January 3rd, 2012 by Kateastrophe
It’s the new year! Thank freaking goodness! I’m not sure I’ve mentioned it before but I have never been more ready for a new beginning than I am right now.
I realized as I started writing this that I should really include some pictures from our Christmas and New Year…but they’re at home and I’m not and so no pictures for now. Maybe tonight I’ll do a post that’s entirely made up of pictures…hmmm interesting concept.
My birthday this year was really mellow and really nice. It was a rough year for babysitters so there were only six people who were able to make it to my party, but it was actually really, really fun. We sat around the table eating and talking and laughing until midnight, when we realized we had one minute to get out the noise makers and fake champagne, so we hurried and did that and then we played Minute to Win It games until almost two. It. Was. Hilarious. Whoever came up with some of those games deserves a medal. If I happen to do my picture post tonight I’ll also include a video of the Bobble Head game. I’m not sure I’ve ever laughed that hard. As for gifts, I got some really fun trinkets and games from friends and family, Matt’s parents got me the most awesome professional style popcorn popper I’ve already used it like five times, just for myself. It’s awesomsauce. Finally, Matt dialed in with a sweet surprise of two day park hopper passes to Disneyland, which I am SO EXCITED about. I love me some Disneyland. All in all, my birthday was a huge hit and helped end a pretty crappy year on a really high note.
New Year’s Day was spent being extraordinarily lazy. We woke up at eleven and then didn’t leave the couch until three at which point we decided we needed some food before crashing back on the couch until bedtime. It was an awesome day of sluggishness.
Yesterday, we decided we were done being lazy and we packed up the Jeep for a four wheeling adventure to Box Canyon, which is about and hour and a half south-east of our house, near a tiny town called Florence. It was an amazingly beautiful 80 degree day and the trail was awesome. There were only a few times I thought my brain was going to bounce out of my head and I stepped on a cactus branch in my flip-flops while trying to pee in the wilderness, so that was…interesting, but we really had a great time. I love having our Jeep and we high fived yesterday on never selling it. Go us. We ended the day with delicious Cafe Rio (oh how I wish there were one closer to our house) and drove home. It was such a fun day, I’m glad we decided to kick the laziness and go do something.
Today I’m back to work after two weeks of blah - I mean I worked during those two weeks but it was all from the couch.. It was rough getting started but nice to be back in a routine that didn’t involve hours of Netflix, pajamas and my couch blanket - aka Snuggie. I’m sure poor Matt thought he’d never see me with make-up or normal clothes on again. I guess I had to wash my sweat pants at SOME point.
I’ve joined a lot of people in skipping New Year’s resolutions this year. I really just want to focus on loving my life and being happy, so I’m not making any specific goals, I just really want to keep my chin up and have a positive attitude all year long, no matter what happens. It might be the hardest thing I’ve ever set out to do, honestly, but I’m determined to make it happen.