You may remember this from last year's Year in Review thought I might do it again.
Here are the questions. This time, I followed directly with answers.
1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before? Let's face it, chemotherapy.
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? Well, since I don't remember any resolutions, I'm going to say, "No."
3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Yes, my best friend had an adorable baby girl.
4. Did anyone close to you die? Yes.
5. What countries did you visit? Italy and parts of the US (California and Vermont).
6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008? A body that doesn't betray me.
7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? October 24th. It's the day I found out I have breast cancer. September 21st is the day I rode my second Century, strong. November 4th, obviously.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Not giving up.
9. What was your biggest failure? Could say not losing weight, but I really don't think of that as a failure. I'm not harping on it.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Yes.
11. What was the best thing you bought? Hmm.... I got some really cool gifts, can't think of anything I bought for myself. Ooh, how about the silver necklace I'm wearing.
12. Whose behavior merited celebration? The accomplishments of my daughters continue to amaze me.
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? Sarah Palin (and many others in the Grand Old Party).
14. Where did most of your money go? Luckily still, more probably to travel than medical (of course, that doesn't include the government).
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Our Presidential Elections.
16. What song will always remind you of 2008? I Kissed a Boy. We heard it on the way to our triathalon, and it will always remind me of that.
17. Compared to this time last year, are you: a) happier or sadder? b) thinner or fatter? c) richer or poorer? Sadder. Fatter. Poorer. - Wow that's pathetic.
18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Road my bike and hiked. I miss being active. Read for pleasure.
19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Eat gross foods.
20. How did you spend Christmas? With friends and family.
21. Did you fall in love in 2008? No.
22. What was your favorite TV program? Hmm.....I love my usuals, but became addicted to Real Housewives of NYC.
23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? I don't like to hate people.
24. What was the best book you read? Water for Elephants.
25. What was your greatest musical discovery? You know, nothing - guess I'm just not that into music.
26. What did you want and get? Keurig Single Cup Coffee Maker; it's my new favorite toy.
27. What did you want and not get? A popcorn maker.
28. What was your favorite film of this year? Gosh, I'm not sure I even saw a movie in 2008 - at least nothing worth remembering. Wait - checked last year's and it turns out I saw Juno in 2008 which I definitely loved!
29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I was 43, and I spent the day with my family in the City, going to my favorite restaurant and having a nice dinner at home that night.
30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Being healthy.
31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008? Same as always, jeans and either a tee or a flannel or shorts and a tee.
32. What kept you sane? Having fun whenever possible.
33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Barak Obama
34. What political issue stirred you the most? The elections and the inability to campaign on the issues.
35. Who did you miss? Tim Russert.
36. Who was the best new person you met? Hmmm...can't think of who I met other than doctors and nurses...and I can't complain about a single one - they've all been terrific.
37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008. If you have your health, you can have anything want. If you don't, you have to make everything you have count.
38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year. "And even when your hope is gone
Move along, move along just to make it through." All American Rejects
Now off to read what I wrote last year.