Even though you’re supposed to choose only one of these questions, I think I have an answer for each of them.
1. What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before? To rephrase that to What did you do more of: I’m pretty sure I danced more in 2011 than I ever have before! Whether it’s because I’m old now and don’t care what people think, or because it’s the fad these days to get up and dance without waiting for someone to ask you, or because of the particular free-feeling crowds I was in. The first one was a Dance-a-thon fund raiser we had at the church, then Jordan’s wedding, then my sister’s party. At each one I danced until I could dance no more! Besides that, iTunes has enabled me to make some playlists to use for my own dancer-size… I’ve even found an app that will help me sort out the beats-per-minute, so that the faster songs are together, with cool-down ones at the end, etc. (Oops, that answer wasn’t supposed to be so long!)
2. What date from 2011 will be etched on your memory and why? Actually, I don’t have an answer for this one. There happens to have been several memorable dates this year (church things in January, weddings, three babies), but I can’t remember the exact date of any of them!
3. What was your biggest achievement of the year? This answer just came yesterday: home made, absolutely-delicious-to-die-for EGGNOG!!! WOOHOO!!!
4. What did you get really, really, really, excited about? We were definitely excited when we received the invitation to a friend’s wedding… but the moment when I felt really, really excited–and I couldn’t explain why exactly–was when Sam’s girlfriend was on the stage singing, at my sister’s party. <3 And I feel it again whenever I listen to the recording.
OK, I’ve done it, and I still have laundry and beds to change, etc…. but I won’t even make you do it today. ;) These are good questions to think about all next week, and remember, you don’t have to answer all of them like I did!
“Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy. For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.” <NIV (Psalm 33:2-4)