OK, so I'm a tad late with the New Year stuff, but what they hey, right?
We took the bus downtown with some friends to celebrate Austin style: outside!
The City closes down the 1st street bridge so everyone can get a good look at the fireworks. They set them off at 10 which is soooo great for families. It's really tough keeping the little ones awake until midnight. Course, my "little" one has no trouble at all staying up until midnight and then some. He and Jackdaddy are some serious night owls. Me? zzzzzzzzzzzz by 10.
Anyway, see those cute little things we're shooting into the air? Star Seeds, they're called and the line to get them was UNbelievable. They are the coolest little things you've ever seen. Just a little plastic bird-like thing with a light on it. You put it on a rubber band and shoot it up in the air just like a slingshot. The blue light and the bird "wings" make it look like the most amazing little star creature or fairy or something. We could see them from the bridge when we were heading down and all of us were entranced. I just thought they were magical and delightful. We asked the sales guy about them and he, somewhat mysteriously, said to "look it up on the internet." I did and found this:
Say what you will...it's interesting. I love that kind of stuff ... wooo weeee ooooo!
Look at this beautiful picture that Jackdaddy took of the Hilton post-firework...
I love, love, love the New Year! Do you?
Oh my gosh, I LOVE to make resolutions. I just look so forward to making my list and getting geared up for all my intentions. I get a new journal every year (and abandon it by March, usually), make a new work out music mix, get all my vegetarian recipes lined up, buy my new family calendar ... weeeeee.
This is the year that I get my fitness level back. I've was (I've was?) I was plagued by plantar fasciitis all last year, but with the help of acupuncture and some much-dreaded revamping of my workout routine, (creature of habit here) I think it's on the wane.
My other major goal this year is to really get a handle on meal planning. Our food budget is obscene. I feel very, very grateful that we have the money that we do to spend on groceries, but it's gotten out of hand. SO ... this year I meal plan. I wanna talk a lot more about this in the next few days because I know we all love to EAT and maybe you have some helpful hints for me.
I'm off to go spend a little Christmas and birthday money. Weeeee! Jackdaddy bought me some new athletic shoes and some fancy inserts (to help with my plantar fascia), but now it's time for some useless girly stuff. Candles? Maybe a facial? Hmmmmm.
Look at my cute birthday "cake." I looovvvveeeeee Ferrero Rochers.
OMG I could eat the entire package. (And probably will.)
I was not too fond of 2011 and I have HIGH hopes that 2012 is going to be spectacular in every way! I feel rejuvenated, and hopeful, and determined.
How 'bout you? How are you feeling about this new year?