It's been a looooooooooong winter. New York has been dumped on over and over. We have not had a winter like this in a long time. There is so much snow that they have not been able to collect the trash regularly. It's pretty gross. I CANNOT wait till spring. I have not been able to post on my blog much. My family has been suckin up all my time. How dare they. The hlights from the new year till now are:
-For Christmas my sweet husband gave me the BEST gift EVER! I get one day off a month for a whole year! I had my day last month and came home feeling so rejuvenated. I spent the day reading in a cafe, getting my nails done, going to a movie (The Black Swan), window shopping (in 12 degree temps)-taking myself out for Chinese food- and back to the cafe for some more reading. I didn't com home till 10:00PM! The kids were in bed and the house was clean so I watched a movie with my husband. When I finally had this day to myself I realized how much I really do need to just be alone once in a while. It was delightful.
-My Christmas gift to my husband was "one fabulous meal" a month for him and any friends he chooses for the year. Last month he invited a friend over and his request was "Chicken Fried Steak" (being the texan that he is). I had never made it or even tasted it myself. They said it was "perfect". I also made mashed potatos and sage gravy, collard greens, and molton chocolate cake for desert. I didn't eat any of it myself. It took a few hours to cook it all and it was gone in just a few minutes. I think that's a good sign.
-My little one turned TWO! I can hardly believe it. We threw her a little party with a few friends. It was so cute how much she really understood. This girl is growing so fast and she is the perfect combination of dainty and scrappy. I will post about her birthday soon.
-I went to the eye doctor and discovered that I need reading glasses. My mother told me this would happen at about my age. I tried on about 75 pair and finally found some that I really love. My middle child is thrilled to have me join her in "the glasses club".
-I have been really trying to take better care of myself this year. I started a health program in November and so far I have lost 35lbs. I feel so much better. I have energy that I haven't had in years. Now, I am chasing my crazy family around instead of being ran over by them. I cannot tell you how excited I am to buy some cute spring clothes. And jeans that make my butt look cute. All I ever wanted was a cute butt! I also look forward running this spring. I use to run A LOT but since I have had extra baby weight on me I hesitated because I am afraid of injuring myself. I am going to start running in April and do the 5K Revlon Run in June.
So, that's what's new around here. Probably more information than you ever wanted. It's OK. I get it. Don't talk about yourself, just shut up and creat a tutorial. I can do that. I went to a baby shower for a good friend the other day. A little girl born in March. It prompted me to get out the sewing machine (after months of not sewing anything). I made some appliqued shirts and a few dresses (post to come). I have to say, sewing spring clothes and working with light, colorful fabric really got me excited to sew more. I think my next "me" day will be spent in front of my sewing machine. (Or staring at my new butt:)