My sister, Martha, flew in to town on the 17th of December and I think that is pretty much when it happened. It was good timing though, I mean, a lot of my friends went home for the holidays that week and are just beginning to come back now. So maybe I didn't go M.I.A...maybe they did.
So a recap of my life since December 17th.
I got sick. Yup. I wasn't too worried about it - I mean, I am apparently to live out the rest of my life with a weakened immune system - either from old age or lack of veggies - it's a toss up. I went to the doctor after three or so days and he couldn't tell me what it was, but he gave me antibiotics - so I can't really complain.
I ate way too much. Not just homemade stuff, but eating out as well. If I never see another restaurant I think I'll be just fine. I'm thoroughly disgusted with my body right now, I feel like I've packed on a 60 pounds and just can't shake it. Then I panic and think that this is what old age is - easy to pack it on, difficult to take it off.
I played a lot of games. We played Ticket to Ride almost every night! I absolutely love that game. I picked up Christian from the airport last night and it turns out that he played Ticket to Ride almost every night too. It's always nice to realize that there is at least one other person with the same unhealthy addiction. Strength in numbers.
I went to the Temple twice (okay - the first time was the 15th so technically NOT included in the "since December 17th" list - but it didn't make the blog cause I got so busy).
Partied it up in a hotel with my fam - eating pizza and playing games.
Spent TONS of time with my family (and guess what? I still love them!)
Had 25 too many conversations about being single...for a grand total of 25 conversations.
I cleaned the boys' house. Originally I just wanted to clean the guest bathroom - since that was the one I use, but I decided to clean the whole thing (minus bedrooms). Chris was home so he helped out, but the other boys were gone for Christmas so I wanted to do something nice for them to come home to. Merry Christmas Boys.
Saw the Hobbit...I think I overall liked it. I kept leaning over to my roommate and saying, "that's not in the book!" but it didn't make me too mad like some movies made from books do. King's to you Peter Jackson.
We celebrated all the January birthdays (I think there are 6).
I got a lot more Penguin items including a night light, Penguinopoly, a penguin cookies cutter, and Viv's parents bought me a little penguin stuffed animal with a Santa hat on...oh yeah and I got a little learning kit about penguins...
I deep cleaned my bedroom - and by deep clean I mean that I went through all the papers that I keep shoving into boxes, bowls (yes, bowls), folders, books, drawers, etc. and threw away A TON of stuff. 2013 is going to start out clean dangit!
Watched 1408 with my family the last night Martha and Jeff were in town and the ending was different, and the movie somehow scarier than the first time...I had trouble falling asleep that night.
I met up with some old friends at the Chick-fil-a. It was great - I think I need to do that more often!
My roommate, Vivienne, got the flu and Chris was sick....so I spent New Years with the two of them and we made a ham that finished at the exact same time that 2012 did...is it sad that I found that exciting? We didn't even eat the ham - which I'm okay with because of the risk of brain worms.
That's kind of it - actually, it's probably not. I feel like I am forgetting something big, I'm just not sure what it is.
P.S. I intended to post this earlier but I GOT SICK AGAIN! This time a fever and a barking cough (gross). But it seems to have been a 24 hour bug - I'm not 100% but I am feeling better - and I can sit up now...and walk...and I only see one of everything now. Oh yeah - and thanks to Martha for some of the pictures! She was much better about taking photos over the last few weeks.