01 January 2008

Happy New Year!

On the 31st Otto had to work, so I drove all the way to Prairie du Sac (30 min.) t0 meet him for lunch. Here's a picture of his office space.

They are working on the construction of a new building for work, so right now most of them are working out of cubicles, but not Otto. No... They put him in a corner, all by himself. I bet he gets lonely.
Anyway, when I got there we did a quick tour and went to the Blue Spoon for lunch. It was decent, nothing to write home about though. The upside was that they had gelato! My new obsession!!! Although I would have liked chocolate better... but they didn't have any.

It's been awhile, but I would like to introduce Dimitri. He's a blue hooded rat, even though he's gray...

And here, of course, are the boys. Sergio, who is looking at the camera and Victor who was in the middle of taking a bath. It's very obvious that they are brothers.

Here's another project I did a while ago, but didn't get around to posting. I took 3 canvases and covered them with fabric, then took 5x7's that were black and white and put them on the canvases. I think it turned out very well. Gives the living room a little something warm with the maroon color. And we needed something to go above the couch.

As you can tell our fridge is chaos.... why? Because people send us pictures, and I put them up. People send us cards, and I put them up. We get coupons from the store, and I put them up. Then we have our list pads and other random things. I always like the look of a full fridge!

Here's the picture that Rachel gave us for Christmas. We placed it above our stereo system, and we love it! Thanks a ton Rachel!!!!

Here's another gift I'm absolutely in love with. Their names are Laverne and Shirley. Diane gave them to me for Christmas and I've had a blast with them. At one point they were trying to eat Otto's knee, and I tried to pick a fight with Keesha, but she's a wussy dog and ran away... Either way they are toasty and a lot of fun!!! Thanks Diane!!!

And here's one of the gifts I sort of got from the parents at the place where I work. Most of the parents gave the staff gift certificates... so I went and bought Guitar Hero for the Wii! Otto and I have had a blast playing for the past 24 hours!! My favorite part is to go out on the internet and play people. I think I have a pretty good record, 7-2! But then again I haven't been playing long. If someone else has the game and wants to meet up to play just let me know!

I've decided to make a list for the New Year.

My 8 Top Resolutions of 2008!

1. I am going to give up soda for 6 months. (you may be asking yourself why... well, I have a tendency to become addicted to drinking soda. Not to the level of Sean, who has actually gotten better, but I become too dependent upon getting that carbonated rush! And I chose 6 months cause I've never gone that long before, and I think it could be a very interesting challenge for me)

2. Try cooking healthier food. (Not that Otto and I eat a lot of junk food, or meals packed with fat, but I think it would be nice to learn how to tweak recipes to be healthier for us. I try to do that now, but I know I could do better)

3. Blog more! (I enjoy people reading what I have to say, and responding... and it's also kind of fun to look back at what I've written in the past and see how I got to where I am now)

4. Cut back on purchasing books and movies. (I looked back at my spending over the last year for books and movies alone and it was ridiculous! I love to own the books I'm reading, and the movies I really enjoyed... but there is this thing called a library and another place called Blockbuster... )

5. Foster more creativity. (I didn't realize how much I missed making jewelry until I got started making all my gifts this year. And not just jewelry, but drawing, writing and maybe evening painting - even though it makes a big mess and I hate cleaning up my messes)

6. Get on a regular cleaning schedule. (I always forget about it until Otto says something or I notice how dirty/dusty/smelly something gets, not that our place is a pigsty or anything. I just want to create a schedule to stick to to help keep cleaning regular)

7. Be more satisfied with what I have, and downsize on what I really don't need. (I'm a natural pack rat. I keep tons of things I really don't need, and buy more things I never even use... then I end up throwing things away or donating them. I just need to simplify)

8. Appreciate friends and family. (Not that I don't do that already, but sometimes I get caught up in things and forget to call/email/visit friends and family. And I need to appreciate all the things that make them who they are and accept those things - good or bad. I made them my friends for a reason, and of course I had no choice with my family... but I love them anyway!)


Smiley said...

Karl has Guitar Hero.

Unknown said...

I see my little mister up on your fridge a couple of times : )

K.Dingfelder said...

Of course there are pictures of Jayne up there! My fridge would be covered if I had more!