Winding down!10:02 PM
Oh goodness, I feel like I haven't been on my blog in forever, and truth be told, it really has been almost a week.
Life has been full, absolutely full, of laughter, of family and food.
It's been a wonderful past week, we had one of the best Christmas Eve's in a very long time, a freak snow storm that blew in right before minute and left us with no power for 4 hours, and opening presents by candlelight. It was a little weird at first, you couldn't really see much but it did make for a very magical setting with the snow coming down outside and the fire burning inside as we laughed and scrambled for gifts.
Christmas Day was spent at my brother's house, a very low key, nice meal and just some catching up and relaxing from the crazy rush before the holidays.
Friday we were home, trying to take it easy. I wanted to do absolutely nothing, to sit in my pajamas all day, to drink coffee, watch a movie or read a book, but the family had other ideas, they wanted to go by Walmart to use some gift cards we got from family. Thing is, we weren't the only ones with that idea as I think half of America was doing the exact same thing. Just can't get away from the crowds can we?
Saturday was spent cleaning up from Christmas.
I like the holidays but honestly, the day after, I am already itching to put everything away and get my house back on track. Just seems like everything looks so cramped for the month of December, and once it's tidied up, the house suddenly seems so much bigger.
Anyway, today we woke up to this.....
It snowed overnight, it snowed a little throughout the morning and it is supposed to continue snowing for the next two days.
I love snow, but I don't like the fact that my car is absolutely horrid in icy conditions, don't to the point where I can't drive it if there is a lot of snow outside. I need to get new tires, and unfortunately that is not something that we can afford at the moment.
Truth be told, at moments like these, I miss Arizona and the warmer weather.
So yeah, I know that may have sounded like a total squirrel moment, but it's just frustrating when you need to go somewhere and quickly realize that you are stuck in your house because the car can't even make it out of the driveway. Not a good thing.
I'm hoping, and really hoping that the weather lets up a bit.
I'm trying to get myself mentally ready for the new coming year, it's weird thinking that we are just a few days away from 2015. Time usually flies but 2014 for me seems to have gone by quicker than usual, right?
I don't usually do resolutions, but this coming year there are a few things I want to get back to doing, just a few changes that I think will benefit me immensely.
Water is a huge one for me, so I'm choosing to focus more on drinking it, instead of turning to diet coke, which I love. I also want to go go back to drinking my green tea daily, and I'm definitely returning to my one hour of Zumba each morning. I have missed it so much and I'm dying to start again, so I'll be doing that on Thursday for sure. Starting the year off right.
How have the past few days been for you? Are you looking forward to the new year?