Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Haaaaappy New Year. :)

Happy New Year's Eve everyone. While I'd like to say, "I can't believe it's 2009," I've actually been dating things "09" for about 4 months now. No idea why, I thought 08 was pretty terrific. I guess I sometimes get ahead of myself.

SPEAKING of getting ahead of myself. Yesterday Michael and I received a Pottery Barn kids catalog and our master plan was splashed across the cover, mocking us and our brilliant idea. When we were in Maui last year we went into dozens of small art studios. One had original drawings from Dr. Seuss and we both mentioned how much we loved his books when we were little. Knowing that an adult's room decorated with one, two, red, and blue fish was a little out of the question, not to mention a bit creepy, we decided we'd use the theme (if we opt for a theme, which we're still unsure about) for our future child's room. Too bad Pottery Barn had to steal our entire idea and use the first half of their magazine to broadcast it to the rest of the world. And too bad their vision was much cuter than my own. I lose. Again.

Christmas in Coppell was great. Very low-key, which was nice after the active Christmas season. Did anyone feel like it was the LONGEST Christmas season ever? Yet as I was taking the ornaments down last night I muttered, "Didn't I just put these up?" I hate when I can't even agree with myself. But I had that aching feeling in my stomach as I boxed up each decoration, the same ache I have whenever I am coming back from a fantastic vacation. I distinctly remember listening to Celine Dion for a solid 20 hours driving home from Florida one year--how is THAT for depressing? And I'm pretty sure I flew home from Maui laying in the fetal position while crying out, "We have to go BACK!" Just like Jack from LOST.

Let's talk about resolutions. This year I wanted to read the entire Bible and exercise. I finished the Bible last week, which was a fantastic feeling. I loved it, I will read it again, but I'm pretty darn happy I can go back to my useless reading for awhile. Michael is also happy that I will no longer shout out strange name choices for our future kids. "Malachi?! What do you think about that? Oh.... Habbakuk! Now THAT's an interesting idea..." Re. the exercise resolution, I am going to declare a big "NAY" on that for 2008. The only exercise I did was exercise my right not to exercise. if that even makes sense. I'm going to throw it on up there for 2009 again just for fun. I am the same weight as I was last year but I notice things are.... shifting a bit. Damn Isaac Newton was right with that whole gravity schpeel.

2008 was all about spending money so we've decided 2009 will be about saving money. Yes, the two are a bit backwards but that's not important. We didn't meet Mr. Dave Ramsey until we'd already fallen in love with 0% APR cards. The love affair has ended and all aforementioned credit cards have been paid off and cut up. We think we have a solid chance of increasing the ol' savings fund. We'll see how it goes.

Have fun tonight and I hope each of you say, "I'll see you next year! Hardy har har!" to at least 12 people. God bless corny jokes that never die.


Heather said...

Happy New Year, friend! Christmas is coming down at our house tomorrow and I'm torn between that "Holiday Let-Down" feeling and the sheer glee I feel in getting some square footage back. Plus, Andrew is getting tired of getting yelled at constantly to stay out of the tree.

See ya next year!

P.S. "One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish, black fish, blue fish, old fish, new fish. This one has a little car, this one has a little star. Say, what a lot of fish there are." Did I get it right - it is coming from my memory.

Leslie said...

Had fun chatting with your mama the other day and loving on Thumbs. Have I told you how much I love that cat???


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