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?
No.

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?
eh

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

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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!

End of Year Survey 2013

Okay, so this is really late, but I didn’t want to skip it!

1. What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before?
Had sex in a hot tub. haha.

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I usually don’t make New Years resolutions, however, this year I have started a diet and have started working out, and I guess my resolution would be to actually stick to it and not give up until I reach my goals!

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Nope

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No.

5. What countries/cities did you visit?
Nothing really new, except driving down to Nashville for some concerts :D

6. What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?
More free time!

7. What date from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Uh…

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I can’t think of anything :(

9. What was your biggest failure?
Getting off track of the diet at the beginning of the year and gaining 40lbs

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nothing too serious.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Cowboy boots!

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Easton! He is so freaking well behaved for a 2-year-old, it’s insane!

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
A kind-of ex-friend….

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

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Going to Nashville to see The Band Perry in concert 2 days in a row

16. What song will always remind you of 2013?
DONE. by The Band Perry. It seemed like the only thing to calm Easton down if he’s fussing in the car

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

  1. happier or sadder?
    Definitely happier.
  2. thinner or fatter?
    Fatter but working on it!
  3. richer or poorer?
    More or less the same.

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 :oops:

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 2013?
Just about every day I fall in love with my husband :love:

23. How many one night stands?
None.

24. What was your favorite TV program?
New favorites are Grimm, Revolution, Arrow, The Blacklist, Sleepy Hollow. Then there’s the old favorites of Grey’s Anatomy, Bones, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries.

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?
Can’t think of any books that I’ve finished :O

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

28. What did you want and get?
New boots!

29. What did you want and not get?
Complete series of Dexter on BluRay :cry:

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Catching Fire was pretty epic

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I honestly don’t remember what we did but I turned 27

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 2013?
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!

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?
Alena :D

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013.
Patience. That’s it.

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

41. Was 2013 a good year for you?
Sure.

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 2013?
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 2013?
I already answered that one :p

46. What was your favorite record from 2013?
The Band Perry’s Pioneer

47. How many concerts did you see in 2013?
2

48. Did you have a favorite concert in 2013?
Yes! We spent July 4th downtown in Nashville and I got very close to the stage while The Band Perry performed :D

49. Did you drink a lot of alcohol in 2013?
Not really

50. Did you do a lot of drugs in 2013?
Never

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 2013?
“On my way” said by John almost every day when I text him asking if he’s gonna be home from work for dinner. Or, do I just have good timing? :p

53. Did you treat somebody badly in 2013?
I don’t think so.

54. Did somebody treat you badly in 2013?
No.

55. How much money did you spend in 2013?
Well more than enough.

56. What was your proudest moment of 2013?
A few… whenever someone compliments how well mannered Easton is :)

57. If you could go back in time to any moment of 2013 and change something, what would it be?
I would change when John and I gave up on the diet… I’d change it so we stuck with it

58. What are your plans for 2014?
Keeping up with my new diet, John is getting to be a recruiter, so around September time we are hoping to be back home in Wisconsin :D

It’s Been Awhile…

Understatement, I know. Let me tell you something, I’ve been crazy busy with my off-line life as well as my online life, working on fansites and getting screencaps done for SCNET[1. Shortened version of Screencapped.net.] I haven’t really had time to blog or even think about what I was going to blog!

A lot has happened since July, but nothing too noteworthy. We had a good Christmas and New Years, John took me out for a surprise on my birthday[2. January 10th] down to Nashville for dinner and games at Dave & Busters. Also, a bunch of friends showed up to join us! I definitely didn’t see it coming, and I had a lot of fun :D

Last Saturday one of my friends and I went downtown to this diet doctor thing, got signed up, got a prescription for a energy-boosting and appetite-curving pill, and also got put on a very strict diet – No bread, no pasta, no fruit, no milk, yogurt, processed cheese, and obviously no sweets. It’s been pretty tough, giving up the pasta and bread and rice, but in the past week and a half, I have lost 10lbs! I’m going to keep trying to stick with it at least until the beginning of next month when we go back in for a follow-up and renewal of the prescription. I also finally made it to the gym tonight with the hubs. We shall see what the scale says in the morning!

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