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It’s Been Awhile…

So. Happy New Year. As in…Happy 2014!

2013 was a record setting year for the ole blog.

As in….we wrote one post. One really is the loneliest number.

What can I say? Ambition overwhelms underwhelms us. Pathetic it may be, I take comfort in knowing that we were out living our lives and not just writing about it from behind a computer screen. Like all years, 2013 has been full and busy, with highs and lows.

But what you really need to know about 2013 is that life pleasantly took a different turn.

We’re going to have a baby.

Yup, Peaches & Curry finally decided to join the procreation bandwagon.

It should be interesting.

And extremely humorous.

I would stay tuned if I were you. There’s no way I’m not documenting these antics.

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2013: Let’s Do This

I love New Year’s. Love, love, love it. A clean slate. A fresh start. An “insert your cliché of choice” here.

And really, what’s not to love? Goals AND list making?

SIGN ME UP SISTER!

You could say I’m a little excited.

In the past, I may have been known to make the usual 10,20, err 30 New Year’s resolutions. Ambitious, much?

I struggle with narrowing my scope. Just ask Somanna when I plan out our weekends.

SOO this year, I am limiting myself to five goals / intentions. “Intentions,” by the way, is really a hippie speak for goals. Ssshhh!! Don’t tell the hippies!

So here are my 2013 Resolutions…in all of their shiny, New Year glory:

1.) Eat locally sourced meat. That is of course, organic, hormone free, free range and all of that other good stuff. We plan to phase into this goal. First, eat all of the meat in our fridge and freezer…replacements must adhere to the new rule. Then after mastering the home front, we move on to eating out. Hmmm….that will be the hard part. Not even going to lie. We could very well end up like this. Should be interesting.

2.) Read Three Classic Pieces of Literature. I feel like my brain is rotting. And this is my feeble attempt to revive it with some life, art and intelligence. Want to hear a sad fact? I’ve never read an Ernest Hemingway book. Or Tolstoy. Or Jane Austen. I’m not sure what this goal says about me. My education failed me? I’m a total dork? I’m reverting back to high school?

3.) Do a race. I know that sounds vague, but I’m currently feeling this one out. Not sure if I want to do another half marathon, a 10K or a mini-tri….as in triathlon. Mini-tri or sprint tri sounds significantly less scary than “TRIATHLON.” (dun, dun, dunnhhh.)

I’m looking into races now, evaluating training plans, time commitments (biggest factor), costs and race timing (i.e. when in the year is the big event.) The point is to really get me back into running. And in shape. Because I, along with half of my closet, miss both of those things.

4.) Blog More.

Cliche? Check.

Trendy? Check.

Annoyingly Redundant? Check.  BUT! This is my list and my blog, so I’m afraid I get to exercise unchecked power on this one. You understand of course 😉

5.) Quit living in fear of scarcity by practicing more Gratitude and Joy.

This principle is brought to you courtesy of Brene Brown. For more explanation, you can read this . That’s just a beginning. I highly recommend her books if you want to know more. It’s really good stuff. Very inspiring.

So that’s the plan for 2-0-1-3!

What’s on your resolutions list or do you scoff at New Year’s resolution makers? Happy New Year Y’all!

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Happy New Year! (or…I think we celebrated my birthday long enough)

Seeing as how we survived the 2012 acopocalypse…I thought I’d hop on this here old blog and share my pearls of wisdom.

Or at least put something up so that we all don’t have to stare at my confused birthday face anymore.

Hooray!

Anyways, so it’s 2013. Hoo de hoo. Like most people at this time year, including the Mayan doomsayers, it’s natural to reflect on the past year and set goals for the new year ahead. Well – I guess the doomsayers don’t exactly make goals for the future.

2012 – you were interesting. I’m not quite sure how to characterize you quite honestly.

moss in sunlight

Your highs were awesomely high (Incredible, incredible India, new house, Ashevegas, friends having babies, Obama won – Huzzah!, family visits, promotions, ringing in the New Year in New Orleans). Your lows (rental house woes, utterly craptastic work/life balance, dolla dolla bills yall, ailing family members, loved ones dealing strife & stress) were – in the wise words of Lil Jon- gettin low, gettin low.

Regardless, 2012 you taught me some things. Pretty big things actually.

Trees + sky

Like that I shouldn’t quit blogging just because everything isn’t “happy happy” or “funny funny” all the time. That I lose out by not doing the things I enjoy or worrying so much about making every post (or anything else in life) perfect.

Life is messy, complicated, and imperfect. And that’s something to face and embrace. Perfection is not the point, but getting it right is. (And I hope that last one makes sense because it totally makes sense in my head.)

Most importantly though, 2012 taught me that there can be JOY, Hope, Forgiveness and LOVE in spite all of the messiness, the complications, the stress and the many, endless mistakes. Even in the face of unspeakable evil.

So yes, this year was one big conference with Jesus, Oprah, Brene Brown and Anne Lamott.

Church Doors

And I love you 2012. I love you for those lessons. I’m so glad you knocked me upside the head to make it stick. I know I’m a stubborn student.

It’s hereditary.

I salute you 2012. You’ve been a hell of a year.

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I am blogging from India…

Shut.the.front.door!

It’s a pretty sweet view from the office in Somanna’s padres’ casa. I’m currently staring at a sun filled, blue sky framed by palm trees, coffee trees and some of my mother in law’s gorgeous roses. Not to mention there are some super adorable nephews running around being all boy like on the patio and a sweet baby who loves snuggles and kisses more than me, which is saying something.

Did I mention the temperature is a lovely 75-80 degrees?

It’s ok to be jealous. I’m a little jealous of me right now too.

We meant to get a blog post up (or two) before the holidays. But work insanity + holiday shopping + India madness kind of took over our lives. So we’ll see yall in the New Year with what’s hopefully to be our best blogging year yet!

Happy New Year from Incredible India!!!

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Happy New Year! (Again)

Before January escapes me completely, I thought I’d slap up a little New Year’s Resolution post.

I only started doing New Year’s Resolutions about three years ago…and list loving fool that I am, I’ve come to just absolutely adore it.  Surprise, Surprise.

Of course there’s no way I can possibly accomplish all of my goals every year – I list far too many to begin with.  But still, the satisfaction of at least crossing off some of my goals, or taking a moment to reflect on the progress made on others, provides enough motivation for me to repeat the whole process again come next January.

Cheesy I know.  But that’s how this cheese ball rolls mmkay?

This year, since we have a lot of life changes thundering towards us like a herd of crazed Bieber fans, my list is shorter.  Also, I’m holding myself to a much looser standard this year.  As in, I’m aiming for these things, but I won’t kill myself to make them happen.

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