Friday, January 30, 2009


Well, another Friday is upon me. My, how time flies! Did you ever have "old people" telling you when you were a teen, "I still feel like I'm 19 years old!" and they were well into their 60's? I soooo know what they were talking about! Granted I'm only 34, but I can't get over how fast my life is whizzing by me!

The weeks begin with getting up for work on Monday, putting in a 9 hour day, coming home to family and all the duties that entails, getting ready for bed, waking up on Tuesday to repeat the same process until Friday. The weekend comes so I can try to catch up on projects that I couldn't or didn't make time for during the week. Add in that during this time I'm watching my husband, my son, our dogs and myself grow a bit older each week. Conversations with my son are growing more complex and entertaining, while sometimes becoming troubling as we tackle issues I'm having to force myself to become ready for. Watching him grow into a socially adept young man is astonishing. Watching my husband become a more and more gracious step-father is gratifying. Our little family unit seems to become a more efficient machine by the day.

But, is that what we're supposed to be? The more efficient machine thing....? I've been wishing more and more lately that I could work less, be at home with my family more, and delve into what makes our family unit tick on a deeper level. The reality of our lives is that Hubby and I have to earn incomes and make family time as valuable as possible within the parameters of living that we currently have. I envy the people that have gobs of money and can spend their days in leisure if that's what they choose. But only for the opportunities to revel in what I'm longing for... who knows if I could even be a productive citizen in that type of lifestyle. God knows I wouldn't want to be another Paris Hilton! (But, give me her mulah and I'll give it a shot!)

Don't get me wrong...I truly love my life. I'm hoping that I can get better and better each day at balancing my career and my family. I love contributing to the business where I work and I love my contributions at home, too. Life is such a balancing act all the time. I guess sometimes we all teeter on one direction or the other, but I hope that a healthy balance is what is always striven for. Isn't that what we all deserve?

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Not feeling like a CrossFit-er

Ok, there is something that's been nagging at my thoughts since this past weekend. Hubby wants me to go to some Saturday morning CrossFit classes with him from time to time. (Let me back up...I told him I wanted us to workout together more...I needed his help and motivation.) But, I haven't wanted to go to CrossFit in a long time. I told him that I would go this Saturday, tho, and give it another shot. I've been worrying about Saturday morning ever since. But, without telling him of course. Now he'll know since he reads my blog...

A bit of history. I've tried CrossFit. Hubby does it regularly and loves it. I liked it when I tried it. But, some things happened that were embarrassing to me. And, as most of you women know, embarrassing things can often times translate to humiliation for us. That's what happened with me regarding going back to CrossFit. At one work out we were doing some box jumps. I'm pretty short. 5'1". I'm thin and toned, but not with big muscles or anything, so my ability to jump high isn't the greatest. I started doing my box jumps and fell right on my ass, rolling over onto my back right in front of everyone. I got up laughed it off and just started doing step-ups instead of jumping onto the platform. I was embarrassed when it happened but didn't want it to stop me completely.

Another time we were doing this fire hose drag exercise. Have you ever tried pulling a fire hose? Yeah, they are heavy. Especially for little ol me. I pulled a muscle in my left arm that took several months to heal. I haven't been back to CrossFit since that episode.

I read about the workouts regularly. I want to be one of those girls with super cut muscles and super mom style endurance. But I feel like I don't want it bad enough. I like who I am. I'm a girly-girl. I like running on a treadmill. I like going to Latin Fusion classes. I like Pilates and dancing. I'm not a super serious fitness guru. And when I start trying to make myself more like my Hubby I begin to sweat.

He's super fit, hunky, gorgeous and very athletic. He's cut and buff and all those other adjectives that go along with guys who look amazing even without a tan. And, he's an amazing CrossFit-er. I can't compete with him. I really and honestly don't want to. So I'm not sure why I even bother giving it mental time. He's got workout buddies to compete with him. I would love for us to be able to work out together, but I think I'm just going to have to suck it up and admit that with working out we are not very compatible. Granted it's taken him years to get to the level he's at. I know one Saturday every six months isn't going to give me the same results.

