End of Year Survey 2016

1. What did you do in 2016 that you’d never done before?
sent my child to kindergarten! (i’m boring, i know)

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I usually don’t make New Years resolutions, but when I do they’re always the same… lose weight and keep it off. I feel off the low-carb wagon for 2 years, I’m hoping to get back on!

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Not super close, but my cousin had her first child, a daughter

4. Did anyone close to you die?

5. What countries/cities did you visit?
Just same as normal… visiting family, going to Bible camp…

6. What would you like to have in 2017 that you lacked in 2016?
More money

7. What date from 2016 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
nothing is sticking out….

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
got my credit score up enough that we got a second car!!!

9. What was your biggest failure?

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
well, I had my first ever surgery in february, had bad gall stones and had my gall bladder removed

11. What was the best thing you bought?
ninja coffee bar!! (ok, husband bought it)

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Easton! He’s always well-behaved for his age

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
some of easton’s classmates!

14. Where did most of your money go?
Personally, mine went to websites… like always

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
new purse

16. What song will always remind you of 2016?
can’t think of any!

17. Compared to this time last year, are you…

  1. happier or sadder?
    about the same i guess
  2. thinner or fatter?
    Fatter but working on it!
  3. richer or poorer?
    a tiny richer.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Reading, cleaning (really!)

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Sitting at the computer, working

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
Hopefully home with family

21. How will you be spending New Years?
Hopefully out with friends!

22. Did you fall in love in 2016?
still in love with the hubs

23. How many one night stands?

24. What was your favorite TV program?
Favorites are Grimm, Grey’s Anatomy, Bones, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries. New ones would be the 100, Once Upon a Time, the Americans, the Librarians

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
No. I don’t hate many people.

26. What was the best book you read?
currently re-reading The Shack in preparation for the movie

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

28. What did you want and get?
new purse/wallet!

29. What did you want and not get?
still need a new phone case!

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Fantastic Beasts

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I honestly don’t remember what we did but I turned 30

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
More time in the day!

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2016?
Fashion concept? Good. Fashion execution? Poor. I usually wear my pajamas all day because I don’t go anywhere!

34. What kept you sane?
My son Easton. Although, he sometimes is what made me insane :p

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Bruce Willis as always, but Chris Pratt is getting close… along with Jeffrey Dean Morgan

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Oh don’t even get me started….

37. Who did you miss?
I really miss my Alaska/American Eagle friends

38. Who was the best new person you met?

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2016.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

41. Was 2016 a good year for you?

42. What were your favorite moments of the year?
Alone time with John

43. What was your least favorite moment of the year?
Whenever Easton cried. lol

44. What was your favorite month of 2016?
As always, probably December. It’s when all the excitement happens, John’s birthday, our anniversary, Christmas and New Year’s.

45. What was your favorite song from 2016?
I already answered that one :p

46. What was your favorite record from 2016?
not sure

47. How many concerts did you see in 2016?

48. Did you have a favorite concert in 2016?

49. Did you drink a lot of alcohol in 2016?
Not really

50. Did you do a lot of drugs in 2016?

51. Did you do anything you are ashamed of this year?
I don’t think so.

52. What was the worst lie someone told you in 2016?

53. Did you treat somebody badly in 2016?
I don’t think so.

54. Did somebody treat you badly in 2016?

55. How much money did you spend in 2016?
Well more than enough.

56. What was your proudest moment of 2016?
A few… whenever someone compliments how well mannered Easton is :)

57. If you could go back in time to any moment of 2016 and change something, what would it be?

58. What are your plans for 2017?
Keeping up with my new diet, hopefully John will be able to convert his MOS (career) in the Army and be able to stay in Wisconsin as a recruiter

Starting School Again…

That’s right, last week was my first week of my first course on my second time at taking college classes! Now, I already have a Bachelor’s Degree from Northwestern College and I absolutely loved my years there. John was looking at taking some online classes to start on his degree, since the Army pays for his college he wanted to get started now. The college he decided to go with gives spouses up to $4,000 scholarship towards classes, and so I was talked into taking some online courses toward a certificate in web design.

