Sunday, January 22, 2012
Yes, I know this is not real winter. My last overseas post was Bosnia- first snowfall Oct 5th, last snowfall early April. Heck, we got feet of snow in DC my last couple of winters there. Still, I'm living in Saudi and coats/scarves/gloves are not the norm.
Part of me wants the temp to creep back up. Part of me delights in the chance to wear my winter clothes a bit (especially the super-cute scarf and gloves I picked up at Avoca in Dublin over Christmas). Part of me wants to document this chill to look back on in a few months when our temps hit 120+ with 90% humidity.
No snow here, but still a hint of January weather to enjoy. I'll take what I can get...
Sunday, January 1, 2012
but first, a gratuitous shot of NYE featuring my new dress and Brad’s lovely velvet jacket…
OK, I don’t generally do resolutions, but I think I need some structure for my year and so I’m giving it a whirl.
- I resolve to be a better blogger as I have certainly fallen off in writing over the last few months, though I am still following and reading all my favorites.
- I resolve to try to leave work stress at work rather than bringing it home with me the way I have been. My husband deserves better and frankly our relationship and sanity is more important than my job.
- I resolve to be more active; I started playing softball this fall and loved it, so though I know I hate the gym, I am on the hunt for other activities that get me out of the house and onto my feet.
- I resolve to declutter and start truly culling through my belongings so that my packout in summer 2013 isn’t a complete nightmare. I have 18 months so I can do it slow and steady if I just do a little every week.
There, that seems like a sane and manageable list. Wish me luck!
Happy 2012 everyone