Tuesday, January 25, 2011

She's one year older...

Well, this weekend I crossed bubble bath off the list. Of course, there will be no photos. So instead, you get a pick of me blowing out my birthday candles. That is right, I turned a year older last week. 37 years young. It is one of those odd ages like turning 20. You don't get to do anything, it isn't a milestone, it just sounds older. I don't feel older, so whatever 37...I think I am still 29 (sometimes 21 when I am feeling nostalgic).

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

One week of dresses...

Just as promised in the old list-a-roonie. Now to be fair, I pretty much wear dresses everyday now anyway (something that was not true when I wrote the list, but my behind has grown out of my pants). It was fun to chronicle. The pics my kids took gave them great joy. The ones my husband took involved confusion and eyeball rolling (but he has learned not to question my antics).

Good week to you!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

More Progress...

New Curtains in the living room. They are made from a vintage tablecloth I got on Ebay and an old lace tablecloth I already had. And also, you are seeing my family room. So that is what it looks like (fresh after a cleaning- 5 minutes later and it was probably a very different space).

Much progress has been made on the old craft room. You can see the floor in there now.

And these, my friends, are delicious chocolate chip meringue cookies. I highly recommend. I have gained about 10 pounds over the last year and every bit of it in my butt and thighs. I don't think I'm fat or anything, but I literally cannot wear a single pair of pants that I could before. Even the big ones from post baby will only snap with a great deal of effort before and a great deal of discomfort after. So I have decided to be more aware of what I eat. My weakness is cookies and these are a great swap. They really taste like chocolate chip cookies and they are super easy to make. Get the recipe from Gina's Skinny Recipes.

This New Year has indeed been happy!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The aftermath...

Christmas was a time of illness in the world of me. It may have been the flu. It was definitely bronchitis. I was on my booty for a long time. Mostly I knew I had been puny when my hubby told me I looked really cute one day. When I said thanks, he told me it was the first time he had seen me out of pajamas in a long time. :)

So first of all, I knocked two things off the old list over the holiday:


On New Year's Eve, our good friends came over and we made tamales. They were GOOD!!! Now I want to make some more and get really creative. I only got a few pics of Miss Z up to her elbows in the masa, but fun was had by all. It really takes a village to make tamales by the way.

Also, my fabulous hubby got me a ukulele for Christmas. Those 6 months of guitar lessons in college finally paid off because I am soaring along at playing. It is so fun that I can't even hardly stand it. The hubz said that this is the Christmas that will forever be remembered as the year he lost his wife to a ukulele.

And so there.

New Year's resolution is to exercise more. I really MUST.

Let's see how I do.

Happy New Year!!!