Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Because it is New Year's Eve and because I am sitting on my couch getting over a bad cold, I thought - what better time to think about my resolutions for 2009? So, here it goes.....

1. Get healthy! Note - I am not saying any of the following: lose weight, diet, exercise 2 hours every day, shrink to a size 2. I am saying GET HEALTHY. Every time I've resolved to diet, it has rarely lasted more than a month. So, this year I'm going to resolve to get healthy. Be conscious of what I eat, enjoy more healthful and nutritious foods, make it a point to incorporate exercise into my daily life.

2. Volunteer. I have had the opportunity to volunteer throughout my life and it makes me feel indescribably good.

3. Take classes....for fun. I resolve to take some of the money I spent on clothes, shoes, and bags in 2008 and use that money to take classes in 2009. I have always wanted to take a pottery class and I would love to take cooking classes. Also, I would love to learn a second language (or at least brush up on my French).

4. Travel. First stop - Italy.

5. Find my passion. Pursue it. Live it everyday.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Questionnaire

My sister sent me this email and I thought I would share it with all of you! Feel free to comment or use it for your own blogs!

1. Wrapping Paper or Gift Bags? I pride myself on my excellent wrapping skills and I like to show them off whenever I can. ; )

2. Real Tree or Artificial? I love the idea of the real tree, but the artificial one is just so much easier. I do miss the smell though.

3. When do you put up your tree? As soon after Thanksgiving as I can.

4. When do you take your tree down? As soon after New Year's as I can.

5. Do you like eggnog? Yes, though I just learned how incredibly caloric it is so I will probably skip it this year and save those calories for Christmas cookies!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? The doll house my parents made me (oops, I mean Santa). It was amazing, plus it was decorated for Christmas when I got it.

7. Hardest person to buy for? My Dad - he has everything!

8. Easiest person to buy for? My Southern friends - throw a monogram on anything and you're gold. Same goes for me.....

9. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail. Emailing them seems kind of tacky to me...

10. Worst Christmas gift ever received? I got bright - and I mean BRIGHT - red towels one year. I prefer more subtle colors for my bathroom. Plus, I think there were only three.

11. Favorite Christmas movie? It's a Wonderful Life or Home Alone

12. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No, I don't like to recycle any gifts. I get too paranoid that somehow the recipient will find out I'm a re-gifter.

13. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Christmas cookies! Love them, especially shortbread. Yum....

14. Lights on the tree? White lights

15. Favorite Christmas song? I love, love, love Trans Siberian Orchestra's version of Carol of the Bells. I listen to it all year long.

16. Travel at Christmas or stay at home? Usually travel to see one part of the family or another.

17. Open presents Christmas Eve or Christmas morning? Morning

18. Most annoying thing about this time of year? The stress and the crowds at the mall

19. Favorite ornament or theme color? Hmmm... I love monogrammed ornaments - surprised?

20. Favorite thing for Christmas dinner? Beef tenderloin with horseradish sauce

21. What do you want for Christmas this year? I've only asked for a camera. I also bought these as a present to myself. So cute!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Fantasy Christmas List

Ok, we all know the economy is struggling right now. My way of coping with the failing economy is what I like to call fantasy shopping. I go to all my favorite sites and put whatever my little heart desires into my shopping bag. On one occasion, I had $12,000 just in shoes at Saks. Yikes. Anyway, here is what I call my fantasy Christmas list - a list of all the things I would ask for if my budget was around $10,000,000.

#1 BMW Coupe

#2 Tiffanys Diamond Stud Earrings

#3 Hermes Kelly Bag. This bag runs about $15,000 which I think is kind of sick, but it's still so very pretty....

#4 T. Anthony Luggage. I personally think Louis Vuitton luggage is a little much so I prefer this high-end brand. Jackie Kennedy liked it too....

#5 Vacation house on Nantucket. I know I said I wanted the other Nantucket house (see previous post) but this one looks incredible. Imagine the view....ahhhh.