Wednesday, January 2, 2013 the books!

1. What did you do in 2011 that you'd never done before? 
Got "drafted", got ordained, preached in sem chapel, served as the sis' maid-of-honor, started running, stared down a crazy lady and disarmed her with the power of prayer, learned about asbestos

2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year? 
Eh...I did alright on the yoga front, but then things got busy and crazy and it kind of fell off the map...not really making any this year.  I don't know, not that there aren't things I want or need to do, but making those things "Resolutions" just seems to tank them, I don't know...

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? 
Tim & Emma, whom I'm a horrible person and I forgot, Erin-the-bestie, Molly, no one else that I'm particularly close to

4. Did anyone close to you die? 
Again, no one that I was especially close to

5. What countries did you visit? 
I spent 2012 just chillin' in the good ol' US of A...

6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012? 
I reeeaaaaalllly need a Churchstock-ish small group...

7. What date(s) from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? 
Ash Wednesday, because it turned out to be a really fantastic evening, the sis' wedding ('cause duh), ordination, Christmas Eve

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? 
Le Breakup, which is kind of sad, but it really represents a strength and courage that I didn't know I had, incredible self-awareness, and the ability to make really good decisions, no matter how hard they are.  Also, getting ordained, and landing a job despite interviewing with a fever of 103 and being so ill I thought I might pass out while touring the building...learning about HAES...

9. What was your biggest failure? 
Not getting into Marquette.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? 
Surgerized the endo, although it seems to be returning.  Gigantor sinus infection (see #8).

11. What was the best thing you bought? 
A new couch.  (I guess?)  An alb.  Grace for the Good Girl.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? 
Will, for toughing out the sheer insanity with me.  Katie E, for just generally being awesome and amazing, and advocating for me and Will when we couldn't do it for ourselves anymore, and for canting at my ordination.  Carrie Carrol, because she listens and cares. Mark Granquist - he cares *so much* about his students.  Bishop Zellmer, for drafting me.  Bill Tesch, for talking about Jesus.  Erik, for loving me.  Liz, for talking me through approval.  Luke, for entertaining me on Ash Wednesday.  Rachel, for introducing me to the Uptown Cafeteria and Support Group.  Erin for being so ridic supportive this fall, Molly for preaching the law to me when I needed to hear it. 

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? 
See, the thing is: if you want me to grab your ass in public, and then don't understand why I balk at that, I will automatically be appalled and depressed. 

14. Where did most of your money go? 

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? 
The Boy, graduating, being ordained, Katie and Will's Magic Spreadsheet, the Olympics (including the US men's water polo team...), Christmas at the Capitol, my congregation *totally* rocking the Nunc Dimittis on Christmas Eve

16. What song will always remind you of 2012? 
"Tonight Tonight" by Hot Chelle Rae

17. Compared to this time last year, are you: i. Happier or sadder?  ii. Thinner or fatter?  iii. Richer or poorer? Happier, don't care (yay HAES!), richer (yay, job!)

18. What do you wish you'd done more of? 
19. What do you wish you'd done less of? 
Obsessing about dumb things/people.

20. How did you spend Christmas? 
Worship on Christmas Eve, then dinner with a family from church.  Made a figgy pudding on Christmas Day.

21. How did you spend New Year's Eve? 
Frozen egg rolls, Full House reruns, and lots of productive-ness for work.

22. Did you fall in love in 2011? 
I guess I didn't "fall in love" in the romantic sense...but I learned a lot about what really loving someone (a friend, a SO, a fellow Christian, etc) actually means, and actually feels like.

23. How many one-night stands? 

24. What was your favorite TV program? 
Hawaii Five-O, the Olympics

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? 
Does it sound overly pious and gag-me-with-a-Christian to say, "I don't know that I really hate anyone, people just tick me off" ??

26. What was the best book you read? 
Grace for the Good Girl, and Freedom for Ministry

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

28. What did you want and get? 
vocational clarity, the new worship "curriculum" by Chris Scharen, (thanks, Liz and Rachel!)

29. What did you want and not get? 
A mix CD, haha.

30. What was your favorite film of this year? 
Won't Back Down

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? 
Turned 31, had dinner and played Apples at Chatterbox with Liz, Rachel, and Bonnie. 

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

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011? 
Balancing my personality with "dressy enough" for work...a little more into skirts

34. What kept you sane? 
God and my friends, pink wine, frozen yogurt, Grace for the Good Girl

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? 
Kirani James + Oscar Pistorius, Paul Ryan, Gabby Douglas, N.T. Wright

36. What political issue stirred you the most? 
The general idiocy of pretty much every elected official, particularly at the federal level

37. Who did you miss? 
Um, basically everyone.

38. Who was the best new person you met? 
Baby Malachi.  My new bishop.  Le Boy, at least at the time. 

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012: 
Know yourself and your needs, and don't be afraid to advocate for them.  When you care about people, tell them. 

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year: 
"Well Done" by Moriah Peters

I'm headed down this narrow road
Chosen by the few
And all that I know is
You told me to follow You

I'm taking a risk and leaving it all
Not knowing what I'll go through
But I'm not alone
As long as I follow You

So when my life's a leap of faith
I can hear You say

Well done, well done
I'm gonna chase You, Lord
I'm gonna show the world Your love, woah
I'll run, I'll run
I'm gonna run this race
To hear You say well done

If people walk with me, talk with me, looking for truth
They're gonna find out soon
If they're following me then
They're gonna follow You

So let my life speak loud and clear
Lord, I wanna hear

Well done, well done
I'm gonna chase You, Lord
I'm gonna show the world Your love, woah
I'll run, I'll run
I'm gonna run this race
To hear You say well done

I'm so glad that I get to serve You, Lord
You're the only One I am living for, woah
I'm gonna run straight into Your open arms
I'm gonna follow You with my all heart, woah, woah

Well done, well done
I'm gonna chase You, Lord
I'm gonna show the world Your love, woah
I'll run, I'll run
I'm gonna run this race
To hear You say well done

I'm gonna run this race
To hear You say well done

Well done


Tim said...

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Erin-the-bestie, Molly, no one else that I'm particularly close to


Elizabeth of Hungary said...

Aack, sorry Tim! Was Krissy born in 2012? The year just flew by, I guess. Fixed!

Tim said...

You are forgiven. This just means that we don't get together nearly often enough. I'm sure you will get an invite to her FIRST birthday party, in March. :)

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