Bye Bye 2007!

  • Dec. 31st, 2007 at 11:14 PM

A lot of my friends are doing this New Year’s meme: absenteeshe, yokie(she did two), sm00bs. I enjoyed reading them, but they get rather long. I’m picking a couple of questions, just for the sake of Internet compliance.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Jack’s godmother, Joanne, had Sam. Caroline, whose husband is from the No Parking Players, had Hannah. 3 other moms in the MOMS Club had babies. Annemarie’s friend Jen had Ben. Annemarie had Emilia. Jude (spellbinding), had A, but I’ve barely seen her since. Jack’s birthmom’s sister had a baby girl. absenteeshe had Parker.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
My Aunt Lynn.

6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?
A job that I like, that enables us to get out of debt, yet still enables me to see my son for more than 2 hours each day.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
We were sick in February, March, May, June, September, October, and right now, December. I think I’m going to put Jack in a bubble. All of us, in bubbles.

16. What song will always remind you of 2007?
It’s probably from last year, but “Unwritten”.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? About the same.
ii. thinner or fatter? Thinner! I’m 2 pounds from goal!
iii. richer or poorer? Poorer.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
More that I could be proud of – being a better mom, working, keeping in touch with friends, scrapbooking

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Seriously – I spend way too much time on Internet forums. I’ve cut down, but I still spend maybe 30 minutes a day there. The problem is, while I talk a lot, I also learn a lot. I have to figure it out.

Now, my real thoughts on 2007 and 2008:

  • I seem to have gained and lost a friend. My friend J, who has a son Jack’s age, we were spending lots of time together in the spring. Then J experienced problems with her pregnancy, and we tried to get together. Since J had her baby, I’ve only seen her at MOMS Club events., where she’s been kind of vague about getting together. Her husband P was Max’s first and only friend in Antioch. Jack misses his friend K. He says, “Play, K. See K.” It’s hard on all of us. I hope that it’s just the whole, “We have a newborn” thing and not a “We think you’re useless as friends” thing.
  • I said something inane here in LJ and feel like I lost any respect I had from the original poster to begin with.
  • On the other hand, I feel like I’m kind of bonding with my friend Jeff’s (jjustj) sister, donnajean2277. I also met several other new people via LJ whom I would call friends (most notably sm00bs) and got back in touch with some of my college friends (most notably jmay0418).
  • I started using gDiapers, which propelled me back into being environmentally conscious. I wish I had more time and attention to pay to that.
  • Really, I wish that I had more time and attention to pay to a lot of aspects of my life.
  • I tried to start a business, and got a good start, organizationally. But we’re so in debt that I have to go back to technical writing. I don’t dislike tech writing; I dislike how most companies treat their tech writers. I will probably never find a group as good as my one at Oracle, circa 2002.
  • I have decided that I want to work for Google. Now, I just have to act on that.
  • Jack started day care. And I chose the woman because she’s black, and the kids there are black and Hispanic. I’m not sure how I feel about that.
  • We decided not to vaccinate Jack, and I’ve been pretty passionate about that subject as well. (In case you hadn’t noticed. Hah!)
  • I wrote in my paper journal 6 times this year. Last night was 7, and I hope that I remember my resolution to write more often, even if it’s only fun stories about Jack.
  • I finished Jack’s baby book – which is 4 scrapbooks. I started digitally scrapbooking, and I became a consultant for TLC. Then, TLC stopped supporting or releasing new content for the software program that got me to join in the first place. But, I made my first digital books and they look awesome!
  • When I got married, I weighed 110 pounds. When I got hurt in 2003, I got up to 120. By January 2006, I was 163 pounds. I joined Weight Watchers in March 2006. It has taken me almost two years, but I am down to 128  pounds. Two more, and I’ll be at goal. I can do it before March! And, because it’s taken me this long, I know I can keep it off.
  • Jack has gone from baby to big boy. It’s amazing all that he can do and understand now that he couldn’t understand at this time last year. We are so blessed to have such a smart, beautiful, affectionate son. We are blessed that his birthmother is a part of our lives, and believes that we were the right family for her son.
  • I finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and was actually depressed, as if a friend had just moved away. Although the quality of those books individually varied, the experience of reading them was always wonderful.
  • Next year, I want some of the little things to be taken care of: housecleaning and dinners being the biggest “little” things.
  • Next year, I want Max to be happier, and less angry and stressed. I want him to spend more time with his friends.
  • Next year, I want to plan where we’re going to be in two years. Because in two years (2010), I want to start the adoption process and give Jack a little sister before he turns five.
  • Next year, I want to visit Albuquerque, NM.
  • Next year, I want to luck into free tickets to New England, so I can visit all of my friends, whom I miss so dearly.
  • Next year, I want to be at a party on New Year’s Eve.
  • Next year, I want my friends to find what they need – be it a spouse, a cure, or a baby. Mostly, I want all my friends to experience peace and bliss at least some of the time.

It’s 2008! Happy New Year everyone!

  • Current Location:at home
  • Current Mood: thoughtful thoughtful
  • Current Music:Auld Lang Syne


  • birth,
  • meme,
  • motherhood,
  • new year,
  • weight watchers,
  • work

Jan. 2nd, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)Woo-hoo! I got a mention!

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