first time since we met seven years ago and put the ball in my court

5. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Embracing life as a strong, sexy, smart, funny single mother...returning to college after a 15 year hiatus--chasing my own dreams instead of living someone elses

6. What was your biggest failure?

Some would argue my inability to let go of my hopeless romanticism...my belief in a fairy tale ending

7. What was the best thing you bought?

My very own bed and the scrumptious flannel sheets to go with...oh, and it was a gift, but I puffy heart my KitchenAid mixer

8. Whose behavior merited celebration?

My wise beyond her years 12 year old daughter.

9. Whose behavior made you apalled and depressed?

Estranged husband's family in response to our separation--my own snarkiness embarrasses me, and my inability to keep my big mouth shut...I have been guilty of sharing TMI more times than I care to remember

10. Where did most of your money go?

My little chicklets and therapy....lots of therapy.

11. What song will always remind you of 2004?

Coldplay's The Scientist

12. Compared to this time last year, are you:

a) happier or sadder--melancholy, yet hopeful

b) thinner or fatter-- same

c) richer or poorer-- richer

13. What do you wish you'd done more of?

Read, Forgive, Laugh, Play, Snuggle

14. What do you wish you'd done less of?

Introspection...yeah, I can see I'm ready to leave all that behind me-- Judge, Cry, Be Jealous

15. How will you be spending Christmas?

I cannot even imagine

16. Did you fall in love in 2004?

Yep, with this girl I have known all my life but never really *saw* her until this year

17. How many one-night stands?

Zippity-doo-dah. I need romance

18. What was your favorite TV program?

Six Feet Under

19. What was the best book you read?

Shiela Ellison's The Courage to Be a Single Mother

20. What was your greatest musical discovery?

The cd that saw the most play time was Coldplay's A Rush Of Blood To The Head, but I listened to the soundtrack from Amelie a whole bunch too....Discvery wise...didn't know Rilo Kiley before a month or so ago and the biggest surprise has gotta be Maroon 5

21. What did you want and get?

A fresh start

22. What did you want and not get?

Closure

23. What was your favorite film of this year?

Amelie, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Before Sunrise,

24. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

I honestly don't remember. I turned 36.

25. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

A big, fat eraser capable of granting an infinity of do overs

26. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2004?

Huh? If you are asking me what my everyday uniform is, it goes something like this:

Jeans, layered t-shirt, Converse and most likely sportin pigtails as a result of consistently bad hair days and my denial that I'm no longer in San Francisco but instead a 36 year old mother of two livin in the midwest

27. What kept you sane?

Fiercely holding fast to my sense of humor...a circle of funny, loving, and supportive friends

28. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy most?

Well, admittedly I have someone here in blog land that I describe as my blog crush...it's all very jr high...other than that, it's just weird that my 12 yr old and I find Johnny Depp hot. He's just one of those guys who got waaayyy better with age. YUM!

29. Who did you miss?

My girl, Jenny (never far from my heart), Steph (never fails to inspire me), Gwen (you just rock!), Maria (it's not fair that I will have to wait so long to meet your new baby boy...), and well, as much as it pains me to admit it, my husband.

30. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2004.

Well, this is one that's still being drummed into my melon: Never say never-- It's probably never a good idea to burn bridges, To assume makes an ass out of u and me, When you have a big enough mouth, it is indeed possible to put your foot in your mouth and eat your words at the same time.

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

Time rolls on/And dreams they die/And I've thrown out the pictures I had of you and i/And if you're ever wondering if love can be true/Well, think of me and remember darling like i, like i do/ Ole friendships fade away, love falls apart/ And you've not spent a single day outside my heart/

If you think that I don't love you, you're just wrong/And that don't matter now anyway

-Jude











2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooooohhhhhhh!!!!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE YOU, LULU!

xoxoxo Gwen

11:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mom,

I love you, nice list...I'm glad to know you love flannel sheets so much..but really...wth?

5:47 PM  

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