Happy New Year!
Once again, I can't believe I've let so much time lapse between posts. It's funny how time gets away from us like that. But, at the very least, I am happy to say that the end of 2012 was a good one. :) Here's some of what I was up to!
Andy and I went out to celebrate Halloween. I decided to go as a broken dolly since I had pretty much everything needed already.
My husband turned 50! So his parents came to GA to celebrate it with us. We went up into the mountains and stayed in a cabin they rented. We mostly hung out, drove around, and ate out. I did all of the driving while there so my picture taking opportunities were pretty limited.
|Gar in the wild|
|Marilynn tracking down the elusive waterfall|
|The only "wild" life we actually saw|
|I made him a NASA t-shirt with his name on it (more on that in the next post) and found a costume helmet that actually fit his |
Andy and I had fun decorating the house and coming up with sci-fi themed names for the different items we made.
|This was my very first attempt at making a cake from scratch. It turned out okay, a little dry but not bad. I even made homemade buttercream frosting to which I added crushed Oreos to give it a rocky texture.|
For Christmas, since Rich and I were not able to afford to fly up to see our family, Andy's family came down from MI to spend Christmas with us. It was truthfully the best holiday I have had in GA and I got to cook A LOT. Of course, I forgot to take pictures of pretty much everything except the meats. :P
|As you can see here, we wrapped the turkey in bacon (nitrate-free, of course). We used a lot of bacon in our holiday dinner. :)|
|My Secret Santa at work knows me well. :) I've been doodling a lot more at work as a result of this.|
|This is one of the "doodles"... a jelly bean party!|
I have a couple of goals for 2013, as well.
- Do more art. I am my happiest when I am creating so I am going to make a conscious effort to actually do more. And part of that includes posting about it more. :)
- Get my business back up and active. I miss doing my FatGirlArt stuff so I am going to revamp the site, get my items back on Etsy, and create a few new things for that.
- Be more social. I am a social being anyway but I am tired of always waiting on others to want to do things so I am going to try to make the first scheduling move with friends at least once a month.
- Continue to eat better. I was a bit lax over the holidays and ate a lot of things I knew I shouldn't with my food allergy but damn, it was all good! Was the stomach pain worth it? Absolutely, most of the time. :) But I have it out of my system now and really don't like the pain so I'll be back on track to pain free, real food for 2013. :)