2020 in Review

 1. What did you do in 2020 that you’d never done before? During the shut-down, we stayed at home for two weeks with zero obligations. We'd never done that before and probably never will again. It was unlike vacation or staycation or anything like that. There was nowhere to be, nothing to do. No expectations of us, either. 

2. Did you keep your New Years resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I always resolve to try and eat healthier and exercise more. And I do a little bit better every year.(Same old, same old)

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? My sister, Anna, gave birth to Augustine in March and announced over Christmas that she'll be having another little one in 2021!

4. Did anyone close to you die? No, thank goodness.

5. What countries did you visit? Ha! None and hardly anyone else did, either.

6. What would you like to have in 2021 that you lacked in 2020? More freedom and autonomy.

7. What from 2020 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? The election fiasco. 

8. What was your biggest contribution of the year? My biggest contributions of 2020 have
been in protesting the lockdowns and mandates surrounding the scamdemic. Government overreach has been swift and staggering.

9. What was your biggest failure? This may be the only year I don't feel like I've struggled with failure. It's been a hard year in many ways and I feel proud to say that I have stood my ground and not just gone with the masses.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Nope! Ironically, we've been super healthy this year.

11. What was the best thing you bought? I bought a velvet, teal chair for the livingroom and it makes me so happy every time I see it.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? Luke was pretty dang amazing this year. My Mr. Social Butterfly had to adjust big time. He also had his fair share of disappointments this year and he's handled them like a champ.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? The vast majority of the American People.

14. Where did most of your money go? Enlarging our food storage. Hands down.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? I can finally say, for the first time in almost 20 years, that I have a close-knit group of amazing, like-minded friends. They were, hands down, the absolute best part of 2020.

16. What song will always remind you of 2020? Is He Worthy? by Shane and Shane.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? Sadder
ii. thinner or fatter? Thinner!
iii. richer or poorer? Richer.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Cycling and hiking. Due to the shutdown, parks are SO packed during the evenings and weekends. 

19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Fretting about other people's happiness when it's their job to make and keep themselves happy.

20. How will you be spending the Winter? Blogging, scrapbooking, reading, and spending time with friends.

22. Did you fall in love in 2020? Nope, same loves as always.

23. What was your favorite month of 2020? In February we flew to Orlando and visited Disney and Universal Studios. It was a blast!

24. What was your favorite TV program? Despite being home so much, we watched very little TV. We watched mainly documentaries. The American Gospel movies and The Chosen were the standout favorites.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? Nope. Not a hater, such a waste of time.

26. What was the best book you read? Mama Bear Apologetics.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery? Shane and Shane.

28. What did you want and get? More friends. Making friends as an adult is hard, but I've been making a real effort and it's paying off.

29. What was your favorite film of this year? American Gospel

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I turned 40. Our February vacation was a part of my present.

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Spending more time in nature. I keep saying that, but I have a hard time making it happen. I'm pretty much the only one in the family who wants to hike so I feel like my time in nature comes at the expense of family time.

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2020? This was the worst year for fashion. Why bother, really? Comfort was the name of the game.

33. What kept you sane? Friends. We had Bible study on Monday nights, games here on Tuesday nights, and ladies prayer here every other Wednesday night. In addition, our group has been interested in learning about the Jewish feasts so we gathered for that.

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? None.

35. What political issue stirred you the most? Government overreach, forced vaccination, and the drama that surrounded the election.

36. Who did you miss? Chelsea and her family and Paul and Amanda. 

37. Who was the best new person you met? I made some friends at the various protests I attended and they are all smart, feisty patriots and good Christians, to boot.

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2020: The most important lesson I learned was that our faith matters. And more than that, I've really discovered how little most Christians really know about what they claim they believe. I've learned more about my faith and the Bible in the past 9 months than I have in 35 years of church. That concerns me.

39. Best quote of the year?

"I don't know why you're all clapping, I'm talking about you." - Paul Washer


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