2,007 questions

OK, so there aren’t really 2,007 questions. They’re questions about 2007! It’s The All & Sundry Annual Year-End Meme Thing! Woo-ha!

What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before?
Moved twice in two months.

Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Here’s what I said last year:

I don’t like to call them “resolutions” (too much pressure), and I can’t remember whether I made any goals last year. If I did, it was probably much like this year’s: Lose weight. In which case, no I did not keep it.

I did lose weight this year, but only because I had a baby. I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to official “resolve” for 2008.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
I did! As did my friend Carrie and my sister-in-law, Chloe.

Did anyone close to you die?
Thankfully, no.

What countries did you visit?

What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?
2007 was a very nice year. I really can’t complain.

What dates from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
November 15, 2007. Pete was born!

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Transitioning from a one-child mommy to a two-child mommy without completely losing my mind.

What was your biggest failure?
I don’t think I’ve been as nice to Rockford as I could have been this year. I haven’t yet found the perfect balance between mom and wife. (Is there a perfect balance?)

Did you suffer illness or injury?
I was sick much more often with this pregnancy than I was with Poppy. No illness other than that, though.

What was the best thing you bought?
No clue.

Where did most of your money go?
Rent. Again.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
I was really, really, really excited about Pete’s arrival. I was really, really, really nervous about it, too.

What song will always remind you of 2007?
“Come Sail Away” by Styx. It’s the song that was playing when Pete came into the world.

Compared to this time last year, are you:

a) happier or sadder?
Happier. Last year was difficult.

b) thinner or fatter?
About the same.

c) richer or poorer?
We have a bit more income this year.

What do you wish you’d done more of?
I wish I’d spent more one-on-one time with Poppy before Pete was born.

What do you wish you’d done less of?

Did you fall in love in 2007?
Oh my, yes. I may have mentioned him here before. His name is Pete. He’s teeny-tiny and incredibly sweet.

What was your favorite TV program?
Rockford and I started getting “Doctor Who” via Netflix, and I’ve enjoyed it far more than I’d expected to. And I feel like a mighty big nerd because of it.

What was the best book you read?
“The Book Thief”

What was your greatest musical discovery?
I don’t think I made any musical discoveries.

What did you want and get?
A healthy baby. And one of those GPS gadgets.

What did you want and not get?
One million dollars.

What was your favorite film of this year?
“No Country for Old Men” was great.

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 29 this year. For dinner, Rockford took me to a Chinese buffet that was supposed to give you a free meal on your birthday. But they didn’t! They said they only gave a free lunch! Bah.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
A free meal on my birthday.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007?
Maternity chic. Or not so chic. Because it was mostly sweatpants.

What kept you sane?
Who says I remained sane?

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Handy Manny. He’s so helpful! It does bother me that he never has the proper equipment to finish the job, though. I suspect it’s just a ploy so he can go see Kelly. They seem to have a groovy kind of love.

Who was the best new person you met?
I’ll give you one clue: He’s Petetastic!

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007.
You’ve got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away and know when to run. (Hey, that song was released two weeks after I was born!) (Also, this isn’t really an accurate answer to the prompt.)

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

Grow up now
My darling
Please don’t you grow up too fast
And be sure, darling
To make all the good times last

(“My Darling,” Wilco)