Obama got re-elected and for whomever you may have voted for (or not voted for) I think we all need to wish him luck and pray (always) that he has a good heart and sound mind in every decision he makes. I voted not for the lesser of two evils like many people did, as to tell you the truth that didn't sound too appealing... I mean really???... "Lesser of two evils"... I did however vote for the under dog. This nation is so full of dark horses never heard and I have certainly always been a fan of the under dog as I was once one of em.
Thanksgiving came and went and plentiful amount of food was consumed with a performance the next day (my tutu was a threethree... HA!). We have been slowly changing our eating and are mainly vegetarian but I suppose an occasional pescatarian moment flashes (I.E. seafood), but I gotta tell ya... on Holidays as such, it is difficult and not quite accomplished. I suppose it's a work in progress, but I have completely cut out pork. What can I say, I love pigs. I could say that it's because Christians were derived from Judaism and the law was quite simple to not eat pork... or for the cholesterol effects... but really... I love pigs. Here's a "did ya know"...
-Pigs are very intelligent and learn quickly. They pick up tricks faster than dogs. Pigs rank #4 in animal intelligence behind chimpanzees, dolphins and elephants. Piglets learn their names by two to three weeks of age and respond when called.
I just can't bring myself to do it anymore. My roommate told me her parents when she was little tried to get her to eat pork by saying "it's not a pig... it's pork". That's exactly how I felt I had been eating. How awful right?!?
Nutcracker came and all the nuts were cracked over a 6 city tour. Oi. Let me tell ya... there was glitter in places that should never be glitter! It's my husband's busiest time at his work too and they had their Christmas decorating so when he and I would see one another 1. We'd both look close to disco balls that if we had a baby it'd come out looking like a fairy from 'Ferngully' and 2. with how busy we both were I said once, "You look vaguely familiar... I wore white one day right?... and there was a cake... God ya... we are married aren't we?!?".
Then came Christmas... I think... it went by so fast that currently our tree is still being lite cause I feel I barely enjoyed it, I cleaned the house for the past two days listening to Spotify's Christmas old and new song list (yes, that happened), and I plan on consuming large amounts of eggnog while it's still being sold (buffalo trace may or not be added).
And soon will be a New Year. Thank the good Lord up above. I know it's not like a new year really makes "A new you" but here's a little secret... I totally jinxed 2012. Yup, it was me.
New Years 2011, I had never before (nor since) consumed so many colorful drinks before and needless to say while giving a rather heartfelt toast to my husband and roommates proclaiming my love for them all and ended it with a tear and "here's to a happy 2012", then proceeded to hug the toilet bowl the rest of the night... thank goodness for the coldness of toilet bowls... genius.
Now if you missed it... the point of it all was this was the close of 2010 entering into 2011... I had said 2012. Yeup... jinxed. So even after a new year redo speech done... about a week after that I got a concussion by falling on ice at a gas station and acting like a goat rammed right into the gas pump, a man tried to help me after I had blacked out and said "here mam' lemme take you somewhere", in which case I shoved him away and replied, "ewwww creeper" I can only say it wasn't my most glamorous of moments and only in my defense... a gal hits her head you need to clarify "somewhere" pal. Then a landslide of mishaps, heartaches, pains and then 2012 came and it's been the most difficult of years (mother had a heart attack, Isla had to be put to sleep, we had to live again another year with roommates, my best friend moved away, big fights (one almost finishing a beautiful relationship), big mistakes, car finally breaking down, and several etc. as the list goes one (and that's just my family... the whole country has been heartbroken by attacks and sad stories of hate crimes) I'm glad (with a little help from coffee, wine, friends, family, and love) that I can still wanna keep on keepin on instead of where I could have napped through out the whole year to skip the heart aches. But ya live ya learn and hopefully grow.
2013 already looks more hopeful, but all be darn I plan on skipping the speech making this year (just to be on the safe side).
My new years resolutions this year are things I don't know what I have waited for to accomplish and am looking forward to em. I'll post as I accomplish em. Til then... Happiest of NEW years to you and yours... here's a wish for me and my loves, but also for you and your's.
“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you
can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the
roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But
presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not
seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building
quite a different house from the one you thought of - throwing out a new wing here, putting
on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being
made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it
― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity