Friday, December 27, 2013

Good Bye 2013

Another year has passed, I can't believe how quick 2013 came and (anlmost) has gone. Joy at I Can Say Mama created this wonderful link-up to wrap up this passing your and welcome 2014

Joy @ i can say mama: 2013 Wrap up

Gained or lost weight?
Both. I found out during a routine doctor's visit that I had gained about 3kg from the year before. Then the bronchitis let me lose a whole lot of weight. Now the weight is going up again due to holidays

Predominant feeling in 2013?
panicked; the house was sometimes just too much. There were panic attack, there were tears, there was the wish to just get out of everything.

Predominant feeling for 2014?
optimistic; some time this year we'll move. It will be a little sad, but also exciting. Moving into the home where we'll raise our family, that is our very own.

Something you did for the first time in 2013?
Broken a bone.

Something you did again in 2013 after a long pause?
Ride a bike.

Something you unfortunately did not do in 2013?

Word of the year?
Why?  - little children, you know  :-)

City of the year?
Erlangen, my favorite town!

Hair longer or shorter?

More or less money spent?
much, much more!

Highest mobile phone bill?
we only have pre-paid phones  :-)

Hospital stays?
No real stay, but one trip to the emergency room due to a pretty deep cut.

(Fallen) In love?
Every day  :-)

Most called person?
My friend Kathrin

Whom did you spend the most beautiful time with?
the family

What did you spend most of your time with?
Work, spending time with the family

Song of the year?
No clue  :-)

Book of the year?
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

TV show/movie of the year?
Doctor Who.

Insight of the year?
Life is easier if you keep your cool.

Three things you totally could have done without?
Incompetent architects, town officials dragging their feet, delays.

Most beautiful event?

More short-sighted or more far-sighted than 2013?
More short-sighted, as usual.

The most dangerous thing you did?
I don't usually do dangerous things. I' boring..

The most expensive thing you bought?
A house.

The most delicious meal or food you ate?
The special crock pot tomato sauce Richard makes. It's beyond delicious!! And since I've finally bought a crock pot again this year, I finally got to enjoy that goodness again

The best party?
The wedding we were invited for. So much fun getting to witness two people joining their lives because of love.

The most important thing you wanted to convince somebody of?
Not to be scared.

The most beautiful present you gave to somebody?

The most beautiful present that somebody gave you?
Diamond earrings from the hubby. And of course all the crafts from the girls.

The most beautiful sentence someone said to you?
I love you.

The most beautiful sentence you said to someone?
I love you.

How will you celebrate New Year's Eve?
With another family we are friends with. We have been celebrating together the last 2 years and will continue the tradition.

What will you have for dinner?
Chili and lots of finger-food

What drinks will be in your glasses to clink?
Champagne and orange juice

Will you ignite any fireworks?
Maybe, not sure yet.

What are you going to wear? Comfy or glamorous?
Comfy with a little bit of new-diamond-earrings-glamour

Did you have any resolutions for 2013? And how about 2014?
I made a little list of 25 things I want to do before turning 30, if that counts as resolution. Besides that, I usually don't do them, because I don't want to stress myself. My daily resolution is to make that day as good as possible.

What are your wishes for the new year?
Health for our family, a good, fulfilling job for Richard, happiness.

In one word: 2013 was...
... a challenge, but a rewarding one, with plenty of opportunities to learn and grow.

Thank you very much for coming up with this quiz, Joy! And a very Happy New Year to you!!


  1. sounds like, all around a good year.
    best of the 14!

    will be back…hoping to score First Comment, ya know (also seeing if I have you the Wakefield Doctrine circle).

    1. And first comment trophy goes to: Clark!!! Finally :-) Please do check if I'm on the WD circle, hope to be able to participate in one of the video chats, soon!!

  2. I bet it's an awesome feeling knowing the house will be done soon!

    1. It is, Steph! I wished all those last issues were figured out already, so we can finally get to the finishing touches.. It will stay interesting :-)

  3. 2013 was a good year to you! I hope 2014 is just as great! :)

    1. Thanks a lot, Jen! I hope not as many injuries, but besides that, let'S 2014 continue as 2013 has ended :-)

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    1. It's definitely a great one! Thanks for stopping by, Misty!

  5. Sounds like a good year! I love posts/hops like this...they remind me so much of middle school chain letters or whatever we called them back then. But Iove Joy's list of questions/prompts. Happy New Year to you!

    1. Maybe I love them so much because I was never part of those chain letters :-) Happy New Year to you, Lisa!

  6. Oh man I hope you get to move soon! Wow! Great wrap-up :D

    1. I bet about everyone is sick of reading the word "house" on my blog :-) I really hope we can move soon, too!!

  7. Moving, and all that goes into it, is such an exciting time, yet such a pain! Hope 2014 finds you settled in soon.

    1. Thanks so much, Kristi! I indeed panic thinking about leaving our home here, with our wonderful neighbors, the place we have created so many fond memories. But we'll stay close, which is a huge comfort. Happy New Year to you!

  8. I loooove moving...I think I'm part nomad...sounds like an exciting year coming up! Happy New Year!

    1. You know, I always thought I'm one to take roots somewhere and never leave. But somehow, whenever someone I know moves, I get this fever for something new as well. May be a nomad, too.. :-) Thank you for stopping by, and Happy New Year to you, Zoe!