2008 – My year in review

Today is the last day in 2008 and boy what a year this has been. The world has seen many changes, the United States has gone to hell in a handbasket, and people from all different backgrounds are saying “enough!”

My 2008 wasn’t as dramatic but it had it’s fair share of highs and lows. Since this blog is fairly new, I figure I can let you all get to know me a little bit better by letting you know what went on for my 2008. Before I get into it, I would like to thank @palak on Twitter for suggesting this idea. My mind was blank so I asked my followers. He was kind enough to tweet back, so thank you.

The year started with me getting to know Chris more. We had a fantastic Valentines Day and went out of town to Monterey. There we checked out the Aquarium and had a blast. I saw my first opera in Feburary which was Madama Butterfly. It was so beautiful that I cried and then had a horrible migraine at the end of the night. I had a stressful time planning my daughters 5th birthday party but everything came off wonderfully. The bad part was that as she was walking in, I found out that my digital camera wasn’t working so I freaked out at first but Chris saved the day because he brought his along as well. We adopted a dog named Donnie in May from the local SPCA. He is a terrier chihuahua mix and is over 4 years old. We will have to put some pictures of him up one of these days. Late May was the Michael Bublé concert which was fantastic. Most people would think that since he sings a certain style of music that he would be a bit boring, but he was very naughty. The tickets were a little pricey but it was worth every penny.

In June, Chris proposed over a romantic dinner and I obviously said yes. 10 days after that I celebrated my 26th birthday. In August we went to our first bridal show to get some ideas for the wedding. A friend of mine had her birthday at the beginning of September so we took her out to dinner where I asked her to be one of my bridesmaids.

Towards the latter part of the year, things really started to pick up. I had lost my former job towards the beginning of October so that was a huge blow to us since we had been looking for apartments at the time but it wasn’t the end of the world. Chris had his birthday on the 27th of October and I surprised him. A couple days after that on Halloween we had a massive party which was fun. While he would be at work, I would decorate the house and had started to bake. The party was a big hit and I was so exhausted afterwards.

In November I voted for the first time. I voted for Barack Obama and I voted no on Proposition 8. I was proud of what I did, but I just wish that both things that I voted for passed. A few weeks after that we celebrated my Great Grandmothers 86th birthday. Her health has been bad since last year so it came as a surprise that she made it to this one. For Thanksgiving my daughter was sick and couldn’t make it so her and my Mom were absent. Chris and I went to my Grandmas house earlier in the day so that I could start cooking and dinner came out really well.

For December, we picked the place for our wedding reception and booked it. We also started packing and on the 15th moved into our first apartment together.

What will be in store for me in 2009? Well, we started up World Of Meh so the possibilities with this are endless. I hope that we get to travel a bit more but it will be crunch time in regard to planning the wedding. I really don’t make any resolutions because I make goals for myself throughout the year.

Tonight Chris and I will be staying at the apartment because of the fog and the danger drunk drivers pose to the rest of us. May you all have a happy and safe New Years!

– She Who Has The Last Word

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