Sunday, January 1, 2012

Well, Hello 2012

This is a terrible picture, what with my hair showing off how absolutely frizzing it gets as it grows, but it was the last picture taken of me in 2011.
We were off for our last social evening of the season.  Hubby took me out for a lovely dinner.  We sat for 2 hours, drinking wine and cocktails, and having tasty little tapas.  The restaurant was called Trevi, and it's tiny...just 8 or so tables.  They have outdoor seating during the warmer months, however, and we are hoping to go back when the weather warms, for a few drinks as we enjoy the outdoor fountain.
After dinner, we headed out to a small party at a friend's house.  When we arrived, there were just 3 other couples (besides the couple hosting), and only a few more people stopped by as others left.  By midnight, it ended up just being a few of us chatting and sipping champagne as (poor old) Dick Clark counted down our last 10 seconds of 2011.

So, here we are, in another new year.  From the looks of this shot of my grow out so far (6 months? I can't remember) it's gonna be another couple years before another cut! Oh, well...I refuse to give up! :)

So far this year has been absolutely grand!  Last night a friend said she wants more snowflakes for gifts for her sister and mother (by November...I think I can manage!).  Hubby and I got the treadmill into the basement (finally, after having it for 3 weeks or so!); and, we did it without having an argument and with him doing it my way (which, of course, was the more clever of our ideas).  Today was well worth waiting 23 days for, too.  Because we were out so late last night (well, this morning) and I had been up for about 22 hours before getting back to bed, I was out cold!  The drinks helped, as I wasn't tempted to get up early with my head pounding just a bit. At one point I heard hubby get up, for what I thought was a shower, but apparently fell right back to sleep.  I awoke a bit later to the muffled sounds of cupboard doors and clanking dishes in the kitchen.  He was, as I had asked for but did not expect, making me breakfast in bed!  He even made coffee...for the first time ever, at home!  He also, for the first time ever, made my eggs with soft yolks!  Normally he simply scrambles eggs...and these were perfect.  Eggs, bacon, toast, coffee, and o.j.!  It was so nice.
Then, we had a lovely walk to the beach.  The weather today was spring-like and gorgeous. 

I hope all of you are enjoying this new year as much as I am so far.  Tomorrow, I start working on my goals of working out daily, and getting into my studio to work daily.  I'm excited about the new year, as I usually am with every new year.  Sure, it's just the next day, that happens to be a new year, but it really is a great place to start when you don't know where to start, otherwise.

Happy New Year!!


  1. Resolutions abound, I hope this year is everything you wish it to be. *^_^*

  2. It sounds like the perfect start to the year!! I know you will be able to accomplish all your goals!! Just take it one day at a time. for the hair- I feel your pain! I almost have a full pony tail...just a few hairs in the front need to get long enough to go in the holder. I have a little stub of a ponytail though :)