Sundry's Annual End of the Year Recap

auntie k - you know me so well. I cannot resist participating, especially during a year that brought such enormous change to our lives.

1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before?

Had a Caro!


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

I don't usually make resolutions. I never seem to stick to them.


3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

Besides ourselves there were several other moms whom we have become close with that had babies in 2007, does that count? My family welcomed a new cousin Rhea and Steve's welcomed Abigail and Maeve. It was a year for women apparently and 2008 seems to be all boys on the way!

4. Did anyone close to you die?

Robert Pirelli

Amazingly when I was placing that link I saw a comment I had never seen before and for the life of me I cannot place the commenter. I cannot view emails on this system... so Laura, if you read this - comment again with a way to contact you...

5. What countries did you visit?

Didn't leave US soil this year, but we are Mexico bound in Feb 08 for the Choyfrocca affair.



6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?


A tan and my pre 07 abs.


7. What dates from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

1.27.07 - Caroline's Due Date
2.4.07 - Caroline's Birthday
7.3.07 - Third of July - Tradition
7.5.07 - Sox game with the McFam
7.10.07 - First day back to work
8.25.07 - Robbie's Funeral


8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Caroline was definitely our biggest achievement, but personally and just for me, my biggest accomplishment was getting back to work and balancing my work and home life.

9. What was your biggest failure?

As a Mom, I think I always fear that I am failing. Losing touch with Brett has to be the biggest suckdom of my year. Hopefully we will right that soon.


10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Cold here or there, but nothing serious thankfully, though I did have that horrible puffy eye that sort of just corrected itself after a day and some ice.


11. What was the best thing you bought?

Patent, buckled, black flats


12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

Steve's.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

Bush


14. Where did most of your money go?

My own income went mostly to Caroline's school and our combined income went to the house.


15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?


When Caroline smiled


16. What song will always remind you of 2007?

Isn't she lovely


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

a) happier or sadder? HAPPIER!
b) thinner or fatter? Infinitely THINNER
c) richer or poorer? Richer in the way that matters most


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

More time with Steve


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

Worried about the baby breathing, being warm enough, being too hot, eating enough, eating too much, drinking, not drinking enough...


20. How did you spend Christmas?

With both sides of our family in MA


21. Did you fall in love in 2007?

More that I ever thought possible


22. What was your favorite TV program?

How I met your mother and the Amazing Race, it's a tie


23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

No, I don't think I can really truly hate someone


24. What was the best book you read?

The Glass Castle


25. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Lullabye U2 - thanks auntie k


26. What did you want and get?

A healthy baby and diamond earrings!


27. What did you want and not get?

Sleep - didn't get ENOUGH - though relative to other new parents we really can't complain


28. What was your favorite film of this year?

Juno - go see it!


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

29 (HA! my answer to question 29 is 29!)
We can't recall - isn't that sad?


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

Having had Steve home with us for my entire leave - with his full salary and benes of course


31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007?

The incredible shrinking woman


32. What kept you sane?

Steve


33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

I sadly am still enjoying the train wreck that is Britney


34. What political issue stirred you the most?

Iraq


35. Who did you miss?

Tasha


36. Who was the best new person you met?

Denise and Ellen


37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007.

Distance really does make the heart grow fonder.


38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

Her face is a map of the world Is a map of the world
You can see she's a beautiful girl She's a beautiful girl
And everything around her is a silver pool of light
The people who surround her feel the benefit of it
It makes you calm
She holds you captivated in her palm

Suddenly I see This is what I wanna be
Suddenly I see Why the hell it means so much to me

I feel like walking the world Like walking the world
You can hear she's a beautiful girl She's a beautiful girl

She fills up every corner like she's born in black and white
Makes you feel warmer when you're trying to remember
What you heard She likes to leave you hanging on her word

Suddenly I see This is what I wanna be
Suddenly I see Why the hell it means so much to me

And she's taller than most
And she's looking at me
I can see her eyes looking from a page in a magazine
Oh she makes me feel like I could be a tower
A big strong tower
She got the power to be
The power to give
The power to see

Suddenly I see This is what I wanna be
Suddenly I see Why the hell it means so much to me


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