Saturday, January 30, 2010


Been awhile on my blog posting...

All week we have been expecting this huge ice storm. Of course with all the notice I figured Murphy's Law would kick in and barely give us anything. Well I was semi wrong. We didn't get a whole lot of ice but did get whole bunch of snow. Not sure when the last time we had this much snow. The kids loved it and I think this was the first Ryker actually got to play in any. Of course the bad news about it was we had a weekend planned in Texas for a derby bout in Dallas tonight. Needless to say it got cancelled. Boo. But it was nice to spend time with the family and get some sleep. Which I have been needing.








At night. Notice the eerie glow!


Friday, January 01, 2010

2009; A year in review

2009; A year in review
A day late but oh well.

What did you do in 2009 that you've never done before?
Honestly I can't think of anything.

Did you keep your New Year's resolutions and will you make more for next year?
My only resolution was not to have any, and I kept that. I am going to stick with that one. Same as last year... and the year before...

Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yes, Maggie! And several other friends.

Did anyone close to you die?
There were a few extended family deaths. :(

What countries did you visit?

What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
More quiet time and more family time... always.

What date from 2009 will remain etched in your memory and why?
August 14th, Steven and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Scoring over 200 points in bouts this year. Helping the league get non-profit status.

What was your biggest failure?
hmm, I don't know of anything that was failed that i didn't choose to end. Same as last year. And the year before.

Did you suffer illness or injury?
shin splints, bruises, yadda yadda.

What was the best thing you bought?
got an iphone as present from my husband. I didn't really buy it though.

Where did most of your money go?
other than bills, probably derby stuff.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
life in general

What scripture is a theme of 2009?
James 1: 2-4 "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." Same every year.

Compared to this time last year are you:
a. Happier or sadder? I am just as happy.
b. Thinner or fatter? The same size but shrinking...
c. Richer or poorer? same. But rich with blessings and family.
What do you wish you'd done more of?
Always spend more time with my family. And say no more.

What do you wish you'd done less of?
time on the computer. Putting more on my plate.

How did you spend Christmas?
With my family!!! 2 weeks vacation, just lounging around, working out, watching movies, and doing fun stuff here and there.

Did you fall in love in 2009?
Stayed in love with the same man for going on 13 years.

What was your favorite TV show?
Deadly Women and wicked attraction.

What was the best book you read?
The Whole Twilight Series.

What was your greatest musical discovery of 2009?
Still realizing the Old Rock is what I like. No big discovery.

What did you want and get?
My 2 week vacation.

What did you want and not get?
Nothing I suppose.

What was your favorite film this year?
New Moon.

What did you do on your birthday?
Sigh, can't remember. Think I stayed home or went out to eat.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
More time with family and myself. Less work.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?
Comfy but trendy. Still the same.

What kept you sane?
Alone time, family time, sleep, massages, derby, and church.

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Taylor Swift

What political issue stirred you the most?
Too many to list.

Who did you miss?
Still the same, my friends from home, and family.

Who was the best new person you met?
A few here and there.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009.
It's ok to say no. Other people can step up too.

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
"I'm in a hurry to get things done, I rush and rush until life's no fun. All I really gotta do is live and die, but I'm in a hurry and don't know why."