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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

And there we have it.

See ya later 2013, don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out. I mean, you weren't all bad - I did get married this year, after all. So that's AWESOME. I got promoted, which was cool. And the Rock Boat is always an absolutely fantastic vacation, no changes there.

There was also some drama, mostly from folks who need things to always be about them. Unfortunately, sometimes the only way to handle those people is to just remove them from your life. But that doesn't make it hurt any less, or make the actions any less angering. So there were a few less people on the Christmas card list this year (theoretically, because we didn't really do that well on Christmas cards this year), and while we're still feeling the effects of why, we'll be OK.

There was plenty more that is just plain forgettable about 2013. As in, I'm sure there was other cool and not so cool stuff that happened this year, I just can't really think of it off of the top of my head. The wedding automatically takes this year into the better category, but take that out of the picture and 2013 was really just a resounding meh.

The past few years I've posted my goals for the New Year and how I did the year before. This year, I'm not. Because really, my main goal for 2014 is to live in the present, and leave the past where it belongs. Well, most of the time at least - saying that's the plan for 100% of the time is just not realistic. But most of the time. Much more doable.

So here's to a better-than-meh 2014, one in which the past does not govern us and the dramatics do not overtake our lives or govern our emotions. Here's to trying new things, meeting new people, going new places, and improving our lives instead of dwelling on things that happened before and cannot be changed. Here's to controlling our reactions to people, not letting their actions control us. Here's to a year of life, love, good music, good friends, and maybe even a change or two.

365/365 (12/31)

I made it! It's been an interesting adventure, finding a picture for every single day this year. Now maybe I can use the blog for writing a little more, who knows :)

To close out the year, here's one more shot from my FAVORITE day of this year.

 And with that, Project365 COMPLETE!

364/365 (12/30)

This is what happens if I get out of bed for even just a minute in the morning.

Friday, December 27, 2013

360/365 (12/26) #tbt

A little throwback to Christmas 2009. This was actually a couple of days before, and it rained on Christmas and got rid of most of it, but definitely whiter than the little snow nuggets on the windshield!

359/365 (12/25)

Merry Christmas everyone!! Those little white nuggets on my windshield were as close to a white Christmas as we were gonna get around here :)

Friday, December 20, 2013

353/365 (12/19)

We went for dinner to a place in the neighborhood that I always forget is there, and they were all decked out for Christmas

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

352/365 (12/18)

The husband made peppermint bark :-)

351/365 (12/17)

The invitation for the Secretary of Defense's Holiday Reception - he had to get the Nebraska reference in there :)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

350/365 (12/16)

This might be the best beer I've had in a good while. Very tasty, and localish - from Baltimore!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

345/365 (12/11)

I think he knows what's in the box...

344/365 (12/10)

We got a snow day for this. Wasn't much, but the fact that it came down during rush hour was why. And hey, I'll take it!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

343/365 (12/9)

Our poor little rose bush could barely handle the ice. It perked back up though!

Monday, December 09, 2013

342/265 (12/8)

First snow of the year!

341/365 (12/7)

OK, somewhere I screwed up my numbers. I knew this would happen. But I am FAR too lazy to go back and figure out where it was so, yes, there is no 340. I get it.

I was supposed to take a picture at my company's holiday party Saturday night, but I forgot my phone. So you get this instead :) We got a few more lights up, on the rose bush out front and another strand of the snowflakes to go all the way across the front of the house, but we feel festive :)

Friday, December 06, 2013

339/365 (12/6)

Getting ready for Christmas!

338/365 (12/5)

LOVE. Carrie wasn't the best Maria I've ever seen, and the lighting/set was a bit strange sometimes, but it will take FAR more than that for me to not love The Sound of Music in any form.

337/365 (12/4)

What happens when husband falls asleep before he finishes his wine: I get two. And in real glasses this time, even :)

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

335/365 (12/2)

Husband missed the bed and the snuggle kitty while he was gone for Turkey Day and stuck sleeping on a couch :)

Monday, December 02, 2013

334/365 (12/1)

My little brother's ADORABLE new kittens - this was the best shot I could get of them both at the same time, they're very playful :)

333/365 (11/30)

The frost on my car Friday morning - very pretty, which almost made up for the fact that it was cold enough for this, but not quite.