A New Year's Survey - 2011

I posted this survey at the beginning of 2010 and I thought it might be nice to repeat with each new year.

1) What did you do in 2010 that you'd never done before?

Taught GA's, participated in handbells performances, learned too much about gastroenterology, participated in a group devotional Bible study, witness my daughter accept Christ into her heart

2) Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

Yes and no.  I did make an effort to read through the Bible during 2010.  I didn't complete the task, but I'm going to try again.  I made some healthy changes in my life, but it was very on again, off again.  Both of these will be resolutions again for 2011.

3) Did anyone close to you give birth?

My cousin, Jill

4) Did anyone close to you die?
I guess it would depend on how you define close.  Our next door neighbor passed away unexpectedly on New Year's Eve.  He was a very kind, Southern gentleman.

5) What countries did you visit?

Sad to say, there was no international travel this year

6) What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?

My AINS designation (Associate in General Insurance through AICPCU)...it's a work thing.

7) What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

November 14, 2010: Abby accepted Christ in her heart and made a public profession at church
8) What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Keeping my faith strong through difficult times

9) What was your biggest failure?

Not following through with things
10) Did you suffer illness or injury?

Nothing major.

11) What was the best thing you bought?

A cream yellow mug at the Life is Good store that reads: Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

12) Whose behavior merited celebration?

Bojo - he's the best dog ever

13) Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?

Passive-aggressive attitudes, esp. rude digs through a smile. Recently, I wondered about insincere people...are they ever sincere and how do you know?  (this is the same as last year...some things never change)

14) Where did most of your money go?


15) What did you get really, really, really excited about?

Growing relationships, Abby's transfer to a new school, Our beach vacation over Thanksgiving

16) What song will always remind you of 2010?

Free to Be Me by Francesca Battistelli

17) Compared to this time last year, are you:
- happier or sadder? happier
- thinner or fatter? the same
- richer or poorer? richer in faith

18) What do you wish you'd done more of?

Spending time with God

19) What do you wish you'd done less of?


20) How did you be spend New Year's?

quietly at home with Mike and Abby

21) Did you fall in love in 2010?

With reading...I found new authors and dove right in.

22) How many one-night stands?

None (ever)

23) What was your favorite TV program?

NCIS (both of them), Parenthood, House, The Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly, Army Wives, Blue Bloods

24) Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

I can't think of anyone that I actually hate. I'm not a fan of that word. But, there are people that I am much less fond of now than a year ago.

25) What was the best book you read?

The Help

26) What was your greatest musical discovery?

My iTouch

27) What did you want and get?

Stronger relationships

28) What did you want and not get?

less conflict
29) What was your favorite film of this year?

How to Train Your Dragon

30) What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

I turned 32 in 2010

31) What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

less stress
32) How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?

33) What kept you sane?

Family, friends, and most of all - God

34) Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Lysa Terkeurst

35) What political issue stirred you the most?

school diversity
36) Whom did you miss?


37) Who was the best new person you met?

Abby's 1st grade teacher
38) Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010:

Anything worth having is worth waiting for.
39) Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
Who cares if you disagree? You are not me

Who made you king of anything?

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