Friday, December 30, 2011

A New Year

I've always said that New Year's is my least favorite holiday of all. I never really got into celebrating a new year, I just feel like it's another day, like any other. A new year isn't going to be a new start for me. In my experience, it takes more than a calendar changing to make major changes. So, in an attempt to get into the spirit, here are some memories of 2011 and things I look forward to in 2012:

Best moments/events of 2011

1. Moving to Florida
2. Getting a job (finally!) as a school counselor at Indian Trails Middle School
3. Going to the beach just because we can
4. Kelli and ZJ visiting me for my birthday
5. Being bone tired and physically/mentally/emotionally exhausted from packing/moving, laying on a half-deflated air mattress, and having Andrew say "I'm so glad I have you to do this with."
6. Remembering that we don't have to travel 10+ hours for Thanksgiving or Christmas

Favorite discoveries of 2011

1. Luigi's Italian Ice (lemon flavored)
3. Mezzaluna's Tuesday night pizza deal
4. The TV show "Walking Dead"

Saddest moments of 2011

1. Saying goodbye to my Lynchburg friends
2. Giving "Cat" away
3. Ohio State losing to Michigan

Things I look forward to in 2012

1. Our VA house selling
2. Finding a home to move into in FL
3. Trips to the beach
4. Having friends visit us in our new home in FL
5. More trips to the beach

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Very Etsy Christmas

My husband got me this for Christmas and I think I like it more than I'd like a tennis bracelet. I have a fascination with birds, especially those that soar in the sky and glide around without flapping their wings. My favorite song of all time is Paul McCartney's "Blackbird." I also love jewelry. That being said, allow me to introduce you to the cutest thing on Etsy that is now mine. I may never take it off:

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Favorite Lines

I read a post on thepoineerwoman's blog the other day that sparked my interest, and made me want to get into blogging again. This one's plain and simple - favorite movie/tv lines that I think of on a daily basis. Or, at least weekly basis.

"If I woke up tomorrow morning with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn't be more surprised"
-Clark Griswold, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

This is quite possibly my favorite movie line of all time. I think the timing, the delivery and the content are remarkably hilarious.

"Break the wrist, walk away"
-Rex, Napoleon Dynamite

More often than not, when I'm walking away from a person, a situation or a place...I think of this line.

"I hate you and I hate your ass face"
-Corky St. Clair, Waiting for Guffman

I have learned to check and make sure my phone is off, but I say this a lot when I'm mad at something silly...or someone silly.

"We have so much in common, we both love soup and snow peas, we love the outdoors, and talking and not talking. We could not talk or talk forever and still find things to not talk about"
– Sherri Ann Cabot, Best in Show

This is the true measure of a friend...being able to talk or not talk forever, and still find things to not talk about.

"And THAT'S always leave a note."
-J. Walter Weathernma, Arrested Development

This one is used frequently when I (or anyone else) forget something...which is frequently.

"This is NOT pudding..."
-Random Whoville citizen, The Grinch who Stole Christmas

Andrew and I will pull this line out of the bag when we find out that something is not what we thought it was, or if we're eating something and it is disgusting.