Friday, January 12, 2007

a recollection of 2006

What did you do in 2006 that you'd never done before?
Drive 11,000 miles in one summer

Did anyone close to you give birth?
My sister had a boy! On August 23, 2006 John Thomas was born.

What was the best thing you bought?
A National Park pass that let me see at least 15 national parks for $50.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?

What song will always remind you of 2006?
Songs on this post.

What do you wish you'd done more of?
Bike. Bake. rake, race, face, fate, date, dote, dole, done.
this is a very interesting exercise (and not honest). I wish I had blogged more. It's always interesting to read what I've written in the past - to pick up on my mood of one evening, to remember what was going on in my mind. Last year I wish I had remembered to read and write the letters to myself that I write on my birthday, but my tradition of 10 years was forgotten.

What do you wish you'd done less of?

How did you spend the holidays?
In NJ with family.

What was the best book you read?
God's Smuggler

What was your favorite film of this year?
Mostly Martha

Whom did you miss?
Kailin, until I got a Christmas card from my long lost friend!

Who was the best new person you met?
Mark! My nephew, who is a ball of joy and delight. I guess I sort of met him when he was a few weeks old in 2005, but as far as personality goes, I couldn't have much to say then. But in Alaska, this summer in TX, and this Christmas I got to hang out with him, and he is awesome! His cheeks smile all the time, and his whole face lights up. It seems he is always happy. He wasn't talking yet this Christmas--just making H? sounds, which will be forever ingrained in my memory. He was a good communicator for one without words.


Anonymous said...

Kate, I like reading your blog. Today's was delightful. So creative. Reflections on the year. Love, Mother

Leah said...

I spent New Year's Eve watching Mostly Martha with my family. A delightful film.

kate said...

Leah, so did we!

Courtney said...

I def. know my "song of 2006" and I blame it on you that its been stuck in my head since July. :)

kate said...

Courtney's right...East Coast/West Coast by the Singing Mechanic would pretty much sum up the summer. Everything about it. I was hoping I'd find something with a theme that would fit the year, but nothing yet...

bethany said...

Mostly Martha is such a great movie - even my mom liked it! I own it and watch it as a comfort movie. I love the story and characters, but I also like it because it's just such a pretty movie.