Hey Nineteen

It’s the return of the All & Sundry survey! I’m not sure if it’s still a going concern over there, but we’re going to do it again here regardless.

What did you do in 2018 that you’d never done before?
I saw a show on Broadway.

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

My goal for 2017 and 2018 was to try to treat myself with more kindness and mercy and to go out with Rockford more often. I think Rockford and I definitely did go out more often this year. Still working on the kindness thing. As for new resolutions, I’m going to try to drink more water and stop drinking sweet tea.

January – We said goodbye our first house and moved across town.

Did anyone close to you give birth?

A couple of friends from church did.

Did anyone close to you die?
Yes. We lost Rockford’s grandmother this year. It feels weird mentioning them in the same sentence as her, but we lost both of our 16-year-old cats this year, too. It was a tough year.

February – JJ T. Cat enjoyed taking his boy for walks.

What countries did you visit?
It was another entirely domestic year.

What would you like to have in 2019 that you lacked in 2018?

March – We said goodbye to Marsha T. Cat. It was a hard month.

What dates from 2018 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
I don’t have a good enough memory to remember specific dates.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?


April – We finally made it to the room where it happened! “Hamilton” was even better than I thought it would be.

What was your biggest failure?
I don’t need your negativity in my life, question.

Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nothing terrible.

May – Rockford and I went to the Shaky Knees music festival for a weekend.

What was the best thing you bought?
A new house.

Where did most of your money go?
The new house.

June – This is the last photo I have of JJ T. Cat. He disappeared not long after this.

What did you get really excited about?
Seeing “Hamilton” and watching the kids in “A Christmas Carol.”

What song will always remind you of 2018?
Not applicable.

July – We went to Michigan and Chicago in July, and this deer spent a lot of time in our yard.

What do you wish you’d done more of?
Last year and the year before I said more family hikes. This year? More family hikes.

What do you wish you’d done less of?

Chugging sweet tea.

August – We welcomed Zobrist and her sister Zoe to the family.

How did you spend Christmas?
At home! It was relaxed and glorious.

What was your favorite TV program?
I really enjoyed “Legion,” “The Good Place” and “The Great British Baking Show.”

September – I only take pictures of the cats now.

What were your favorite books of the year?
I wrote a whole post about that yesterday! Ye Olde 2018 Reading Roundup.

What was your favorite music from this year?

Fleet Foxes, Phosphorescent and The National. Not necessarily new stuff, but it’s what I’ve been listening to a lot.

October – We went to a food truck festival and ate a lot of food.

What were your favorite films of the year?
I really and truly loved “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse.”

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 40 this year, and.

November – I wrote a novel!

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

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2018?
My Jim James / Mrs. Roper look is still going strong.

December – We had one pretty, pretty good snow.

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