Quoted by Eric Zorn
Ahh, so it’s time for a New Year’s Resolution update! Today is the last day in January… where did the last 31 days go?
1.) Curve saying “F”!
There’s been improvement. I’m now AWARE of when and how many times I use this faaavorite word of mine. I like to add “-er” “-ing” “-ed” on to the end so I’m easily able to fit this lovely word into PLENTY of sentences. At least I have a whole year to work on this, right?
2.) Run a half marathon! Get excited, I start training this week. I ran 6-miles of hills on Saturday and had a 3-mile interval run on Wednesday. More to come as the weeks go on… and my ankle continues to heal.
3.) Stay in shape! I’m doing great. Continuing to eat lots of vegetables, fruits, proteins, whole grains,
peanut butter, cupcakes, and cookies. It’s all about proportions and exercise! I’ve lost 14 lbs since October and feel great.
4.) More art work! Decorating cupcakes count right? Ugh, I refuse to break this resolution and am glad I’m giving myself a monthly update. Projects will come! Projects will come!
5.) Read more! SCORE!
I just finished Jonathan Trooper’s “This is Where I Leave You” (an easy and perfectly sarcastic read that I should have read for book club over a year ago). Maybe my group won’t kick me out now?
I also read “Room” by Emma Donoghue for my 2nd book club group (I know, what was I thinking?) I loved this book! I thought it was extremely gripping with emphasis on a universal story of parenthood and childhood. The book was also written in the perspective of a 5-year old boy… pretty unique, right?
I’m trying to finish “Dark Vineyard” by Martin Walker by tomorrow evening to make that 3 books for January! The translation from French to English makes the read awkward at times, but overall I love the plot.
BOOM. 3. BOOM. 3. BOOM
We celebrated an awesome couple of days of “11 years of Making Out” this weekend. Wine tasting at Triangle Wine Company for McManis Family wines by one of our Wisdom sales reps and then date night at Bella Mia’s in Cary on Friday, which has become one of our favorite restaurants… http://bellamiacoalfire.com/
Saturday, awesome blow-out fight over cleaning the house - yes, this happens to completely happy-in-love-couples too, don’t worry, we followed that with snuggle time and a great dinner with our friends Bart and Kristy at Capital Club 16 in Raleigh, which has also become one of our go-to date night restaurants! http://www.capitalclub16.com/
Sunday, we shared a wonderful breakfast at La Farm Bakery in Cary on Sunday with the Dellisanti’s. Yes! Two dates with them! Lucky us! Followed by a visit to Wilson to spend time with Tyler’s parents. Cookies and freshly baked bread in tow, great conversations, much-loved company, and a yummy dinner made for a wonderful end to the weekend.
I say… I’m doing well with my 2012 resolutions this year! Now to fit in some ART WORK.
How are you guys coming along with yours? Should I get out my pom-poms? I don’t have any, but I’ll gladly make some. :)