Friday, December 31, 2010

Merry Whatever, and Happy New Year

Photo from here

Christmas completely snuck up on me this year, I (gasp) still have yet to send out gifts. I"ll just maintain that it's nice to get gifts in January...when no one is expecting them...right?  As I told anyone who asked (and many who didn't), I'm pretty sure I spent all my holiday cheer planning our first whole family/Colorado Thanksgiving. 
 That's not to say we didn't celebrate Christmas this year, it was just on a smaller scale, and very relaxing.  We went down to New Mexico (my folks were basking it up on a cruise), and I got to see the luminarias in White Rock, and even eat a Chileworks Burrito (Chileworks is serious business.  Sam came back with 4 of them, thanks to his wonderful mom (hi!)) which promptly made my face melt.  

The latter half of 2010 has been a bit rocky for us, and I"m excited (and hopeful) that 2011 will be a little less stressful.  Without further ado, here are some things that I'd like to accomplish in 2011:
  1. Get a job.   I know I've been at home too long when I start to notice how some people on the Maury show say "Murray" instead of "Maury"  Also, having an income would be pretty awesome.  I could buy lots of pancetta that way.
  2. Organize my recipe file.  I have three accordian folders that probably weigh as much as the cat with recipes that I've clipped out of magazines. (Maybe if I had main ingredients, such as chicken, sorted into Whole, Breasts and Thighs, I wouldn't have to spend half an hour tracking down a recipe.)
  3. Make at least 2 recipes from the file a month.
  4. Make at least 2 recipes from all of the website bookmarks I have a month
  5. Use every cookbook in my bookshelf once.   
  6. Mail out the late weddings gifts (Hi Aldis & San, Shayna & Justin), AND the late Holiday Gifts. (Hi everyone else!) (Note: How awesome is it that I'm late on the gifts for two weddings, Hanukkah, AND Christmas?  That's talent!)
  7. Mail shit out on time.  
  8. Write a letter/send a card to someone once a month.  
  9. Go fishing.  
  10. Steal someone's boyfriend by cooking them chicken tettrazini - shit, sorry, I have Maury on right now.  How ridiculous is that?  Um, #10, well, huh.  I guess I'm out of goals.  Wait!  Finish Mason & Dixon! 
Well, that's all I've got for now.  Hunter says his #1 and only goal is to figure out how to open the food tupperware.  He already accomplished the goal of making the auto feeder give him food whenever he wants.    

I hope everyone who reads this (all 3 of you) has a happy, healthy and safe New Year and a bitchin 2011.  

-Kim, Sam and Hunter


  1. I like the fishing goal but normal or fly fishing? Good luck organizing. I have given up that goal I figured as soon as I am organized on something everything else has gone to pieces! I will expect a January or maybe February holiday card ;) lol

  2. Kim you're hilarious!!! Great goals though! I didn't know you fished, what kind? We need to go snow shoeing or cross country skiing soon!!

  3. Mal - Um, Feb may be pushing it, but we'll see.

    Normal fishing. Sam's done fly fishing before, but I don't think I have the talent (and by Talent, I mean coordination) for fly fishing.

    K - we totally need to head up and wander about in the woods!

  4. Oh yes, Sam informed me that I am a horrible girlfriend. The church of Chile Works is TWO words. Not one. I apologize to Los Alamosians everywhere.