Happy New Year, friends! I have been away and mostly unplugged for a few days and it has felt fantastic. I got the very rare time off last week and loved every minute of it. Jared and I were lazy most of those days, but we also made time to get all our Christmas stuff down and packed away. As much as I love getting all of that out for the holidays, I equally love boxing it back up at the start of the new year. Today you're getting a journal-style post because honestly, if I didn't?! I don't think I could remember what day we did what over the extra long weekend. Time tends to run together when you're not going into the office, apparently. Who knew?! ;)
12/31/14: New Year's Eve. Jared and I both worked but our offices closed down early. We didn't make any plans this year because of my ever-changing work schedule and we weren't sure I'd even be off NYDay so it was a repeat of last year. Just the two of us in our comfiest clothes saying goodbye to 2014. We put a frozen lasagna in the oven, I made a delicious cheeseball and banana bread for later and we spent the evening starting on a new puzzle and watching some fun shows on TV before the ball dropped.
1/1/15: New Year's Day. We did our traditional Benihana dinner with my parents. We normally do this the night before but again, because of my lovely work schedule things were a little last minute this year. We didn't mind though... anytime I get a hibachi meal I'm a happy gal ;) This tradition has been going on for more than 20 years now with my family and I look forward to it every time!
1/2/15: A Day of Nothing. Jared had to work this day but I was off. It was the perfect mix of watching chick flicks but also continuing to restore order to our house in the forms of laundry and cleaning.
1/3/15: Shopping & Game Night. Another day with no plans?! I shouldn't let myself get used to this!! We slept in and then ventured out to do a little post-holiday shopping. Jared got himself a new laptop that he desperately needed (his one from college was barely hanging on) and I got a couple cold-weather running gear items. That night we met up with all our favorite people to celebrate one of our friend's birthday with food and an intense game of The Office Clue.
1/4/15: The Brokenheart. My Bengals lost in the first round of the playoffs for the FOURTH year in a row. It's heartbreaking, really. To get so close every year just to fall apart. I'm not dwelling on that game and I really don't want any "Go Colts" comments- please! I can't handle it right now, I'm too fragile! Instead I'll focus on the fun I had with my favorite people pre-game when all was still right in the world ;)
Did I catch everyone up now?? :) I'm excited about what's to come in 2015 both in life and in bloglife. Cheers to the new year! Now that football season is officially over (boo) I feel like I can get on with life and goals and other things that are definitely more important.