New Years Resolutions…

I just finished my new years resolutions but as I doubt anyone would be interested in hearing that I resolve to take my vitamins on a daily basis, I decided to fill in the blanks on the New Years Resolution sheet that Julia Allison posted instead.

One thing I will learn: a new language (but we are talking very rudimentary skills here).

One place I will go:  Visit NYC and surrounding CT areas more, I can’t believe I have lived in CT for 4 years and have probably only seen 10% of the state.  And it’s a small state.

One physical habit I will break: Biting my nails until they hurt (happens when stressed)

One physical habit I will cultivate:  Being more hygienic… let’s just leave it at that.

One mental habit I will break: Having a lot of negative thoughts about people, places, things, etc.

One mental habit I will cultivate: Being a positive person… goes hand in hand with the above resolution… but that’ll just make it doubly effective 🙂

One home repair I’ll finally get around to: Repainting bathroom.  Gave up on this in 2006… really should get back to it!

One work habit I will change: Procrastinating until the last minute and then getting super stressed (hence, nail biting!)

One thing I’ll throw out: Clothes I think are dorky or too slutty (yes, I bought them… don’t know what I was thinking) so I won’t wear but I keep in my closet anyway

A second thing I’ll throw out: My “wish” box of clothes (aka all my favorite clothes that don’t fit me any more).  This will only happen AFTER I lose my 30 lbs and try them on and then realize that I think they are dorky too.

One thing I’ll eat more often: Vegetables

One thing I’ll eat less: spray cheese and sauces plain (e.g. without food) ~ yes, I’m gross.

One thing I’ll drink more: water (exactly what else was supposed to go here?)

One thing I’ll drink less: Alcohol, at least not to the point where I get sick.  Hangovers were so 2008!

One thing I’ll spend less money on: Clothes, sorry VS, you’re on your own this year.

One other change I’ll make in my finances: Buy less “entertainment/media” items – aka stop stopping at on a near daily basis.

One thing I’ll spend less time doing: Television (ooh, this is going to be difficult, I have an addiction)

And a thing I’ll spend more time doing: seeing the world (aka stepping foot outside my house)

One resolution I’ve made before but will honor this time because I really do believe that with a little effort life can be better: Exercise more…. or at all.

**I deleted all the sappy, deep, thought-provoking questions…. I mean, whose blog did you think this was?  Please, I post pictures of lolcats and me eating food.  Emotional baggage is not welcome here.


Matchy-matchy (in our picture below)

When Hubby and I first started dating, he’d pick me up (aka enter through on the rarely locked glass door in the back of my trailer mod and wait about 2 hours until I was ready) and we’d be surprised to find out that we totally matched (e.g. maroon collared shirts with black pants, black turtlenecks with jeans, etc.).  It was almost embarrassing because people would comment on it, asking if we had planned it that way.  Oh yes, I always call up a guy I am dating to ask him exactly what he is wearing so I can copy him, because that wouldn’t scare him away at all….

However, through the years we’ve completely lost this ability of ours.  So I was amused that this picture showed our matchy-matchy talent has reared its head again.

Decided to take a break from the oh so boring world of FASBs to check email and was super excited to get an email from Hubby’s mom about this photo.  We took this picture Dec. 24th at the Hawaii Prince Court where we had a delightful breakfast with an old HS teacher and his family (they’ve since relocated to the Midwest).

My high school puts out a quarterly magazine and the last 20 pages or so are little blurbs and pictures of what the alumni is doing.  We’re hoping this pic gets in that section (I’m thinking it stands a very good chance with 3 alumni and one of our HS teachers pictured.)

Belated Posts

Okay – I finally got the rest of my trip uploaded.  I had a few technical difficulties (14+ hour island wide black out and the loss of my cable used to transmit pictures from my camera to the computer).  But back up and running now – so enjoy.

For my last day in Hawaii (my plane leaves late at night) I decided to head out to the North Shore of the island.  This is VERY far away (1 hour without traffic) and therefore, only attempted every so often.  Yes, all you mainlanders, I can hear you laughing about how this is closer than your average commute to work…  But it’s far!  This sign marks that you’ve made it to the north shore (sorry it’s blurry, I was driving).

My first stop on the North Shore was Waimea Bay Beach.  As I drove in it started to drizzle and most people were leaving the beach.  I figured I could tough out the slight rain and grabbed my towel and previously bought lunch and headed out to the sand.