Monday, January 2, 2012

We had a fantastic time on NYE.  We managed to improve on our annual tradition of getting out of the country for the day and be home by night with my brother and his family. We went to the West Side Farmers Market which was extremely crowded. So much so that people were arguing for parking spaces. 
While we were there I had to laugh.  I remembered that when I was in college, there was always a certain type of guy that thought my looks were attractive. (I think it's the blue eyes/freckles/curly hair thing)  they were typically Greek/Middle Eastern decent, so as we walked around, I was pleasantly surprised to see a few heads turn my way.  (This is always a nice ego boost!)   Hey, I live in the country - we all kind of look the same here, so when we venture out to a more diverse area, it's very refreshing!

We stocked up on cannolli's, french horns, tiramasu, cream puffs, fudge, fresh raspberries, strawberries and star fruit.  For the 8-9pm munchies later.

We visited a few antique shops in the area. until the kids begged us to please stop.  They are not fans of  OLD things/people smells.

We had lunch in Little Italy at our favorite restaurant and had fun chatting up the valet attendant. (not a fancy place, just lacks in available parking spots)

We stopped for coffee, hung out at our house for one movie and desserts and then moved on to my brother's house for another movie , a hand of cards and more desserts.  We watched the ball drop and some guys break a world record jumping over water on their motorcycle and snowmobile (our guys were in charge of the remote)  and within the hour we were all in bed.

On New Years Day we discovered a few new Antique places and I found a red chair for the head of our new vintage table!

We are scrubbing it clean in the basement

We are currently under a winter weather warning - 15-20 inches of snow in the next 36 hours are on the forecast and I could not be more excited!!

Took this when I started typing
 My only plan today is to clean the house, and force myself to take down the Christmas tree (I hate removing Christmas decorations - if it were up to me I would leave them up til March)-keep in mind it doesn't stop snowing here until March.

I've decided that I WILL keep up the smaller one in the kitchen, and put all the snow related ornaments on it because it makes the long winter months more enjoyable.

If we get snowed in, I will be thrilled.  Last year they cancelled school on the first day back from break due to snow and it's looking like this year will be the same.  I'll still have to go to work but that's OK.

15-20"might be under-estimating

10 minutes later

I hope you are enjoying the first days of 2012....


Kate said...

I'm jealous of your snow!

Your New Year so far sounds pretty awesome. Hope the good things keep on coming. :)

That gentleman's lady said...

Look at you :) Keeping christmas alive till march hehe... good for you girlie, and glad the beginning of the year was the bright one!

And oh -- should have winked at the men :P joking. The hubbs might not have appreciated that.

Doria said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. Enjoy your snow and I think I would def feel the same way about the Christmas tree if it were snowy that many months! :)

dbs said...

Snow makes me happy too. Until March.

"Miss Bee" said...

Cute chair! Sounds like a fun time!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

we have very warm temps for this time of the year - high tomorrow 64! we had a foot of snow this time last year!

love the idea of keeping decorations up longer. if i had room to spare, i'd have some decorations up. heck... i don't even have basic decorations up. i need a decorator to come in an show me what i can do here without spending a ton of money.

Kimmie said...

What an awesome day!!!!

How'd the weather turn out?

We have Christmas decor out in the yard. There's no telling when it will be taken down so we'll just keep turning the lights on. LOL

The Woven Moments said...

Happy New Year!

I WISH we were getting snow here... hope you are enjoying it!!