Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Happy New Year, everyone! Hope you had a safe and sane New Year's! I had a 3 day weekend since the 1st was on Sunday so I took advantage of the time off and used it wisely. It was great getting things off of my to-do list.
I went to sleep at 9:30 p.m. on New Years Eve lol. I was not in the mood to party and there wasn't anyone for me to kiss so it was just fine with me. Honestly, it felt great to be awake and not hungover starting the new year.

I planted my poinsettia on Sunday. Did you know that they can grow up to 16 feet tall? Helen said in Africa they are actually trees! Whoa! I hope it grows into a nice shrub because the spot I put it really needs some color.
I spent a lot of time in these which kept me warm and cozy. My utility bill was almost $200 which is highly unusual but I have had the heat cranking lately so time to bundle up and put slippers/sockies.

Here are all my Christmas decos packed up and ready to put away. I purged a lot of decos this year and gave them away so there is a lot less then when I started. Everything looks so plain now that it's all put away. 
I played on the Wii for awhile too. I ditched all the players that I no longer needed and then added one for my friend Karla. She is coming over tomorrow to play so I wanted her to have her character already set up.

Last night I made a roast in the crock pot and it came out delish! I just used a can of French Onion soup, added seasonings and cooked it for 4-5 hours. Had it with garlic mashed potatoes and a salad. Yummy and I can use the leftovers for tacos or something else.

I also got my eyebrows threaded and a pedicure. The color on my toes is Get A Grip by Orly which is like a deep purple. I would have taken a picture but my toes are no longer cute...

Dave stayed the weekend again but he will be leaving tomorrow. We actually had a heart to heart talk and really came to peace with some of our issues. I do enjoy his company and having someone to cook for but I am looking forward to have the place to myself again.  Until next time...


  1. Just checking in on you Katie! Hope you are doing well :)

  2. I had no idea that you could plant poinsettas, thanks for the tip!

    Happy 2012 :)

  3. Happy New Year to you!


  4. I was busy the first part of the weekend but not so much Sunday and Monday. I didn't even leave my house on Monday - been a long time since I did that! Hope your pointsetta grows.

  5. Happy New Year to you, doll!!! Love the brows!!!

  6. oh man I need to get the wii back out...
    yeah our bills have gone up too. i am wearing extra layers right now and a bobble hat!

    i got a to do list of lists :P

  7. I'm contemplating getting my eyebrows threaded instead of waxed. The jury's still out:) Hope all is well!

  8. I'm so jealous of your full eyebrows, mine are sooo wimpy! Seriously though, isn't it a good feeling to cross things off the old to do list?

  9. All those years I have thrown our my beautiful poinsettas..who knew??

  10. I can't wait to see how your poinsettia does - that is one thing I miss about California, how you can put practically anything into the ground w/o worrying about freezes, etc.

  11. Wow, you had quite a productive day! my poinsettias always die when I plant them, I am sure you will have better luch!

  12. Sounds like you had a great weekend! I made a roast in the crock pot the other day that was really similar, just roast, onion dip seasoning, a bit of water and 2 cans of condensed cream of mushroom soup. It turned out great and the cream of mushroom soup turned int a nice gravy for it.

    So simple, yet so delicious!

    Have a great week :)

  13. today is my new year :)


  14. I got my eyebrows threaded once. I really don't have any eyebrows. Yours look like a movie stars. I was in bed at 9pm New Years Eve. I had you beat by half hour. Sounds like you got a lot done with your weekend. Anxious to see what happens with the plant.

    Happy New Year!


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