Here is this year's version of the quiz I have done in the past.......
What books and/or magazines did I read this year?
I read every book in the house during the power outage. I read The Help, which seemed to be all the rage. It was good. Not sure I still get all of the extreme hype, but I enjoyed it. I also found a book that relates to some things I have been through. It was like a lightbulb going off.
What movies and/or tv shows did I watch this year?
Tons of reality garbage. Obsessed with Real Police Women of..., Hoarders, Intervention, Real Housewives. Lots of disaster television out there. I find it all super fascinating. I always think about how people got to be the way they are. Most of it stems from the same place.
What special days did I celebrate and how?
Gosh - none really stick out in my mind. I don't think this was a very celebratory kind of year.
What gifts did I give and/or receive?
I think sometimes the only gift I have to give is myself. I have received some thoughtful gifts - kind words of thanks and appreciation are my favorite.
What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
I have been to the hospital more times this year than ever in my life I think. Pain unlike any pain I have ever experienced in my life. At the end of my rope I pushed to find answers. I think I sorta have some now, but we shall see. I hate being at the doctors' as much as it would take to be well. It could become my part time job if I let it. My normal is not normal, and I deserve to feel better than I do I think.
What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family?
Camping. Beach. NYC. Friday night wine dinners. Sitting outside and talking. New Farmington.
What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try this year?
I honestly cannot think of a single new food or restaurant. Is that strange?
What special or unusual purchases did I make?
A new cat. A MacBook Pro! <3
What were this year's disappointments?
I feel insignificant. A lot. I feel lonely. A lot. I get let down. A lot. My expectations are unrealistic. For who I am.
What were my accomplishments this year?
I hate this question. I am not good at recognizing my accomplishments or receiving praise. I became a foster parent. I am making a difference for two children who need it. It came at a cost, but it is the right thing to do.
Anything else noteworthy to record?
I am scared to death. Of everything.