Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy New Year! (A wee bit late)

Welcome to 2013...buh bye 2012.

I hope you had a great year and rang in the new one in style.  We had not made any plans until the 29th, and then got invited out to a casino.  We debated, but ultimately thought the casino was a bit too much for us on New Year's Eve.  Instead, we brought Little Miss to Gramma's house (otherwise known as the place where she gets everything she wants and wakes at 4am for the day) and off we went.  We went to a local restaurant for dinner, but after all of the holiday food we've had, I was just not hungry!

I got antojitos - a small tortilla rolled up with cream cheese, jalapenos and something else...slice into rounds.  I didn't even finish the appetizer size.  Hubby had wings and then a burger and fries.  We had a couple of drinks and then bundled up against the cold to head to our next stop.  It seemed so much closer before we were trudging down the street on a cold winter night...and trudging, and trudging and trudging.  Finally we arrived at a small local pub.  They were having a band that night although when we arrived it was pretty dead.  We ordered a drink and it came somewhat warm and untasty.

Rather than stay, we decided to crash a friend's place - they were out of town.  We got in with the help of their house sitter (another friend's son) and went about finding their beer.  It was warm so we had to use the snowbank to get it cold.  We snuggled with their kitty cat, and rearranged their main floor furniture.  You know - normal stuff.

Finally we decided to head home.  It was about 10pm.  Once home we ate chips and watched tv, and at 11:30pm we went to sleep.  Yup - our big, kid-free night had us in bed even before midnight.  Ah well, it was fun and we woke well rested for the first time in a long time!

I spent a lot of time thinking on New Year's Day about the coming year, the good, bad and ugly of the previous year and any goals or plans I had.  I am not a resolution maker generally, and really didn't come up with one.  I decided to set small goals - eat more veggies, play more games, go skating on the canal often while the weather is good...things like that.  Here's hoping that it'll be a wonderful, wonderful year!

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