Friday, December 20, 2013

2013 Review

Well, who can deny that this year has far surpassed any that have come before? Not I. And re-reading this again, in my mood, this morning has immediately cheered me up :) Yip, I'm spoilt. And loved. Must learn to not sweat the small stuff :P Haha.

1. What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before?
Became a cat-mommy. I've never owned a cat before and now I can't imagine life with out The Gypsy Cat. Oh, and I had my first General Anaesthetic. And made home-made pasta for the first time. And went to Oppi Koppi. And, of course, revealed photos of myself on my blog.

2. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yeah, my friends: @Arkwife and @nadia_ass. And friends of The Trucker's ... in New Zealand, so we were hoping to get to visit them & their little boy next year, but that won't be happening anymore.

And a few others on the periphery of my life, you know, like at work, facebook friends ... that sort of thing.

3. Did anyone close to you die?
Rexy, my bunny. My great aunt. Madiba. But no one really close.

4. Did anyone close to you get married?
I don't actually think we went to any weddings this year ... but obviously, like a million people in my Facebook timeline o_0

5. What countries did you visit?
Just the whole US of A! Oh, and Bermuda :P Short list this year - haha ;)

6. What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?
I guess the big "Quest for 2014" has been on the cards for ages ... here's hoping 2014 is The Year of Falling Pregnant!

7. What date, from 2013, will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
The 2nd of February. When I had my fairytale moment all thanks to The Trucker who whisked me off my feet with the most amazing romantic gesture. Still get goosebumps!

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Um, I dunno.

9. What was your biggest failure?
I'm gonna guess: moving on? Haha. Although I don't really consider that a failure in the grand scheme of things ;)

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nope, not really. Unless you count surgery ...? And The Wart That Would Not Die?

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Well I really like my new car :) I dunno if our house technically counts as "bought" till transfer goes thru?

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Definitely The Trucker ;) He Who Made Fairy Tales Come True. Haha.

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
Um. depressed, probably also The Trucker, January was a pretty emotionally tumultuous month for me. But, I don't think I've been really depressed since, which is obviously a good sign ;)

What has upset me in the last few months are the break-up stories I've heard from friends and colleagues. Some people really treat each other (the people they were supposed to love) so badly, with no respect. That upsets me, knowing how broken I was after our break-up and how lucky lucky lucky I am now!

14. Where did most of your money go?
Car, house ... USA & Bermuda. Yup.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
This has been a year of many highs: Getting back together with The Trucker, owning a cat together, moving in together, buying a house together.

16. What song will always remind you of 2013?
Couch Potato or Keanu Reeves by Shortstraw

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
Happier or sadder? Much, much happier :D
Thinner or fatter? Sadly, fatter ... America will do that to you :/
Richer or poorer? Probably about the same?

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Honestly, this year, I don't think there is anything ...

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Erm, not sure about this one either.

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
The Trucker is *finally* joining me for a family Christmas in Cape Town. We're heading down for a whole 2 weeks and I can't wait! So much planned!!

21. How will you be spending New Year?
No idea yet. Neither The Trucker nor I are big into New Years.

22. Did you fall in love in 2013?
Over and over and over again, with my beloved Trucker <3

23. How many one-night stands?

24. What was your favourite TV programme ?
Probably The Killing. I think we watched all 3 seasons this year!

25. What did you want and get?
My life back! Haha. Okay that sounds sorta pathetic, but what I mean is that life that I was dreaming of, the happy ending.

26. What did you want and not get?
Well, the honest answer would have to be that there was absolutely nothing I wanted for this year that I did not get. It was a watershed year for dreams coming true!

27. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned a whopping Thirty Three this year and spent it being spoilt at work (with a life-size bunny serenade) and driving to the Kruger Park with my boytjie.

28. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Definitely Damon on Vampire Diaries ;) Har har. Quite possibly the hottest man on earth!

29. Who did you miss?
I guess, my family. Mom in particular ...

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