Monday, December 17, 2012

Friend Makin' Monday - 12 in 2012

I don't know if I'll get a chance to do FMM next week. I'll be at my MIL's house and I'm not sure of her wi-fi abilities to use my laptop - GASP! I hope I don't have to suffer the unthinkable - no computer for over a week?
 ***searches Google maps for the Hot Springs public library, just in case!****

Anyway, Friday night we picked up Miss Angela's bff and went to downtown Rochester to see the lights - I don't have the pics off the camera yet, but HERE is the link to last year's walk. It was hilarious with Taylor along, since they would scurry ahead and be posing for a picture when Randy & I caught up to them. At one point some people in front of us stopped and asked them if they were getting their pictures taken, and I, coming up from behind, was like" in a minute they will be!" They had a good laugh.

Saturday was a lot of last minute shopping. Sunday afternoon we went over to my sister's house for the family Christmas. It was nice. My lovely sisters thought it would be funny to get me this giant inflatable for my yard....

7.5 feet tall

Anyhooooo, oh, I did go to my WW meeting Saturday, but I chose the option of not getting on the scale. Between looming TOM which caused me to and eat every flippin' thing I laid eyes wasn't gonna be pretty. I really hate when customers send boxes of cookies or popcorn or ~my downfall~ pieces of dark chocolate molded into little trucks (I work for a trucking company).

How do you feel about 2012? Let’s discuss it, shall we?

Now…If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section over at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

Twelve in 2012
(reading over these, I see this is going to be a tough one!! I am glad that I have my other blogs to help me remember!)

1. What was your greatest personal accomplishment in 2012?   I don't really know. Probably at Halloween hearing a teenage boy slap his friend's chest and say that this was the house he told him about. Along with a lot of other favorable comments made me feel that I am getting a reputation as The Halloween House.  Health related?  I maintained.  Which is good because it is NOT a gain!

2. What’s the best thing your did for your health?  Even though I stayed pretty much the same in pounds, I still fairly regularly attended my WW meetings.

3. Share one thing that caused a significant change in your life this year.  We went to the Humane Society and got adopted by Miss Maddie - literally, she chose us.  Even with some thankfully minor medical issues, she has been a true joy to have in our house.  She's such a character and she gets along with our other cat who also came from the same place, 9.5 years ago!

4. List a few things that you experienced for the first time at some point over the last twelve months. 
*attended my first Def Leppard concert - a truly truly excellent experience!!
*the awkwardness of having my ex show up for Angel's dance recital after not seeing him for 12+ years. 
*the Blogging A-Z Challenge back in April - with 3 blogs!
*my daughter getting suspended from school for fighting (actually - defending herself)

5. What was the coolest place you visited?  Over Labor Day weekend, we went to Hell, Michigan then to da UP to visit Paradise, among some other cool places up there.

6. If you could change one thing about the last year what would it be?  That is would have tried a lot harder with my weight loss / getting fit goals.

7. What is the best meal you ate this year?   Probably just my regular order from Texas Roadhouse - the 6 oz sirloin with grilled shrimp and steamed veggies.  On nom nom nom nom.

8. Tell us about a new friend you made. Sadly, I don't think I made any!

9. What did you hope to accomplish this year that you did not?  Just losing a lot more weight and possibly requiring a new wardrobe.

10. Share something you learned in 2012.  Michigan is truly a beautiful state.  I knew it before, but I got to experience more of it.

11. Share an odd and unexpected thing that you experienced this year.   I think I finally began to feel my 39 years.  I was OK around my own birthday but when my daughter turned 15, I got to thinking that I didn't feel old enough to be the mom of a 15 year old kid in high school.  That and the first time a boy came around because of her.

12. How do you think 2013 will differ from 2012?  Gosh.  I'm not really sure. But I'm looking forward to finding out!

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