Sunday, January 16, 2011

January...16 days done, 15 more to endure

January is NOT my favorite month, in fact, I think it's my least favorite.  It's kind of anti-climactic to have the Christmas and New Years holidays, only to go straight into a long, dark, cold month without an actual holiday to speak of (No offense MLK Day, but I still have to go to work).  Everyone takes down all their fun Christmas lights, I leave home in what is almost still dark, I come home in the dark, and to top it off, we've always got a fantastically strong inversion going on that makes it seem cloudy most of the day and keeps it cold in the valleys.  Luckily, I have several family members that have birthdays in January that help to add some celebration (thanks to Fabi, Dad, Julia, and Randy to name a few).  Hooray for being halfway through already!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


I love Christmas.  What I don't like is that I am a Super-Procrastinator every year and don't get my shopping done until it's very late, I always have too much to do, I never have enough money, and the next thing I know, Christmas is stressing me out.  I know that gifts aren't the reason we have the holiday, I truly appreciate that it is much more than that. But this year, I sort of feel like Christmas came and went without me.  I was there, and I thoroughly loved being with my family, and we were very blessed but...I think I forgot to slow down and realize it was Christmastime.  So, here's to slowing down, enjoying the season, and getting the shopping done EARLY this year!