- Kels is going to make baby hamburgers - I'm really excited about these!
- Pork tenderloin for sandwiches
- Brian's now-famous guacamole
- Pita chips and hummus
- Veggies and dips
I'm still working on the rest. I'm thinking of nachos or quesadillas or some sort of Mexican snack. It should be a fun party! And I'm not really interested in the Bears or the Colts so I just really hope it's a good game and not a defensive push or a great blowout. Go Football!
The Super Bowl always makes me a little sad though, because now I know we don't have any more football until August - that's 7 months! It is just a long football-less summer. At least I have my Mavs to keep me happy!
Speaking of basketball, we had a great game last night! Austin Croshere had a career night with 34 points. He was on fire, and I was very happy for him. He got a standing ovation when he made his last bucket to hit 34. We won the game and Brian had a reason to do his "Crow" dance!
Welcome Home Bill!
All kidding aside, I'm just so happy that he has recovered as well as he has and that he's on his way to 100%. Way to go Bill! We love you!
Week of Entertainment
It's also the start of American Idol! It's not my favorite show on TV, but I have a hard time staying away from it. I don't know if it's because everyone else watches it and I don't want to miss out, but I'm just drawn to some of their stories and Randy, Paula and Simon just crack me up!
I found my new favorite TV show this week! 24! Where have I been? I kept not watching it because I didn't watch from the beginning and was afraid I'd missed too much. Boy, was I wrong! I should have started ages ago. Jack Bower is awesome and the ending on Monday: unbelievable! I can't wait until next Monday. Poor Brian. He hates it when I add another show, but I think he enjoyed this one, too.
And tonight we have the Mavs/Lakers game! Hopefully Kobe will put on a show and we'll beat them anyway. Although the Lakers were the last ones to beat us. Maybe we'll be in revenge mode. It's an 8:30 start so we won't be home until late. This always throws me off, but at least it's Thursday, which means I'll only have one work day to be thrown off. At least it's not Monday.
And I get my satellite radio installed today. Fox News all the time, here I come! What could be more entertaining than that?
My 27th Birthday!
We also picked up Jack for the week! He spent the week in Rockwall with Mom and Dad, but he got to join in my birthday celebration first. They came in to Dallas and we had a great dinner at Cantina Laredo - one of my all-time favorites! Jack was very well behaved and I think he had fun with our fam. Mom gave me a tape dispenser :) and two chairs for our den! I was so excited about the chairs (and the tape!). Brian gave me a beautiful bracelet and earrings. It was way more than I expected since he went all out for Christmas. Matt & Kelsey put my name on the list for the next Harry Potter book! They also had beautiful little cheesecakes for me! I felt very special and loved on my 27th. Thanks everyone for making it a special day! :)
It's time to say we're going to change our lives and make everything better, but then within a month we're back to the same 'ol, same 'ol. So, if I post my New Year's resolutions here, maybe I'll stay a little bit more accountable. In no particular order:
1. I want to get more done. This may seem a little ambiguous, but I know what I'm talking about. I want to feel like I've really accomplished a lot at the end of the day. This might involve me kicking a few of my TV shows to the curb. We'll have to just follow my progress. A few examples of "getting more done".
- Running errands on the weekends - why do I sit and watch football and play Sodoku for 8 hours on a weekend and then wonder why I didn't get more accomplished on Sunday night? This is the only time I have to get a lot of errands done. I shouldn't waste it.
- Making sure the house is tidy before I go to bed at night. This takes an extra 5 minutes. Just a run through to make sure the dishes and stuff are all put away and we're ready to start tomorrow in a clutter-free house.
- Don't let the mail pile up in the kitchen - it's not hard to go through the mail when we get it and toss the junk and file the important stuff. I'm going to start taking the mail to the study so I know stuff gets put in the right spot, and it doesn't pile up in the kitchen.
So you get the idea on the getting more done - just the little things that I shouldn't put off for too long.
2. Spend more quality time with Brian - this is a fun one! We spend a lot of time together, but it's nice to spend that good, quality time together at the end of the day, to talk about how work is going what we think of the latest world developments. I need to make an effort to make this time a priority.
3. Finish decorating the house - I want to have drapes hung in the den, the study and our bedroom by the end of 2007. This is trickier than it sounds. But I'm going to do my research and find the best way to get quality drapes without spending an arm and a leg.
4. Cook at home more often - I want to cook at home at least 4 nights a week. We'll eat healthier and we'll save money. This is a win-win for us! It's not that I'm a bad cook, I just get stuck in a rut so I'll seek out new recipes and try to be more adventurous. Should be fun!
5. Set aside time to work on our investments - this is one for both of us. We have to put more time and energy into our investments. It seems like such a daunting task so we need to try to take small steps. I also need to put more time into Corona investing. Again, it's just a matter or prioritizing my time.
I think 5 new resolutions for 2007 should be sufficient. It looks like I've got a lot to do! Yep...I might have to let Gilmore Girls and CSI: Miami go....