Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy 2009!

Welcome to 2009!
My resolution/ "areas to change/improve":
-carry a smaller purse! (mine is more like a suitcase that makes my back hurt!)
-hang shirts back up after trying them on in the mornings rather than having a whole pile at the end of the week to hang up. this will also keep the guest room much cleaner
-take good care of my doggy!! Take him on frequent walks and play with him a lot!

Pretty simple stuff, huh? I think these are better for me than really broad areas of improvement--one year, my resolution was to start washing my face at least once a day (had not done it before and never had a problem with pimples, etc., but I was a jr. in college and figured I better start!!), and I still do it. So, as long as my "resolution" is small and specific, I will hopefully be successful!

NYE party..oh my goodness. It was a lot of fun and we had a ton of food and drinks and people! Perfect way to start out the year. These obviously aren't full yet, but we had to have a makeshift extra food area on cardtable because we ran out of space in the kitchen. We wound up having two more giant crockpots full of dip stuff that a friend brought.
My buffet server in action:) That buffalo chicken dip is just a hit. This time I made it layered, so that the color was a little more appealing (not that people didn't eat it before...I just wanted to make it look prettier) and I baked it in a 350 degree oven for 22 minutes. Then I let it stand and kept it warm in the serving trays on the top of the buffet server. I didn't really take pictures of the food or really even of the people..I'm going to have to request those from my awesome co-host, Laine!


Aaand...ta-dah! Another new source of entertainment in our basement! We picked up Norris' old Ms. Pacman and got it down in our basement! I definitely do NOT have the high score...I will have to work on that.

And another Bruno photo..he went to his first vet appt. today and was, as always, very friendly. He even still liked me after he got a shot (distracted by a treat, I suppose). We went for a walk and then he played outside and got all kinds of muddy, like a little kid. When Norris went to get him from outside, he was really muddy, and when I got home, after he had had all afternoon to lick himself clean, he still had mud on the top of his head (??), all over his paws and his mouth. I gave him a shower (Suave is a dog product, right?!?) and he was so irresistably cute after coming out of the shower that I had to snap a picture of him. He even posed! He likes showers so much that he runs into the bathroom and sits on the rug outside of the shower to wait for us to come wash him. Hopefully this trait sticks! Vet said he's healthy and happy..have to go back in 3 weeks for another shot...I am hoping the treat trick will work again!



6 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

Sounds like a fun party, and your puppy is SO cute!

Priscilla said...

Bruno is SOO cute. He keeps reminding me of my dog when he was a puppy. And, I made that same BBQ chicken dip...we LOVE it!

J.Danger said...

ack! We have a Ms. Pac Man machine. We have been trying to sell it for years now! Poor thing just sits in the garage now....oh poor ms. pac man.

Stephanie said...

I love your specific resolutions! That is the perfect way to keep them. I need to find a couple of specific ones. Thanks for the inspiration!

Amber said...

I don't think he could possibly be any cuter!!! And nice work on the Pac Man machine...more motivation for us to come visit you guys!! ;o)

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