Hello! Did you all enjoy your December holidays? We spent the Solstice up in Columbus, visiting family, which was lovely. One of my cousins has gotten engaged, and we spent some time getting to know his, admittedly, lovely fiance. I enjoyed an empty office, worked out hard Monday and Tuesday...see where I'm going here? Yeah, all optimistic and happy, and then, sick. Ugh. Haven't had bronchitis since last December, when our Peoria trip was cancelled. Which I'm rather bummed about, as I haven't seen them in ages, but, nobody there wants to get sick, either.
That said, it was a nice enough day. I kind of felt awful, sort of like someone threw me off a cliff, and then made me walk home, but I got some very cool presents, gave some pretty cool presents, and made a darn good mac and cheese. No wine was imbibed (as was evidenced by the distinct lack of Facebook updates.) I got the necklace I asked for, the 100 Days of Real Food cookbook (very excited to dig into that one,) new pair of weightlifting gloves (ok, I gave myself that one), new running shoes (love them!), and my Girl bought me an owl necklace and bottle of nail polish, packaged in a jar she lovingly painted (unfortunately she did not lovingly clean the jar very well, and everything smells very strongly of dill pickle.) She also is sitting here telling me to share with you the other gifts she gave me - a scarf (which is gorgeous, by the way) and a very cool coin purse shaped as a sugar skull. Thank you, Girl.
Went to the doctor yesterday, and then we lounged last night, watching Firefly and then How I Met Your Mother. Saw one of the New Year's Eve episodes, which made me giggle a little, because I was just thinking about the fact that I don't really like New Year's Eve very much, either. Let me alter that a bit. I think I should do more with my New Year's Eve, but my husband is usually asleep by 9, my kids whine that they are bored, and I haven't been to a party in years. The last NYE party I went to was kind of a drag, so I don't even care. I hate crowds, people get kind of stupid on NYE, and there is so much pressure to celebrate. When I was a kid, my brothers and sisters, dad, and stepmom used to go to my grandparents' house. We'd eat junk and play games, and then we'd all lay out the sleeping bags and sleep over. It was good fun, and honestly the best way I ever spent New Year's Eve. One of my friends and I planned to do something similar with our families, but we just never did, and then she went and moved to Indianapolis, so, there you go. Last year, I think I was in bed by 10, but the year before that, we binge watched Doctor Who while I crocheted something, and then I woke up early on New Year's Day and took a great Zumba class. Or maybe that was last year. I don't remember. Anyway, I should be better by New Year's Day, so I fully plan a workout for that day.
Speaking of New Year's Day, you all know I love my lists of resolutions, and I do not intend to disappoint this year, although this year, I plan to be a little kinder to myself. Not pound myself with "you're not good enough" instructions, just gentle reminders of little ways I would like to change - for my own mental and physical health.
See!? See how healthy I am getting?!!!
Ok, now the Girl wants to start a blog of her own from her cat's point of view. We have a project!