Sunday, January 6, 2013

New Year's Resolutions

So I know I probably should've done this sooner, since we're now almost a full week into the new year.  Whoops.  Although I wouldn't have done it the last few days, I totally threw out my back while shaving my legs in the shower.  Yes, I felt like an old woman.  Still do.  Ugh.

Anyway, I don't do well with finishing things sometimes.  So this year I'm actually going to make a couple of resolutions, and they're pretty general, in hopes that I can stick with them.

Here we go!

1.  Let's start with the most specific one.  My stepmom gifts me every year with a subscription to Vegetarian Times, which I love.  But a lot of times I read through it and don't cook any of the delicious-looking recipes.  So each month I'm going to cook two from each issue.  I haven't decided yet what to make from the latest issue, I just finished reading it this morning.  I'll keep you posted.

2.  Ben and I are both wanting to lose some weight.  Which means this one is actually a two-fer - eating healthier and exercising regularly.  When I was into it before, I did treadmill or other cardio M/W/F mornings and weights T/Th.  So hopefully I can ease back into that starting on Monday.  Whee!  Although I suppose that all depends on how my back is feeling then, doesn't it.  Bah.

Good luck to all of y'all who also made New Year's Resolutions!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

Wow, I was so busy getting ready for the holidays that it didn't even dawn on me to visit over here.  Whoops! 

Zoey made out pretty well gift-wise.  So many people who love her and want to give her gifts!  She is definitely one well-loved little girl. 

By far, her favorite gifts were her Yule gift (the slide up above) from Mama and Daddy, her Ernie alphabet tablet from Grandaddy, rocking horse from Grandpa and Gamma Carol, jingle bells from Uncle Cliff and Aunt Christy, and a Lego Duplo block set with story book from Mimi. 

Oh, and Santa totally followed through.  All she asked him to bring for her was some black mittens.  Then it snowed Christmas day (gasp!  Snow in Texas!?!?) and she got to wear her new black mittens while running around the yard in the snow for the first time ever!  And yes, she held her arms out like that the whole time, on both days that there was snow.  Pretty sure it's from the mittens.  :)

I was given a couple of cookbooks, one of which I cooked from tonight - a yummy Vegetable Tetrazzini.  More about that coming soon.

Anyway, I hope y'all had a great holiday season.  Zoey sure did!