Just a quick little bit of a look back on 2017. Thanks to Kwizgiver, who I completely stole this from.
In 2017, I gained: a son-in-law, and some insight into the kind of person I am and the kind of person I want to be.
I lost: 35 pounds (still have more to go) and in December I said goodbye to my sweet hound dog, Elvis.
I stopped: drinking regular sodas...now to work on the diet Coke.
I started: making more meals at home.
I was hugely satisfied by: the way my daughter's wedding came together. It was perfect after all those months of planning and stressing and a week of intense labor.
And frustrated by: the political mood in this country and having to worry that everything you say will offend someone.
I am so embarrassed that I: spent so much time on social media.
Once again, I: went overboard at Christmas.
Once again, I did not: declutter and organize the house.
The biggest physical difference between me last December and this December is: I am 35 pounds lighter and that has helped ease the pain I experience when on my feet for long periods or when I try to go for walks. It encourages me to lose more in the hope that it will ease it even further.
The biggest psychological difference between me last December and this December is: I am content and confident in who I am. I don't have to try to be someone or something else to please anyone.
I loved spending time: reading, playing online games, and being with my youngest grandson.
Why did I spend even two minutes: reading all the political rants and garbage on Facebook.
I should have spent more time: exercising, studying the Bible, decluttering, and cooking.
I regret buying: nothing.
I will never regret buying books even though with that money I could have paid some bills.
I didn’t do things with friends enough.
The terminally offended drove me crazy.
The most relaxing place I went was Erie, PA. It was also the only place I went this year, but I needed that long weekend away with the hubby once the wedding was over.
Why did I go to my company Christmas party? Boring.
The best thing I did for someone else was EVERYTHING I did to put my daughter's wedding together.
The best thing I did for myself lose 35 pounds.
The best thing someone did for me all the cards, comments and gifts when my dog died.
The one thing I’d like to do again, but do it better, plant and grow a garden in the raised beds my husband made for me. It was the first year and I made mistakes and learned a lot.