Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Years!

I probably should have posted yesterday.  If posting more often were my New Years resolution, I would have messed up one day out of the gate.  BUT, it wasn't, so there :-)  Anyway, yesterday I came into work, on my day off of course, and spent the afternoon fighting with technology and trying to update Norton on all of our office computers.  Technology put up a good fight, but I won.  And it only took four hours for that victory, too.  Go, Nain!

I hope each and every one of you had a fun and safe New Year.  Our original plan to bring in the 2012 was to do the annual chili cook-off at my brother's house.  T was going to make bison chili (Yeah, I wasn't too excited to try that...), and we were going to stay until midnight, then I was going to drive us back to my parent's house.  It seemed like a good idea in theory.  However, after spending Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with my family and then immediately having T's family over starting December 26th until the 30th, we were both a little over the whole thing and wanted to just play it low key, just the two (well, technically, three) of us.  So that's just what we did.  And it was wonderful. 

We stayed in for the evening, having T's famous Honey Chicken Stir Fry for dinner (always delicious!), watching Dick Clark's Rockin' New Years Eve, play a board game and just relax by the fire.  Dinner was great, and I then schooled T in the game of Life (actually, I only won by $300,000 but a win is a win, nonetheless), and we toasted the new year with sparkling grape juice.  It was so funny when I was drinking the grape juice, because T was talking to Half-pint about how this was the year she was going to be born, and every time I took a drink of the grape juice, about five seconds later she started hiccuping.  I think the fizz got to her!  We finished the night with T reading her a bed time story before we went to sleep.  It was a low key, relaxing holiday, and I don't think I would have had it any other way. 

I'm now trying to remember that calm, relaxing feeling as I begin the work week, freaking out about all of the things that need to get done before my maternity leave.  Oh if I could turn back time.....


  1. Looks like you had a wonderful time with T!
    Don't freak out, I'm sure you'll be able to do all those things before your maternity leave :)
    you can do it!

  2. Sounds like a fantastic New Years! And now I really am craving some stir-fry!


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