1. Happy 2014! Hopefully everyone had a wonderful and safe time celebrating the fact that we’re all going to be writing the wrong date for the next month or so. This was actually the first time in my life I rang in the new year outside of the Eastern time zone and only the second time in my life I spent New Year’s Eve with someone other than my family. Look at me, growin’ up so fast! My evening was rather uneventful but was a good time nevertheless. I had a friend over–appropriately, it was easily the friend I spent the most time with in 2013–and we split a pizza, a bottle of champagne, and watched whatever we could find on TV (not much, when you don’t have cable or satellite, only broadcast). Very chill, but given the weather situation (so. much. snow.), I was MORE than happy to stay in my apartment for the evening. My friend spent the night since it was gross outside, so we hung out for a bit on New Year’s Day and then I went for my first run of the year.
It was still snowy. But the path was plowed! I encountered exactly seven other runners during my two miler, so clearly it was a popular day to be out.
If how you spend your New Year’s Eve/Day is how the rest of your year is supposed to shape up, I would be quite content. Friends and running — can’t ask for much more than that.
2. I have a fashion crisis. My cousin is getting married in February, and, unsurprisingly, I’m attending the wedding. I’ve been around the wedding block way, way more times than I’d like, but this is going to be my first winter wedding, and I have no clue what to wear. I am a exclusively a dress wearer when it’s 90+ degrees, which means all my dresses are sundresses. Not exactly appropriate or ideal for a winter wedding. I’m thinking of maybe wearing a nice sweater and a black skirt with tights? Is that acceptable? Or should I wear a dress, and if so, what kind of dress does one wear in the winter? And even more importantly, where does one find said winter dresses for cheap? I do not want to spend all my Christmas money on a dress I’m going to wear once.
3. Speaking of Christmas, my aunt taught all of us how to arm knit while we were at Grandma’s for the holiday. This “30 minute project” was more like a “130 minute project” and led to much weeping and gnashing of teeth on my part (and three separate instances of quitting, only to start again…haha), but I finally got the hang of it! I’m am now the proud owner of a ballin’ infinity scarf I made all by myself!
I have also decided that for Christmas 2014, everyone is getting an infinity scarf. No more marathon baking sessions for me 😛
What did you do for New Year’s?
Learned any cool/easy crafts lately?