He knows I'm scared of the CrossFit workouts. I'm totally intimidated by them. When we do the Saturday thing its always in teams and I don't want to be the slacker that lets down the team by not holding my own weight...literally. Hubby tries to tell me not to worry about it, just do what I can, its all about the effort, my mind is what's stopping me. He's mind is stopping me. I can't get past the worrying and the fear of humiliation and letting down a team. I know I'm dwelling on the issue and its not that big of a deal. But, I still don't feel comfy with our plans for Saturday morning. I want to bow out. Again. Why can't I feel more tough??? I feel like I need sticky notes all over my desk, my car and my fridge with reminders of "You can do it!" I'll let you know how it goes...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Groovy Give Away!

If you haven't been to this blog House of Rose before I must urge you to pay her a visit today. She's funny, too cute, has a beautiful family, a house for sale if you're in the market, and even offers links to her financial advising hubby's professional blog! There is literally a lot to see and read about on her blog, in addition to signing up for a give away!

(This is one of the bloggy stops that I make almost daily.


Monday, January 26, 2009

Gardening 101

Ok, so I don't know Gardening 101, or much closely related to teaching you anything about sustaining a garden. But... Hubby and me are gonna take the plunge and start a garden!

We've been talking about (and actually doing some things) to make our home & lifestyle more efficient and more green. We talked about starting a garden last year but never invested the time and money in setting up a specific plot in our backyard for one. Well, this year we are taking action! We love fresh produce, buy a bunch of it every week, so why not try to produce our own?

We'll have to start with prepping the soil, then putting in a little gated area so Axel and Sushi won't indulge in our treats. But, I'm sure once we get started it'll move right along. We can't wait!!! I'll take some pics throughout the process so I can keep you posted on how we're doing. It will be an interesting process, but hopefully it will be a very fruitful one, too! (Sometimes I kill me with my hilarity!)

Sunday, January 25, 2009


It's almost Monday.... Yikes! I'm sooo not ready! This weekend went by waaaayyy too fast. Friday night Hubby and I had dinner and drinks with one of his friends from junior high and her boyfriend...had an absolute blast! Isn't it always nice when you can go out with another couple and make small talk about tons of things? They were super enjoyable to hang out with, and we are looking forward to doing it again soon!

Saturday I hung out with my mom and sis...tons of fun, too! A bit of shopping was involved, which is always a blast. And, tons of good recollective conversation. You know what I mean, the "Hey do you remember when..." stories were flowing. Loved it! Stayed the night with Mom and headed home when she had to fly back to her town of residence. I'm getting better at not boo-hooing when its time for her to leave. Geeze, I'm only 34....guess I should be well past that crying when Mommy leaves thing by now, huh? home and Hubby and I worked on our spare bedroom. It's the music slash sewing slash collect-all room at the moment. We are making it into the music slash sewing room and getting rid of the clutter. I went through all of my fabric scraps and future projects. Let me just say...I must get busy...and fast! It will be great when we get it all to a more happenin' state...I'll keep you posted.

I guess I'm going to sign off and get busy on one of those sewing projects... I'll feel like a total putz if I don't get any stitching accomplished tonight. I'm trying to conquer being a procrastinator. So, um...yeah. I need to get moving. Enjoy the remainder of your Sunday and I'll chat with you soon!

(By the way, I may have to detour to Braums for a sundae before I can stitch.... 'way she goes, Bubs. Way she goes!)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Sister Mary Tini

I was just reminded of this cute pic from my sis of her Chihuahua named Martini. Yes, he is a male, and yes, he's dressed up as a woman. However, if you knew the part of town they lived in, often referred to as the Gayborhood, you'd quickly realize that Tini (as we like to call him) fits right in.

So here you have him.... Sister Mary Tini... which is what he was for Halloween this past October.

(That is her hand holding him up...not a massive growth)

Pineapple Express

Last night Hubby and I watched Pineapple Express with Seth Rogen, an actor whom I find totally entertaining and adorable to watch! We laughed so hard throughout the entire flick! Granted it has some completely goofy parts that I'm sure only "stoners" can relate to, but for the most part it was just fantastic hilarity. If you need a good laugh I recommend this movie!

Since all the movies I've seen Seth Rogen in show him as a pot-smoking fool, I wonder.... is he really that way? Geeze...I hope not. (Even if he is, I'll still watch his movies. As long as he doesn't turn into an infidelity-lovin' Hollywood putz like Brad Pitt then I'll always be a fan.)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

belly dancing....yeah, right

Last night I had one of my women's group meetings...there are two each month. We conduct our business at the beginning covering matters than are important to the entire club and the department that I'm in, then we move on to our program for the evening. The program last night was on learning to belly dance.

