Friday, January 18, 2008

2007 In Review

RECAP for 2007

1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before? I exhibited at my very first craft market - market days in Tallahassee, FL, in December. It was very fun and pretty successful (which made it fun!)

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I don't remember making any specific new year's resolutions, but it is possible I just blocked them out because I wasn't very good at following through!

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? me!

4. Did anyone close to you die? no

5. What countries did you visit? none

6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007? more peace and joy

7. What dates from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? February 7th - Sophia's birth.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Going into business with Liz - Sweet Funky Vintage - a dream realized!

9. What was your biggest failure? I don't know if I think of any failures as big, except in the sense that I learned from things that didn't go like I thought or hoped they would.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? nothing more than common illnesses, thank God.

11. What was the best thing you bought? I can't think of anything specific that I bought myself that was "the best"

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? The girls have done really well with the big move from South Carolina to Virginia. Kids are really as resilient as everyone says.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? Those you read about in the news who do terrible things, and seem filled with hatred.

14. What did you spend most of your money on? fabric!

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? my businesses - Sweet Funky Vintage and I Want Fabric and my girls

16. What song will always remind you of 2007? I can't think of just one. Probably the mix of songs that I put together for my BMW girlfriends.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? 
b) thinner or fatter? 
c) richer or poorer? a)happier b)thinner (gotta love being able to consider that I was pregnant this time last year! Better lose the rest of that baby weight so I can say that I am thinner again next year!) c) poorer (darn real estate market!)

18. What do you wish you’d done more of? spent time with my family

19. What do you wish you’d done less of? feeling sorry for myself.

20. Did you fall in love in 2007? I fall more in love with my husband and my girls all the time!

21. What was your favorite TV program? Grey's Anatomy, House, NCIS, The Unit, General Hospital, Brothers and Sisters, Project Runway - whoa! I watch too much t.v.!

22. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? No. But, I did waste alot of time being angry with people who weren't worth the energy it took to be angry with them.

23. What was the best book you read? I read alot, but didn't read anything really spectacular last year.

24. What was your greatest musical discovery? hmmmm. don't think I discovered anyone specific...

25. What did you want and get? I wanted an embroidery sewing machine - thanks Mom and Dad!

26. What did you want and not get? more peace and quiet, more bubble baths.

27. What was your favorite film of this year? I didn't see any stand-out movies this year.

28. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I was 35. My family took me out for pizza!

29. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? taking time to be more creative for myself, my house, and my kids.

30. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007? I am really working hard to get out of the "soccer mom" mode. I am having some success with finding some trendy casual clothes that fit my lifestyle and my budget!

31. What kept you sane? My ipod; Blogging; sewing, my family.


Anonymous said...

hmmmmm, I can identify with spending most money on fabric - what addiction could be worse!!! And Grey's Anatomy and House - 2 of my faves too!! What a great reflection on 2007 - thanks for sharing it all!! =)

Anonymous said...

Wow , great post! Your daughter's are precious! Best wishes with your business we share the same passions.
Smiles... julie