Saturday, December 29, 2012

Obligatory Year End Survey/Review

Good luck getting through this whole thing. I'm apparently really boring. :)

What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?
 So I filled an entire U-Haul truck with my belongings.  I've never done that before.  Not sure if that's a good thing or not...but it happened. 

Did you keep your new year’s resolutions and will you make more for next year?
So I specifically remember saying I hate resolutions and I never make them.  So, no, pretty sure I didn't make any last year.  But this year, I think my resolution is to step outside my comfort zone and do things I wouldn't normally do.  We'll see how that goes. 

What countries did you visit?
I went to Austria, Czech Republic, and Hungary.  Such an awesome trip. 

What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?
I hate the way this is worded.  I feel like lack has such a negative connotation.  Just because I didn't have something doesn't mean I was lacking...

Having said that, I have no idea.  I've been trying to get rid of stuff in my life.  I don't really know what I want to bring into it. 

What dates from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory and why?
March 8 was kind of shitty. 

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I applied for a job I didn't think I had any chance of getting, and actually got it. 

What was your biggest failure
Failing to run the half marathon in Seattle.  I'm still pretty pissed about that. 

Did you suffer illness or injury
I feel like each month I've had a horrible cold/allergy attack.  It's been pretty obnoxious. 

What was the best thing you bought
My car.  I love love love love it.  The mattress and couch are close seconds. 

Whose behavior merited celebration
Um, all my friends?

Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed
I really don't want to answer this.

Where did most of your money go
Savings, paying for a car, buying furniture, food, taking care of my dumb ass dog. You know, typical boring stuff.

What song will always remind you of 2012
Sadly, it will be Call Me Maybe.  But not because I liked it or anything, just because it was ALWAYS on. 

Compared to this time last year are you (a) happier or sadder? (b) thinner or fatter? (c) richer or poorer
Oy, I hate this question. I don't recall how I felt last year, but I'm guessing I'm sadder, same-ish, richer.

What do you wish you’d done more of
I wish I had worked out more, made smarter choices, and talked about things instead of letting them build up.

Did you fall in love in 2012
Oy, this question.  Yes.  Didn't exactly work out well, thanks for bringing it up again.

What was your favorite TV program
How I Met Your Mother and Game of Thrones.  I don't really watch TV that much anymore. 

Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year
It's not worth my time to hate anyone. I do dislike some people that I didn't last year, but hating is too much effort for them.

What did you do on your birthday and how old were you
I turned 30 and had a fantastic birthday weekend!  This included a crazy happy hour after work, a visit from RR, a random trip to Atlantic City, some labor day parties and a Bruce Concert.  Fun times. 

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012.
Still all about the comfort. I wear a lot of jeans and khakis and argyle. I'm not exactly trendy.

What kept you sane
Running and drinking beer and knitting at times?

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most
Mila Kunis and Woody Harrelson. Such a crush on both of them.

What political issue stirred you the most
Women's health and rights

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012
You can't force something that isn't meant to be. 

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year
I don't know where I'm going yet, but I sure am getting there

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Christmas!

This was the closest I could get to fitting everyone into one shot (still a fail).  However, I love Christmas with the family! 

Hope everyone had a fantastic day!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Self portraits by Little V

I am trying to post some of the pictures from my phone because it's acting screwy and these are ones I'd like to still have anything happens (I'm too lazy to actually sit and transfer everything off my phone).

Anyways, when I visit Little V, she likes to sit with me and take pictures together.  She really loves the self portrait mode. 

I thought this one turned out pretty cute.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas cookies!

We made christmas cookies this weekend.

J and her friends have a really nice tradition where they get together around christmas and everyone brings some sort of cookie dough and they spend the day baking and decorating cookies and drinking wine.

I have kind of glommed onto the group and have been lucky enough to join the last two years.

You gotta love all the cookies...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Oh, Oscar

Apparently Oscar and I just can't consider it a new home unless we find the emergency vet for an overnight visit. 

Survival of the fittest just doesn't apply to him. 

Luckily, he's doing much better, and instead, I'll post this funny picture from this past weekend. 

He's kind of ridiculous looking.  :)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

It's like crack!

I went on a crafting spree today when I got home from work (yes, I know, I worked on a Sunday).  I finished gifts for Little V and Ferb that I completely forgot I had started.  I finished a hat that I had started before moving and got 3/4 of the way done before realizing it was too small (it is perfect this time...), and I made L her Christmas gift. 

Then, I really wanted to knit something with super chunky yarn that would be finished quickly.  Luckily, JH gave me some awesome yarn last Christmas that was a perfect fit.

Yay pretty hat that I finished in about 3 hours (some of that time was actually spent cooking dinner so only about two hours of actual knitting). 

Unfortunately, I feel like knitting that hat was just like giving crack to an addict.  I don't want to stop with the chunky yarn and the knitting and making things.  Sadly, I have to go to work tomorrow and I really should get some sleep tonight.  (stupid job always interferes with what I want to do).

So I'll just look at the pretty hat and think about all the other hats and gloves and knitted things I could be making.

Friday, December 7, 2012

You're as cuddly as a cactus, you're as charming as an eel

Moving right after Thanksgiving kind of took the Christmas spirit out of me.  I didn't want to do any Black Friday shopping because I didn't want to have to move anything I bought.  I didn't really do any holiday knitting last month, because it was all packed.  And then, once I got in my new place and unpacked, the last thing I wanted to do was unpack my Christmas stuff and decorate.

Bah Humbug to you too.

So, I decided to stop being Scrooge McScrooge (extra emphasis on my Scrooge levels there) and I bought a tree on my way home today.  I still can't buy a big tree because I have a moronic dog that tries to kill himself with it (survival of the fittest theory doesn't explain how my dog is still alive). 



My Charlie Brown Table top Christmas Tree decorated with the finest ornaments my nieces and nephews could make me (with a few Pirate themed ornaments and other random ones thrown in there). 

I just like that it looks kind of festive in that corner of the room, and my grinch heart grew at least 1 size this day.  :) 

*How the Grinch Stole Christmas