random ramblings and pictures

25 January 2010

A Little Bit Here, A Little Bit There

Being extremely busy at work along with a long commute does not give me too much time to be able to sit down and make things. Here are a few cards I made over the weekend, hopefully I will get to make some more tonight. :)

20 January 2010

Relay for Life

Just signed up to do my 5th Relay for Life! Relay for Life raises money for cancer research and awareness and benefits the American Cancer Society. I Relay for my dad, my friend Mike and everyone else who has dealt with this horrible disease. If you would like to donate please visit: www.main.acsevents.org/goto/aag.                                                            
                                                                                                                                                                   KG and his prized peonies :)

06 January 2010

And, it's 2010...

New Years Eve was spent in Annapolis this year with boyfriend Mark and best friend since birth/god-sister Emma and her boyfriend John. Besides the weather being a little rainy and absolutely frigid we had an action packed, memorable night.

Mark and I being Annapolis connoisseurs of sorts, escaping there whenever a free weekend or event allows us, we took the helm on planning our little celebration. (L to R: Mark, Me, Emma, John)

We started at Aqua Terra a fusion restaurant none of us had been to. Emma and John (or Smu as we like to call them) ordered sushi which was delish, however, Mark and I weren't as impressed with our meals; scallops and rib eye. No seasonings and very bland food is not my first preference. But the conversation with Smu was amazingly hilarious as usual, so I can't complain too much.

Next stop, Armadillo's. We enjoyed a few chilled beverages before it got too packed and left at around 11:45 p.m. to head up to Fado's, and boy did we make a great decision. Fado's was packed, but there was still room to dance-and did we ever...

...the boys were all over the place, showing off, dancing with big red and some other bitties. All in all a great night with great friends. :)

Now onto my resolutions for 2010...

This is the first year I have really set any actual goals for the year, so here it goes:

1. Read 50 books- Need to get back into reading every night, it's so calming.
2. Save at least $3,000- Having this extra cash laying around will be nice at the end of the year to either take a vacation or buy something for myself. :)
3. Take a spontaneous road trip- I take planned ones all the time, so a spontaneous one would be very interesting.
4. Get my passport- I have been putting this off for the last few years. I want to be able to travel out of the country whenever...spontaneous road trip?
5. Attempt to blog more- I really want to try to keep up with this.
6. Create an Etsy shop- Show the world my stuff! Check it out here.
7. Take more pictures- photographic evidence of places traveled and people you spent time with are always so lovely. <3
8. Create more- A nice way to get away from things for a little bit.
9. Spend more time with loved ones- You never know how long you have with someone.
10. Explore new places- Who wouldn't want to?!
11. Exercise more often- A healthier me starts with the cliche resolution.
12. Take a Yoga class- I think this will be a fun way to relax and have some "me" time.
13. Learn to cook at least 10 new dishes- I need to eat don't I?
14. Play tennis more often- Such a fun way to release tension and just let loose and have fun!

Hopefully I will be able to stick with the list above and make my first year of making resolutions count. :)