Gained or lost weight?
Lost. A lot šŸ™‚

Longer or shorter hair?
Shorter. Much shorter.

More nearsighted or farsighted?
Has not changed noticeably.

More or less money?
About the same.

Spent more or less?
More as we are three now.

Moved more or less?

The most crack-brained plan?
Quoting last year:
“Finishing my thesis through staring at the screen?
Finishing my thesis while being online?”
“Finishing my thesis with the New Cohabitant?”

The most dangerous action/adventure?

The best sex?
Oh well…

The most expensive purchase?
The New Cohabitant.

The most delicious meal?
Easter and Christmas dinner with the parents and siblings in OurCity.
Lots of our cooking throughout the year was very delicious as well.

The most impressive book?
Did not read much.

The most moving/touching/best movie?
The best CD?
The most beautiful concert?

Spent the most time with ā€¦?
The New Cohabitant.

Spent the loveliest time with ā€¦?
The New Cohabitant.

Prevailing emotion in 2010?
Quoting last year:
“Is it already again February March April May June July August September October November December ā€“ what, already 2011? I though we are still in January, January 2010 that is.”

Did for the first time in 2010?
Given birth.

After a longer pause did ā€¦ again in 2010?

Three things I would have done without?
Physical problems. Procrastination and laziness. An uninterested thesis advisor.

The most important thing I wanted someone to convince of?

The most beautiful present I made someone?
Love, friendship, support, trust, kindness.

The most beautiful present I received?
Love, friendship, support, trust, kindness.

The most beautiful sentence someone said to me?
I am so happy to be married to you.

The most beautiful sentence someone I said to someone?
I am so happy to be married to you.

2010 was ā€“ expressed in one word ā€¦?

And another Meme:

What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?
Given birth.

Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I do not make New Year’s resolutions – I switched to New-Months resolutions some years ago: each month a goal like going swimming for x times or so. But this year was so full of events that I did not stick to that and stopped after some months. However, I will start again and already know my resolution for next month.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
S. gave birth to a daughter, after a miscarriage last year, and everything is fine.

Did anyone close to you die?
This year luckily not.

What countries did you visit?

What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
A finished thesis.

What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
The day the New Cohabitant arrived and moved in with us.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Enjoying the moment, not planning too much in advance.

What was your biggest failure?
Taking so much energy to let go that I did not finish the thesis and probably never will.

Did you suffer illness or injury?
Sort of.

What was the best thing you bought?
A dryer.

Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
My aunt’s.

Whose behavior merited celebration? Why?
My parents. They are so supportive.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
The New Cohabitant.

What songs/artists will always remind you of 2010?
“Wir lagen vor Madagaskar” – the New Cohabitant LOVES this song and falls asleep immeditaley.

Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? Happier.
ii. thinner or fatter? Thinner.
iii. richer or poorer? About the same.

What do you wish you’d done more of?

What do you wish you’d done less of?
Worrying. Regretting.

How did you spend Christmas?
24th: cooking with The Husband and The New Cohabitant.
25th: cooking pumpkin soup, goose with potatoes and red cabbage, and dessert for our parents and siblings
26th: getting sick.

Did you fall in love in 2010?
Yes. Every day over and over again.

What was your favorite TV program?
Political news magazines and political cabaret

Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
I do not hate. Luckily.

What was the best book you read?
Did not read that much…

What was your greatest musical discovery?

What did you want and get?
A New Cohabitant šŸ™‚

What was your favorite film of this year?

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Enjoyed the company of The Husand

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Finished thesis.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?

What kept you sane?
My parents, two or three mothers from the birth preparation class.

Whom did you miss?
K, A, all my friends abroad.

Who was the best new person you met?