The 2015 Year End Meme
1. What did you do in 2015 that you’d never done before?
Drove an RV!!2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
My resolutions mostly applied to work, and I did OK with them; not perfect, but better. Next year, more of the same, only turbo-charged: Silent Cordiality.3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
My niece Katharine had a son in October. My niece Rosellen is hoping to pop out twins any second.4. Tell us a valuable lesson you learned in 2015?
I need to choose who I trust more carefully, and trust myself.5. What was your favorite new TV program?
CSI: Cyber6. What would you like to have in 2016 that you lacked in 2015?
I need to lose weight and generally take better care of myself.7. What dates from 2015 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Sparky's graduation from college, our long stint in the ER in St. Louis, J's birth, Beast's surgery, the disaster/flood in February, my surgery.8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Honestly, improving my relationships with Sparky and Beast while saying to hell with most everyone at work probably ranks up there.9. What was your biggest failure?
Getting "outed" (doxxed) by crazy people wasn't my best moment. My handling of it with my boss could have been better.10. What was the best thing you bought?
I have a new laptop I'm using to type this. It's lovely, but there are some major changes I'm having to get used to. The other best thing I 'bought' was weekly therapy.11. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Beast's for the most part. He's had a very hard year emotionally AND physically, and he's finally learning to listen to his body when it tells him to cease and desist. Also, so many people who have supported him (us), and kept us sane. Also, Sparky, for getting through college and beginning to make his own life choices.12. Whose behavior made you appalled and disgusted?
The leadership of the Republican party. ISIS. People with more guns and bullets than sense.13. What song will always remind you of 2015?
"Uptown Funk"14. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Emptying our varying storage areas and getting rid of stuff.15. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Eat junk.16. What was the best book you read?
Ready Player One (Cline), Joseph Anton (Rushdie), Our Souls at Night (Haruf) are among the ones that will stick with me.17. What one thing would have made your year measurably more satisfying?
Keeping my mouth shut and walking away.18. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
"Do you get a little kick out of being slow-minded?
You want to be like your father
It's approval you're after
Well that's not how you find it
Do you really enjoy living a life that's so hateful?
'Cause there's a hole where your soul should be
You're losing control of it and it's really distasteful"