Friday, January 7, 2011

oh blist! a list: a 2010 list

1. What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?

Get pregnant IN wedlock. Had the miscarriage of our loved tiny babe. Had a baby IN wedlock. Had a CSection. Had a family of two daughters, two sons and a husband.

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


I don't have any idea what they were if I did. I'm contemplating new ones.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?


Yes, my friend since 7th grade, T.

4. Did anyone close to you die?


No. My husband's aunt committed suicide, and although we weren't close, she was a

sweet woman who I had known for years, and we went to her funeral.

5. What countries did you visit?

None.


6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?

Writing discipline.

7. What dates from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

December 2 2010, Ever Elizabeth's birthday of course!

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?


Becoming pregnant and keeping the pregnancy after three surgeries for Stage 4 Endometriosis and two doctors saying I'd probably never get pregnant again. Ever's birth :)))

9. What was your biggest failure?

Very little progress on my novel.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Miscarriage. Severe bronchitis during 6th month of pregnancy and pulled rib muscle.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

Health insurance for Ever.

12. Where did most of your money go?

Rent, house bills and Dakota's extra needs during 2010.

13. What did you get really excited about?

Being pregnant. Having Ever :)

14. What song will always remind you of 2010?
?

15. Compared to this time last year, are you:

– happier or sadder? Happier.
– thinner or fatter? Fatter!
– richer or poorer? Poorer at the moment, on maternity leave and now with a HUGE hospital bill.

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


Yoga.

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


Eating sugar and white bread, lapsing into dazed mediocrity.

18. How did you spend Christmas?

At home, as always, with four kids this year instead of three !

19. What was your favorite TV program?

Sons of Anarchy or House.

20. What were your favorite books of the year?

Yikes.Home Game, Prodigal Summer, Patrimony it wasn't a great year of books for me,

i read a ton but didn't find many i loved

21. What was your favorite music from this year?


This and i don't know what else

22. What were your favorite films of the year?

The Social Network, Inception, How to Train Your Dragon

23. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

Very little, I turned 36 in November, the same month as Thansksgiving and Ever's due date: overwhelming!

24. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

Financial security, the ability to provide great health care insurance for my entire family and the necessary supports ( tutor, therapist ) that they need.

25. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?

Round, all around. Pregnant.

26. What kept you sane?



Exercise. My husband. Sex with my husband. Writing. Reading blogs. Good books, good TV and movies. My children. My mom. Good food.

27. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010.


having a community of people that you have cared for who can care for you
makes hard times much less hard- so it is doubly worth the effort to get involved with other people, even when you can think of reasons not to, even when you feel like you don't like anyone you meet- finding ways to love other people is spiritually circular, comforting and healing.
Ms. Moon said...

And was there Ever such a year before?

Elisabeth said...

I'm glad to be part of your blog community, Maggie May. Keep up the good work.

Sounds like you're back on track to get into writing on your novel again. Ho hum.

I joke - writing a novel with a newborn must be illusory - but soon Ever will not be so little and things should improve.

You write plenty for your blog, anyhow. That has to count for writing practice at least.

Petit fleur said...

I enjoyed reading your answers.

I agree with you about community. I used to have one, and now I sort of don't anymore... Not a tangible one anyway. I'm pretty sure that is one advantage of belonging to a church.

I sometimes wish I was belonged in that way...

Ida Mae said...

love this!

Bethany said...

i especially loved the last answer.

Misfits Vintage said...

You are right. You have inspired me. My community has dwindled down to a very very small circle since I discovered boundaries (YAY!) and now I need to develop a new community because as you say, you just never know when you might need one (or they might need you).

Thank you - your words just cracked my shell and really got me thinking. You rock. xxx

Marion said...

I love "Sons of Anarchy", too. I want to marry Jackson and bear his children, but he's way to young for me, sort of. Tee-Hee...

May 2011 be your best year yet.

Blessings,
Marion

Marylinn Kelly said...

What a remarkable family you are...and in the midst of your own just-emerged-from concerns, reaching out to a father and his children. I hope you are patient and gentle with yourself about the novel...one thing at a time.

Mwa said...

Good list! I never read these year round-ups, but this one made me stay.

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

"having a community of people that you have cared for who can care for you
makes hard times much less hard- so it is doubly worth the effort to get involved with other people, even when you can think of reasons not to, even when you feel like you don't like anyone you meet- finding ways to love other people is spiritually circular, comforting and healing." ---my favorite. Loving creates more love.

:)

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