What did you do in 2005 that you’d never done before?
went to Schlitterbahn

Did you keep your new years’ resolutions and will you make more for next year?
I made some, but didn’t stick with them. I have some for 2006. We’ll see what happens.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
Uhhh…no

Did anyone close to you die?
My husband’s Grandfather and one of my good friends

What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005?
patience, less stress, more money

What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
March 7th – Alex’s 1st birthday

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Making it through another year! haha

What was your biggest failure?
not sticking with my New Year’s Resolutions

Did you suffer illness or injury?
Dealing with my pinched nerve and high blood pressure

What was the best thing you bought?
Ummm…I didn’t buy it, but my hubby did and that’s my new video camera

Where did most of your money go?
Walmart

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
my new blog!

What song will always remind you of 2005?
When I Look at the World by U2

Compared to this time last year, are you:
a. happier or sadder? same
b. thinner or fatter? about the same, unfortunately
c. richer or poorer? the same, I guess

What do you wish you’d done more of?
slow down, exercise

What do you wish you’d done less of?
yelling, losing temper, stressing out

How did you spend Christmas?
at home with my family

Did you fall in love in 2005?
no

What was your favorite TV program?
The Biggest Loser

What was the best book you read?
Loser

What was your greatest musical discovery of 2005?
Black Eyed Peas

What did you want and get?
camcorder, robe, scarf set

What did you want and not get?
didn’t lose weight

What was your favorite film of this year?
Racing Stripes

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
We went to Shogun with Rob’s parents and I turned 30

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
having a complete family

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?
comfort!

What kept you sane?
my blog

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Rachael Ray

What political issue stirred you the most?
War against Christmas

Who did you miss?
My Granddad

Who was the best new person you met?
I haven’t met her in person, but did online and that’s Lisanne!

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005:
God only gives you as much as you can handle

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:

The heart is a bloom
Shoots up through the stony ground
There’s no room
No space to rent in this town

You’re out of luck
And the reason that you had to care
The traffic is stuck
And you’re not moving anywhere

You thought you’d found a friend
To take you out of this place
Someone you could lend a hand
In return for grace

It’s a beautiful day
Sky falls, you feel like
It’s a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away

You’re on the road
But you’ve got no destination
You’re in the mud
In the maze of her imagination

You love this town
Even if that doesn’t ring true
You’ve been all over
And it’s been all over you

It’s a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away
It’s a beautiful day

Touch me
Take me to that other place
Teach me
I know I’m not a hopeless case

See the world in green and blue
See China right in front of you
See the canyons broken by cloud
See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out
See the Bedouin fires at night
See the oil fields at first light
And see the bird with a leaf in her mouth
After the flood all the colors came out

It was a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away
Beautiful day

Touch me
Take me to that other place
Reach me
I know I’m not a hopeless case

What you don’t have you don’t need it now
What you don’t know you can feel it somehow
What you don’t have you don’t need it now
Don’t need it now
Was a beautiful day