Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Not bad so far, January! I've been trying to fit in more outdoor time in the form of neighborhood strolls, remembering to take photos along the way. The rose above is from my mom's front yard, isn't it beautiful? In addition to stopping to smell the roses, I've been to two weddings already this year, watched a fair amount of movies, although not *too* many because I'm trying to have a life. Went to a screening of Rushmore at the Frida dressed like Max Fischer, which was pretty amazing, and I made these awesomely unhealthy wet burritos which I want to eat for dinner every day now. 

Craig and I are also planning vacations and film clubs and perhaps an even more exciting adventure...here's to 2015, off to a pretty okay start!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Hello, 2015!

2014 was kind of a bust. I only wrote 14 or 15 posts. The year sucked. I don't miss it one bit. So here's to 2015!

Okay, it wasn't ALL bad...Craig and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary, we took a little weekend getaway to Palm Springs over the summer, and saw lots of excellent movies and art shows and performances. 

Out of sheer curiosity, let's see how I did on my resolutions from last year...

Stop reading comments and message boards.  This one was HARD, and I didn't completely succeed, but my little voice told me to stop anytime I started reading something stupid and negative.

More parties! We helped host an Oscars party, we had our 5th anniversary party, a Star Wars themed pool party, our annual Halloween party, and our first New Years Eve party. Not bad!

Buy clothes and shoes that actually fit and are comfortable! This one is actually still a resolution of mine. A combination of eating better and being sick (eep!) means that I unexpectedly lost a bunch of weight and a lot of my clothes don't fit. So that means more shopping, yes?

Cook! I actually cooked a fair amount in the first part of the year, and then slacked around the holidays. I made a pretty decent Asian tempeh dish so far this year, and I'm looking forward to trying new recipes. 

Do something different and physical. Exercise? Blech. This is one I always have trouble with. I'm on my feet a lot in my job as a toddler teacher, though, so it's not like I'm a total blob. Dance parties at work? Yes please!

Ignore everybody. I'm still letting my insecurities run my life. Must work on this.

Disconnect and reconnect. Less Facebook, more Face-To-Face time. I'd like to continue this, definitely. 

Say yes! Well, not to everything...

I think I'll let this year's resolutions come about more organically. Hooray for 2015!