As I did last year, I borrowed this meme from Michelle at bleeding espresso. I left out some of the questions. You can read the complete list at her delicious blog. This is a nice way to wrap up the year.
What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before? Started a business on Etsy, killed an unfortunate lemon tree, crocheted fingerless mittens (they came out crooked), drank vintage champagne, drove two supercars (not necessarily in that order).
Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions and will you make more for next year? I don’t think I made any last year. It’s easier that way. But this year, I resolve to concentrate on only 1 of the 4 novels I have started to write.
What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009? A finished novel.
What was your biggest achievement of the year? Getting my business from concept to reality.
What was the best thing you bought? Scrivener writing software.
What did you get really, really excited about? Christmas, for some reason. I’ve been listening to Christmas music since July.
What do you wish you’d done more of? Write.
What do you wish you’d done less of? Stressed over other people.
How did you spend Christmas? With family.
What was your favorite TV program? Glee.
What was the best book you read? The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson.
What was your greatest musical discovery? Broadway show tunes.
What did you want and get? A backyard oasis.
What did you want and not get? A nutcracker. Every year I ask for a nutcracker for Christmas and I never get one.
What was your favorite film of this year? Does a miniseries count? If so, Lost in Austen. Here’s a scene that was deleted from the U.S. version.
How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009? Ferragamo. The older I get, the more Italian I become.
What kept you sane? Champagne and The Secret.
Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? I’m in love with Alfred Molina and Seth Rudetsky.
Who did you miss? My family and friends on the East coast.
Who was the best new person you met? The characters in my books.
What valuable lesson did you learn in 2009? Life is short. Start working on those dreams.