You are currently browsing the daily archive for January 1, 2013.

WELCOME 2013!!!!!!  Bring on the fresh start, the normal routine and the goals and resolutions that come with a new year.

I went and visited Helen this afternoon, and got an idea on my way home.  I took photos of houses’ numbers, cropped the photos, came home and played with Picassa and voila….my art shot for the new year!

pizap.com13570957945001

Helen, if you hear gossip in the ‘hood of a crazed woman in a black cape taking photos of gates and doors…well, it was me!!!  :)

Other than that, we’ve “un-decked” our halls today, the holiday decorations are down and we’re facing the new year with our home back to normal.  (thank you google for the picture of the tree storage bag)

Before I started un decorating and terrorizing houses’ numbers today, I had some little big bread, apple butter and a banana, as well as an almond milk latte.  (Thank you Neva for the photobomb in the breakfast shot)

IMG_6768

IMG_6772

Dennis and I had some cheese and crackers and a glass of white wine later in the afternoon.

IMG_6781

And dinner tonight was blue menu lasagna with salad.

IMG_6785

Well, its been a nice break, but I have to get back to work tomorrow, so better get lunches made, clothes out and get set to get back to normal.  Hope all of you have had a good 1st day of 2013, and that the good keeps on going for the whole year!!

“Hey Neva….your head is looking a little bare!”

IMG_6681

“MOM! STOP IT!!!!!!!!!!”

IMG_6680

I may be going to “pet owner hell” for attempting this.  Oh well…sorry Neva!  heh, heh….

First thing this morning, I chose mascots that would somehow be appropriate to close out the year.  I decided on the glass ducks, as I feel I have all my ducks in a row and am ready to take on all that 2013 has to offer.

They were posing with a piece of the leftover mini baguette from yesterday with light cream cheese and 1/3 avocado.

IMG_6670

Later in the morning I had a piece of blue menu banana bread.

IMG_6672

After running the last errands of 2012, I came home and had a pita bread with white bean dip (also purchased at Granville Island yesterday)

IMG_6677

Dennis and I had some cheese and crackers when he got home from work.  He had a glass of wine too, but I’m the designated driver tonight so I didn’t join him for a cheers.  That’ll come later.

IMG_6683

We rung in the new year with our good friends Janice and Alan (at their place)…

IMG_6689

…and Ken and Karen.

IMG_6691

Just so we are all included on this post….here we are.

IMG_6694

Also at the party were Janice’s kitties Gus and Zack.  Zack was very very excited!

IMG_6684

IMG_6696

We had a Mardi Gras theme, so we were all given beads, and the menu was cajun.  We took crab stuffed jalapenos for the appies.

IMG_6698

Janice made us a rum based cocktail to start.

IMG_6686

We then had crab cakes with salad, seafood gumbo with garlic bread, and bananas foster (with frozen yogurt)  OMG…what a feast!  Hours later, I’m still very full.

IMG_6719

IMG_6733

IMG_6735

IMG_6744

IMG_6747

I drank alcohol free “wine” (aka: white grape juice) because I was the designated driver.

IMG_6726

Dennis and Alan were showing off their beads…

IMG_6710

And so were Ken and I….

IMG_6751

IMG_6750

We counted down to midnight….

IMG_6757

.had a sip of, and a toast with prosecco.

IMG_6763

..ensured Janice and Alan would have good luck this year by having the first person to enter their home be dark haired. (we couldn’t remember who told us that…)

 

IMG_6766

Shortly thereafter we called it a night.  Happy 2013 to all!!!!!  May all our wishes and dreams come true in the coming year!!!

January 2013
M T W T F S S
« Dec   Feb »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031  

Archives

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 45 other followers