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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013: A crappy year or a learning year?

This blog post is 100% inspired by one of my favorite authors, Jessica Spotswood.
She wrote on her blog about her "learning year".  This was her positive spin on saying 2013 sucked.

And I agree, 2013 was just a not so fun year for me either.  I'm very much looking forward to 2014 with lots of hope and promise.  Want to read what she wrote?  Here is the link:
http://www.jessicaspotswood.com/blog/2013/12/29/2013-a-learning-year-managing-expectations/

I wasn't even going to write today.  I once again was going to leave my blog a little silent this week.
But I do enjoy blogging and I'm hoping to start refreshed in 2014.  And then I read Jessica's post and I thought...that's what I need to do.  I need to reflect on this year and decide what did I learn?
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So....everything above I wrote on December 30th with full intention of posting it today, Dec. 31st.
And then this morning I got up, got ready for work, stepped out of my bedroom and stepped directly into dog puke.

GROSS!!!!
And it didn't stop there...it was all over the house and it was from both ends of my poor dog who was cowering in a corner knowing he had done a "bad" thing.
If you have been reading my blog for a few years, you might remember that a similar incident happened the last time I was pregnant.
You can review those posts here, but I wouldn't if you are eating:
http://danidoit.blogspot.com/2010/09/this-post-might-gross-you-out.html
http://danidoit.blogspot.com/2010/09/things-i-learned-yesterday.html
http://danidoit.blogspot.com/2010/09/oscar-update.html

I thought it was bad three years ago. It was much much much MUCH worse this morning.
And then when I was finally on my way to work I thought, was a perfect way to end a crappy year.
Crappy, get it? :)

And then I smiled. I can't wait for 2014.
I was going to recap my year and tell you all the bad stuff that happened and then try to find some meaning in it and what did I learn etc?  But instead...I'm going to say, goodbye 2013!  You were a very interesting year.

Hello 2014...what are you bringing me?  Besides a baby boy?....
Wait...baby...this will probably be another "crappy" year.  Oh well. :)

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

P.S. I did have a few good things happen this year.  Like happy folks getting married and buying a house and stuff like that. Overall, I'm one very lucky lady and I realize that. Better blog posts coming soon!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

5 Things

Going around facebook a few weeks ago was a "game" where you would list a number of things that people may or may not know about you.  If you commented on it...you got assigned a number.

I really enjoyed reading what people had to say.

And then I got assigned a number.  And I wanted to make sure I wrote something good. And then I realized it would make a great blog post.

So here we go, in no particular order, are 5 things, you may or may not know about me.

1. I like bass. As in bass guitar. Or the cello. I don't know why but something about those deep tones just really get to me. Sometimes it's a funky dance beat or a rocking song...but that bass guitar gets to me every time. When I listen to music, I tend to really go for that bass sound.

2. I love to host parties (at-home products, holiday parties, birthday party, etc) that probably doesn't surprise you. Here is the part you might not know....one thing I hate about being host? I feel like I never get enough one-on-one time with my guests. I'm too busy running around making sure everyone has what they need that I don't get to really enjoy the party.  But I won't stop hosting them, way too much fun. Plus it gives me an excuse (or a reason) to clean my house. So as much as I love hosting, I always feel bad after the party that I didn't get to hang out with you.

3. I'm a kid at heart. My kids are lucky because I enjoy watching kids movies, kids shows and I LOVE TOYS. Seriously. I would much rather have a Lego set for Christmas than some kitchen gadget or jewelry or even a new Kate Spade purse. It's actually really hard for me to hold back and not buy everything I see in the toy store. I'm looking forward to someday decorating their rooms and playroom.

4. I can't sleep after I watch any movie that wasn't happy. If it had too much drama or action or serious subjects...I'll be up all night thinking about it.  Scary movies are definitely out of the question. Bring on the Disney, Romantic Comedies and kid's shows thank you. I need the happy ending.

5. My favorite word in the English language is ....FACETIOUS.  When I was in high school the assistant principal poked his head in my art class and was joking around with my teacher. He made the comment that he was being facetious. I didn't know what that meant. So I looked it up. And then I found out that it contained all of the vowels. In alphabetical order. And now it's my favorite word.

What do you think? Did I mention something you didn't know?  Could I have done better?