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Friday, January 01, 2010

It's a New Year! 2010

Resolutions for 2009

1. Successfully plan a wedding- DONE! Vegas was stressful but fun.

2. Complete my part of the Hood to Coast- FAIL: Once again my health stood in my way of doing this. : (

3. Take Lily on her first camping trip- DONE! We had so much fun in Yosemite.

4. Find a new and better paying job- FAIL: I’ve decided to stay at my job so I can work on some other things. HOWEVER-I am getting a raise which I requested.

5. Go on a one month sugar fast- DONE! It’s so hard when you are addicted but once again I was able to stay the course.

6. Do more charity work- IN THE WORKS: I have applied for a position with and will be working for Red Cross this coming year.

7. Begin writing- FAIL: It’s all in my mind but when I try to force it onto paper it dies in transit.

8. Do something I’ve never done before once a month- DONE! I made a supreme effort in this area and managed to have a good time.

9. Get a complete makeover- FAIL: It’s too expensive although my look for the wedding was a pretty good try.

10. Be happy- IN THE WORKS: As always it’s my work in progress.

Resolutions for 2010

1. Complete at least 31 hours of school- This will put me at the halfway mark for finishing my degree.

2. Run the Iron Girl 5k- I am already signed up so running or not I will be attending the event!

3. Travel to three different places that I have never been- Vegas is already on the list but can I find time to go to two others?

4. Work on establishing my charity idea- Handmade Hugs

5. Lose at least half of the weight I need to get rid of- It’s a dream I could actually achieve if I had any self-discipline.

6. Take care of my skin issues once and for all- I will figure out a way to save the money to get my skin treated. It’s stupid that I’ve waited this long.

7. Learn a new skill- I’m thinking of taking an crafting class of some sort or maybe learn how to make sushi.

8. Begin learning French- If I’m ever going to go to Paris I must learn some of the language. Right?

9. Go on a cruise- It’s my pie-in-the-sky dream this year (and always). I’m sure it won’t happen but it’s nice to dream.

10. Be happy- It’s the meaning of life and I intend to find it.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Man oh man oh man......New Year's Eve! I spent the night out on the town with Rachel. Scott is in LA for the Rose Bowl. We went to dinner with a couple of old friends from TWU. Then we headed to the bar in Ballard. We got front row seats at the bar and started the drinking. The music was a blast. The crowd was crazy. The night was fun. Counting down to midnight.....and then we ran for the door. It took us about 10 minutes to hunt down a cab. We raced back across the bridge but too late. Stuck in the Space Needle traffic forever. I ended up sharing my cab with 6 drunk kids from UW. We played an electronic "Password" game while we waited in traffic. I got home at 1:30am. After texting everyone and dressing the cat up I went to bed. Happy New Year!
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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas morning started early with the customary barking of Owen. After breakfast we sat around opening gifts. Sue cooked all morning. Katie knitted. Scott and I loafed.

In the afternoon, Gammie and Joe came over for dinner. We ate prime rib and yorkshire pudding. We had a nice quiet dinner. Then, more presents and fancy cake that Sue had made.

We left as the sun began to set. It was time to get back to Seattle so I could work in the morning!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

It's a quick Christmas this year. I have to work the day after so we are doing it all in less than two days.

Today was our celebration with Ralph, Karen and Zach. We went over to their house to open presents. Afterward we drove to Karen's Mom's house to join them in their dinner and celebration.
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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

I got Kerwin a new hat.

This is the only sign that Christmas is near. We've decided not to decorate this year. Since I am working 60 hour weeks the entire month of December. And, Kerwin seemed to hate the tree last year. It's simpler and requires a lot less work.

I think I will miss it a bit. However, there is always next year to put up a tree...
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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving was crazy! It was the first time my family met Scott's. It was also the first time Gammie had been out of the hospital since her stroke three years ago. And, it was the first time Scott's Dad and family came over to hang out with us! It was pretty special.

We had a great time. There was lots of food. There were lots of laughs. Lily learned how to knit. Mom enjoyed herself. Gammie played with Owen. Everyone was happy.

I couldn't have asked for more.

Happy Thanksgiving!
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Saturday, November 21, 2009

I've just come back from my first ever board meeting. I've joined the Advisory Board for SIFF. I'm pretty excited about it.

I'm also glad I went because on my way there I stumbled across a live sale. While there I found great vintage jewelry to go with my wedding dress. Yay!
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