Thursday, January 19, 2012

Things I want to do in 2012

This year, instead of resolutions, I decided I would just make a list of some things I wanted to do. I rarely ever never stick to my New Years resolutions, so I figured this would be an easy way to set some goals and hopefully stick to them. Here goes...

1. Live a healthier lifestyle. Including eating healthier and exercising more. I know this is usually number one on everyone's resolution list, but this year I really want to stick to it. My resolution is usually to lose weight, but this year I decided not to focus so much on losing weight and more on just being healthy.

2. Cook more meals at home. Thanks to Pinterest, I've already been pretty good about this.

3. Be a better homemaker. I have a bad habit of waiting until we have company coming over to clean the house.

4. Learn to knit or crochet.

5. Read at least one book per month. Recommendations please!!!

6. Blog regularly. I am SOOOO bad about this. I get on a roll for a week or two and then feel like I run out of things to say and end up just reading all my favorite blogs instead. 

And on a more fun note...

7. Go to Vegas for my 30th birthday! Yes, 30! Eek!

8. Spend a week in Missouri visiting my family and friends.

9. Take a wine tour on the wine train with my girlfriends.

10. Go on a random weekend vacation with the husband.

I'm sure there are more things I will add to this list over time, but for now these are my "resolutions". Wish me luck!!!


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

An Interesting Story

How did your New Year start? I hope the way mine started isn't an indication of how the rest of the year will be.

We had a great New Years Eve with friends!!! We sipped champagne, did a little bar hopping and ended the night watching How I Met Your Mother. It was legen - wait for it, wait for it... DARY!!! Since we had quite a bit of bubbly, we decided to spend the night at our friends. We woke up around 8:30 New Years day and headed home. When we opened the door, we saw part of the wood paneling around our door laying on the floor. I said, "Did we get broken into?" and the husband said, "Looks like it.". We looked around the living room and it didn't look like everything was missing. I was freaking out because our pets (two dogs and a cat) didn't come running to the door like they always do. I yelled for them a few times and finally they came running into the living room. We could tell they were traumatized, so I took them outside to calm them down. I came back inside to see where Jeremy was and make sure there wasn't anything missing. I walked back to our bedroom to find Jeremy standing on his side of the bed and a guy in a tuxedo standing by my side of the bed. My immediate reaction was, "What the #$&*?!?!". The guy had no idea where he was or how he got here.The guy actually said, "Look at my shoes, I don't think I kicked the door in." And then he tried to bribe us with some pot.  I called the husband's parents (who live across the street) and they came over. He had the audacity to tell my mother-in-law that we were lucky it was just him and not some bad guy. I called the police and within 5 minutes there were about four officers at our house. They checked the house and everything looked fine, so it was basically up to us if we wanted to press charges or not. The officers said most likely the guy would get off either way since he was so wasted. He blew a .12 at 10 A.M., so who knows how wasted he was when he broke in. He offered to repay us for the door and emotional stress, so we decided to just let him walk. So off he walked in his tuxedo and plaid fedora.

It's pretty funny looking back on it, but it was very scary at the time. So now you know, if you ever break into our house you better be wearing evening attire. No t-shirts and jeans here! We only accept tuxedos and evening gowns.