Tuesday, January 1, 2013

December 31st, 2012

Last day of 2012 and this blog. Whether I will do this again in 2013 is still up in the air.

Regardless, I spent New Years Eve being lame.

Drinking wine and watching a teen soap about vampires. My husband was working most of the night but he did manage to get home about an hour before midnight. So we switched from teen soaps to The Big Bang Theory. We kissed at midnight and I was in bed by 12:15. After spending all day completely exhausted all I wanted to do was sleep. Honestly, I don't really see the point in New Years anymore. I don't go to bars, I don't stay out late, I can't remember the last party I was at. Oh wait, yes, over a year ago. I've become a very old person, but I don't really mind. Those times were fun but I don't feel the need to relive them, so I suppose that's healthy.

I suppose I should review the year. I changed jobs and got my financial situation better in order. My relationship with my husband is stronger than it was two years ago. I lost weight, I gained weight. I read The Hunger Games. I saw the last Twilight movie. I got a new cat.

I don't really know if I can say I'm better than I was last year, because there's always shit to contend with, however I wouldn't classify 2012 as a bad year, so I guess the glass is half full.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

December 27th - 30th, 2012

On the 27th my husband surprised me when he picked me up from work.

Beautiful roses that are still not dead and still not ravaged by the cats - it's a miracle.

On the 28th we had to take Bootstrap to the vet because he's been squatting around the house and leaving little drips of smelly cat pee. I know, it's pretty awesome. Really he was only caught twice before he was whisked to the vet who confirmed our suspicion of it being a UTI. The doctor shot him up with antibiotics and recommended we give him a heating pad. This was the only way we could get him to stay on it:

Snuggling with Ski. We thought it was going to become a complete waste of money until last night.

He passed out on it, even though the packaging says not to sit on it. I'm glad to report he did not start on fire, and it was on low with an automatic switch off feature. Pretty fancy for $11.95.

Also on the 29th, Bootstrap sat like this:

He was cleaning himself, and being a total weirdo.

And the last two pictures on the 29th are of snuggles.

Barnacle and Bootstrap made spoons all night long. They love each other.

Finally, today, we get a sneak peek of our other animal.

Here is Admiral rubbing his face all over the cabinet wall and looking like a weirdo.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

December 24th - 26th, 2012

On the 24th I celebrated Christmas eve with my sister and her family and we took this picture.

It was a good night, involving Christmas movies and turkey and then Baileys. The only drawback was when my sister and brother-in-law gave Daniel a shirt that says YOLO, basically ensuring that he never stops saying that, ever. Kill me.

On the 25th I filled up a bath and went to get my book, I came back to this - in succession.

Admiral, first playing with the water and then flip-falling into it. Needless to say he freaked out. He doesn't seem to mind his paws wet, but being submerged is a whole other ballgame. A hilarious ballgame.

I guess I could've taken a picture of something Christmas-ey on Christmas, but I didn't. Instead I took another picture of the cats

Sitting side by side. Admiral is almost full grown. Sigh.

Finally, today the animals had some prison talk.

Mostly they discussed how much sun bathing they could achieve in this odd corner of the house.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

December 22nd & 23rd, 2012

On the 22nd Daniel and I went on a date downtown in order to see the Christmas Market for the last time. It was rainy, but still cool.

It's hard to believe Christmas is in two days, mostly because I haven't done any of our family "Christmas stuff" for about 3 years. Oh well, new traditions are awesome, plus I get to hang out with my sister tomorrow for Christmas Eve.

Today Daniel and I did some late Christmas shopping. We got Barnacle a new bed and the cats this:

A scratching post - Bootstrap loves it. So does Admiral, but he won't stay still long enough for me to take a picture of him.

Also today, we are preparing for tomorrow's dinner.

We are brining the hell out of the turkey breasts. They're gonna taste Awesome.

Friday, December 21, 2012

December 20th - 21st, 2012

On the 20th I proved that I am sincerely impatient. I opened my Mom's Christmas present to me pretty much immediately after picking it up from our mailbox. I did this for two reasons: 1, I am a child, and 2, I wanted the towels and especially the 4 cookies, of which I have eaten 2 already. I'm sure the rest won't be here by Christmas.

Anyway, Bootstrap quickly took advantage of my present in his peculiar way.

He immediately climbed in and made himself at home, while Admiral sat idly by.

Today, after a merry-go-round of a gift being left at work, at someone's home, et cetera, I finally got my present and it's awesome.

A wax melter! It is awesome because it makes the whole apartment smell awesome, and there's no flames so my husband can't tell me I'm going to start the house on fire.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December 17th - 19th, 2012

On the 17th my coworker and I were awarded for our hard work in helping put together the holiday party.

Yep, they gave me alcohol. Actually, it's champagne so now I have something for New Years Eve. You know, to drink while I lie around on the couch all night. I am a party. animal.

Also on the 17th, this happened.

I could explain to you how this happened, but I think it's funnier this way. This is just how Bootstrap likes to hang out.

On the 18th, Bootstrap hung out like this:

In the crook of Daniel's arm, and Daniel made that weird face, because they're a bunch of weirdos.

Finally, today some Christmas cheer.

Here is our post's Christmas tree, it is very festive.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

December 15th & 16th, 2012

On the 15th Daniel and I met up with my sister and her husband at the Rothenburg Christmas Market. It was really crowded and a little claustrophobic but it was still cool to see. So, here are some pictures from the day.

Here are Daniel, Emily, Matt and Fred (sleeping) at the Rothenburg Christmas market. You will see zero pictures of me because I look fat in the only picture that was taken of me. That picture has been deleted forever and I'm starting weight watchers tomorrow.

We also found an actual star at the Christmas store in Rothenburg.

It's awesome, and does not tilt to the side like the sad snowflake.

PS that snowflake is in the trash now. Sorry, snowflake.

Today we cleaned the entire house and the cats helped by doing this.

Snuggling/sleeping. They know how to pull their weight.

Then later we went to the movies to see Twilight and we didn't have dinner beforehand so I mandated this:

Extra popcorn. Not all of it was finished, but it came close.

Stop judging me.