Can't say that I'm a fan of belly dancing. (Haven't ever been.) I love other cultures, and learning new things about them, but I could not get into this at all. For starters, I'm not a fan of looking at bare bellies that don't need to be bare. Yeah, yeah, yeah... love your body and show it off to the world, right? Not this cat. Some people just need to stay a bit on the over dressed side, shall I say. (Don't get me wrong, I pass judgment on my bod each and every day, no matter how hard I try to tell myself to love me just as I am. I am an equal opportunity body critiquer by all means.)

So, I gave it a shot... I moved the hips as instructed, rolled them from side to side and snakey-ishly, added the arms when directed to, even partook of the white veil so I could swirl it around my body. This lasted about 15 minutes for me. Then I was done. The ladies providing us with the demonstration began walking around the room offering tips and help to those who were really digging this training session. Some of us other girls started chatting while we were still moving our hips so as to appear to be "in to" the scene. These instructor ladies (aka professionals) kept moving around the room for what seemed an eternity, but was probably less than 10 minutes. I had had enough. I folded up my veil, turned it back into the box, then sat my happy but at the back of the room with a couple of other rebellious ladies who were also as done as me.

I felt like a little teenager not sticking it out until the end of the program. More than that though I realized that I can't stand, and I mean absolutely can't hack, belly dancing. The music was ok. The costumes were fine. The dancers, good at what they were doing, I guess. But, me...I'm confident I will never try that again.

After we applauded the teachers' efforts they offered their business cards to all of us, noting that they were happy to perform at parties we might have coming up. Right. No thanks, ladies. Best of luck to you, though.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Quilting for Charity

Last night I met a really great group of women at my new church. They are part of a guild that is a sewing/crocheting/quilting for charity group. Since I'm new to the church I was privileged to meet several new people. The project we worked on last night was referred to as a String Quilt or a Strip Quilt made from strips of scrap fabric. Once it is finished it will be donated to someone at a nursing home who is in a wheelchair so that they can keep their lower body warm.

This quilt I'm picturing is not the String Quilt we made last night, but it links to a great site, Heartstrings Quilt Project, where similar quilts are made and also donated to charity.

I had such a great time! We spent two hours together sewing and chatting, and since I didn't take my machine with me, one of the ladies was gracious enough to let me use her little portable machine. It was an antique!!! Literally, it was a 1950-something model Singer that looked just like this. I absolutely LOVED getting to use this!!! As you may remember, I'm a big fan of vintage stuff, so this was right up my alley!

The group only meets once each month to work on projects. Next month we will crochet little caps for infants in a neonatal intensive care unit. I need to get a bit of practice in before now and then so hopefully I can crank out a few of those little caps during our next meeting. Oh, the ideas that are flowing through my head now!!! Too many crafts...too little time!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Funny Story...

Ok, I didn't hear this first hand, but I was told this little story last night from a good friend that listened to it all come together. My friend T was taking my son (the little guy) and her son (Lil' J) to the park. While they were in the car driving the radio was on and random commercials were playing. Lil' J, her son, was singing under his breath one of the songs from a commercial. The little guy asked him what he was singing...

Lil' J - I don't know...something about Reptile Disfunction.
the little guy - What is Reptile Disfunction?
Lil' J - I don't know.

So my son, the little guy, asks T what is Reptile Disfunction. She wondered if she should go there, but figured the boys would get made fun of if they talked about Reptile Disfunction in front of other kids who really knew what the commercial was trying to say. So she corrected the boys on what the commercial was about.... Erectile Disfunction.

That led to....

the little guy - What is Erectile Disfunction?
T - Do you know what an erection is?
Lil' J - Mom, you can stop now.
the little guy - No, what's an erection?
T - It's when a penis becomes hard.
the little guy - Why would a man need to take medicine to make his penis hard?
T - Uh, you're gonna have to ask your dad about the rest, ok?

Needless to say my inquisitive little fellow proceeded to ask his father later that night about E.D. My son is only 10. I guess I have the advertisers and radio stations to thank for those wonderful little ads that come on all the stations, even the ones that claim to be "family friendly." I'm not sure how he's missed the ones on television before now...

My point is this, I'm not ready to discuss genital issues with my son, no matter if they belong to other people or not. This was a funny little situation, but when I think of what's to come.... geeze. I'm not ready!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Beautiful MLK day!