Last week I started an Introduction to Computer Science class, and I have to say, I absolutely hate it. I’m not sure if it’s the subject or the class itself that I hate. No, it is the class itself. I find the subject matter a little confusing, but very interesting. The amount of work was insane and I don’t understand how anyone with a full time job can handle this. I had a hard time and I only work 10 hours a week. I just hope that every week isn’t as loaded with work and not so confusing. Part of it is because I haven’t taken a single class since 2008. And I don’t even remember the last time I had to use more than basic math.

Thankfully this class only has 7 weeks left, then it will be on to Web Design I

Missing Blog Posts

So I just realized when I moved my blog from crazycordy.net to here, I somehow lost almost 4 years of blog posts… I remembered my last blog post was about seeing The Band Perry last summer, but nowhere to be found is that post! Also, the old domain has expired so I can’t even go back in and find the blog post… Unless I search the database I can maybe find it somewhere in there, but I don’t even know where to BEGIN looking… guess that’s an adventure I’ll be taking soon!

Edit: they’ve been found and re-added! I feel complete!

Multitasking Is Not Always a Good Thing

Hello all! It’s been quite a long time since I have really blogged about anything, on any of my sites. I’ve become very invested in maintaining fansites and working on Screencapped.net that I haven’t really found the time to blog, and haven’t really thought I had anything to blog about.

Well, this last weekend, on Saturday afternoon, I was letting our dog Dakota back inside, and to get from the outside into the house, you have to go through the garage. There are two steps from the garage floor to the door to the outside. As Dakota came inside, I was messing on my phone, looking at Facebook, and somehow I missed a step coming back into the garage. My left foot hit a step or the ground funny (I can’t quite remember as it happened so fast), twisted, I heard a crack, I tried to catch myself with my other foot, but that one rolled as well. The right ankle cracked as well, but thankfully nothing more happened with that one. However, I fell straight to the ground, just missing the car inside the garage with my head. I started screaming bloody murder. I felt like my foot got cut off at the ankle. I was certain it had gotten broken. I’ve never broken a bone in my life, but I was sure this was finally it.

My husband John came running into the garage asking what happened. All I could do was scream that I thought I broke my ankle. I eventually calmed down enough to stop screaming, but then started crying. Just bawling. I couldn’t believe how stupid I had been. All because I was playing on my damn phone. He helped me to my feet and I hobbled inside. I laid down on the couch downstairs and John put ice on my ankle. I told him I wanted to go to the hospital because I wanted to know if it was actually broken or just a sprain. To top it all off, I was supposed to be going to work in a couple of hours.

I called work and let them know I more than likely wouldn’t be able to work and that I was going to the hospital. At the hospital I was told it was a severe sprain and I had a navicular fracture. I was given crutches and the “space boot” as the doctors called it, and am now currently still waiting to get a referral to see orthopedics. Yesterday I noticed the ankle really had swollen up, but today I am noticing that it doesn’t hurt as much as the last few days. I can actually put a little bit of pressure on it as well.

I’m still humiliated and feel so stupid for missing one damn little step, but I will definitely think twice about walking down or up stairs while messing on the phone!

No Shave November

How in the heck did it get to be November already? This year is just flying by and I feel like I haven’t accomplished a damn thing! Well, the elections are over (finally), the weather is getting colder and we have finally settled into our new home. We still have a lot of things to unpack and put away, but all the essentials are in their place and it finally feels like home

We are hosting a housewarming this weekend, and I’m a little nervous, and very excited. A littler nervous only because I’ve never even been to a housewarming so I’m not exactly sure what goes on, but I’m really excited to see a lot of our family and friends that we haven’t been able to see more than once a year for the past 5 years! It’s so good to be back home!

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