Monday, December 31, 2007

Last Meme for 2007

I found this on Wry Catcher’s blog this evening and thought it a fitting way to see out an absolutely wretched year.

1) What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before?
I can’t think of anything, I certainly wasn’t on time, I certainly didn’t keep all of my promises.

2) Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Sort of, I resolved to blog more and write more. I am for the most part keeping the same resolutions as last year, but I am adding to my list. To meet more of my blogging and online friends, to get more people in Writer’s Chat on Friday nights, and to make people laugh more

3) Did anyone close to you give birth?
My nephew’s wife gave birth to a beautiful baby girl – Emily Rose

4) Did anyone close to you die?
My father and my husband’s brother both died December 29th, my nephew died November 25th.

5) What countries did you visit?
None this year, I need to get out more

6) What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?
World Peace – I know it sounds so beauty pagaent, but I have everything I want.

7) What date from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
December 29th, see number 4

8) What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Gosh, I’m not sure I had a big achievement, I survived melt down, but as an achievement, I’m not sure I did anything stellar or noteworthy.

9) What was your biggest failure?
Apparently I’m a bore because I didn’t have a great failure either.

10) Did you suffer illness or injury?
No, I’m healthier than a horse (they get equine flu, I get flu shots – go figure)

11) What was the best thing you bought?
Hmmmm, a blazer from Newport News for $24 that totally rocks

12) Whose behavior merited celebration?
My sister who was grace under fire when my father passed. She supported my mother while feeling her own pain and loss and merely “leaked” a little

13) Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
The little shrub that couldn’t if his life depended on it

14) Where did most of your money go?
Hmmm, House payments, food, and retirement

15) What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Don’t laugh, an electric pencil sharpener

16) What song will always remind you of 2007?
I’m not sure yet.

17) Compared to this time last year, are you…
- Happier or sadder?
Melancholy
-Thinner or fatter?
About the same
-Richer or poorer?
Richer

18) What do you wish you’d done more of?
Had more me time

19) What do you wish you’d done less of?
whining

20) How will you be spending New Year’s?
Quietly at home with Ducky in my pajama’s listening to a bowl game

21) Did you fall in love in 2007?
I was already in love

22) How many one-night stands?
Get real – none

23) What was your favorite TV program?
So You Think You Can Dance and Ghost Hunters

24) Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
No, hate is a very strong emotion

25) What was the best book you read?
Several books in Robert Crais’ Elvis Cole series

26) What was your greatest musical (re)discovery?
Cat Stevens aka Yusef Islam

27) What did you want and get?
Love, and Matchbox 20’s Exile on Mainstream

28) What did you want and not get?
Peace on Earth (thanks to the fucking little shrub and some other hatemongers) Oh and a little meltdown in July

29) What was your favorite film of this year?
Hmmm, I’m not sure I had one, I don’t go to the movies often

30) What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I blogged, worked, and had take out I think. 51

31) What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Not having a meltdown, not being swamped at work, and maybe a clone

32) How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007?
Fat and black – because basic black goes with almost everything

33) What kept you sane?
Who says I’m sane? Deciding factors if I am…My husband, my grandson, and lots of coffee

34) Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
I don’t do the celebrity worship thing, they are just people too, well paid and over rated people for the most part, but they are just people with bad judgement and big bank accounts.

35) What political issue stirred you the most?
The Iraq war, ooh ooh wait, The War on Terror, what fucking bunk.

36) Who did you miss?
Already my dad, rest in peace dad, I love you
And Rose who I miss placed for a short while

37) Who was the best new person you met?
Hmmm there are a few great bloggers that I adore Sid, JM, Sacred, JulieAnn

38) Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007.
There isn’t always tomorrow so please appreciate, communicate, and validate the ones you love (I already knew this but it was brought home again.)

39) Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
It’s not my year, it is life and there are two


1st – Five For Fighting’s 100 Years
(these are possibly the greatest lyrics of all time) (just sayin’)

I'm 15 for a moment
Caught in between 10 and 20
And I'm just dreaming
Counting the ways to where you are

I'm 22 for a moment
She feels better than ever
And we're on fire
Making our way back from Mars

15 there's still time for you
Time to buy and time to lose
15, there's never a wish better than this
When you only got 100 years to live

I'm 33 for a moment
Still the man, but you see I'm a they
A kid on the way
A family on my mind

I'm 45 for a moment
The sea is high
And I'm heading into a crisis
Chasing the years of my life

15 there's still time for you
Time to buy, Time to lose yourself
Within a morning star
15 I'm all right with you
15, there's never a wish better than this
When you only got 100 years to live

Half time goes by
Suddenly you’re wise
Another blink of an eye
67 is gone

The sun is getting high
We're moving on...
I'm 99 for a moment
Dying for just another moment
And I'm just dreaming
Counting the ways to where you are

15 there's still time for you
22 I feel her too
33 you’re on your way
Every day's a new day...
15 there's still time for you
Time to buy and time to choose
Hey 15, there's never a wish better than this
When you only got 100 years to live

(see the most awesome meaningful lyrics every – awesome they are life)

2nd -
Garth Brooks The River

You know a dream is like a river
Ever changin' as it flows
And a dreamer's just a vessel
That must follow where it goes
Trying to learn from what's behind you
And never knowing what's in store
Makes each day a constant battle
Just to stay between the shores

And I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky
I'll never reach my destination
If I never try
So I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry

Too many times we stand aside
And let the waters slip away
'Til what we put off 'til tomorrow
It has now become today
So don't you sit upon the shoreline
And say you're satisfied
Choose to chance the rapids
And dare to dance that tide

And I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky
I'll never reach my destination
If I never try
So I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry

There's bound to be rough waters
And I know I'll take some falls
With the good Lord as my captain
I can make it through them all

And I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky
I'll never reach my destination
If I never try
So I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry
Lord, I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry

To you all I wish a Better 2008
Sith
Cele

7 comments:

JulieAnn Henneman said...

Great meme...and 100 Years is THE best song ever. Well, maybe not but the lyrics rock.

Glad I met you too, Cele. Love to you...

ja

wry catcher said...

Excellent.

I read your previous post, too, but could not even comment. My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family, Cele, for your losses.

Phoenix Touch said...

Thank you for showing up. Even during sadness. And surving a meltdown IS a huge achievement!

With love,
Angie

LaDonna said...

Cele, so sorry for your losses. 2006 was such a year for me, I lost both parents five months apart. Losing two people in one day seems so unreal. I wish you a happier 2008!

Hugs to you!

Phoenix Touch said...

ummmm....yeah... that should be SURVIVING a meltdown. Damn typo!

;) A

Sideon said...

Hello, my friend! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

You were an integral part of my life in 2007, which is astounding considering we haven't met - but I do so hope we do in 2008!

Hugs and love from me, Scott, Midas and the kitties.

Cele said...

You all are so very thoughtful. Thank you.

JA, I have long had songs that I'd said, "I wish I'd written that." 100 years is one of those songs, the lyrics captivate me. the other thought is that when you hit my age you realize how fast our lives really fly by. Beware Christmas is only 364 days away. I kid you not, it will seem like next month.

Wry than you for the heart felt thoughts.

Angie you survived much worse in 2007 than a melt down, you rock girl.

LaDonna thank you for the kind words, how is Ruby coming along? And a Ruby II? woo, whooo!

Sid my dear, thank you, thank you. I am looking sooo forward to April.