1. What did you do in 2022 that you’d never done before? Bought a new car all by myself. Went to a work party by myself even though I knew I didn’t really know anyone there.
2. Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I did see my friends more I guess, but that wasn’t difficult. I’m glad I finally got to see Julia again. This year I want to frickin stop breastfeeding! And soon, like immediately.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Um… well, Rachelle still has a few days
4. Did anyone close to you die? No
5. What countries did you visit? Ha
6. What would you like to have in 2023 that you lacked in 2022? Two kids in school
7. What date from 2022 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? Er, I can’t think of anything terribly memorable besides our deployment in October
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Getting that frickin FPService working. Or potty training Glenn, but I guess that was more his achievement
9. What was your biggest failure? Screaming at the kids
10. Did you suffer illness or injury? We all had covid in July, but that was it for me I think. Glenn was pretty sick a few times
11. What was the best thing you bought? Bunk bed for the kids, no wait, the dude we hired to put the bunk bed together
14. Where did most of your money go? A single thing? Disney. Since we already paid for most of next year. Overall … food?
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Disney!
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
l. happier or sadder? Happier
ll. thinner or fatter? Same?
lll. richer or poorer? Um, depends on how the stock market is doing today. Probably richer, though I did buy the car
18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Playdates for the kids
19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Stressing out
20. How will you be spending Christmas? Our parents came over our house
24. What was your favorite TV program? Wednesday was good. Stranger Things, Russian Doll, The Crown, Disney+ had some cute stuff too
26. What was the best book you read? The Witcher Saga
28. What did you want and get? Recognition for my hard work
29. What did you want and not get? The end of milk
30. What was your favorite film of this year? Did I even watch any? The Noel Diary? Seeing Red? Oh, I saw that new Doctor Strange movie too. Oh and the Sonic movies. I didn’t really like any of them.
31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? We went to the zoo and none of your business
32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Getting the bunk bed sooner. Like sleep magic
33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2022? PJs and yoga pants still
34. What kept you sane? MIL FTW yet again
35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Henry Cavill
36. What political issue stirred you the most? Russia’s bullshit, The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade :(
37. Who did you miss? My NJ coworkers
38. Who was the best new person you met? My new team at work
39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2022: Venturing out of the house will probably get you sick. Practice negotiating when buying a car. Remember to put those cancel reminders on your calendar for recurring subscriptions you got discounts on.
41. Summarize 2022: Started with a new team doing Azure migration stuff at work that turned out to be crazier than everyone expected. I bought my first new car. We all got Covid for the first time since this nonsense started. Went to Legoland, went to Disney World, ate pie.