Let’s talk about 2010

It’s time once again for the All & Sundry Yearly Recap, which is a thing that I did in ’06, ’07 and ’08 but apparently skipped last year. I thought about waiting until tomorrow to hit publish, just in case I learn a major life lesson or do something I’ve never done tomorrow. But then I decided I could just update it if that happens. So here you go: 2010. Time it was and what a time it was, it was.

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

I worked on a Habitat for Humanity house, and I went to a social media conference. Both things took me out of my comfort zone — aka my own living room — and I enjoyed them both quite a lot despite that.

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


I don’t make resolutions.
January 2010. It was very, very snowy.
January 2010. It was very, very snowy.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?


My stepsister Kristy and my good friends Brook & Mike had babies this year. They’re both boys, and they’re both ridiculously cute.

4. Did anyone close to you die?


No.
February 2010. That shirt? It most definitely doesn't fit anymore.
February 2010. That shirt? It most definitely doesn't fit anymore.

5. What countries did you visit?

I didn’t go anywhere, but Rockford went to Germany, France, Spain, the UK, Canada and Brazil.

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

More time at home with Rockford. He’s traveled a lot for work this year, and we miss him when he’s gone.
March 2010. We celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday.
March 2010. We celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday.

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

I have an astonishingly bad memory. So… none.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?


n/a
April 2010. Rockford went to Brazil, but not before I took this picture.
April 2010. Rockford went to Brazil, but not before I took this picture.

9. What was your biggest failure?

Not losing that 40 pounds. Again.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

I found out that I have chronic tendonitis in my left foot. An injury that’s equal parts boring and painful!
May 2010. We went to Washington DC.
May 2010. We went to Washington DC.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

An automatic pet feeder for Marsha T. Cat. It means she no longer meows at my face at 6am.

12. Where did most of your money go?

Paying off debt. Bah. The good news is, we’re making some headway.
June 2010. Pete needed a haircut. Badly.
June 2010. Pete needed a haircut. Badly.

13. What did you get really excited about?

Every single one of Rockford’s post-trip arrivals.

14. What song will always remind you of 2010?

n/a
July 2010. We were on a boat.
July 2010. We were on a boat.

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


  • happier or sadder? I think I’ve maintained the same level of happiness
  • thinner or fatter? About the same, I think.
  • richer or poorer? Also about the same.
    16. What do you wish you’d done more of?


    Exercise.
    August 2010. We played a lot of "Toy Story."
    August 2010. We played a lot of Toy Story.

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


    Worrying.

    18. How did you spend Christmas?

    At my dad’s, with my brother and my uncles and their families. It was loud and lovely.
    September 2010. Poppy started playing soccer.
    September 2010. Poppy started playing soccer.

    19. What was your favorite TV program?

    “Friday Night Lights.” I’m going to miss Coach T something awful when the series ends.

    20. What were your favorite books of the year?

    “Born Round” by Frank Bruni and the “Hunger Games” series by Suzanne Collins.
    


    October 2010. Pete's first motorcycle ride.
    October 2010. Pete's first motorcycle ride.

    21. What was your favorite music from this year?


    Blitzen Trapper and the Avett Brothers.

    22. What were your favorite films of the year?

    We didn’t see very many movies this year. “Inception” blew my mind.
    November 2010. We trashed my brother-in-law's leaf pile.
    November 2010. We trashed my brother-in-law's leaf pile.

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

    According to my web log, I folded laundry and made dinner on my birthday. We went to my sister-in-law’s house for a birthday celebration the following weekend, though. It was my 32nd birthday.

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

    Less money stress. I’m not saying I’d like to win the lottery or anything, but a small money tree would be nice.
    December 2010. We went sledding.
    December 2010. We went sledding.

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

    Chunky casual. (Jeans + sweatshirt = me).

    26. What kept you sane?

    My family. (Of course, they sometimes drive me in the other direction, too.) And you, my friends out there in the wide world.

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


    There’s no such thing as having too much toilet paper in the house. (I don’t have a Tale of Woe to back this up, but you know it’s true.)

    • Brook

      I want like buttons for #11 and #27.

    • I love this idea! And you get bonus points for referring to “I’m On A Boat.”
      .-= Jeni´s last blog ..Reading List for 2011 =-.

    • I love that you added in the photos in between questions!

      Also I have friends who swear by that automatic feeder…they would agree it’s a year-changer.

      Happy new year 🙂

    • sounds like a pretty darn successful year. I too didn’t lose any weight, loved The Hunger Games, and still need to see Inception.

      Cheers to 2011.
      .-= designHER Momma´s last blog ..It’s my family- it’s where I’m from =-.

    • Andrea

      19. Me too!
      20. I recently requested the first book in the Hunger Games series from the library. Everyone in my book club who’s read the series loves it.
      22. Me too!

    • Amy

      Avett Brothers opened for John Mayer at the show I went to in August.