Identified multiple gray hairs on my husband.
Bought a car. I've never had my own before!
Bit of a boring old list of new things, isn't it?
1 July 2013: Taking possession of our first home. Eating pizza on the floor and thinking 'this place is a cold shithole. What the hell have we done?' I love it now, though.
Finding the finance to purchase said home and actually winning a fucking auction. Some worky stuff.
9. What was your biggest failure?
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
House! Also getting piffled away on food and booze; we're just so GOOD at spending on that.
Not having to go to open homes every weekend anymore! When we won the auction on June 9, we cracked a bottle of something tasty and basically danced around the living room celebrating the fact that the house hunt of 2013 was finally over.
b) Thinner or fatter? Fatty fatty boom boom BOOM.
c) Richer or poorer? Depends how you quantify this. Probably richer, even though I feel poorer - we may be paying a mortgage and interest etc but we own equity now, I guess.
I wish I'd taken more leave. This year was a little tight on the leave front, though I guess I'm only feeling it now. Also: done more of mortgage-paying.
Fell a bit more in love with P, as I do most years. This year it was the realisation he takes so much administrative hassle out of my life. What, is handling the spreadsheets not romantic to you? I feel sick thinking that I didn't kiss him goodbye this morning and that we haven't emailed today. We always kiss goodbye and there's usually something sent to make the other laugh. The wear and tear of a long year has frayed our edges - it lead to a serious degree of miffedness last night on my part, and this morning on his when I stonily endured his cuddle. I think we need a bit of time out to reconnect properly, but I do love him more each day, I promise. Maybe 2013 was the year of domestic discontent?
20. What was your favourite TV programme?
Sidenote: you know people on Idol-type television shows are all 'music's my life' and every conversation with a new person you had in high school started with 'what sort of music are you into?' and people now discuss their top-25 lists on their iPod? Yeah, music isn't the necessary art for me. I need words to survive. I am loathe to admit it but I don't even have my own iTunes and music selection - P has pretty good taste and he'll upload anything I've purchased, within reason. I do still buy and enjoy music, but often, when at home alone, I prefer silence. A: enjoys the mute button.
24. What did you want and not get?
26. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
On my 31st birthday I was at work, slogging it out on a big thing and ... wait, I just checked my calendar. I've got total false sorry-for-self memories. It was a Saturday and I ate brunch with my sister which was excellent and then I think P and I went somewhere? Hopeless.
Missed my grandmother.
Facetious: use discretion when considering whether dry-clean only really means dry-clean only. It's surprising what can go through the wash on a cold cycle, but devastating when you get it wrong.