Wednesday, January 6, 2010

2009 Survey Say's?

I found this a few days ago while stopping by to visit Tami at Hearts Make Families. Since I missed out on my opportunity to blog on December 31st, 2009, a recap of all that 2009 did for me in my life, this came at a perfect time to share with all of you. Join in and have a blast!

1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before?
I began blogging. I awoke on January 1st with divine inspiration and a name from God to begin this process and carry it through for at least one whole year. It's been so much fun and I've met so many new friends, I have to keep on going.

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I never make them because I can't keep them. I do try and set goals for myself. I completed some but need to re-evaluate those for 2010 and see how much better I can do for myself in 2010!

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Nope, most of the people I know are done with having kids and are now enjoying raising them.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
I had a very close friend, Loren whom I call my sister, lose her dad to God's heavenly home! Can't wait to meet him when it's my turn to go.

5. What countries did you visit?
Not this year but who knows what God's plans are for 2010!

6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
More time with my husband. He worked so many hours for a company that doesn't see that hard work pays off and will grant him time with his family if he has to take them away from us.

7. What dates from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
All the times we wished Steve was home with us, but was called out to work out of town. Too many to list!

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Completing my blog after a year!

9. What was your biggest failure?
My health failed in the final months of 2009!

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Still waiting to be diagnosed!

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Two new little kittens to add to love in our home!

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Kailee and Caitlyn. They are both excelling at their school and maintaining A's in all subjects!

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
My brothers and my husband's boss!

14. Where did most of your money go?
Household expenses!

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Loren's dad was saved before he passed away!

16. What song will always remind you of 2009?
Matthew West - The Motions

17. Compared to this time last year, are you: (a) happier or sadder? (b) thinner or fatter? (c) richer or poorer?
I am happier because I have hope in Jesus, my appearance never matters to anyone but me, and I will always be rich because I have God!

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Served in our church!

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Housework, my family never notices as much as I do!

20. How did you spend Christmas?
Sick in bed, asleep for most of it, but my family was home!

21. Did you fall in love in 2009?
Yes, because God is now more prevalent, He has allowed me to share that with family and friends more

22. What was your favorite TV program?
Grey's Anatomy, Hell's Kitchen, Survivor, Three Rivers, Mercy

23. Do you hate anyone now that you did not hate this time last year?
I never hate anyone, just hate what they do.

24. What was the best book you read?
Twilight Series by: Stephenie Meyer

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Any Upcoming Christian Artist for 2009!

26. What did you want and get?
Willow Creek Nativity Set

27. What did you want and not get?
A new car

28. What was your favorite film of this year?
New Moon and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Princ

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Hubby was away from home working, so nothing until he got home. 45

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
To help someone come to Jesus!

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?
I've never been fashion trendy, so it's always been t-shirts and jeans!

32. What kept you sane?

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
I don't envy any of them. They don't have privacy and their smallest mistakes are played out before the entire world and judged!

34. What political issue stirred you the most?
Anything related to our current economic situation

35. Who did you miss?
My hubby each time he has to leave home to go to work out of town!

36. Who was the best new person you met?
All of my followers. I love each and every one of you.

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009.
Give it to God and rest in His arms. He will take care of the rest!

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
"Even when the rain falls, even when the floods start rising, even when the storm comes, I am washed by the water. " This song has given me so much hope in the midst of all that I find myself going through and the reminder that I am not alone! It's from Need to Breathe - Washed By The Water

Don't forget to check out my book giveaway by leaving a comment here on this link. The contest ends on Monday, January 11th and you'll definitely want in on this one! You may also want to check out my Acts of Random Kindness blog for ways to make a difference in the lives of others if you haven't become a follower yet. Trust me it will make a huge difference.


Heckety said...

Whooo! Some year, wasn't it? It was really interesting to read your comments, where you're at. Oersonally I find your faith very inspiring, mostly I think because you are honest about the tough bits as well as thankful and living in the spirit. That's what I receive from you- and its NO SMALL THING!
Thank you for your visits and comments to my place, I appreciate them too!

Mari said...

What a year! That song is a great theme for your year and I'm so glad you are able to live out your faith, throughout times of trouble.

Mich said...

What a year you have had! Loved reading the survey answers.

I too don't believe in New Year's resolutions, too much room for failure. We should all have goals to reach everyday.

Greg C said...

Wow what a list Kat. I pray that 2010 will be an even better year for you. Especially health wise.

RCUBEs said...

Can't believe '09 went by just like that....Those were awesome answers...Praying for a great year in store for you but most of all, for the Lord's healing to cover you. Blessings and love to you.

LV said...

Thank you Kat for sharing so much of your personal life. You are an amazing lady and st a great example for all of us. Things will get better.

Andrea said...

Amen to GOD keeping you and me sane! What an awesome GOD we serve!!

Praying you receive answers to your health crisis, soon.

Blessings and hugs,

Deborah Ann said...

Isn't it always the way that when you sit down and make a list, you realize how great things really were? Well, maybe not everything, but God has a way of bringing out the best of everything!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I remember seeing this on her blog.
I think I am going to give this a try since I can't do much else but rest. I will give credit to both of you. It is always fun reading everyone's answers.

He & Me + 3 said...

That was great to read more about you. I am so glad that we met via blogs too. You have blessed me with your posts more than you will know.

Dogmom Diva said...

Kat, what an awesome post..ou were so thoughtful in your answers and a nice way to get to know you, too!
Have a wonderful day

christy rose said...

What a year that you have had. I am so glad that you started blogging last year and that met your goal and decided to keep blogging. I am so glad!

Sandra said...

What a year Kat, I enjoyed reading this :) I don't do resolutions either.

Loren said...

What a great list! I love it! I am so glad you decided to blog and that we found each other....if I hadn't somehow I know I would be missing you !!!

I can't wait for you to meet Daddy too ~ He will love you like I do!!

Jane In The Jungle said...

Love that song and love Need To Breathe!
I just knew you were a jeans and t-shirt kinda girl too....and of course we match kittens, LOL!


PS How is Steve's Mom?

Chel said...

I love that song too Kat and this was a great list to get to know you better! God has used that song many times to remind me when I felt other than grand!

Blogging for a year? I thought you were a pro! Wow!

God has kept me sane as well! I have been down at Christmas before and a great friend finished my shopping for me! I had 12 Days of Fever instead of Christmas; I will keep you in my prayers.
big hug right back at you Kat!