Happy MLK Day to you! And, what a beautiful day it is going to be in Texas. Sunny skies and temperatures in the 60's... can't ask for a better day than that!

Today I took a vacation day at work to be with the little guy. As he's dozing in his room I'm parked in front of my computer reading my favorite blogs and wallowing in silence. The dogs are sleeping, my belly is rumbling, and Hubby had to leave for work. I'm trying to just be fulfilled with hot tea until my boy wakes up and we can make some breakfast. (I like to include him on the action since he makes the best scrambled, who likes to cook alone???)

The day is open for so much opportunity! Little odds and ends to pick an egg timer so my boy can see how long it takes him to complete his chores and hopefully speed up his efforts, a new laundry basket for his room, drop off some dry cleaning, make some crafts that both my son and I can enjoy, bake some cookies.... I hope he wakes up soon so we can get started!

All of this is possible, however, since the little guy is out of school for the MLK holiday. I feel a bit selfish as I schedule my day off around what we want to do, almost forgetting what we are supposed to honor. I will honor Martin Luther King, however. I will talk to my son about him and we can chat about what this man stood for. How he just wanted a better America with equality for all people, and had the strength and determination to stand up for those being discriminated against. I hate it that Mr. King was assassinated. I hate it that good people sometimes have their lives taken away when they have so much to give to our world. I hate it that there are ungrateful and unkind people who can't stand to allow positive change to take place. It's sad to think that even as we pray for good, pray for peace and an end to violence, it will persist on this planet.

And so I will do my part today to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, to remember to strive for peace but protect my rights and freedoms, and to cherish with a thankful heart the memories of those individuals and groups who have fought for our freedoms.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

She's Back!

Ok, everyone...I know I'm a couple of days late with this announcement, but just in case you didn't already read it somewhere else...

Nie Nie is back!

So check her out... and don't forget to remember what a huge miracle she is while you're reading.

"Thanks be to God!"

Thursday, January 15, 2009

word verifications

Do you ever pay attention to those little letter combos that pop up to weed out spam on some blogs when you're posting comments? I think sometimes those little combinations are a bit on the psychic side. For example, one day I was feeling very crabby and irritable, but I was still reading my favorite blogs and posting comments as I tried to get out of my funk. That particular day I had one letter combination that spelled
and made wonder if my attitude had inspired the little computer to call me the "b" word but in a refined way. Hmmmm..... Another day the combination spelled
Was I having a particularly foolish day? Not sure, but it certainly made me question my thoughts and actions.

I started compiling a list this week of the combinations that have popped up when I've posted comments, and thought it could be entertaining to come up with some groovy definitions to make some new words. Here's what I've come up with so far...

humstivi - my new word for a delicious healthy snack called hummus
onpro - getting my butt to the gym
defer - passing the buck
sonsers - the little bands on my son's braces
trebr - at a loss for this one...any takers?
walvism - a catchy phrase I share as I'm lounging around the house giving orders to my family members as they wait on me hand and foot (oh wait...that's just a dream...)
adicuri - a type of stereotypic commentary that I like to use when passing judgment on other drivers during my daily commutes
sarehot - a very attractive wise man
ouper - the new word for super; works especially well with small children

I would love to know your definitions of these combinations, too! I'm sure you guys have more great ideas to share!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Spiritual Renewal

For months I've been struggling with wanting to go back to church regularly. This is something that I used to do all the time...went to church, was an active member of my congregation, and found tons of fulfillment through doing so. Since my son was born in 1998 I've fallen off the Church Wagon time and time again.

To give you a bit of history, I was baptized in the Episcopal Church (in another state) when I was 14, but didn't receive Confirmation until I was about twenty-one. After Confirmation I was active until I became a mom. We moved to a different city before it was time for the little guy to be born, and it was quite a drive from where my former church was located. I wasn't willing to drive the 30-40 minutes every Sunday morning with my baby in-tow to get there. I quickly lost touch with the friends that I had known and congregated with for over three years.

I did visit other churches (and other denominations) over the years, and would attend regularly for several months, but never felt at home anywhere like I did before we moved. Finding a new church home has been weighing on my mind heavily since the end of last summer. I'm happy to report I think I've found my new church home!

