We decided the day before New Year's Eve to throw a party. My brother was staying with us for a few days, and we had about 25 people over to bring in the new year. It was quite fun. Tyler bought nine pounds of brisket and it was super amazing.
Currently there is a fifteen pound puppy name Rusty who is resting his soft puppy chin on the top of my left hand while I type. It's not easy, but it's worth it. Charlotte is sitting on the end of the couch. She keeps looking at me like, "I used to lay there." Occasionally she'll let out a soft cry, and it's heart breaking. She play fights with Rusty pretty hard, and he always looks at me like "I can't believe you're letting this happen." I try to break up the fights and Tyler says "this is the whole reason we got him!" Like Charlotte is the Queen of all and we bought her a puppy to destroy. He said to me on our anniversary (4 years!) "I love you so much... but you love dogs too much."
I love resolutions. I make a new one every week. So far I have done 50 squats and a minute plank every day. I deleted the facebook app off of my phone because I used it mindlessly, like a drunk who just wants the comfort of a drink in their hand. That's me and facebook. I can't bring myself to delete it, because I fear I'd miss out on my cute family's updates, and my yoga studio uses facebook. I don't know. Tyler, Zach, and I discussed moderation at breakfast on January 1st. We all agreed it's the best way.
I also want to be a better yoga teacher. I'm going to continue reading books and practicing techniques to be a better teacher. Not just yoga books either, but all kinds. I attempt to bring concepts into class. I always use the concept of moving in each pose with a specific purpose, and taking that practice off the mat into our every day. I know when I do things with a purpose, my house is cleaner. I'm a little bit selfless. I can love people better.
My friend Lauren told me about this book called Generation Me. I'm going to read it. You should look it up. I'm going to get it on the Kindle. There is another book called Lying that I'm going to reread on the kindle.
I gave up the F word. Yes, I have been known to say it. I haven't said it in a few weeks, because I gave it up before new years. Trying to use my words and not sound like an idiot. It's not a loving word to use.
Health is another one. Along with working out, Tyler and I are eating better. Trying to. Moderation of course. Sort of trying no bread, oh, except for sandwiches and pizza. Ok, this is not a resolution. It's a thought.
The last one I just added that I always try to do and will continue to do is to be a better friend and have hard conversations that need to be had.
Today is my day off. Tomorrow I will go into the store for a short bit, then Tyler is taking me to a bed and breakfast in the city called Napoleon's Inn (I think). It's in Lafayette Square where we have dinner reservations at 1111 Mississippi. Before dinner we'll get a drink at Square one, and after dinner we'll get dessert at Bailey's Chocolate Bar. He planned this! I love it. It will be a great weekend.
I keep remembering my dreams. One of them was a mean phone call with the customer, and I woke up feeling very insecure. The other, Amanda Weber was driving like a fool and wouldn't tell me why. We each had a cute baby in our laps. I was so mad at her. And last night I could not get my hair into a bun! It's looked really good in buns lately.
I'm a blessed lady with a sweet husband and two precious pups. My house is big, so please come stay in it and we'll give you a warm meal and some puppy snuggles.