2013 Meme
Tuesday, December 31, 2013


My Annual Meme~

So my 3 resolutions for 2013 did not go so well.. Hoping that 2014 is my year! Here they are exactly as they were one year ago:

    Get Healthy: Exercise, eat healthier & lose weight.
    Save Money: Build Savings Account; only buy what I will use & stop impulse buying.
    Blog More: I am going to really try to get back into blogging regularly. It’s more for me as a place where I can look back at later. I really regret not blogging the past few years.

2013 year at-a-glance meme..

1. What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before?

Went horseback riding!

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

Unfortunately I did not follow through on any of my resolutions so they will carry on into 2014.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

Yes, Manuel’s cousin, Colleen, had a baby boy on Feb 3rd (Super Bowl Sunday). His name is Michael Anthony.

4. Did you go to any concerts this year?

Didn’t attend any this year. Still waiting for Mariah Carey’s next one, lol.

5. What countries and/or states did you visit?

I went to Arizona in February for Kaylie’s mid-winter break with my hubby’s grandma, Kaylie & Maddie. It turned out to be a complete nightmare b/c Maddie hit her head and got a concussion. Spent most of the time in the ER/hospital. I also went back in July for Origami Owl’s 1st Annual National Convention. I had a blast!

6. What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?

Willpower! I need to stop buying unnecessary things just b/c they are cute, lol.

7. What date from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

Our February trip to Arizona b/c anything & everything went wrong. AND Christmas since it was our 20yr Anniversary & I finally got my iPad mini.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

It’s nothing big but I did complete the 30 Day Shred without missing any days! I also lost a few pounds doing it.

9. What was your biggest failure?

Probably not losing the weight I wanted to. My goal this year is to lose 30lbs by my birthday in July & a total of 50lbs by Christmas.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

No.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

My Origami Owl Kit. I joined in March & I’m having fun with my direct sales business.

12. What was the best thing someone gave you?

My iPad Mini with retina display that Manuel got me as my Anniversary/Christmas present.

13. Were you lucky in love or lucky in cards?

Celebrated our 20th Anniversary on Christmas! Also our 8yr Wedding Anniversary in June.

14. Where did most of your money go?

TARGET!! And Maddie’s hospital bills from our vacation in Arizona.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

Finally getting my iPad Mini!

16. What song will always remind you of 2013?

Wrecking Ball by Miley Cryus since it was overplayed & talked about so much.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

Happier or sadder? Happier.

Older or wiser? Wiser.

Thinner or fatter? Fatter.. not by much but I still need to lose it!

Richer or poorer? Richer.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

Exercise, lol.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Eating, hahahaha.

20. How did you spend Christmas?

First we celebrated at our place with Manuel’s family, played BINGO which we do every year, then went to Hometown Buffet to celebrate & open presents with my side of the family.

21. How will you be spending New Year’s Eve?

At home with the kids watching the ball drop on TV.

22. Did you fall in love in 2013?

Still in love with my hubby!

23. Did you fall out of love in 2013?

No.

24. What was your favorite TV program?

Pretty Little Liars & The Sopranos (Manuel had us watching a marathon).

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

No.

26. What was the best book you read?

Didn’t get into reading this year. I have two of Emily Giffin’s latest books & have yet to read them even tough I really want to. Oh & I bought the 50 Shades of Grey Trilogy.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Didn’t really listen to anyone new this year.

28. What did you want and get?

Need I say it again, lol.. My iPad mini with retina display.

29. What did you want and not get?

A new iPhone but now I’m waiting for the iPhone6 because I wasn’t impressed with iOS7. AND a pair of Tieks!

30. What was your favorite film of this year?

No favorite film but I did like Turbo.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

We always go to The Cheesecake Factory for my birthday; I turned 34, gasp!

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

Not having to wake up early Mon-Fri to be at work at 7am, lol.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013?

Anything that fit that was comfortable. I actually bought a few pairs of jeans which I normally don’t wear except to work.

34. What kept you sane?

My family <3 35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Mariah Carey as usual. She came out with a few new songs.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?

Nothing in particular.

37. Who did you miss?

This list will never change (only grow).. My baby boy who would have been 3 on July 26th; my Grandma Lucy who passed away Nov 16, 2011 & Anthony who passed away on May 30, 2010 <3 RIP 38. Who was the best new person you met?

The girls I met in Arizona who are on my Origami Owl team.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013:

Spend the most time with your kids that you can because they grow up so fast!

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:

Hmm, I’ll get back to this one.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Wishing you all a wonderful 2014~

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