Sunday, 1 January 2012

New Years Eve 2011

Who doesn't love a little survey: Taken from

1. What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before?
Traveled to 4 different countries, taught zumba, stayed pregnant :-)

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don’t think I remember making any definitive New Years resolutions last year but this year I want to:
- be on the internet less
-speak my mind more
-become more domestic
-get back on track with my fitness (this will probably happen after birth)

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yep, I can’t believe my best friend’s are already having babies- my friend Natalie gave birth to a beautiful baby girl in August.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No, I’ve been very fortunate not to have anyone close to me pass away.

5. What countries did you visit?
Spain, Italy, USA, Belgium, Czech Republic

6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?
A beach, the sand, THE OCEAN!

7. What dates from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
-Tuesday, September 20, when I found out I was pregnant right before teaching Zumba. I was crammed in a tiny bathroom and decided to take a test and remember smiling during the duration of my class. I can specifically remember smirking and thinking, I know something you guys never will!!

-Monday, December 19, when I found out we were having a boy.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
-finishing my personal training program

-getting and staying pregnant

-conquering my fear of being in front of people and actually teaching a dance fitness class. This was an amazing experience and I loved expressing myself through it.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Not pursuing any job with my personal training certificate

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Yes, a foot injury that plagued me for a few months.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
I would say the best thing that was bought for me was my kindle fire. Now I can read books without actually having to scrounge around in the library or bookstores.

12. Where did most of your money go?
Probably food

13. What did you get really excited about?
Finishing my personal training diploma

14. What song will always remind you of 2011?
Hrm… this is a hard one..

15. Compared to this time last year, are you:
– happier or sadder? Happier
– thinner or fatter? Definitely fatter for the latter part of the year
– richer or poorer? Richer

16. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Reading, and dancing a bit more

17. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Facebook.. speaking of that, I guess I should log off now.

18. How did you spend Christmas?
Eating an amazing home cooked meal with family

19. What was your favorite TV program?
Real Housewives and everything trash reality- does this count?

20. What were your favorite books of the year?
The Hunger Games series

21. What was your favorite music from this year?
Mark Anthony “Sigo Siendo Yo” album- an oldie but goodie

22. What were your favorite films of the year?
Nothing really comes to mind besides The Help and Puss in Boots

23. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
T surprised me with a trip to Barcelona, where we had such delicious food and I got to dance, albeit briefly at a salsa club! Oh, and I turned 27.

24. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Having a better social network/spending more time with friends

25. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?
Uhhh.. what fashion concept?

26. What kept you sane?
Sonoma- my dog

27. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011.
Distance makes the heart grow fonder
We started the morning yesterday by taking down our ugly, ratty, dead tree! I swear the cleaning and trouble cutting it down was more than it was worth.
We had to put all the branches in bags so it wouldn't get all over our flat hallway. I hope our neighbors are grateful for this!! :-)
Later that night, we had T's sister and son over for a low key New Years celebration. Being 5 months pregnant, I didn't feel very festive. In fact, I spent most of the day/night in pajama pants.

Our crazy spread that was a mixture of homemade but mostly store bought stuff.
We also ordered pizza on top of all this food.. I wonder who had that bright idea!!

Champagne/grape fruit toast at midnight!
...then on to the party poppers!
I'm not quite sure why everyone was pointing theirs down.

London's fireworks looked amazing from the TV. It almost made me wish I was there. Almost.

Here's to a happy and healthy New Year!