Oh hey there Monday

Tap, Tap, Tap.


Is this thing on?


Whoops. Somehow I took an unintentional two month blogging break. My last post was the Monday before Thanksgiving and I remember arriving home from Pennsylvania after Thanksgiving telling myself I needed to blog…and then I was too exhausted.

And then I remember telling myself to write the next weekend for a Monday post and alas, the to do list pre-vacationing for 10 days was just too long.

And then….I forgot. For about a month and a half.  And it was glorious. It’s always so refreshing to realize that the things we put pressure on ourselves to do are sometimes frivolous and unnecessary, but I do love writing, so it’s time to get back in the game.

So how about a quick recap of the past two months?

Thanksgiving came and went so quickly. Now I’m cursing myself for not blogging about it as soon as it happened because for the life of me, I can barely remember it! I think we hit up a few stores on Thursday night. Which I hate as much as I love. Oh wait…yes, it’s all coming back to me now! The Steelers were playing the Thursday night game and I remember waiting in line at Wal-Mart and checking the score. We didn’t get home too late and my mom, aunt and I headed back out on Friday. It was one of our more relaxing Black Friday shopping excursions since no one had any pressing ‘must get’ items. The older we get the more our family puts an emphasis on memory making experiences, not things. Penn State had a home game that Saturday. I tagged along for some tailgating even though I didn’t buy a ticket for the game. Instead I sat in a warm RV and live streamed the game. Live streaming worked well except for the approximately 30 second delay. I always knew when Penn State scored a touchdown by the fireworks over the stadium before seeing it on my phone.

#vesties   #vestfriends 
#tackysweaters #theyrenottacky #sistercousins

The following weekend included two of the most RVA things a local Richmonder does during the holiday season.  The annual Christmas Parade in the morning and a tacky light tour that evening.  The hubby was actually working that morning, but he made a quick appearance. I like to think it was to see me, but I know it was really just to see our niece and nephew.

Five days later and Paul and I hopped on a plane to California for our 10 day, 10th Anniversary trip.  And that deserves it’s own blog post.

Christmas arrived in no time and I can’t believe my decorations have already been put away for two weeks. This was our first year of what is sure to be a new family tradition. Family Christmas Olympics. Which also deserves its own post.

Paul and I managed to dodge the GI bug bullet. For about two weeks it felt like everyone around us was coming down with it. Knock on wood.

I rang in the New Year by babysitting our niece and nephew and watching Ohio State completely fall apart. It was glorious.

So here it is, mid-January. We’ve had one awesome snow storm which could not have been more perfectly timed for Paul and I. He already had the weekend off and I don’t get snow days so a Saturday storm provided us with the opportunity to enjoy it. This snow lover is grateful for at least one showing of winter, because these 50 & 60 degree days sure are cramping my style.

In sport news, Penn State made it to the Rose Bowl and although they ended up losing, they put up one heck of a fight.  The Steelers (my team) and the Packers (Paul’s team) are still in the play-offs which means we get at least one more January weekend for some awesome football watching. Our marriage survived the 2011 Superbowl between the Packers & the Steelers and I’d love to have an opportunity to prove we could make it through another GB/Pittsburgh match up. Time will tell.

So that’s what I’ve been up to the past two months. A little of this, a little of that. I hope your holiday season was full of joy, surrounded by those you love.

Cheers to a new year!

(Better late than never)



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