Tuesday, January 3, 2012

It's 2012!

Here it is...2012.  Wow.  I felt like it would never get here and now that it is here, I couldn't be more excited!  This year is going to be filled with happiness, fun, hard work and good rewards.

I have had a nice little holiday break, but it is time to get back to work.  Before I do that, let me tell you about my holiday.  I had last Friday off and BFF & I went to see Les Mis during a matinee performance in Dallas.  We had lunch before and it was just a lovely day.

After the show, I dropped BFF off and headed to Kohl's.  I wanted a shirt to wear with the sequined skirt I bought for NYE.  I didn't find exactly what I wanted, but I settled on a plain black turtleneck and tights so the focus would stay on the blinged out skirt.  When I got home around 7:30pm, I tried it all on and realized that the skirt was slightly too small.  Drat!  It wasn't horrible, but I knew that I would be uncomfortable all night, so I headed back to Kohl's.  I had seen a 14 on the rack when I was there, so I just needed to go back an switch it out.

I ran into Kohl's and as I was walking to the JLo rack, I saw a girl walking away with sparkle in her arms.  Uh.  Oh.  Sure enough, the 14 was gone.  I stalked her for a little while.  Finally, I went up to her with the biggest, most friendly smile on my face and asked her if she had tried on the skirt yet.  She said no, but she would try it on and let me know.  I told her thanks and proceeded to mill around the racks close to the fitting room.  THIRTY FIVE  minutes later (and after numerous people went in and out with stacks of clothing), I started to realize that she ditched me.  How mean is that? 

Just as I decided to leave, she came up to me almost disbelieving like and asked if I was waiting for her.  I put on my brightest smile and said yes.  She said that she liked the skirt and was going to take it.  I smiled really big and told her to enjoy it.  I honestly think she had been hiding in the fitting room because she didn't want to tell me.  I mean I could be wrong, but that is what it felt like.  So I wasted FORTY minutes! 

At that point, there was no way I was going home.  I checked with Customer Service who called a nearby store.  By nearby, I mean that it was another 10 miles in the opposite direction of my home.  But they had one and put it back for me.  I went there, tried it on, exchanged it and headed home.  I finally sat down to dinner at 9:30pm.  Nuts!

Saturday, I got up and went to Jazzercise.  The instructors dressed up a little for NYE, so I did too.  We look a little clownish, but it was a fun class!

After class, it was time to clean up, grab Lizard and head for Oklahoma.  We had lunch on the way at this cute little restaurant in Gainesville called Sarah's On The Corner.  Delicious local spot that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend! 

There was a little glitch when we got to the hotel and it only had one king sized bed.  I was so frustrated because I had reserved a double.  Thank goodness our 4th friend didn't come or we would have been screwed!!  Lizard was able to sleep in a big chair with an ottoman.  I don't think she was that comfortable, but she is a trooper and I love her dearly.

We went to the casino for a little while and I managed to gamble the whole time on one $20 bill.  Sweet!  Then we went back to the hotel to change for the concert.  After getting all cutsied up, we decided to take the shuttle to the casino because parking was getting difficult.  We got lots of compliments on our Blingness.

The concert was fan-freaking-tastic.  Adam Levine is just the hottest thing on the planet.  I love him.  The whole show was spectacular! 

Too bad we didn't get to party with Adam, Anne V., Blake Shelton, & Kelly Clarkson who apparently were all there.  How fun would that be?
After the concert, we ate dinner at the Toby Keith Bar and Grill where we didn't hear Red Solo Cup even once.  WTH?  We rang in the new year over fried catfish and black eyed peas.  I wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else!
Did you notice that we kept getting more accessories as the night went on?  :)
When it was time to leave, we went outside to catch the shuttle.  HOLY CRAP!  It was FREEZING out there.  What happened to the 70 degree weather?  We stood and waited and the shuttle never came so we decided to try the main entrance.  We waited there for a long time too.  No shuttle.  Luckily, BFF can make friend with the wall and started up a conversation with a couple that was waiting on the bus to take them to their car.  Before I know it, we had convinced the guy to run out to his car and come get us.  He did and they dropped us off at the hotel.  We never did see the shuttle!  Thanks Dan-O and Tonya!!

We headed home the next morning and stopped for Mass at a cute little church in Gainesville.  I was so glad we did as it started my year off in the right frame of mind!  After a quick stop at Starbucks, we were on our way home.

That afternoon and the next day, I tried to get a head start on my 2012 goals.  I practiced the piano, I organized and I read.  So far, so good!

This morning, I got up for CrossFit.  It was a lot of gymnastics today.  My chest was burning on the 800m warm up.  I hate running.  :)  I certainly wasn't the best in class, but I held my own.  My arms and legs were shaking by the end of class which I guess is what it is all about, right?  I look forward to tomorrow!

Happy New Year, everyone!  I KNOW this is going to be a good one!



Cat said...

Wow Hero!! How freaking gorgeous are you in that skirt?? I think it was a great idea to make the skirt the focus. It looks fantastic without being too over done.

Great job on practising piano. I practiced too. First lesson with new teacher is next week so I wanted to get the scales that I know firmly under my control again etc and work up my hand strength again doing warm up exercises.

So glad to hear all your enthusiasm, this is indeed going to be a GREAT year!

Darlin1 said...

You look great.....HAPPY NEW YEAR!!


Laura Belle said...

Wow! You're night sounded like a blast! And you look so cute in that bling!!!!

Happy New Year to you too sweetcheeks!

Stacey said...

You look fantastic! Glad you had a fun new years!

Stephanie said...

You look fabulous in that outfit. You definitely made the great call with letting the bling of the skirt be the focus. You look smashing!!!! Happy New Year to you, hon!!!

Kristin50 said...

You look really great, I love the outfit! Happy New Year!

FitBy40 said...

sounds like a blast!
I definitely have to go to Kohl's before my Vegas trip. I have no idea what to wear!

trisha said...

great skirt! it was worth the effort :)

Fluffy said...

Love the outfit! You look fantastic---I can definitely see the results of all your hard work at CrossFit! Yah, you!

Ronnie said...

A little late commenting - but wanted to say how great you looked! And what a biatch avoiding you. If I had fit into a cute skirt for NYE, I would have been shouting it from the rooftops. LOL

Andrea said...

Love the bling! You look fab! Looks like you had a great time and a good start to the new year.