Like most people I know, I started the new year off with many good intentions and resolutions to better myself this year.
One of the resolutions was to blog more. Hopefully once a week, but no less than once a month.
I want to keep my blog as a memory "log", but also as a way of updating friends (that includes you blogging buddies) on our lives.
My second big goal is to get back to a regular exercise plan and losing weight again. I´ve been slowly but surely gaining back some lbs and it´s got to stop. I know how to do it, I just need to DO IT!!
So, on to goal Nr. 1.
We have started the new year off very pleasantly. My husbands shop was closed from the Friday before Christmas till yesterday, so he was finally able to get some "down time". He really deserved it, he was CRAZY busy before Christmas. During his "vaca" he did some odd jobs around the house and went to the ranch to work over there and enjoy nature. Unfortunately it´s pretty hot around here, so "enjoying nature" is a relative term.... Most days our temp´s have been around 40° C/105°F, so if you want to get something done outside you do it early morning or at the end of the day. A few times we went to a hotel swimming pool our Co-op has and cooled off with friends.
Today all is back to normal. Hubby goes back to work and I´m busy at mine.
We do have a long weekend away planned for the 18th of this month, so I´m looking forward to that. January is the month for vacations here, (like July and August are up north/in the US). Everybody goes somewhere at least for a short time. A lot of people like going to the beaches of Brazil or even as far as Mexico or the Dominican Republic. But we will be keeping it small and nearby this year. Two weddings are hard on the budget...
Wedding planning is picking up. Michelle is feeling the pressure, with working full time and planning everything, it´s stressful. But we are trying to help. Especially Marisa. I´m so glad she is there to give Michelle advice.
My dress is made. Whew!! What a relief. I did not go into the process with so many expectations as last time and the dress will be much simpler, but I think it turned out ok. I guess with the second wedding you come to realize there are much more important things than how your dress looks...
So back to normalcy and a new year.