Thursday, January 10, 2008

In Review

1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before?

I got married... never done that before

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I didn't make any last year. Didn't make any this year either.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

Nope, no new babies!

4. Did anyone close to you die?


5. What countries did you visit?

I went to Mexico for the first time ever. And to the US for the billionth time..

6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007

Have? A house. But that's going to have to wait till 2012 I think.

7. What dates from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

May 5 - My wedding day :) How cheesy am I??

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Graduating!! Even though I refused to participate in the ceremony. (It was full of one- year- certificate wielding 19 year olds)

9. What was your biggest failure?

Letting my attitude sour over poor working conditions.

10. What was the best thing you bought?

My Car!! My pretty Fiji Blue Baby!

11. Whose behavior merited celebration?

Mark- he's growing into one heck of a man.

12. Whose behavior made you appalled and disgusted?

The friend who showed up high to our wedding...

13. What song will always remind you of 2007?

I Believe In A Thing Called Love- The Darkness

14. What do you wish you’d done more of?

A lot of things. I wish I had spent more time loving on people. Dancing. Praying.

15. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Worrying. Being frustrated.

16. Did you fall in love in 2007

Yes. With Layla our pretty little puppy.

17. What was your favorite TV program?

Oh gosh, I don't know! How I met your Mother, Heroes, Smallville, Gilmore Girls....

18. What was the best book you read?

Ahh Just one!! Not possible. The Traveler by John Twelve Hawkes, Any of the Dean Koontz or J.D. Robb books I read.

19. What one thing would have made your year measurably more satisfying?

Slowing down long enough to enjoy it.

20. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007

If it fits, I'll wear it.

21. What kept you sane?

My Hubby, My Short Buddy (got me through the wedding!) And being able to laugh at myself.

22. Who did you miss?

My hubby- every two week trip he was on. Plus a plethora of friends I didn't make enough time for.

23. Who was the best new person you met?

Um. Steven. One of the coolest guys I know. I bet he doesn't even know it.

24. Tell us a valuable lesson you learned in 2007

I don't wanna.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy New Year!

This is the exciting post were I get to tell you all about the exciting things I got people for Christmas. But first I have to tell you a sad story.

I was looking at this clothing site online, and found the best ever shirt for my Short Buddy. It was perfect, I couldn't have come up with something better myself. So I went about ordering it, but they can't ship outside the US. I was discouraged, but then I was talking to a co-worker who told me that I could get it sent to the letterlock just across the border. So I got the address and attempted to order it again.... but I also needed an american credit card- which I didn't have. In a desperate attempt to make it happen, I e-mailed the company to see if I could make it work. A lovely gentleman e-mailed me back almost immediately and offered to help me figure things out. We used my paypal account (which I hadn't used in years and had almost forgotten about!) and set it all up. It went to the letterlock and it took me all of 20 minutes to zip across and grab it. Yay!!! It was perfect!!

Now, it comes to Christmas time. I've wrapped it and placed it under the tree, but Short Buddy is away for the week. No problem. She comes back, we make plans to go out for lunch...the day comes and the fabulous amazing present is no where to be found!!! Sigh

Anyways. Other things turned out great. I got my hubby a bunch of Hockey paraphernalia. I got this one shirt specially made. It says Hockey Fan on the front, and the back has our last name across the top with his # under it. He was pretty psyched. I also got him a vintage Detroit hoodie with the lace up neck. It's pretty much awesome.

I got Smelly these two t-shirts, one says "It's a redhead thing, you wouldn't get it" and the other says "Yes, it's natural" on the front, and then "No, I won't prove it" On the back. He liked them :)

My sister in law is a super hockey player, but she's been getting a little girlier since I started hanging around. I got her a long sleeve white shirt that has a pair of beaten up hockey skates on it, beside it says "my other dress shoes". It was awesome!!

There's a bunch more, but I won't go into it now. Christmas was good. We brought Layla with us to my parents, she was spoiled.
That is the Candy Cane bone she got in her stocking.

Then we went to my big family event. My Grandma knits, and she's really good at it. When I was little she used to make clothes for my barbies! Amazing right? Well this year, she made Layla two little sweaters.... heheh
The Hubby and I had decided not to make her wear little outfits and dress her up, but we put them on her so that we could take a few pictures and send them to Grandma. But she really liked them. She keeps picking them up and bringing them over to me to put on her.... The black one is her favorite. This is going to haunt me isn't it.