Wednesday, January 04, 2017

"Dumb fox." "Sly bunny."

 HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you all had as nice a New Years Eve and day as I did. Same with Christmas. Monday was still officially part of my holiday, therefore I didn't show up here. Instead I went down to the city to Bucky and Donna's.

 I stole a tag from Treskie, because we all know by now I lack all creativity and therefore must steal it. Oh wait, we didn't know that? Oops.

 Anyways, here we go.

 1. What did you do in 2016 that you'd never done before?
 World Domination....wait. No, not yet. Maybe this year.
 I PUBLISHED A BOOK THROUGH A PUBLISHING COMPANY! I went on adventures alone and with friends, got a pet hamster - though I have had hamsters before so I guess that doesn't count.

 2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions and will you make one this year?
 I can't remember which I made last year, so let's go with no. I have made some this year and plan to do better at them. Most of them are fun and adventure related.

 3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
 Some cousins. Some of the moms at the daycare. Some adopted family members. But I guess no one I am terribly close to.

 4. Did anyone close to you die?
 Not this year.

 5. What countries/ states did you visit?
 None. I spent all my travel time exploring California.

 6. What would you like to have in 2017 that you lacked in 2016?
 Rule of the world. Maybe also a space ship, always wanted to visit Mars.

 7. What date from 2016 will remain etched upon your memory?
 June 4th. I think this will be it every year.

 8. Did you move anywhere?
 Middle Earth. They have internet service, who knew, right?

 9. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
 Well it sure wasn't world domination! Hmmm....I came out of my little safe box more and was thrust into trusting my adopted family. (This was all through broken ribs and lack of work.)

 10, What was your biggest failure?
 Not being a better friend and sister.

 11. Did you suffer illness or injury?
 Well...I was still recovering from my ribs, but they broke the end of 2015 so I don't know if that counts.

 12. What was the best thing you bought?
 A raft. I had so much fun with it and my adopted sisters this summer.

 13. Whose behavior merited celebration?
 My adopted sisters, but especially my Ben and my oldest adopted sister. The eldest has helped me through so many rough patches over the year and my Ben is always there for me even when I don't want anyone to be there for me.

 14. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
 No comment.

 15. Where did most of your money go?
 Books and adventures with my sisters.

 16. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
 SUMMER! Being able to move after my ribs. All the adventures I went on. CHRISTMAS!

 17. What was the best concert you've been to this year?
 I didn't go to one 8-(. Owl City didn't do one this year.

 18. What song/ album will always remind you of 2016?
 Stand by You and all of Adam Young's Scores.

 19. Compared to this time last year, are you:
 I feel more at home and I think I am happier.

 20. What do you wish you'd done more of?
 Traveling, which would have been next to impossible. But still.

 21. What do you wish you'd done less of?
 Worrying and stressing. All those lovely things.

 22. What was your greatest musical discovery?
 Adam Young's Scores. Love them.

 23. How did you spend Christmas?
 With my wonderful adopted family.

 24. How did you spend New Year's?
 With my adopted family and some wonderful friends. Food was involved, noise making, then home to bed.

 25. Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?
 Ben and my mom.

 26. What as the best book you read?
 Implant, A Drop of Night, the Lockwood books.

 27. Did you fall in love in 2016?

 28. What was your favorite TV show?
 I had fun watching Hawaii Five-O. My Little Pony....yes, I watch that. Psych.

 29. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
 I don't hate anyone. My neighbor and another person bug me, but I don't hate them.

 30. What did you want and get?
 A nice church family. I know, what a good Christian answer.

 31. What did you want and not get?
 The world.

 32. What were your favorite films this year?
 Zootopia. It is embarrassing how many times I've watched it. The Jungle Book. Civil War. Rouge One.

 33. What did you do on your birthday and how old were you?
 I had a lovely tea party, and I am between 28 and 30.

 34. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2016?
 I did slightly better this year. Maybe not so much just grab what I can find but more of a mix between a WWII soldier and a gypsy.

 35. What kept you sane?
 Since when have I been sane?

 36. Which celebrity/ public figure did you fancy the most?
 Well, I can't believe I am admitting this, but Adam Young.

 37. What one thing would ave made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
 Seeing my cousin.

 38/ What political issue stirred you the most?
 The same one that got everyone else stirred.

 39. Who did you miss?
 Ben before she moved back. My cousin. My brothers.

 40. Who was the best person you met?
 I made several new friends but two stand out more than anyone else. Nancy and Eric. I also made a better friend of Melody, but I knew her before this year.

 41. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2016.
 Never give up, never surrender. Also I am not alone.

 42. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
 Place your empty hands in mind and show me all the scars you hide and hey, if your wings are broken please take mine so yours can open too.

 43. Five personally significant events of 2016:
 1. I published.
 2. I became good friends with Melody.
 3. Disney Land.
 4. Trusting someone
 5. Making new friends.

 44. Five things I want to do in 2017:
 1. Publish The Broken Blade.
 2. Publish So Much Owed.
 3. Get my passport
 4. Camp more
 5. Go and see Owl City if he does another concert.

 45. Five people I'd like to know better in 2017:
 1. Melody
 2. Nancy
 3. Eric
 4.My sisters
 5. Sammi



  1. I'm surprised that world domination didn't show up in the five things for 2017. :)

    Happy New Year, and best of luck with your goals.

  2. Quote from Zootopia.
    I can't help with world domination but I might have a spaceship you can borrow.
    Happy 2017!


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