Friday, January 04, 2008

miss 2007

I'm in the mood to do a year-end wrap-up, some reminiscing.

Favorite events of 2007, in chronological order:
Indianapolis Colts won the Super Bowl: I got especially geeked-out about this, I loved the excitement and pride that glowed throughout the City.
Chez Pez on tour: My PEZ collection was on display at two public libraries. As someone who credits the library with changing my life, I got teary-eyed preparing the displays.
Visiting Cliff and Marilyn in Nebraska: This trip was fun for many reasons. Of course meeting the Morrows was a blast, but I also really enjoyed hanging out with Jerry. Hours in the car and we're still friends!
Purchased a 'real' camera: I love it for illustrating the blog and it is really helped with my music column.
Took the first (on purpose) picture of my feet: It has turned in to one of my favorite ways to illustrate my stories. I'm hoping to to hang of series of "my feet" photographs in my house.
Indiana State Fair: I got to see David Cassidy and ride in the Tractor Parade. Two childhood dreams come true in one week. Almost too much to bear.
Posted every day in October: Posting every day really cemented my commitment to blogging. Thanks to all of you who suffered through it.
Tonic Ball: Best day of the year, hands down.

Things that happened this year that made me feel like an adult:
Got promoted: The job is perfect for me and I love it. It is the first job I've had in years that does not feel temporary (even though I held some of those temp jobs for seven years).
Bought my house: I went from having no debt and being a tenant to having a mortgage and being the landlord.
Money: I spent the year with a chunk of money in my savings account, hell, I had a savings account for the first time in years. I got a significant raise. The raise just covers the amount of money that I'm paying over rent I was paying, plus what my tenant is contributing. So, my standard of living is exactly the same. And I have no savings account.

Things that did not happen like I thought they would:
Writing: I vowed at the beginning of the year that I was going to quit writing for this paper. It was starting to feel like a chore. Boy, did I misjudge that one! I started writing more, and pitching stories to them. I seriously considered (and was encouraged to) applying for the music editor job when it came open in November.
Quitting a part-time job or two: Still working all of them. I tried to breakup with the clothing store, but they offered to reduce my schedule even more (and I still get the discount). The Red Key is part of my social life - they'll have to kick me out.
Dating: I'm not sure that I had an actual date this year. A couple of almost/are we on a date-dates. It does not get any easier. Ugggh.
Weight: No more, no less.
Organized basement and garage: No comment.

I can't wait to see what 2008 brings.


Cliff said...

Miss Aligned had me laughing Nora. That was funny.
The rejection post that followed was a downer but I hope this will all somehow work to your benefit.
And as for the year in the rear view, Marilyn and I are delighted to have been a part of it.

King Tiger said...

All in all it sounds like a pretty good year; you still have all 20 digits, both arms and legs and are breathing unaided.

Stop by Casa tigre and see the pix of our latest home improvement project.

Tee said...

You had a really eventful year, and from what I can tell, a good one. I hope this new year is just as good, if not better.

That is awesome about your pez collection. I would have felt the same way if I had a collection on display in the library. Those cases are like, holy. LOL.

BTW - Every time I see a pez dispenser, I think of you. Saw some weird ones at checkout today when we bought the groceries. I think they were Star Wars. Rather weird characters.

Jerry said...

Thanks for keeping me up on upcoming Indy events. It's nice to escape every once in a while.

And it was a fun roadtrip, wasn't it? Ready to do it again?

Rachel said...

Well, a good year Nora!! You keep busy with all the goingings-on (doubt that's a word) in your life and jobs, and you are an amazing person!! I always enjoy reading your blog and look forward to more in this new year!!