Monthly Archive: December 2011

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Yearly Wrap-Up: 2011

  I read these from friends every year, but reading Sarah’s yesterday really inspired me to FINALLY DO MY OWN, DAMMIT. 1. What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before? Ran the entirety of a half-marathon, ran a race that involved jumping in mud and climbing over walls, was assistant-producer on a musical, learned to do hair for the girls in that musical (including putting on wigs and doing french twists!), did a plank for 3-minutes…HOLY CRAP. I did a lot of stuff this year for the first time. Yay me! 2. Did you keep your new...

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Bring It On, 2012.

This time every year I hear a lot of, “I hate New Year’s! The expectations! The resolutions bound to fail! The pressure is too great!” Obviously these people aren’t as OCD about beginnings as I am. I’ve always been someone that starts a “diet” on a Monday, and if I fail at any point in the week, I throw the whole week out and wait to start again the following Monday. I was the same with exercise plans. And vows to keep caught up with laundry. Monthly beginning are even more powerful: I’m going to read the kids a story...

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What I’m Watching Over The Break

I mentioned on Facebook this weekend that I hate the weeks after Christmas because the excitement of Christmas is over but we STILL have to wait a few weeks to watch new episodes of any of our TV shows. After the Golden Globe awards were announced all of my favorite TV critics were excited that Homeland was recognized. Maybe even a bit pissed they weren’t recognized more. Now, I usually don’t like programming on the Premium channels. I joke and say it’s because I don’t like Grown-Up TV. But honestly? That’s not far from the truth. If it’s on a...

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I Freakin’ HATE Real Trees

When we bought our house last year, we knew we couldn’t use our older (huge) artificial tree because our ceilings weren’t tall enough. Donnie took that opportunity to INSIST we get a real tree. He liked them so much better…blah blah blah. We went to get one for the upstairs, putting my smaller (sentimental) artificial tree downstairs. That’s when I learned the first lesson of real trees: THEY ARE RIDICULOUSLY EXPENSIVE. We paid almost $100 for ours last year! And yes, I know it’s cheaper to go chop one down somewhere but the timing issues never work for us. But…BUT…a...

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She’s Keeping Me From Leaving The House Looking Like I’m Homeless

Nikki is still very much a fashionista. She puts tons of thoughts into what she wears and she rarely leaves the house anymore without some sort of accessory to accentuate her outfit. Maybe a fedora, maybe a scarf, maybe a purse, often all three! We went out to go shopping the other morning as a family and I was just wearing a t-shirt, jeans and my converse. Then, of course, my daughter walks down all decked out and looking AWESOME. I looked at her and thought, Crap. I can’t go out looking like a slob if she looks like she...