2008 Epilogue meme

1. What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
I had a baby!

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I tried to sew something every day, and not buy fabric all year. Hmph. the sewing part stopped when morning sickness started, and i caved in and bought fabric to encourage myself to sew again in April. Overall i did do a lot of sewing though, and bought far less fabric than in previous years. As for '09...I'd like to finish up some UFOs and make some friends in our new neighborhood.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Wow, let's make a list:
April-- Makiba had Ayane, Eleni had Costadino. August-- Fumi had Anna. October-- I HAD GEORGE!! November-- A had Ingrid, Lisa had Dimitri.

4. Did anyone close to you die? Sadly, yes. In August we lost C's grandpa and in November I lost one of my best friends from college, Lexi.

5. What countries did you visit?
Only the USA.

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
In 2008 I pretty much got everything i needed.

7. What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
October 17. Um, baby!

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Learning to breastfeed.

9. What was your biggest failure?
not finishing the baby quilt in time?

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
no, thank god.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Big: the new house.
Small: the fabric for the SR quilt -OR- George's grey hooded sweater with the ram on it.

12. Where did most of your money go? hmm.. car payments?

13. What did you get really, really, really excited about? George!

14. What song will always remind you of 2008?
Kanye West's "American Boy"

15. Compared to this time last year, are you:
Happier or sadder? happier
Older or wiser? wiser
Thinner or fatter? fatter
Richer or poorer? poorer

16. What do you wish you'd done more of? spending time with friends.

17. What do you wish you'd done less of? complaining.

18. How will you be spending Christmas?
just the 3 of us at home.

19. Did you fall in love in 2008? So hard.

20. How many one-night stands? 0

21. What was your favorite TV program? NCIS.

22. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

23. What was the best book you read?
25 Things Every New Mother Needs to Know by Martha Sears

24. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Satelite radio.

25. What did you want and get?
A baby

26. What did you want and not get?
more time with friends.

27. What was your favorite film of this year?
Get Smart.

28. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
nothing, I turned 29.

29. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
selling the condo.

30. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
preggo. if it fits, wear it.

31. What kept you sane?
quilting. the internet.

32. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Barack Obama

33. What political issue stirred you the most?
the presidential election.

34. Who did you miss?
Theresa. and everyone at Higashi after we moved.

35. Who was the best new person you met?

36. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008:
pay attention to your family and be open to change. oh, and the expensive diapers don't leak any less than the cheap ones.

37. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
"Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles-
God took up Daniel once again,
Stood by his and side and- miracle of miracles-
Walked him through the lions den!

Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles-
I was afraid that God would frown,
But like he did so long ago, at Jericho,
God just made a wall fall down! When Moses softened Pharaohs heart, that was a miracle.
When God made the waters of the red sea part, that was a miracle too!
But of all God's miracles large and small,
The most miraculous one of all
Is that out of a worthless lump of clay,
God has made a man today.

Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles-
God took the tailor by the hand
Turned him around and- miracle of miracles- Led him to the promised land!

When David slew Goliath (yes!), that was a miracle.
When God gave us matter in the wilderness, that was a miracle too.
But of all God's miracles large and small,
The most miraculous one of all
Is the one I thought could never be:
God has given you to me

from Fiddler on the Roof.

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