1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before? I finally got my employer's HR department to give me the back pay they've owed me since February 2006. (I thought this would never happen.)
2. Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I don't usually make New Year's resolutions. I am good at sticking with things once I make up my mind, but I don't do it on a set day each year.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth? No.
4. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007? The ability to control my foot-stomping rages.
5. What dates from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? Hmmm. I can't think of a single date from the last year that was particularly meaningful for me. I remember plenty of events, but they weren't tied to individual days:
- The day I took my son across the street and introduced him to Daniel: "Is there a little boy in this house who would like to play with Michael?"
- The day Michael lost his first tooth.
- The day he learned to ride a bike.
- Constable Chris Worden's funeral. I was invited to the RCMP detachment to watch it on the live feed with the officers. Many of them had been friends with Chris. I'm still wearing the blue and black ribbon they handed out that day.
- Finding out that I do not have cancer.
- The day I renamed my blog and discovered the Fleetwood Mac fetishists.
- Watching the Newfoundland election results with Steve.
6. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Heck, I just lost 50 pounds. That's a pretty big deal for me.
7. What was your biggest failure? Continuing to be controlled by my emotions. I don't think this one is ever going away.
8. What was the best thing you bought? My iPod and music collection keep me very happy. (Tusk is playing right now.)
9. Whose behavior merited celebration? Michael has amazed me this winter. He is a true athlete. Not only is he a fabulous skier, but he taught himself to skate in about an hour and a half. A credit to his uncles on both sides of the family tree.
10. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? I have an answer in mind, but I probably shouldn't post it on the Internet.
11. Where did most of your money go? My house. Seriously, I have to worry about anyone who spends most of his money on anything BUT housing.
12. What did you get really, really, really excited about? I won two tickets to Edmonton at my office party a few weeks ago, and I completely freaked out. Steve says I was like a contestant on The Price Is Right. I almost smooched a co-worker.
13. Compared to this time last year, are you: a) happier or sadder? b) thinner or fatter? c) richer or poorer? a) About the same, I guess. b) Thinner. Woot! c) Richer, I guess, because we have more equity in our houseHolidailies readers: I've enjoyed your visits, and I hope you like my site enough to come back in the new year. My RSS feed is here.
Happy New Year, all!