Saw this on The Prattling Pastor’s Wife and thought it would be a good way to wrap up the year.
What did you do in 2005 that you’ve never done before?
Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions and will you make more for next year?
I didn’t start one until August – the one about losing weight. But I’m doing it, so it counts, right? I can’t remember any others.
Did anyone close to you give birth?
My best friend became a grandma last month – does that count?
Did anyone close to you die?
Yes, my friend, Beve. I blogged about her here.
What countries did you visit?
Canada. Not much of a trip when it’s only an hour away!
What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005?
What date from 2005 will remain etched in your memory and why?
March 31st – our 10th anniversary. We went away for four days/three nights by ourselves.
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Probably the writing job for ClubMom.
What was your biggest failure?
Giving up coffee. Oh, yeah, that was one of those New Year’s resolutions…
Did you suffer illness or injury?
This wasn’t such a great year where health was concerned. I fought pleurisy for three months. I sprained my right ankle once and my left ankle twice.
What was the best thing you bought?
Our microscope, I guess.
Where did most of your money go?
I’ll echo Leann on this one, bills and debt. We’re in a better place financially going into 2006, thank God. Not huge mountains of money, but a little breathing room for the first time in a long time.
What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Going away with Kevin for our 10th anniversary and various writing opportunities.
What scripture is a theme of 2005?
2 Peter 1:3-11 (NIV)
“His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins.
Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”
Compared to this time last year are you:
a. Happier or sadder?
b. Thinner or fatter?
Thinner – by 35 pounds!
c. Richer or poorer?
Richer – less debt and a little more income.
What do you wish you’d done more of?
Can’t think of anything.
What do you wish you’d done less of?
Getting impatient with my kids.
How did you spend Christmas?
At a beautiful Christmas Eve service and then Christmas Day at my parents’ house.
Did you fall in love in 2005?
I stayed in love – that’s even better!
What was your favorite TV show?
Lost, House, NCIS
What was the best book you read?
Only one? Heaven by Randy Alcorn.
What was your greatest musical discovery of 2005?
What did you want and get?
An MP3 player!
What did you want and not get?
Can’t think of anything.
What was your favorite film this year?
I’ll say Cinderella Man and Walk the Line, but I haven’t seen the Narnia movie yet.
What did you do on your birthday?
Had a joint birthday party with my son, Josiah, who was turning 4.
What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
If my sisters all lived closer to me.
How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?
I don’t have a “personal fashion concept”. I wear what’s clean and what’s comfortable, and occasionally dress up for church.
What kept you sane?
God, my husband, my sisters, and my friends.
Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Hugh Laurie on House. There’s something about a grouchy, crippled, sarcastic doctor… I must need help.
What political issue stirred you the most?
My frustration with the War in Iraq. And yes, I like President Bush and I voted for him, and I think Iraq is better off without Hussein, so let’s not start an argument shall we? ~wink~
Who did you miss?
Andrea, Debra, and Marni – my sisters.
Who was the best new person you met?
Stefanie – a new friend at church who moved from my old home town – although we didn’t know each other there.
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005.
Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
Still the One by Shania Twain and Mutt Lange
Looks like we made it
Look how far we’ve come my baby
We mighta took the long way
We knew we’d get there someday
They said, “I bet they’ll never make it”
But just look at us holding on
We’re still together still going strong
You’re still the one I run to
The one that I belong to
You’re still the one I want for life
You’re still the one that I love
The only one I dream of
You’re still the one I kiss good night
Ain’t nothin’ better
We beat the odds together
I’m glad we didn’t listen
Look at what we would be missin’
Sappy, I know, but it’s true. I usually despise Shania Twain’s music, but this song sums up my relationship with Kevin. We were told that we’d never make it, and by our Christian “friends” no less. So glad we didn’t listen.
Well, I guess that sums up 2005. If any of you decide to do this on your site, let me know so I can come visit.