End of the Year meme

The New Year

When I saw this end of the year meme over at Michelle’s of Bleeding Espresso I thought that I would give it a try. I say try because I really have a problem with remembering things within the time they happened, I mean, some things that happened two years ago seem to me as if they happened two months ago while recent events sometimes seem to belong to another decade! So I give this a try and see what comes out of it, if you do it too, I know that Michelle is happy if you let her know.

What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before?
Many things among which making trippa alla fiorentina for Marco.

Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I never make any so I never get disappointed with myself, at least not for this reason.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yes, a couple of neighbours increased the population here in our ‘village’.

Did anyone close to you die?
No this year I was saved from this and it was needed.

What countries did you visit?
Sweden. As usual.

What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009
To see something else than Sweden maybe?

What dates from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Dates? Can’t remember any particular dates.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Making some job decisions and carrying them out.

What was your biggest failure?
I don’t see things like that and even if I did, my selective memory would have mad me forget it.

Did you suffer illness or injury?
The only big illness was the swine flu.

What was the best thing you bought?
Studio lights and cookbooks

Whose behavior merited celebration?
All the people who work in the field for help organizations and people who are making other people’s life better.

Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
A certain Prime minister’s.

Where did most of your money go?
On food.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
This is typically something I never remember

What song will always remind you of 2009?
must ask some child about that

Compared to this time last year, are you: (a) happier or sadder? (b) thinner or fatter? (c) richer or poorer?
a)much happier, b) a bit thinner c) neither richer nor poorer

What do you wish you’d done more of?
I wish I had been nicer to people or rather that I got outside myself for someone else, made real efforts to help my my fellow beings. But life’s not over yet and it is always good to have a direction.

What do you wish you’d done less of?
I wish I had eaten less sugary food not so much for my health as for the empty calories

How did you spend Christmas?
With the Italian part of the family. We had a very nice time with good food.

What was your favorite TV program?
Blob (an Italian TV program that is difficult to define, I’d say it is a satire on what is shown on TV and How Is It Made or whatever they are called, programs where they show you how things are made, from racing cars to phillo pastry. Love it.

Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
I don’t hate much but I still strongly dislike a lot of politicians, they somehow bring that feeling out of me.

What was the best book you read?
I read a lot of books but no one stands out really, except the Dickens novels but then I love 19th century novels.

What was your greatest musical discovery?
don’t think I made one

What did you want and get?
Love. And even better, I loved which is the most incredible thing there is in my opinion. To love beats it all and I am not talking about romantic love here, just plain love.

What did you want and not get?
Too many things to even think of

What was your favorite film of this year?
as if I would remember that hahaha

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Blogging (that includes You)

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?
Relaxed, very relaxed, too relaxed

What kept you sane?
Being me if that makes any sense

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
none in particular

What political issue stirred you the most?
About anything happening in this country

Who did you miss?
My parents. Still.

Who was the best new person you met
It has not been a very social year on my part but I am very happy and satisfied with the friends I am fortunate to have.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009.
To accept that people die and never ever come back but that life goes on and that you always find pieces of the missed ones inside your heart.

For 2010 I wish you all a year that will make you (even?) happier!

Love & Peace

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