So every day I have rolled off the air mattress and stared down my computer screen with the little blinking cursor and nothing has come to mind. I’ve had grand plans to write down my plans for 2014. I am usually not one for resolutions but each year I try to set small goals for myself. And this year, I don’t really have a goal in mind. I know that I still want to shed the unwanted weight, eat, better, be nicer, save more money… but we know how that goes.
All I really want for 2014 is to feel better. I wake up every morning wishing it were Saturday and I came home every night and immediately switch to flannel pants before making dinner. I don’t need to spring out of bed every day but most of the week would be nice. And adding fitness back into the routine wouldn’t be so bad either. I have a flexible job with a gym in the basement. I have zero excuse to be this lazy all the time.
One thing that has really improved my mood are my headphones and some good playlists on Spotify. Music always has a way of lifting me out of whatever funk I find myself in. Any suggestions?
Happy New Year (finally)!
There are a few movies that mean that Christmas is here. I am a purist when it comes to holiday movies and music. Not a single note of music is played or a minute of a movie watched until the turkey leftovers are safely nestled away in the fridge. But as soon as that happens, you bet I am playing the Mariah Carey Christmas CD and setting my DVR to record the 25 Days of Christmas. Here are a few movies that help me get inspired to wear red and green!
Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
This is my all time favorite! Who doesn’t love new toys, the Great Ack, and a young Santa? ABC Family does a Rankin Bass day for their 25 Days of Christmas and I already have my DVR set for this one.
Charlie Brown Christmas.
This was a tradition growing up. i have it on DVD and it is on the list of things to do this weekend.
While this movie isn’t just about Christmas, there is plenty of snow and snuggling and a fresh round of ‘White Christmas’ sung by Mr. Bing Crosby.
This one speaks for itself. Who doesn’t love a big production to save an old hotel?
The Year without Santa Claus
Another Rankin Bass classic. While the story itself isn’t my favorite, the song is pretty catchy. Only listen if you are ready to have a song stuck in your head the rest of the day!
And the husband’s favorite… National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
This one is torture for me but I have watched it every year on Thanksgiving night to usher in the new season.
How do you celebrate the Holidays? Is there a certain tradition that means it’s time to party for you?
- Friday Five: Christmas Favorites (wonderingsofatwentysomething.wordpress.com)
Went out on a showing this morning and definitely had time to enjoy the beautiful sun and the little green buds. While waiting outside, also noticed this tiny gnome in an otherwise empty garden. Don’t know if he snuck in or if was there by design!
Mother Nature is definitely gearing up for St. Patty’s Day by putting the green out today! So ready to get out and get my hands dirty in my own garden.
Tonight, I would love to walk Maggie but the dentist has his torture devices set up for me today! They are trying out late night hours and I was lucky enough (dripping with sarcasm) to get an appointment. Feel like I need a sedative to even get my teeth cleaned.
Hopefully, there is some pretty scenery out the window to look at… Wish me luck!
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