Something else that has happened the last few Februarys: playing in the St. Cloud University 50 hour Trivia Tournament. I'm fairly sure we just do it so we can eat and drink and look up silly facts for 50 hours at a time! All in our pajamas.
Thinking about things I'd like to accomplish this year. The last month has been rather quiet as I was sick for about 3 weeks. It started on such a high note with the success of the NYE party! I did get to have a weekend with some friends in a cabin in Wisconsin a couple of weeks ago which was lots of fun even though I was still on meds. 1. Clean out my closet. I know this is stupid but I have so many clothes I don't wear. I used to manage a huge thrift store and it's pretty easy to buy everything you want for $1. I've actually started this project and I am halfway done. I decided to try on everything I own and if it doesn't at the very least make me feel cute & comfortable, I'm getting rid of it. Life is too short to look like crap in your clothes. Plus, being a girl is hard enough without hating what you're wearing! It's already been making me feel better. 2. I am going to learn to make bread. I have this friend who is an amazing cook and bread baker. He's going to come over very soon for lessons! 3. I am going to make 300 pieces of jewelry. I've started making things and will be off to pick up supplies tonight at a sale!! Woohoo! 4. I want to explore some of the little towns around Minnesota. There was a great article in a regional magazine last summer talking about all the cute and quirky places around here! 5. I want to continue to stay healthy and exercise. I lost about 15 lbs. last year with biking and walking. I'm going to keep this up~ Plus, walking home from work saves money and pollution which makes me even happier! 6. I need to practice my French and get to work learning Spanish. 7. This is a huge one for me. I have been working on three YA books and I'm going to finish at least two this year. 8. I am going to get my blog all tricked out! I can do some of it but, I'm going to start enlisting all my geek friends for help!
That's what I got so far. I'm sure I have a million other little goals every day! :oP Happy Chinese New Year !
On Valentine's Day in 2011 my sweetie snuck home after we'd left for the day together and left me the Twin Peaks dvd set and a beautiful orchid. Orchids are my favorite flowers. I think they are so unique looking.
I think it can be really easy to get caught on the negative things that happen in a year. I decided to focus on all the cool stuff that happened in 2011 starting with the NYE party I put on with friends Dec. 2010 to Jan. 2011. Our theme was Acropolis NOW. A mash up between Ancient Greece and Tron. One of my favorite things I did was create an Elysian Fields Lounge area for people to hang out in!