Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Bring it on 28!

Yesterday I kicked off my Birthday celebrations with a trip to renew my driver's license. Sometime between the last time I renewed and now Florida decided it needed to see my whole life in government issued documents before I was allowed to renew my license. What I don't really understand is why I needed to bring in copies of my government issued documents. I had to provide 5 (or 6? I can't remember) documents to renew my license, every single last one of them was government issued. Then they scanned them all... real safe. Are you telling me they haven't kept records of these documents I brought in? Can the departments really not work together to share their files? Are they seriously not electronic yet? ARE YOU FREAKING JOKING ME FLORIDA?! Oh well, I made an appointment and was in and out of there with more documents than it took to buy a house, and a new license in 15 minutes. It could have been worse.

Today I turn 28. I am now definitely in my late twenties. It hasn't been a bad decade so far, but I'm going to try and end it with a little more excitement than my life is used to. I'm working on a 30 Before 30 bucket to do list. I've seen them around, I've even made one before, but it was lame, so I'm starting over. I plan to post that bad boy once it's finished, but I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions. Anything cool I should do, or see, or experience, or maybe something I should avoid?

And now a birthday card to myself, getting older isn't all bad. - Congratulations on not being remotely young enough to be picked for the Hunger Games

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

31 Things I'm Thankful for in December

1. A delicious new recipe for hot veggie dip
2. The ability to buy Christmas presents for my family and friends
3. Fountain coke at my new job
4. Netflix
5. A girls trip to NYC
6. Seeing Wicked on Broadway
7. Visiting cold weather
8. Snuggles with my Lucy dog
9. A good first day at my new job
10. A new Kindle
11. Amazing Christmas light displays
12. Visiting the Guggenheim
13. Freezing in Central Park
14. Seeing a friend I hadn't seen in a while
15. Getting to watch my youngest brother's second to last Showcase concert
16. Delicious chocolate peppermint milkshakes
17. Cookie day at work
18. The church preschool Christmas program
19. A surprise box of office goodies from my friends
20. A chance to remember an amazing man's very full life
21. Friends that build gingerbread houses with me every year
22. The tiny hugs from a sweet 3 year old girl
23. Shopping with my fetus friend while she's in town
24. Family dinners at our house
25. Baby Jesus
26. Fancy donuts with my family
27. A pedicure with my mom and fetus friend
28. Homemade cookies
29. Antibiotics
30. Popsicles
31. Game night and champagne with the family

See ya 2013!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Give Thanks November 30, 2013

I am thankful we live near (ish) to so many delicious restaurants. We really are spoiled to be just minutes from award winning local eateries.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Give Thanks November 28, 2013

I am thankful for my big, loud, freakishly close family. I'm so glad we all get together  for every holiday and every birthday and sometimes even in between. I can't imagine my life without these nuts. Thanksgiving just isn't the same without jamming yourself and 28 of your favorite relatives around a turkey, or in our case three turkeys and a beef roast.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Give Thanks November 27, 2013

I am thankful for Thanksgiving. I'm glad that in this country of me, me, me, and want, want, want, we take a couple of hours to attempt being thankful, that is before we start planning out our black Friday shopping strategy. We're a hot mess America, let's work on that.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Give Thanks November 26, 2013

I am thankful for holiday decorations that help me feel festive, even when it's almost 90 in late November.