What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
Took fertility drugs, helped A through cancer, applied to graduate school, and lived in a two story home.
Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
You know ... I can't remember if I made any or not. Or what they were if I did.
How will you be spending New Year's Eve?
If we can find a sitter, out on the town. Otherwise, probably in front of the TV with A and a bottle of champagne
Did anyone close to you die?
No, not even any relatives.
What countries did you visit?
San Francisco, in January. It's about as far from "the south" as one can get.
What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
Solvency. And to quit have bad news heaped on us.
What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
The day in March 6, when A had his surgery. Spending that day not knowing what the outcome might be was worse than the actual finding out he had cancer.
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Staying calm, keeping our family together, and setting new goals.
What was your biggest failure?
Paying off debt.
Did you suffer illness or injury?
What was the best thing you bought?
The cushy, made in America king size bed
Where did most of your money go?
Rent, debt, medical bills
What song will always remind you of 2008?
I don't think we had a song this year
What do you wish you'd done more of?
Exploring Jacksonville, using flight benefits while we had them
What do you wish you'd done less of?
What was your favorite TV program?
America's Toughest Jobs
Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Nope. When I say I hate someone, it's usually a passing, 'of the moment' anger thing.
What was the best book you read?
I read a total of 102 books so far in 2008. They all had their merits.
What was your greatest musical discovery?
Krishna Das- it's great background music
What was your favorite film of this year?
Hard to say. Expelled and Sex in the City come to mind
What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
That was over 11 months ago. I think we just had dinner as a family. I turned 22 (again).
What kept you sane?
Probably knowing that I have to keep it together to keep my family going.
Who did you miss?
A few friends who live in CA.
Who was the best new person you met?
The girlfriend of a pilot friend of A's. We haven't hung out much, but I have high hopes
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
Don't give up.