Dec 22, 2007

2007 round up

In January I wrote a post with the questions below about 2006. I did the survey again without rereading last year's answers. Should be interesting!

What books and/or magazines did I read this year?

I'll tell you what I DIDN'T read.... The 7th Harry Potter. This drives people nuts. I reread the series, but haven't yet read the last book. It is a minor miracle it hasn't been spoiled for me yet. I'l try to get to it, but who knows when that will happen with the way my upcoming schedule looks. I know, I know - I'm a freak. But I don't finish things. It says so right in my profile!

What movies and/or tv shows did I watch this year?
Let's see - On tv I like Gray's, Heroes, House, Desperate Housewives, and Brothers and Sisters. New shows I like are Private Practice, which makes me cry more than it should, and Gossip Girl. Love LOVE Gossip Girl. I netflixed the first season of Weeds and enjoyed that. And of course, as always, all things reality tv. I haven't been to the movies much, but I did see Superbad which was rude, crass, and immature - but I loved it anyway. Laughed hysterically!

What special days did I celebrate and how?
I went to the Cape for my anniversary. It was a great trip. We went to the Cape when we were first together ten years ago, so it was pretty special for us.

What gifts did I give and/or receive?
I would have to say this was a fairly big gift giving year for me. I haven't talked about it here before, but I was a gestational surrogate for my best friends this year. I had the baby over Labor Day weekend. I can confidently say that this was the biggest gift I've ever given anyone. And it was completely my pleasure to do so.

What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
I was extremely sick during the first trimester. It was awful. DD1 had the worst flu of her life this year. Other than those, nothing really stands out.

What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family?
I went to the Bronx Zoo with my family, and we had a great time, very fun. Anything I do with Steven or Bridget is fun, and usually leaves me laughing until my sides hurt.

What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try this year?
I went to Shady Glen for the first time. People who grew up here can't believe it. Apparently it is a tradition. Who knew?

What special or unusual purchases did I make?
I bought my first house!! I am very proud of it. It took some time, but now that we are shaping it and making it our own I am loving it even more.

What were this year's disappointments?
I didn't take very many pictures. Compared to past years photos, it is almost like this year didn't even happen.

What were my accomplishments this year?
This is always a hard question for me. I don't tend see my own accomplishments as others do. Large scale I will have to go with the house and the surrogacy. Professionally, I was dumped into a huge project that nobody knew how to handle. I had to completely recreate a job description and procedures along with training and documentation. I think I did a great job with what I was given. Personally, I have started speaking up about what I want more, and not caving in. People who know me may think this is ridiculous because I tend to be outspoken and brusque. This is often misconstrued as getting my way. I realized that it really just means that I complain loudly when I DON'T get what I want. I have stuck up for myself more than ever lately, and although difficult, it is necessary and will hopefully be rewarding.

Anything else noteworthy to record?
This has been a pretty crazy year. There has been lots of huge events going on all at once. With all the good and the bad, I know that my strength has grown. I can't wait to see what the next year brings!

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