1. what did you do in 20.. that you’d never done before?
2005: Plan wedding
2006: Married and Honeymoon!
2007: bought house-got preggers
2008: Gave birth
2009: Open a home daycare business
2010: gave up complaining
2. did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
2005:I kept most of them at one time or another. I didn't go to Europe with Kent, however.
2006:I accomplished a few more (I keep a list on the fridge and a few more are checked off).
2007: went backwards here
2008: Can't remember what they were- I didn't keep any weight loss if there were any but I feel I was a good mom. Yes I will make more and here they are: Be a better friend, Lose weight / be healthier, start daycare.
2009: I was up and down weight, I think I was a better friend, and yes: I started the home daycare!
2010: I can't remember what they were.
3. did anyone close to you give birth?
2005:My Cousin Chu had his second baby this year.
2006: My friends Genevieve and Rich had Joshua and Chris and Trish had Madeline
2007: Angie had Aaron
2010: Trish and Chris
4. did anyone close to you die?
2005:My grandpa Charles Anthony Wuennemann died around St. Patty's day
2006: No, thank goodness
2009: no, three for three now!
2010: there were some deaths this year. Particularily my neighbor who I really liked alot.
5. what countries did you visit?
2005: Mexico and America
2006: Mexico and America
6. what would you like to have in 20** that you lacked in 20**?
2005: more money and a single job that makes me happy.
2006: More time with Kent (travel)
2007: better places of employment for Kent and I- time w/baby
2008: In home Daycare
2009: profit lol!
2010: a van
7. what date from 20** will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
2005: Hurricane Katrina and the poor doggies left in the storm.
2006: September 2nd: My wedding!
2007: April when I woke up and took pregnancy test- telling Kent... yikes.
2008: The day Obama was elected. I cried with joy.
2009: Michael Jackson's death
2010: I'll always remember saying goodbye to the meschers right before 4th of July and neighbor getting taken to hospital early september.
8. what was your biggest achievement of the year?
2005: Being a good girlfriend to Kent and trying to be a good friend.
2006: Getting "one job to rule them all!"
2007: gestating human
2008: Being a Mom
2009: starting the daycare
2010: staying the course.
9. what was your biggest failure?
2005: Not going to Europe.
2006: Getting into Guitar Lessons and having to bow out after a month because I didn't have time to practice.
2007: RFYP - I will say no more.
2008: Not getting a better job.
2009: not taking care of my body well enough, I suppose. I have also had a few low mothering moments this year.
2010: marriage took a lot of hits this year.
10. did you suffer illness or injury?
2005: It was decided that I suffer of depression
2006: A sprained ankle, sprained wrist, and a bout with a digestive virus
2007: felt ill most of this year
2008: Was healthy towards the end but had trouble with knee problems and a few fevers/exhaustion.
2009: minor ailments
2010: my body is a disaster but nothing fatal.
11. what was the best thing you bought?
2005: I bought a bike off my friend, Melissa's, Dad.
2006: I got a lot of gifts this year so I didn't buy anything too major. Maybe my Honeymoon...
2008: a baby
2009: I'm pretty fond of the vintage felted mittens I bought myself. Oh, and all the daycare crap.
2010: portable dvd player
12. whose behavior merited celebration?
2005: My girlfriend Genevieve and her husband Dr. Rich got knocked up!
2006: Everyone who went to my wedding! Thanks for coming- everyone was a joy to be with!
2007: Kent - for putting up w/ me
2008: My Popo retired
2009: My state for legalizing gay marriage!
2010: JR and Andy's wedding
13. whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
2005: I plea the right to stay silent!
2006: Oh my, this really is an incriminating question. You know who you are...
2007: I hereby eliminate this question- too risky...
2010: mid-term elections :(
14. where did most of your money go?
2006: Wedding stuff or bills.
2010: hospital bills: Lucia getting things pulled out of her nose. Not really but that's the funniest answer.
15. what did you get really, really, really excited about?
2005: Planning my wedding, the prospect of moving and going to school, seeing my parents.
2006: Getting Married and going on my honeymoon. Quitting the school job and working at Reach.
2007: my baby
2008: Friendtoberfest in Chicago '08
2009: " " " '09
2010: going to Arizona with my family last spring.
16. what song(s) will always remind you of 20**?
2006: "Fly me to the Moon" - Frank Sinatra
2007: "Santa baby" METROMIX!
2008: "Applebottom jeans with the fur, with the fur..."
2009: "The More we get together...."
2010: That song from
17. compared to this time last year, are you
i. happier or sadder?:
2005: Happy- hooray for medication!
2006: Happier (not due to meds :)
2007: bigger highs and lows
2009: Tough call... probably sadder :(
2010: :/ sick of thinking about it.
ii. thinner or fatter?:
2005: maybe a little fatter
2006: a little thinner
2007: fattest ever
2008: Is it possible- Fatter.
2009: the same?
iii. richer or poorer?:
2005: Approximately the same.
2006: richer (a little)
2007: way poorer
2008: I repeat, was it possible: Poor
2010: sick of thinking about it.
18. what do you wish you’d done more of?
2007: standing up for myself
2008: Spending time with family
2009: spent more time with Kent
19. what do you wish you’d done less of?
2005: sleeping. I slept most of 2005 away.
2006: watching TV
2007: crying and throwing up
2009: saying no to Lucia...
2010: fighting with husband.
20. how did you spend Christmas?
2005: With my honey, Kent, warm and cozy.
2006: with Mom and Dad (lots of food and fun!)
2007: Kent, Mom and Dad- CF
2008: Iowa City with Kent, Lucia, and Grand-In-laws
2009: see 2008 and subtract Kent
2010: inlaws and kent
22. did you fall in love in 2005?
