Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year's

Happy New Year to all! It has been a wonderful rollercoaster of a year for me and I have loved the ride!

I have never been one to stay up until midnight - though I valiantly try every year. I think there is a gene that is triggered after you have kids that your body simply has to go to bed at 10pm. So while you all will be partying away, banging your pots & pans, lighting firecrackers and dancing in the new year, I will be cozily snuggled in bed with my toe socks, warm jammies and dreaming my way into the new year.

I found these questions on a great blog that I read & thought it would be a fun way to sum up the year. Some are pretty personal and deep, but I loved the memories they brought back. I hope you enjoy the peek into "me."

Reflection Questions for 2009

1. What was the single best thing that happened this past year?
We moved to a new home
2. What was the single most challenging thing that happened?
Managing my time as a business owner and making my family the first priority.
3. What was an unexpected joy this past year?
Swimming laps most mornings - I used to HATE them in Middle School
4. What was an unexpected obstacle?
My Son starting Kindergarten
5. Pick three words to describe 2009.
A rollercoaster ride
6. Pick three words your spouse would use to describe your 2009 (don’t ask them; guess based on how you think your spouse sees you).
happy felty fun
7. Pick three words your spouse would use to describe their 2009 (again, without asking).
Fishing. More. Fishing.
8. What were the best books you read this year?
Friday Night Knitting Club, The Eagle Has Landed, The Scarlet Pimpernel
9. With whom were your most valuable relationships?
My husband and children of course!
10. What was your biggest personal change from January to December of this past year?
Learning to ask for help
11. In what way(s) did you grow emotionally?
Learning to let go my need to control everything.
12. In what way(s) did you grow spiritually?
Learned that I need constant, DAILY help from God - and that I must be worthy to receive that help
13. In what way(s) did you grow physically?
Swam & worked out a lot this year
14. In what way(s) did you grow in your relationships with others?
I am learning to trust people more
15. What was the most enjoyable area of managing your home?
I love the feeling of a clean house
16. What was your most challenging area of home management?
LAUNDRY.  Bane of my existence!
17. What was your single biggest time waster in your life this past year?
The Wii -dang addicting games... though learning to knit was not wasting time, it took up a lot of it!
18. What was the best way you used your time this past year?
Taking my kids to the park, and swimming together
19. What was the biggest thing you learned this past year?
20. Create a phrase or statement that describes 2009 for you.
Come what may and love it. - Joseph B. Worthlin

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