Just because I want to kill some Mommy Time (and drinking isn't a habit in our house ...) I'm going to take Aunt Becky's advice and try a 2012 Meme ...
1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?
went an entire year without seeing Twin.. hugging Twin... squishing Twin's face...
2. Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I said I'd keep working out and trying to keep this weight off... I succeeded until about May and than stalemated the rest of the year
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
my cat Midnight. Twice. Even kept 2 of them as proof.
4. Did anyone close to you die?
my cat Tigger. spent a fortune trying to save his furry butt..
5. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?
a tv that isn't a dinosaur POS that isn't 3 feet wide and 400lbs and has status sounds on the Disney XD network..
6. What countries did you visit?
I dreamed I was smuggled to Germany in parentals luggage to visit Twin.. and although I took a virtual tour on one of their tourist trips... alas I WASN'T there....
7. What date from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why:
There was this funeral that I think was in September for my little sister's bff's baby sister. To watch their brother do the ceremony. The whole thing was a very sad event. AND it was the first road trip that was ever just me and my Baby Sis
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I didn't drive to Salem and drop off my children to be raised by their dad. I call that HUGE acheivment
9. What was your biggest failure?
I yelled too much and swore to much... at the kids... and Especially Butch. I needed to be on his side more.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
I had Strep. I'm pretty sure it was Spring of 2012. I thought I was going to die. I was in a 103 degree hell for 2 days on the couch and spent another 3 trying to get energy again. It was horrible. Thank God Butch was there to the keep the kids from running amuck. Not that I had a CLUE what went on around me during that time. Getting to the bathroom required both of us. And not because I was trying to get kinky without the kids knowing either.
11. What was the best thing you bought?
Knee high boots. They were my favorite item of clothing for about 2 months. I wore them daily, with everything. Than I moved here where it's a cold desert full of slippery ice and snow. And they've been replaced by my Georgia's, which are heavy but keep me from falling smack dab on my fat butt.
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
"celebration" that's hilarous hahahahahahah wait while I run and piddle in the toilet since I just got a little in my underoos....hahahahha... Austin has had a couple of brief moments - like the diner incident a couple of days ago. Xav got the first run on his first Little League game. Those where good moments.
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Really? I run low income housing for a living. Which means you can take the kaliedoscope of WalMart's Most Interesting and become their landlord. And this past year we've ran 7 different sites totally 108 units + 45 units + 70 units = 223 units... which makes at least 400 people to entertain, appall and depress... somtime's simultaneously.
14. Where did most of your money go?
I have two ungrateful children that are only getting older by the day. And six step-children that have ungrateful mothers. Where do you think my money went? I'm growing that stuff on a tree in the back yard. My kids feed and water our Money Tree daily. It is the center of our world. Duh! That's why I get my clothes on clearance and my hubby cuts his own hair.
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Sending Austin on his first solo plane flight to see his Aunt Ruthie? Or maybe when she came for a visit? (even if it was for a funeral). Two days ago my hubby treated me to a haircut and dye job, neither one of which I had to do at home in my bathroom!
16. What song will always remind you of 2012?
Um ya. I don't know.
Austin? Should I dare admit his initial response..."my d*ck...." and I might as well censor it from there.... yep I'm a HUGE FAILURE on this parenting response... When asked where he comes up with this? Pandora? And his friend.... I HEART JUNIOR HIGHERS!!
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? sadder.. I think...
ii. thinner or fatter? About the same... since I was 7 months into a weight loss regimen... or at least within 5lbs of where I was at...
iii. richer or poorer? roughly the same... We tell our kids that we have a roof over there heads, a car that gets from point A to B, they get to eat food, and we try and keep them in clothes that fit and aren't horribly stained/holed... so that should count as a Success!!
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Smacked my kids in the mouth for being mouthy, swearing, and talking inappropriately. Maybe than they wouldn't be so filter-ness and mouthy as they are now.
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
See #9. I wish I hadn't yelled at been mean to Butch as I did... I have crazy hormones and have took it out on him wayyy to much. And the kids too. Probably took it out on them too.
20. How will you be spending Christmas?
Christmas is over. We actually did it initially on the 22nd at my parents house, because the kids were supposed to go to their dad's. On the 23rd we all got snowed in, we made it 5 miles out of our town before the sliding on the road made us go home. The bio-dad made it almost to the top of a mountain and had to turn back around, and ended up mildly wrecking his car in the process. So on the 25th we had dinner #2 at my parents (since they opened ALL their goodies on the 22nd, since we didn't plan the snow-in).
21.. There was no #21... and since there are already 39 other questions... I'm not going to make up another one...
22. Did you fall in love in 2012?
This is going to sound super sappy, but the longer Butch & I are together the more I fall in love with him. It took me months to even realize I was truly attracted to him, even though we were engaged! But, the longer we are together the more and more fantastic I get that he truly is. My sisters have both told me that if I screw this up they will fly here and kill me and steal my husband from my dead carcas. I'm pretty sure they're 112% serious.
23. How many one-night stands?
I would have just loved it if my hubby and I could've had a no-strings attached one-nighter in a hotel room somewhere - just because. we wanted to have Alone Time...
24. What was your favorite TV program?
Sons of Anarchy, Heroes, Walking Dead, United States of Tara. Butch and I spent weeks watching our way thru Heroes & USofT. And I love SofA
25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
I don't truly hate anyone. My parents drilled in my dead that hate = wanting to kill. And I don't think I met anyone this past year that I truly would want to kill. So let's just leave it at that...
26. What was the best book you read?
I read A LOT of books so I don't know... I thought Stephen King's A Green Mile was a LOT better than the movie...
27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
I'd have to redirect this question to my 13 year old... He would say "Like A Boss" station on Pandora.... I probably don't want want to know 1/2 of those questions...
28. What did you want and get?
See #11. The boots.
30. What was your favorite film of this year?
I'm a sucker for chick flicks. We watch a lot of movies. The problem is that unlike my sisters, I have a HORRIBLE memory regarding them. We watched Parental Guidance last week. I really liked that one. A feel good movie about parenting and grandparenting.
31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
We don't do a lot for birthdays, so probably NOTHING. We moved a week later, does that count? I turned 33.
32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
See #1 -- SEEING TWIN MORE. If she had moved to anywhere that was no longer than a 4-6 hour drive from me... it would have been AWESOME!! Same goes it for my baby sister...
33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012?
I have a crappy fashion concept. Don't ask.
34. What kept you sane?
Special Mommy Pills would have helped a lot. Austin's sense of humor helped a little. Around wanting to pop him in the mouth that is. That teen humor. Funny.
35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
I think Matthew McConaghey, Jason Stathum, Gerard Butler, Channing Tatum are all yummy ... and fun to watch in movies...
36. What political issue stirred you the most?
I'm not big in politics... I just stay out of that as much as possible...
37. Who did you miss?
drumroll please.... TWIN!!! Have you not been following these answers?
38. Who was the best new person you met?
my imaginariy friend August. He never backtalks me. He likes ice cream and teddy bears. And long walks in the snow...
39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012:
Kids grow like weeds...
40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
I know that I've quoted this one from Pink before... but...
"Sometimes I hate every single stupid word you say
Sometimes I wanna slap you in your whole face
There's no one quite like you
You push all my buttons down
I know life would suck without you
At the same time, I wanna hug you
I wanna wrap my hands around your neck
You're an asshole but I love you
And you make me so mad I ask myself
Why I'm still here, or where could I go
You're the only love I've ever known
But I hate you, I really hate you,
So much, I think it must be True love, true love
It must be true love
Nothing else can break my heart like True love, true love,
It must be true love
No one else can break my heart like you