January 1st. I am really counting on this year to be better than the last – oh yeah, I’m COMPLETELY putting all my eggs in one basket! When I told my sister this, she said she was already a bit nervous about the upcoming year and considering what 2011 handed us, I don’t blame her. Nevertheless, my options are to a) hermit myself away or b) jump in with both feet. I’m choosing option b… at least for today ;)
Last night my good friends, Larissa and Dave picked me up from the Chicago airport. Since it was New Year’s Eve, they brought festive snacks – it was the sweetest thing EVER! Because we were driving, they brought sparkling juice rather than champagne. I loved it.
This little guy missed me a lot. Simon hasn’t left my side since I got back. Usually, he get’s cranky when I have been gone and will act aloof after an initial “welcome home” cuddle. But this time, he seems to just be content to be near me. I’ll take it!
I already miss these knuckleheads. Thankfully, we will all see each other again in two weeks in New York.
I am very close with Heidi. Ever since I was little, I have wanted to be just like her. I have always stolen her clothes (or tried to!), taken her style and asked her opinion. The funny thing is Kevin is the same way – well aside from stealing her clothes and style! Kevin definitely looks up to Heidi. She is a great big sister. Kevin and I were really close growing up but haven’t been as close the last couple of years. We both decided during the last two weeks that we wanted to remedy this.
I don’t blame vampires for loving the Pacific Northwest. I don’t mind the grey days that seem to get many people down who didn’t grow up there. Today I am missing the 40-ish degree temps as I wait for a break in the snow/wind to head out for a run.
Today I am watching a marathon on TLC about morbidly obese people. It is really sad so perhaps I need to watch something uplifting when it’s all over; like Twilight. I do have a slight fascination with these shows. Like how A&E’s Hoarder’s makes me get up and clean, these shows motivate me to get out and run. I’m fairly confident I won’t gain 800 lbs in the very near future but considering I used to be overweight these are good reminders for me when I am starting to make excuses about going out and running.
Well, I have probably rambled enough. Not sure if this post had a real point or not but I want to get in a regular routine of writing again. I hope everyone had a nice New Year’s whether is was wild and crazy, calm and cozy or a mix. Happy New Year!