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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Holiday Season 2005 (And Beyond!)

Great ganking goblins, Batman! It's been forever since I have updated this blog and though lots has happened, not too much has changed.

The holidays this year were a good time for me. I had my Second Annual Christmas Eve Dinner and a Movie event with about 10 people in attendance. I had made my speciality "Chicken Yummies" (and if you ever get to try them, you'll know exactly why they are called thus) and it took me three and a half hours to make 48 "yummies" for the dinner that evening. I don't think I've ever cooked that long in my whole life (and that explains why I am not a professional chef too). But we had "yummies" and a great spread of salad, baked beans, mashed taters, and for dessert we had this banana rum chocolate cake (which explains the four pounds of fat I gained over the holiday ;)

Christmas day we had the Second Annual Jewish Christmas which consists of watching a movie and then going for Chinese :) The early morning was great, woke up, had 8 Cinnamon Rolls (an additional pound of fat) and played World of Warcraft. LB and L and I went to see "Chronicles of Narnia" which though very impressive was a bit quiet and less adventurous than the Harry Potter films are. After the movie we hooked up with another friend S and had dinner at Hong Kong Harbour. The waiter kept trying to say something, but I couldn't understand what the heck he was saying so I just nodded and said "OK, OK, OK". *laugh*

After spending WAAAAY too much at the "Boy Next Door" (a small boutique here in Atlanta with some of the best sales racks ever :) the day after Christmas, I then had to start packing for my trip to Arkansas to visit my family. Four days with my Mom, 2 Sisters, 2 Brother-in-laws, and 4 kids. Would I even survive? you can see (by my being here to post this blog), I did indeed survive! Although I must mention that I think that children are nothing but breeding cesspools of sickness! :) I got a cold from my nephews (and my sister and brother-in-law got it as well). Ugh...but I think I am finally getting to the tail section of it and my life is returning to its abnormal state.

My workout partner and I met up for just about the first time in three weeks and DAMN do we feel out of shape. I know I wasn't lifting nearly as much weight and I was sweating like a bizatch! I'm sure it didn't help that the air conditioning was turned off or something and the gym was packed with the dang "New Yearsers" know...those people that are like "new year's resolution: get to the gym". Ugh...I mean, I am totally glad they are getting out and trying to get healthy...but 90% of then drop out after the first month which makes MY first month of the year at the gym a nightmare. (bitches) :)

So let's review MY 2005 resolutions and see how well I did!
  1. Come back down to zero debt. (I'm currently at 4k credit card debt.

    Nope...actually I'm still at 4k credit card debt! Mark this one as an embarrasing FAILURE! :)

  2. Work on more art projects and learn about working with brushed aluminum

    I did indeed make additional art projects (which you will find in my home) but I haven't yet gotten the handle on the brushed aluminum.

  3. Redecorate my kitchen (which entails a good bit of designwork and elbow grease

    I did redesign my kitchen and paint it and get it allllllll done...and I hate it. ROTFL :) So I guess I will have to keep this one on the list. It's not a failure (because I did it) but it's still a failure...

  4. Continue going to the gym 5 days a week to build muscle (or at least more than I have now

    I did continue the gym 5 days a week so that is a success. And I have about 15 pounds of additional muscle to show for it I think...altho after this holiday I have an additiona like 5 pounds of fat to work off! (anyone wanna help? *grin impishly*)

  5. Renew interest in studying the Japanese language.

    OK...this one was a failure. I got wrapped into video games and well...that kind of sucked my time. :)
All in all, I wouldn't say too bad in all honesty. I've got to start thinking of this year's resolutions for my next post. I would say one of them is to actually settle down and find a boyfriend, but if it hasn't happened by now it's not likely a resolution will drop a man in my lap (but it would be nice) :)


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