Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Last Random Dozen for 2009

Join us for some question and answer fun. Just visit Linda at 2nd cup of coffee to link up!
1. Do you find it gross to share drinks with family? Friends?

Ehhh...yes and no. I might try a taste of something new with my family or share my Italian Cream Soda at Macaroni Grill with my girls (if they're well), but generally, I'm not about sharing. Friends - sorry.

2. What have you learned this year? (You didn't see a question of that weight coming, did you? At least not for #2.)

The brevity of life. We celebrated my grandmother's 80th birthday in May and she passed away in November. I had a cardiac event (like a heart attack, but with no damage) in August and that clearly painted the picture of how life can change in a moment. I think I've appreciated each day and lived more purposefully since then.

3. When do you dismantle the Christmas decorations?

On a good year during the week between Christmas and New Years (happened maybe once or twice!) Generally, I start taking it down on New Year's Day and it takes me a few days slowly puttering around to get it done. There's always a few items that I find later in Jan or Feb that somehow no one noticed though.

4. Something you wish to accomplish before the end of 2009 is:

A clean desk to begin the new year.

5. How do you feel about winter (after Christmas)?

I LOVE winter!!! LOVE IT! I get giddy when it snows. I love to bake when it's cold outside. I love the "quiet" of winter.

6. Have you participated in after-Christmas sales?

Does buying underwear online count? I do not go out into the fray of Walmart or the mall. I have a return to take back at Target, but I will wait another week or so to venture out.

7. Do you have plans for New Year's Eve?

We usually have a house full, but this year we can't find anyone available. Sad. We might go to my parents or we might go to a co-worker's party and try some international fun/food.

8. Is there anything special awaiting you in January?

My daughter's 8th birthday! She brings me such joy! She loves parties and I'm sure we'll throw a big one with friends sometime in January.

9. If your life this year was a movie, what category or genre would it be? (Romance, Comedy, Drama, Thriller, Suspense, Farcical, etc.)

DRAMA!!! (see question # 2), plus I have a college-age daughter who is seriously dating...DRAMA!!

10. How much time per day do you spend blogging? Please do not lie. I will know.

I go in spurts. At least one Saturday morning a month I will spend the whole morning writing posts for both blogs. I'll get 4-5 posts per blog and feel like I'm getting ahead. Ha! Some evenings I will just check my favorite blogs to read - under 15 min. total. Some nights I just read blogs for a couple of hours. I enjoy getting to "meet" new bloggers and it's a treat for me to spend time in the bloggy world.

11. Who runs your household?

Ummm...I'm the Chief Executive, but the Chairman of the Board is Mark. I keep us running, but the big decisions go to the top!

12. Share one hope/dream for 2010.

I want to reach out and make new friends in 2010...not worry about the house being perfectly clean, the food just right, etc. I just want to spend time with people and ENJOY them.

1 comment:

Mocha with Linda said...

#2 - wow.

#11 0 great answer!!