Post from December, 2017

All about Meme 2017…

Sunday, 31. December 2017 11:17

It’s back! I have neglected my blog in 2017, but I can’t give this meme up! 2017 has been a challenging year, but I am glad with the way I have handled things. Here’s to 2018 and beyond!

1. What did you do in 2017 that you’d never done before?

Held the S8 keys for a shift!

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

I made craftolusions that I failed miserably in! I can recognise over the last few years I have totally changed my mindset and that has assisted me in dealing with setbacks however.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

Yes- online friends who have been friends for over 10 years now!

4. Did anyone close to you die?

Not close, close, but close enough.

5. What countries/states did you visit?

My only trip was to Melbourne for Immy’s birthday, but the less said about that the better.

6. What would you like to have in 2018 that you lacked in 2017?

A steady income (but that actually looks like happening!)

7. What dates from 2017 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

Finishing my degree- handing in that last assignment, release of grades and certification were all great days! As was the day I found out I have a grad position at the hospital and the day I found out I had a permanent job at an aged care facility!

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Finishing my degree and getting jobs!

9. What was your biggest failure?

I can’t think of any that stand out to be honest.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Not really, no!

11. What was the best thing you bought?

I managed to put food on the table every night, even if a lot of the time it was 2 minute noodles and baked beans!

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?

The way MIML™ has handled this year has been great.

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?

The usual suspects…

14. Where did most of your money go?


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


16. What song will always remind you of 2017?

I think I have reached an age where I could not tell you any song that was released this year!

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

a) happier or sadder?

b)thinner or fatter?
probably fatter

c) richer or poorer?

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


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


20. How did you spend Christmas?

I worked a late shift Christmas Eve, had the kids home, ate seafood (and walnut and mushroom paté for the vegan) then was called into work for 5 hours (other job!) then came home and slept!

21. Did you fall in love in 2017?

Over and over again with the gorgeous MIML™

22. How many one-night stands?

This question needs to go!

23. What was your favourite TV program?

Game of Thrones! Also loving rewatching The West WIng along with The West Wing Weekly podcast!

24. Did you make a friend with anyone that you didn’t know this time last year?

I’ve met so many amazing people this year!

25. What was the best book you read?

I loved being part of an online book club this year. Adored both Their Brilliant Careers for it’s satirical look at Australian literature and Lincoln in the Bardo for its experimental amazingness!

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?

That I can listen to such an eclectic range of music and find satisfaction from so many different genres.

27. What did you want and get?

A grad position and a RN job!

28. What did you want and not get?

A partner visa for MIML™- well it is on the way and he is now on a bridging visa! Now to get him work rights…

29. What was your favourite film of this year?

I don’t think I went to the cinema at all this year (lack of disposable income) however I enjoyed Wonder Woman.

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

I was 45. I think we went out for dinner, but I can’t remember!

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


32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2018?

Scrubs and uniforms!

33. What kept you sane?

Knitting and spinning

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

I have always said Ewan, but he appears to be a bit of a cad these days!

35. What political issue stirred you the most?

Penalty rates. US politics

36. Who did you miss?

I miss contact with the US group of friends from several years ago.

37. Who was the best new person you met?

I can’t single any one person out.

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2017.

Never, never, never give up.

39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

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