I visited our local Episcopal Church last week for an evening Mass, and again this past Sunday for the family service, and I can't tell you how at home I felt. It was instantaneous. It didn't hurt that the people I came in contact with were very welcoming. What's strange is that I visited this same church years ago and didn't get that feeling. I guess this time it was just the right time.

Anyway, I can't wait for Mass tomorrow night and for Sunday's service. I'm looking forward to getting the grand tour of the place and transferring my membership. Did I mention that there is also a sewing guild??? Yep! That just melted my heart even more and screamed to me... "This place is soooooo for you!!!"

Monday, January 12, 2009

Weekend Recap

What a great weekend it was! I'm a bit on the sad side that it's already over and I have to head back to work, but as my new favorite saying puts it, "Way she goes!" Not much we can do about needing to go back to work!

Friday evening I got to pick up the little guy (since it was his dad's week to have him) and spend a few hours just hanging out. He helped me take our Dobie to the vet for his check up and shots, then we headed to Starbucks for a delish-us treat. (One of our favorite past times!) When it was time for him to get back to his papasito's hacienda Hubby and I had some seriously good conversation. I love it when that happens!!! Sometimes we can sit for hours just b.s.-ing about things we forgot to discuss during the week or stuff we like on the Web. We watched some Trailer Park Boys, which is an absolutely hilarious Canadian comedy if you like things a bit on the raw side, and we laughed for awhile. (If you feel the need to laugh at trashy white people then this show is for you! Words of warning...definitely not for kids.)

Saturday was full of errands, working out and prepping for Hubby's post-graduation celebration. We invited some friends to a local Cuban Cigar bar to hang out with us for awhile. The turnout was awesome and we got to catch up with some friends we haven't been around in several weeks. Hubby and I finally wound up the night around one a.m. and headed home. The ride home...full of more great conversation!

Sunday we did a bit of sleeping in, then Church, then lunch, then off to the dog park with our Dobie. Axel had an absolute blast, once again. This time there was another Dobie there...a red male named Bentley. They were too cute! Axel got slimed by a Great Dane that was running alongside him which was hilariously gross, but he didn't mind. We all came home and felt the need for a nap. Hubby and I finally got productive after dinner and accomplished a few of our weekend chore items. Not near what we had hoped to accomplish, but as luck will have it, the next weekend will be here in a flash and we can try again!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend, too! I would love to know all the juicy details!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Excitement of the Month!

I must confess that I got chills all over and my eyes teared up when I read this post from the Nie Nie Dialogues today. Nie Nie is well enough to come back to the blogger world!!!!

You may remember a post I made back in October recapping the tragedy that happened to Stephanie and her husband Christian in August of 2008. I won't go back over all the details, but please check that last link to read more if you're not familiar with their story.

Needless to say, this is wonderfully amazing news! I can't even begin to describe how excited I am on so many levels! This woman (through her past posts and her recent re-posts handled by her sister CJane) have made such a touching and moving impact on my life. They have inspired me in so many ways that I can't even begin to count them! Let me just say that January 16th, one week from tomorrow, is when Nie will be back. Moving the world with her inspirational words, pictures, revelations, family stories.... and I'll be tuned in. I'm sure I'll start boo-hooing as I read her first words reconnecting with her readers.

People, this is the stuff that miracles are made of..... through the power of prayer. That's another action (praying) that I highly recommend we all take part in this year!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My recommendation for the entire year!

I've been reading a lot of posts (and hearing a lot of resolutions) about people wanting to get fit this year or to lose weight. Boy, do I have the book for you! Check out The Abs Diet book. If you click on the picture it will take you to the website that also promotes the book.

This isn't just a book about a fad diet. It's a book about a lifestyle change. Hubby and I learned so much from this book. It changed the way we shop for groceries and how we look at ingredient labels. For example, we no longer buy products with high-fructose corn syrup. Are you aware of just how bad that stuff is for you??? Try finding a loaf of white bread that doesn't have it in there, and let me know what you find. I bet you can't, unless you shop at Whole Foods every time you need bread.

That's just one example. There is so much more in the text that will help anyone interested in improving their health. There are exercises in there to follow if you want, recipes in there to make that are so quick and easy, and tons of educational information that food manufacturing companies really don't want you to know. Did you know that "belly fat" is the worst kind of fat to have? I hadn't really thought about it before this book, but guess what... belly fat is surrounding some of your vital organs. Got a fat booty? Not as big of a concern. Belly fat? You've got a ticking time bomb on your waist. Learn how to eat more protein so that your body's metabolism is working for you all day, whether you're exercising or not.

