Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Quiz

I got this New Years quiz from Joanna at BabyGatorsDen. (Check out her's one of my favorites!) I thought it was fun, but my sleep-deprived brain had some difficulty coming up with some answers! 

1. What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before?
Became a Mommy of two children under the age of two!
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
My New Years Resolution was to get pregnant yes! Check out my 2012 resolutions here
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Well, I did, obviously. Also two of my close friends had babies, one 6 weeks before Joseph was born (a little girl) and one 12 days before Joseph (a little boy). And two of my absolute best friends are set to give birth in 2012!
4. Did anyone close to you die?
Several members of my husband's extended family passed away, along with some family friends of my parents. But nobody in my immediate circle.
5. What countries did you visit?
Just the fact, the only place we went was NY, to visit family.
6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?
A weight loss success, and a new job for my husband so we can finally buy our house!
7. What dates from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
October 13th (Joseph's birthday). 
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Carrying my precious little boy for 9 months, and then delivering him. He was 9lbs 9oz...I consider that quite an accomplishment!
9. What was your biggest failure?
Feeling like i'm not in control of our household. I felt like I was doing great until I had two little ones underfoot. Now so much gets pushed aside...a clean, organized house, meals on the table when Dan gets home from work, thank you notes sent on time, etc. But that's one of my New Year's Resolutions!
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
No!! In fact, I only had one cold, at the beginning of my pregnancy. I didn't even suffer from high blood pressure during this pregnancy.
11. What was the best thing you bought?
My smart phone. It has been a life saver during middle of the night feedings. 
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Stephanie's. She has been such an amazing, loving big sister and adjusted very well to such a big change in her little life. There's nothing I love more than seeing her give kisses and hugs to her "Baby Jo-Jo."
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
I really don't feel comfortable answering this question on a public blog. But, there was one woman who so completely disgusted me with her behavior, especially the things she wrote on social media networks.
14. Where did most of your money go?
Towards clothes for Stephanie. I need to kick my Gymboree habit before we go broke...
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Being able to expand my family. I have always wanted to be a stay-at-home Mommy and have four children. We're half-way there!
16. What song will always remind you of 2011?
That song...I can't think of the title. But it goes "We don't care about the money, money, money, we just want to make the world dance, forget about the price tag." Stephanie loves this song and sings it all the time. It cracks me up whenever I think about it. 
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? Happier
b) thinner or fatter? Fatter. I really, really need to work on losing the baby weight. (And now the added holiday weight...)
c) richer or poorer? Richer. Thanks to our (annoying at times) living situation, we're able to save a lot of money.
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Organized and de-cluttered my house. I let it slip too much of the time.
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Obsessing over little things that I have no control over. 
Also, spending mindless time on the computer. (I stole Joanna's answer on this one because it is SO applicable to me as well!)
20. How did you spend Christmas?
We spend Christmas Eve at my mom's with her extended family. Then we host Christmas dinner at our house. 
21. Did you fall in love in 2010?
Yes, with my adorable baby boy.
22. What was your favorite TV program?
Modern Family. And Revenge, although I had to stop watching it when Joseph arrived. I can't stay up that late.
23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
I don't like to use the word hate. But there is someone that I strongly dislike right now. I need to work on getting past certain things. 
24. What was the best book you read?
I read a lot of books before the baby arrived, and honestly not one of them sticks in my mind right now...
25. What was your greatest musical discovery?
My ipod. I got it for my birthday last year and didn't really start using it until this year. 
26. What did you want and get?
A new baby :)
27. What did you want and not get?
A house
28. What was your favorite film of this year?
We went to see Pirates of the Carribbean and I Don't Know How She Does It. Neither one of them was amazingly wonderful.
29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I went apple picking with Dan & Stephanie (baby Joseph was inside), and then we went out for a Mexican dinner. I turned 27.
30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Losing the baby weight before the end of the year. I was SO CLOSE until the holidays hit. I was sure I would do it, and was really disappointed when I reached the point where I realized it wasn't going to happen.
31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?
Maternity clothes. Now, jeans, tank tops & cardigans. Easily thrown on in the morning.
32. What kept you sane?
My husband. He is always my rock. 
33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
What is wrong with me? I can't even think of any...
34. What political issue stirred you the most?
Ok, can't think of this either. Well, there was the RI pension thing, which I probably should have been more interested in...
35. Who did you miss?
My best friend. We have toddlers the same age and we always dreamed of having play-dates and coffee dates several times a week when we became mommies. Unfortunately, she lives one state away and we don't get together nearly enough for either of us to be happy.
36. Who was the best new person you met?
All of my online blogger mommy "friends." Even though I don't know any of them personally, it's so nice to read their thoughts on motherhood, and to get their thoughts and opinions on things through Twitter. 
37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011.
There are certain things you have no control over, and it's best just to accept that and go with the flow.
38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
La la la, la la la la, Elmo's World. This is because my daughter started watching way too much TV when her little brother was born. We're going to work really hard to remedy that in the new year!

I hope everyone's 2012 brings them health, happiness, and love! Be safe :) (And let me know if you decide to do this quiz on your own blog! I'd love to read it. I don't know how to do the fancy linky thing that was on Joanna's blog...)

1 comment:

  1. Happy New Year!! I hear you on the girls clothing, sooo addictive! I hope you have a wonderful 2012!


Thank you so much for leaving comments! They are always welcome, and I always appreciate the feedback. I do my best to respond to each and every comment. If you click the "subscribe by email" button underneath the comment box, you will get notified when I comment back. Thank you for visiting!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...