We had a good weekend. We had a little New Year’s Eve party at a friend’s house and then scurried home to watch the ball drop with the kids. I regretted telling them they could stay up because after several weeks of going to bed late, I was ready to get back on schedule but a promise is a promise and so we ate junk food, sang along with Mr. CPQ’s new karaoke machine, counted down VERY LOUDLY, toasted with flat ginger ale, and all got in bed approximately thirty seconds after the ball dropped.
Saturday morning I drove to Virginia to surprise ImNotNed’s wife (and one of my dearest friends) for
her 40th a significant birthday and it was so much fun to pop out from behind the car, see the look on her face, and hug her neck. We may have even shed a tear or two and then we promptly went inside and did what we always do whenever we’re together, opened up the potato chips and French onion dip and snacked with wild abandon while we caught up.
It was a very girly weekend. We hit the makeup counter at Lord & Taylor, shopped for shoes, browsed the purse section in every major department store, got pedicures and manicures, and then we went home and ate Ben & Jerry’s straight out of the carton. People, it was bliss and the time passed altogether too quickly.
Yes, I bought the shoes.
K made me to do it.
I had four hours of quiet on the ride back home this morning to think about New Year’s resolutions, and while I’d love to issue forth a grand pronouncement about what this year will hold, I don’t have anything set in stone just yet.
As evidenced by the fact that I was licking salt off my fingers at 11:32 from an ill-advised stop at a sketchy Wendy’s.
I guess this won’t be the year of “No French Fries” after all.
More so than resolutions, I think this year I’m going to go with goals. Typically I’ll pick a spiritual, physical, and mental goal and right now I’m percolating over the following:
1) Daily quiet time of purposeful prayer and reading. (It doesn’t always happen and I need to make this a priority.)
2) Running a half marathon.
3) Learning to quilt.
I’m sure I’ll be adding to the list, but for now, that’s what I’m working on. I hope your New Year is full of many wonderful adventures.
Have a nice day.