My recommendation for you this year is to give this book a look-see. It's an easy read and it's got a bit of humor in there to help you get through the stats. Check it out at your local library if you don't want to spend the money, but definitely check it out. It's sooo worth it!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Bloggy Admiration

If you're like me then you stop by the Blogs of Note tab on your Dashboard from time to time. I like to see what's new out there. I feel that mostly what is featured is really good, but I learned awhile back that I'll drive myself crazy if I click "Follow This Blog" for all of the ones I like. So, I've tried to become more discerning.

I realized today when checking out The Gold Puppy that I love it when bloggers include a regular character's picture in their site. Whether it's the blogger's children, pets, a regularly featured doll or themselves, I just really like getting to look at the same people or things in different ways on a somewhat regular basis. This site features the writer Reya's beloved dog Jake and she even named her site after him, which really appealed to me.

I began to try to analyze this about myself....why do I like seeing the same people or pets so much? Is it the familiarity? Is it my fondness for reality television? Is it just a visual fetish of some sort like voyeurism? Maybe it's just that I can relate to it somehow on some level. Being the ADD person that I am I didn't analyze for long. I felt the need to move on to my post for the day. (Plus my nose is running, which if you are also ADD then you know that any distraction can really set you back at times.)

Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you to my fellow bloggers for the daily entertainment and enlightenment that you provide me with, regardless of if you post regular characters on your site or not. Your posts (along with my own, of course) bring me a ton of joy, and I'm so glad that I found this blogger world!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Closet Revamped!

I did it! My closet is reorganized! Now I just have to finish my ironing and I'm completely done with this project.

Just to summarize what I shelf has been cleared of all the rubble! My shirts have been redistributed, along with my skirts and jeans, so that they are following the same color pattern as my dress pants and jackets. My sweater bins were also cleaned up a bit.

As Hubby felt the need to state (twice), "Let's see how long you keep it this way." Thanks for the faith, Babe. Oh, that's know me too well!

Here are a few pics of Hubby's side of the closet. I feel that I am competing well with him now!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Closet Project

Time to get busy! I went through all my clothes a few days ago and separated out the ones that I want to list on ebay from the ones I was donating to the local mission. Today I dropped off three bags of clothes/shoes Hubby and I didn't want anymore, and I'm hoping to list my ebay items before the weekend is over. Now its time to finish organizing my chaotic closet!

You can tell by the pics that there is potential for complete organization. I've got the clear bins for my shoes, the bins for sweaters, my hangers are all the same color and style. I try to keep everything color coordinated, but with women's clothing sometimes that's a bit tough. Hubby's side of the closet stays so neat and tidy since, for example, all of his shirts fall into just a few categories....short sleeve, long sleeve, dress shirt, and so on. Ladies on the other hand have sleeveless shirts, strapless shirts, then t-shirts and long sleeve shirts...this list could go on forever! I'll post a picture of his side when my side isn't so nauseating and I can compete better!

(Of course, now that I decided to get going on this project its now five in the evening, I need to pick up my son in about half an hour, then Hubby will be home and we'll start prepping dinner shortly after that. Yes, I guess I procrastinated a bit today on getting started. However, I must preface (er, um...excuse myself) by noting that I wasn't fully procrastinating... I was just curled up on my couch with my dogs wrapped in that cute little quilt I won not too long ago. My excuse? Scratchy throat and in need of recuperation from the crazy holidays! I think I'm ready to get busy now for sure! Like totally!)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

I hope all of my blogger friends are having a wonderful start to this new year! We had a great time last night with some friends we haven't seen in a while, and went to their kid-friendly party with the little guy and his buddy in tow. The adults played Taboo while waiting for midnight to arrive, then after our New Year's toast, we headed upstairs and some of the adults joined the kids to play a few songs with the Rock Band game. Hubby played drums and rocked the house! It was so fun to bring in the new year with my whole family having a great time.

This morning we all slept in, then the boys made me and Hubby breakfast around noon. Now its on to making some lucky black eyed peas and chillin' at the hacienda for the rest of my day off. I'm sure I should be dwelling on making some resolutions to begin this new year with, but I'm choosing to procrastinate in that department right now. Maybe I'll work on that this evening...

Happy New Year to you and yours! I look forward to blogging with all of you through 2009!