I’m thinking my first resolution for 2014 should be to write here more. Ah well, what better way to be consistent than to at the very least do this kind of post every year?
Hope you all had a fun and safe New Year’s Eve and aren’t sending the day too hungover, be it from partying to just lack of sleep! And sending our wishes that 2014 brings you love, laughter, joy and just the overall awesome life that you deserve.
Here is 2012 and 2011. I’ve got previous years hidden somewhere. How was your 2013?
As seen over at the lovely C’s place
eating – Coconut cookies from Trader Joe’s. Delish!
laying – On the couch, in the recliner.
wearing – A very soft and well worn t-shirt from the Firefly distillery
feeling – Exhausted because we shopped all day but accomplished because we finally replaced the dated light in our kitchen and it’s so purty!
hoping – That we can replace the second light tomorrow and get this place cleaned up. And also that I can get Friday off work.
watching – Steve raid the treasure room in Borderlands.
reading – Behind on all of my reading because as I said yesterday, all of my free time is consumed by the XBox. Soon though. Soon.
wanting – To get the house and our finances together so we can start working towards our endgame.
wishing – Winning the lottery (or just having a decent sum of money fall into our lap. That is always welcome!
This thing still on? Man, it’s looking a bit desolate around here these days.
There’s no big explanation for why I was gone so long. I was just off, doing stuff. Stuff that I spent time thinking about writing about but never actually sat down to write about. So there was me being gone. And now there’s me being back, just because I need a place to write things out. Because anyone who’s been in this blogging game long enough knows how cathartic just dumping your thoughts out is. Because we’re the one with ALL THE THOUGHTS. My husband? He has thoughts. He has great thoughts. But he does not have ALL THE THOUGHTS running through his brain at all hours and minutes of the day, especially those hours and minutes where you are trying to go to sleep THANK YOU BRAIN!
So I might be a rusty for a bit. Things might ebb and flow. I make no promises because, well, I know better.
In my absence, we just kind of lived. Watched some movies and shows. Ate at some restaurants. Clean my house. You know, all of THAT stuff that requires multiple lists in my Wunderlist app (which is an amazing cross-platform to-do list maker that has pretty much replaced my old tried and true method of meticulously writing and rewriting my lists in a pretty layout in a fancy Moleskine notebook. Yea, I’m a bit of a freak!)
But in all honesty, if I look back over when it was that I actually stopped posting frequently, it was in the fall of last year and that was right after we found out and were handling Steve being sick and right before we got entrenched in the time-sucking, life-changing ultimate couples bonding but highly, highly, HIGHLY addictive hobby …
Ladies and gentleman, if you value your free time, don’t ever, EVER start playing Borderlands 2. If, however, you have all the time in the world (or, you know, no children) and want to spend quality time with your spouse (and are the type of couple that can play co-op games without killing each other), feel free to pick up a copy. It has, hands down, been the most rewarding yet frustratingly addictive experiences of our entire relationship.
Going out with a bang! Here’s 2011. Previous years are locked away for only me to read.
A power is on the earth and in the air,
From which the vital spirit shrinks afraid,
And shelters him in nooks of deepest shade,
From the hot steam and from the fiery glare.
Look forth upon the earth—her thousand plants
Are smitten; even the dark sun-loving maize
Faints in the field beneath the torrid blaze;
herd beside the shaded fountain pants;
For life is driven from all the landscape brown;
The bird hath sought his tree, the snake his den,
The trout floats dead in the hot stream, and men
Drop by the sunstroke in the populous town:
As if the Day of Fire had dawned, and sent
Its deadly breath into the firmament.
~ William Cullen Bryant