- What did you do in 2015 that you'd never done before?
Made a baby
- Did you keep your new years' resolutions and will you make more for next year? From Last Year
- A bad habit I'm going to break:
Buying snacks from a vending machine.So, I guess this one waxed and waned, but I tried very hard most days to NOT do this.
- A new skill I'd like to learn: How to do a stunning cat eye
- A person I hope to be more like:
My husband, who is mindful and organized.I'm still working on it
- A good deed I'm going to do:
Donate to one of the many public services we utilize.We donated to WERS & WBUR this year, as well as our alma matters, and the conservation lands in our town.
- A place I'd like to visit:
All of the conservation trails in my neighborhood.Definitely have hit up many of the conservation trails in our area. Have absolutely done all of the ones in walking distance of our house and then some!
- A bad habit I'm going to break: Eating when I'm stressed/bored/sad/celebrating
- A new skill I'd like to learn:
- A person I hope to be more like: Someone who can easily socialize with others
- A good deed I'm going to do: Donate my time
- A place I'd like to visit: England
Yes indeed! We had a little baby girl come into our circle of friends this year
We went to PA for a BBQ, and MO for a wedding.
A new car, a baby!
August 6th—the day I found out I had a + pregnancy test.
I got that first, faint positive on that Friday night, and was surprised as F*-all. I actually had a glass of wine while I was cooking dinner, and I had poured myself another one. I was feeling light/happy and a little bit tipsy, and thought I'd take a pregnancy test for giggles. I had SO MANY OF THEM, due to buying multiple packs of ovulation strips—it was cheaper to buy them bundled together.
I dumped that second glass of wine immediately and proceeded to flip my shit in my head. I waited to tell J until Saturday morning when I was able to take a more expensive First Response test, which showed a clear, no-nonsense positive...
I jumped back into bed and asked him when he'd be awake enough to hear good news, and after that it was the hardest secret I've ever had to keep for 14+ weeks!
I was promoted at work, I managed a group of students for a semester, and I think that they are all talented and amazing, and I can't wait to see what their futures hold.
Just my big mouth...again.
I had about the worst cold imaginable in January. It affected my respiratory system, and I ended up having to use a nebulizer for my asthma—something that I have not done in years. Then again in August, same thing. Terrible cold, upper respiratory problems, and then bam, in the middle of it, pregnant. Then there was the "morning" sickness, and the bloating, and the emotional stress and the being clumsy and dizzy all the time. FUN TIMES.
Everything for the nursery. A crib from IKEA, fabric for the curtains, lamps. It all came together so wonderfully.
My husband, who was my rock during the SIXTEEN WEEKS that I could not tell anyone I was pregnant. Then the poor man had to listen to me go on and on and on about all of my little symptoms and grievances, not to mention deal with my mood swings and utter fatigue and uselessness.
Donald Trump, anyone who supported Trump.
Maternity clothes, the nursery, baby related expenses.
When I stopped being nauseated all the time and was able to eat real food again!
Shut Up And Dance by Walk the Moon
Dearly Departed by Shakey Graves
Wide Open by The Chemical Brothers
Exercising before I got pregnant, and generally moving around when I did get pregnant.
Being hyper focused on trying to conceive, which would have relieved a lot of stress.
With J, eating homemade Chinese food, then that weekend, we cooked for a small group of friends.
With some friends of ours having a wonderful "Thanksgiving" dinner.
Probably sleeping, since the wee one demands a 9PM bedtime. (We ended up going to our neighbors' house for board games, and I lasted until after 10, since I was drinking sugary Cranberry juice.)
Every time we had an ultrasound
The League (rewatch), Broadchurch, Sherlock
I think that I've come to decide that "hate," even the mild pretend "hate," is a completely wasted emotion. This doesn't mean that there isn't anyone that could have made this list, just that I choose not to participate in this question anymore.*
*I have added an addendum to include the strong sense of dislike that I feel for people who mark up library books.
The Girl on the Train was really good.
A working commuter rail at the beginning of the year. Our public transit system was out of whack for over a month, and there were many days I spent two, three, or four hours commuting into or home from work. I felt like the entire month of February, and much of March was spent on soul crushing journeys to and from the city, with a group of the biggest, most annoying assholes who treated the situation as though it was everyone else's fault that the transit system shit the bed.
Bonus: What did you not want that you ended up getting anyway?
Snow. And more snow. And then some more snow.
Not a film, but we saw the live broadcast of Hamlet from the Barbican. It was three hours of Benedict Cumberbatch and it was wonderful.
I turned 31. J and I went to a restaurant in Boston that we love (Grotto) with some friends, and followed that with an Improv Asylum show.
If the commuter rail hadn't failed in the biggest way possible during the winter.
Everything that wasn't discussed during the debates because look over here, everybody!
My grandmother, as always
One of our neighbors who raises chickens
"Don't spend time with people who don't treat you well," among other things.
I knew I loved you before I met you - Savage Garden