Saturday, December 30, 2006

So long, Farewell, Auf wiedersehn 2006

Well, the holidays are about to come to a close and a new year is upon us. Christmas was great this year. A1 was shocked as expected and his dad and I officially rock because he got what he wanted. A2 had fun handing out presents and playing with the new toys he got. I was pleasantly surprised that he didn't get a bunch of junk this year. He got some educational toys and movies, and an awesome tabletop train set. He also got some Spongebob DVDs. That's pretty cool. We love some Bob Bob around here! Also got some Backyardigans CD's to jam to in the car. Whoever came up with that little show is amazing. The family gatherings went rather well and all in all a good time was had by everyone.

Now comes the clean up. It looks like Wal-mart has exploded in various rooms of my house. The living room is covered with piles of gifts received, gift bags that I'm planning on recycling next year, and anything else that my zoo crew decides to just lay down in here for me to put away. I took down all the outside decorations yesterday so at least we don't look so ghetto from the road. I was planning on taking down the tree and other decorations on the inside today but here it is lunch time and it feels pretty darn good just sitting here on my rump doing a whole lot of nothing. I spent yesterday sorting through everyone's gifts looking for missing gift cards, iPod cords and the back end of a purple cow. We spend the holidays in another state and have to haul all the loot back home. It's not that bad but things get lost in transit and the only person in this household that can find anything is dear ol mom. Happy to say all was recovered except the cow tail. Gotta call Daddy about that one.

Oh well, I don't want to think about that right now, I'll think about it tomorrow. It's so hard to believe another year has come and gone. They sure seem to go by a lot quicker now that I'm in my 30's. What's the deal with that? I feel like I'm the only one aging around me. Somehow people I thought were a lot older than me before are only just a wee bit older. I have a cousin that I was convinced was at least five years older than me when we were growing up that told me just last week she was only 35. How in the hell did that happen? You mean she's actually just three years older. Where did my other two years go? My own dad seems to have stalled out in the aging process. For some reason it seems like he and I are getting a lot closer in age. I like to tell myself I'm just getting more mature minded in my older years, but who am I kidding!

I have a bit of exciting news on the weight loss front. I haven't worked out since the Friday before Christmas and just knew I would have put on a little tonage with all the holiday eats floating around. Surprisingly I am down to 148. Woo freaking hoo! I was going to work out last night but the hubby had A1's laptop computer in about a thousand pieces on the dining room table. I had money on whether or not it would all fit back together the way it came apart. All I have to say about that is I'm pretty sure we are the ones keeping Glad sandwich bags in business and not for storing sandwiches but instead all the extra parts and pieces that magically seem to appear around here. Too bad the hubby never pays up.

Well, so long 2006, you've been good to me. I'm pretty positive I'll look back on you fondly. To all you out there I wish you peace and prosperity for 2007. For myself, I wish to fit into those cute booty jeans sooner rather than later. I guess I have a date with the Bowflex tonight and every night for the next however long it takes. Wish me luck!

Current specs:
148 lbs
2 sizes away from my favorite jeans