2005:I am always falling in love again with Kent.
2008: I fell hopelessly in love with Lucia
2009: not really. I love my daycare kiddos.
23. what was your favorite TV program?
2005: Project Runway
2008: Six feet under (borrowed and rented on DVD)
2009: True Blood
2010: Ru-paul's Drag Race
24. do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
2006: Sort of...in retrospect
2007: oh, yeah...
25. what was the best book you read?
2005: Harry Potter #6 was pretty good.
2006: another Douglas Adams book. They are pretty funny
2007: Paolo Cohelo- Zahir
2008: I'm going to pick: "Time Traveler's wife" and "The confessions of Max Tivoli" because they got me reading again.
2009: Twilight series
2010: some trash i've been reading through... Lyndsey sands, JR Ward.. I think there are others.
your greatest musical discovery?
2005: That I hate R. Kelly's multi par song "In the closet"
2006: Shakira SHAKIRA!!!
2007: METROMIX CHOIR
2008: Dr. Jean
2009: Lady Ga Ga
2010: I like the Twilight soundtracks
(I don’t know what happened to 27 and 28)
29. what did you want and get?
2005: I wanted a nice place to have a wedding and I got it... wedding still on the way!
2006: a happy and joyous family filled wedding!
2007: I didn't know I Wanted it but I guess pregnant...
2008: I wanted a healthy beautiful baby and I got it.
2009: Daycare- yes
2010: I tried not to want too much.
30. what did you want and not get?
2005: I generally want too much so I won't bore you with the list.
2006: (shhhhh.... a wedding band)
2007: job stability
2008: A better job.
2009: Tons of stuff. I'm poor.
2010: again... trying not to want.
31. what was your favorite film of this year?
2005: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
2006: maybe "Running with Scissors"
2007: maybe "Once"
2008:I sorta went bananas over "Mamma Mia" b/c of Colin Firth (my idol).
2009: Twilight movies
2010: There wasn't really one that I could go back and watch a million times. I watched a lot of movies, however... library, you know. Maybe, "Babies". But I'm not going to own it or anything.
32. what did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
2005: I turned 28. I can't remember. Must not have been too exciting. Unless it was the one where I got the New England travel guide from Andy and JR- In which case I had a nice breakfast at my friends' Melissa and Sarah's house.
2006: Low key again. I think it was a nice European lunch with my friends and dinner with Kent.
2007: parents came up- I turned thirty and played poker
2008: Made treats for work. I probably had dinner with my folks and played poker with my friends.
2009: Tween Birthday party complete with life size cut out of RPattz and actual tweens (Lauren, Lindsey, Hannah and Damond). Thanks friends!
2010: I think I had dinner with friends. I can't remember now, nonetheless.
33. what one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
2005: Traveling to Europe with Kent.
2007: if RFYP didn't flop
2008: To get Lucia in a room with all her Obert cousins (but she met them independently, briefly).
2009: Ummmmm... more romantic time with Kent.
2010: eh... no expectations, right?
34. how would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?
2005: Kinda sloppy. Sometimes i dressed up but mostly I just wore what I've been wearing for the last four-ten years. I don't buy new clothes very often.
2006: Improved... more accessories and a little more razzle dazzle.
2007: Boo! fat pregnant clothes.
2008: VERY relaxed: a lot of knits
2010: I have the same clothes from forever. I like my classy dresses. bright, stylish!
35. what kept you sane?
2005: Looking forward to moving, going to grad school, my friends, and Kent.
2008: Poker nights with my friends
2009: Friends again win this one... Mom from time to time...
2010: staying the course for my little Lucia. my friendship with Lucia
36. which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
2005: Definitely Colin Firth.
2006: Maybe Johnny Depp
2007: maybe Obama
2008: Definitely Obama
2009: Robert Pattinson BABY!
2010: do I fancy people?
37. what political issue stirred you the most?
2005: Hurricane Katrina and the poor doggies that were left in the storm.
2006: Gay Marriage... want my friends to be able to get legally married in name.
2007: 2008 election
2008: Election of Obama
2009: Health care Reform
2010: gay marriage.
38. who did you miss?
2005: My parents in Mexico and Kara in Australia.
2006: My brothers and their kids... after getting a taste of my family I want more of that too!
2007: Same as above
2008: Maddie, Patrick and Aaron
2009: My parents are in AZ... Maddie Patrick and Aaron... family in general.
39. who was the best new person you met?
2005: i think my best new people are the new associates that worked in the same classroom with me, Jessica Gordon and Brian Rath.
2006: Friends from work at Reach.
2007: does Brian Hagmeier fit here?
2008: Cindy Evans
2009: Moana Mescher
2010: The wagner family
40. tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 20**:
2005: There is no such thing as constructive criticism. To construct is to build up and to criticize is to break down and pick apart.
2006: Stay cool- don't lost yourself to stress.
2007: Don't move up too fast then get knocked up- your co-workers will be assholes.
2008: Love what you got.
2009: SCOPE BACK! See the big picture!
2010: complaining is a waste of time and makes people more pissed off.
41. quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
2005: The lyrics to "I'm telling you now" by Keb Mo'
2006: Lyrics to "my hips don't lie" - FUN FUN FUN (Chicago's bachelorette party, the wedding, and out with my friends! Also a lot of workouts to my ipod)
2007: "multiply life by the power of two"- Indigo girls
2008: "Patty cake Patty cake Baker's man"
2009: "there's more than one way home" Keb'Mo'
2010: Life goes on long after the thrill of living is gone: John Mellencamp.