Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year!

Luckily New Year's weekend was MUCH more relaxing than Christmas weekend. I feel like a new woman!! Even though I wasn't looking forward to our party because I was so tired from the previous weekend (and, believe it or not, I'm not really a NYE party girl), it ended up being GREAT. Our last guests left at almost 4:30 am and we went to bed after 5 am after cleaning up (our house was a disaster) and showering (I had blue hair as you see above). :-) I had planned to stay in bed all day NY Day because DB was going to Nearby Town for a big family sibling pow-wow. That got postponed until Saturday on NYE because one of the sibs was stuck in Phoenix. So, DB and I got to spend ALL of NY Day IN BED. Literally, in bed. :-) Some of our friends came over about 11:30 am and wanted us to go out, but we told them we were being John & Yoko and doing a bed-in so they just joined us for a bit to see the photos of the night before (they had left the party around 3:30 am). The rest of the day we napped, received thank-you phone calls from nearly all our party attendees, watched our new instant Netflix thingee on the tv...and ATE lots of leftovers from the party. It was a perfect day. I think we might have a new tradition.

(By last Wednesday, I had gained nine pounds in 10 days...I literally cannot do two bad days or this happens...and I worked out over the holiday too at my regular times minus two workouts for NY and Xmas...but I am HUGE this morning.) :-(

Friday I went to the gym and did some shopping for ME, then headed up to Nearby Town (DB left a little earlier than me and we needed separate cars so I could escape when The Meeting started on Sat.). We had a great time with all the sibs on Friday night...a real fun family party. One of the nephews taught me to play baccarat and that was fun (we betted for matches!). I got out of there about 10 on Sat. morning (along with one of the other spouses...we fled!), then went SHOPPING. I had seen a coat last week in Nearby Town at Old Navy and I loved it, but I put it back and when I went to get it, it was GONE. :-( I was obsessing about it all last week so was on a mission to find it (I had been to the Old Navy near my house on Friday). So I had mapped out the two Old Navys between Nearby Town and home. I hit the first one at a mall and they had it!! Yay!!! I also got a lot of other shopping done for Muffin's and DB's upcoming January b-days. I hadn't been to a mall in ages and it was fun.

Then I stopped at an outlet mall to check out one store for something I was thinking of getting DB for his b-day. Then to another Old Navy (to see if I could get the coat in black -- I got it in brown). Then to Bon-Bon's (the youngest grandkid's) first birthday party (which DB had to miss due to The Meeting). I got home about 5:30 or so. DB decided to stay over in Nearby Town until yesterday and that was fine with me. I ordered Thai food and watched Mamma Mia on DVD (didn't like it much).

Yesterday, I slept until about 10:30 (nice!), then DB got home, then I went to the gym and after that we laid in bed while he told me the story of The Meeting (good progress was made...a first step). In the early evening we had to run an errand to return something we had borrowed for Burning Man. Got home about 5 and DB has been feeling sick so we ordered in Chinese and watched This American Life DVD (LOVED IT).

Bottom line is I feel VERY rested and ready to lose this weight...again.

I hope you all did better with maintaining over the holidaze than I did...


Vickie said...

glad the meeting went well - family dynamics can be so hard.

glad you had a chance to rest up - for the past month - you have been so busy!!!

Cindy...154 said...

Your Pictures look great! I was in bed (alone - alas!) much of New Year's Day... In fact, I have been spending much time in bed sleeping on my days off. I feel rested, too, and ready to face the New Year! Happy New Year to you, too!!

Vickie said...

Forgot to say that I LOVED the blue hair! Good shade of blue. Cute pic!!!

Laura N said...

Your NYE sounds so fun. I'm looking forward to when we can do grown up NYE again.

You have been so busy the last several months. Hope January slows down. I'm right there with you on needing to lose. Isn't everyone? (Except Vickie, she's a rock! :)

LG said...

But did you get it in black? :-)

I loved the photos (it took me a while to realize DB's blue mask was painted on--way cool!). I like your Day after New Year's Eve tradition. That sounds very relaxing. :-)

Happy New Year to you!