A Day Well Spent

I kept forgetting that today is the last day of 2011– that tomorrow is 2012. I’m sitting in bed at my husband’s family home writing a blog on the last day of the year. For me, the only place better would be my own bed. But this last day of 2011 was well spent. The bulk of my day was consumed with a good friend. We visited, drank margaritas and ate Mexican food at a dive restaurant in Grapevine, Texas. This evening we visited with my husband’s grandparents (I ate Mexican food again. My guts are hating me).

Tomorrow my husband turns 35. He was the first baby born in McKinney in 1977. I hope it’s a good birthday for him. He will be starting it out well spent. We will have a New Year’s feast full of traditional treats: ham for progress, cabbage for wealth, peas for prosperity/luck and a pineapple upside down cake, because it’s his favorite.

I’m glad tomorrow is 2012 because I’m looking forward to a better year – hopefully a year of better health, wealth and wisdom.

No Internet, Monkey Blankets and Photo Bombs

We’re at Nanny and Pawpaw’s for the weekend … they live in the country albeit in close proximity to Dallas, however their internet service is sketchy at best. So we’ve been without internet for a day. Last night’s blog post was from my phone’s application (whew).

But for tonight it’s another photo blog since the internet is just now up again.

Jdubs got a monkey blanket for Christmas. It’s the cutest thing. And Nanny’s dog, Sadie, is a great dog (almost). They bombed each other’s photos, hence the “photo bomb” title.

Super Monkey! (is that a dog I see?) Photo bomb dog! Tah-dah.
The almost perfect dog. (wait, is that a kid in the photo?) Photo bomb kid.

Ten Christmas Afterthoughts

Just a few Christmas afterthoughts before the evening comes to a close …

  1. Sopranos is one of the greatest TV series ever created

  2. Cats and dogs can live in the same house peacefully

  3. The Nintendo Wii wasn’t such a bad gift idea after all
  4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo [who played with fire] and [who kicked the hornet’s nest] is trilogy of fiction awesomeness
  5. I love my Corral boots

  6. A sweet clementine is citrus greatness [and awesomeness]
  7. My dog loves me [and is now known as an “obnoxious shepherd” thanks to Jdubs … obnoxious and Australian Shepard came out as obnoxious shepherd]
  8.  I’m glad the Christmas decorations are put away for another year [I really hate decorating for Christmas]
  9. Oatmeal is always a good way to start the day
  10. Sometimes you just need a good hamburger