Bring It On, 2011! *

Dear 2011,

You should know that I have big hopes for you!

This is our third New Years together, and our first as a married couple. The last 2 NYEs were spent at Carolina Alehouse, just the 2 of us, watching football, the ball drop, and sipping champagne out of plastic cups with silly hats on our heads. This year, we were invited to a party at a friends house, but we opted to stay home together. We had pork chops, veggies, black eyed peas and just chilled out together. And that’s all that matters.

A few years ago, I quit making resolutions. I never follow through, so why bother? For 2011, I have expectations of things I’d love to have happen during the next 12 months.

For starters, I fully plan on being a mommy during your tenure, or at least pregnant. I am fully aware that this might not happen, but a girl can dream, right? 2013 is the year we start adoption, but that’s not to say we won’t have a baby before that. As I snuggle with our 2 year old puppy, I often wonder how she will handle a human child. She is very much my baby girl and is a total lovey-dovey snugglebug. What the hell is she going to do when there is a baby on my chest sleeping and she tries to climb up there?

I also want, no, need to find a job. A full-time, full benefits, high enough paying that I can cover all my bills and half our house bills type job. Oh, and hopefully a 401K so we can start saving for our future. Oh how I can’t wait to have insurance again. And a paycheck that covers more than my insurance and car payment. I bet my creditors can’t wait for that either.

Along with this dream, I want to have a bigger kitchen and, so much more importantly, a dishwasher! We have a great set of new dishes and serving dishes and, of course, the gorgeous KitchenAid. I also want to be able to keep the house clean enough to have parties or at least friends over. Sometimes I wish we could make more friends so I could bake and cook for and plan parties.

More than anything, I’d love to get the ball rolling on my yarn shop, Sheep 2 Skein, but I’m thinking that may be a 2012-13 plan. There is a lot of research, saving, and everything else associated with opening a business and getting a stash of merchandise that I just don’t know about yet.

It would also be lovely to sharpen my knitting skills and learn to quilt and crochet. I don’t think I’ll be buying much more yarn until I actually use up the 5–ish bins of yarn I currently own. Oh who am I kidding, if I used up half of them I’d be happy with myself.

I know we want to go back to Vegas for our 1 year anniversary and travel a bit more. Plans on affording this trip are underway, which also means we’re working on repairing both our credit score. Yeah, this move has hurt us more than I care to admit.

There are so many people here to meet and several of them I am FB and Twitter friends with already. I resolve to get out and meet them! Might as well make the best of our time in SoFla, right?

There are certainly more expectations that I have for the next 12 months, but they’ll come at a later date I’m sure.

* Steve has a problem with my title, like I want 2011 to fight with me or something. Nope, I just want a better year! LOL



Leave a reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.