Trust me, I've had good excuses for my lack of productivity here. For one, I blame whatever has shamelessly hi-jacked my immune system. Since ringing in the new year, I've been sick three times. Even as we speak, I'm recovering from a hack that scared a small child at Target the other day.
Yes, a little boy who was probably four or five actually shuddered as I coughed away and asked his mother what was wrong with me. Sad, I know...
But in between all the nose blowing, angry sore throats and feeling like I could sleep for an entire week straight, there's been a lot of positives. I kicked 2013 off with another birthday—and yes, Sprinkles cupcakes were involved (for breakfast, no less).
In early January, I also spent a week in Colorado for my sister's best friend's wedding and got to watch Adelyn dance like nobody's business to "Gettin' Jiggy With It." Absolutely priceless. I also won at blackjack during the bachelorette party beforehand (always fun) and got to spend some great time with my family, too.
During my time in Colorado, my beloved Packers (gasp!) lost to the 49ers in the playoffs, a fact that, no doubt, delighted my California friend Erin Warkentin. Helping to ease the sting considerably, Linds, Shayne and Adelyn joined us for Super Bowl weekend!!!
Not only did we check out the Fort Worth zoo (something I probably would've never done otherwise), shop, and yes, hit up Sprinkles, we watched the game in grand style with Texas staples like fried chicken and homemade chili. Strangely enough, I bought fresh broccoli and cauliflower florets to serve with dill dip, but we just never got around to eating that. Hmmm...
In the midst of the usual deadline craziness, a good "problem" to have when you're a freelancer, any down-time was spent in the company of "Downton Abbey." Once again, I was a little late to the party, but I caught up in a hurry. And now, like the rest of America, I'll have to wait a long, long while to see what happens next, but I'm sure it'll be worth it (fingers crossed, anyway).
Truth be told, one doesn't typically think of winter as the go-to choice for getting married, but I attended my second winter wedding of 2013 last weekend in the MSP area of all places. I must confess that my two-and-a-half years in Texas have turned me into a total wimp because the cold hit me in a way I wasn't anticipating. It wasn't even below zero, and I was shivering beyond belief. But the good news is, the wedding was lovely nonetheless, and my friend and her new hubby are honeymooning somewhere far warmer—Vegas.
Now that I'm back home again and recovering from the latest wave of sickies, I look forward to blogging a bit more consistently. Speaking of which, I'm highly considering a name change (for the blog, not for me, ha ha) For a page that's about a little bit of everything from my perspective, "Hey There, It's Christa" always seemed like a good fit. But I'm ready for something new, so if you have a brilliant idea, feel free to share, and I'll be brainstorming in the meantime...
Until next time,