"Wasted" - Carrie Underwood
I realize the title of this post - along with today's date, might have led you to believe I'm sitting here typing with a bottle or two by my side...getting my party on a little early.
But the truth is, I'm on the couch. In my slippers and Steve's pajamas. Drinking a diet root beer and enjoying the quiet of the house. The Mr. is snoozing after a grueling game of "Batman" on the XBOX and I am quite content with just letting him nap for the moment.
The night is young. And I see a comfy, relaxing night ahead with the Mr.
I plan on giving a healthy visit to 2011 and welcoming 2012 in my first post of the new year.
For now, here are some photos of the last couple days of our year...
Thursday was a very full day. You can't go wrong - starting your morning with a lil' Kelly. She came over with a bag of eggs and bacon. And us amazing chefs...
We whipped up a mighty breakfast.
We sat down. Spooned some scrambled eggs onto our plates. A dash of pepper. A little cheese.
I was lucky enough to get the secret prize!!
One of Kelly's lustrous locks.
That's my first bite of eggie hangin' from it! I didn't want to hurt her feelings. I totally would have eaten it. If that ain't love...
Laughing til tears. Tears til laughing.
We always fit so much emotion into our time together.
And I wouldn't have it any other way.
I forgot to mention this day revolved around food. Food and friends.
I met my friend, Jessica, for lunch.
We caught up over paninis and calzones.
And gabbed through the afternoon.
Food and friends are always a great combo.
Then came dinner. It was time to celebrate Ed's birthday. He and his lovely lady, Jessica, came over for dinner and dessert.
Jessica is fabulous at catching me in my element.
And always offers such positive feedback once we review the photos she took.
I'm pretty sure she said this one was "just hideous!"
I think she's right!
What can I say, I was excited about surprising Ed with his cheesecake and makeshift birthday candle.
Happy Birthday to Ed!!
Make a wish, fella!
While grocery shopping, I discovered Hershey's now makes dark chocolate syrup. It's yum!
The word of the night was - "Bologna"
Jessica asked me to write her a special message.
We are Cinnions 4 eva.
Steve likes his cheesecake plain. Shame, because I had the perfect message for his slice.
The next photo was also shot by Jessica. She dared me to put it on my blog.
here it is.
HIDEOUS doesn't cut it.
How old am I? 29 or 5?
We found Mr. Twinkie pooped out on the chair. His belly was about to explode after 6 pieces of cake.
Ed and I love being immature and silly. Apparently, we LOVE our new picture frames too!
Buzzy n' me
I heard people were pickin' on my Mr, calling him a bumble bee! HA!!
Like I said, Cins 4 eva.
Last night, I was headed upstairs when I saw Twinkie, scared as anything, with what looked like a pink collar around his neck. It majorly freaked me out. He sped by me and ran to the basement. It didn't take me long to realize, Mr.
Tubby Twinkie had been snoopin' in his Christmas treat bags under the tree.
BAD ME!! I never should have left his treats out. Especially somewhere the fluffies could try and get to them. Steve lured him from a spot behind the couch in the basement with what else, but
Poor guy. I can just imagine him. Digging in the bag. Accidentally getting his head stuck in the handle. Running around the house with a gift bag attached to him. :*(
I learned a lesson. And so did he.
We went to my brother, Nicholas', gig last night. We were happy to get our favorite "front row" seats.
Nicholas rocked as always.
My Mom and Vanessa.
We were so happy she made it out. Vanessa is one cool lady!
Last night, before heading to bed, the kitties were going crazy. There was a fly zipping around the house. Twinkie, Krimpet, and Muffin were on the prowl. They wouldn't take their eyes off it.
We were greeted with this.
I don't know how they managed to catch Fred the fly.
But, they did. And I'm sure it would have been fun to watch.
It's December 31st. There's less than 5 hours left of 2011.
Whatever you're doing tonight,
may you be in the presence of love.
I, (including Muffin)
Wish you a...
Waste some time. Learn some lessons. Live your life through it all.
I'll be back next week. In 2012. Reflecting. Remembering. Ready.
Each day has been a gift.
New Year's Eve Lovin',