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I hope you all had a great Christmas!

Christmas Eve was nice and quiet – I got home from work and hung out with the honeyman and read a big chunk of NOS4A2, which was really nice (I don’t even remember the last time I was able to sit and read 200 pages at once), but I also started feeling sick and I’ve been kind of sniffle-y since then. Christmas Day we had a quiet morning at home, and then went to see my family at my big sister’s house. Food was delicious, kids were all crazy (at one point I was being beat up by my niece and Devil Baby with Minecraft swords), and we played a long game of Cards Against Humanity with my siblings, which was hysterical. We celebrated Christmas with some friends yesterday – again, delicious food, presents, and we played Black Ops 2 and Injustice for a while, as well as a card game called Conflicted that I got the honeyman. All in all, very lovely holiday – but I’m glad it’s over. Decorations are all put away already (the up side of not having put up a tree), and I’m glad to get back to things as usual.

New Years is this week! Last year around this time I did a recap of 2012 and talked about my 2013 goals. I’m not going to do anything so organized this year, because I am too lazy for that right now. 2013 wasn’t the best – honeyman changed jobs, we moved to a smaller crappier apartment, my car keeps breaking – but it was no where near the worst. We still feel incredibly lucky and grateful for everything we have. Overall for goals, I managed to maintain my weight, I read a lot, and I switched jobs (even though I’m at the same company) so I didn’t do TOO bad on my 2013 goals.

Hopes for 2014? Still maintain my weight, read as much as I can, switch to self-hosting my blog, and make more money so we can save more for a house. That’s about it. Easy-peasy.

The Bout of Books 9.0 readathon is coming up! It’s 1/6 to 1/12, and you KNOW you wanna sign up. I’m even hosting one of the challenges. It’s going to be awesome.

And on that note, I’m off to keep reading (I want to finish NOS4A2 before the year ends) and do laundry and generally just hang out around the house, which is really my favorite thing to do ever.

How was your Christmas? Do you have plans for New Years? Goals for next year?




  1. Sounds like a nice holiday. Mine was pretty similar – lots of games with the family, hanging out and reading. Exactly what I needed after a tough year! I’m still working on goals for 2014 and I’m doing a blog hop on 31st about bookish resolutions so I better get cracking on those!


  2. Your goals sound good. Simple and straightforward. That’s how mine will be too which I’ll talk about on my blog…later in the week. 🙂 Everything wasn’t perfect here either, but we’re grateful here too like you.


  3. Hope you feel better soon, it’s miserable having a cold over the holidays.
    Good luck with your 2014 goals, especially saving for a house. It feels like you’ll never get there sometimes, but it is well worth it when you finally do.


  4. I promised I would leave the tree up until New Year’s Day, but it is tucked in a corner and not in my way so I will honor the request. I love your blog and your honesty about life and you should definitely add that as one of your continued successes for the year. Count me in on the readathon! I wish you a happy and prosperous New Year. Belle


  5. Sounds like you had lovely holidays (btw that first photo?? :D), even thought that little cold sucks – get better soon. 2013 wasn’t the best year for me either (in fact it was pretty crap in some aspects *cough* sick pets), but hoping that the next year will be better and even more books yay!


  6. Happy New Year! I am also looking forward to the holidays being over. It’s been fun, but it’s all just been a bit TOO much. House-saving stinks, but it’s worth it in the end. Mostly. Don’t get me started on my December – dishwasher caught on fire, washer broke, boiler broke, and garbage disposal broke – it made me wish I was still renting. But then I knock out a wall and paint a room and it all feels worth it.


    1. You know what I really look forward to when I get a house? Getting the biggest, best hot water heater I can. I am so sick of taking cold showers because the neighbors are doing dishes/laundry/showering, etc. Ugh.

      Yay for holidays being over! Happy New Year!


  7. My little cousins had Minecraft swords this Christmas, too. It’s the popular thing, it seems.

    I’m working on clarifying my 2014 goals; I’m trying not to overextend myself to much this year. We’ll see how that goes… Happy New Year!


  8. Christmas was pretty smoothe here this year, I’m glad to report! Don’t have to be back at work until Thursday of this week, so I’m enjoying this last stretch of rest time. Goals for 2014: read more of my TBR, read more diversely, blog like a madwoman. 🙂


  9. Your Christmas sounds lovely! I love playing games too and Christmas is somehow one of the moments in which we actually take the time to play them 🙂 Next time bring your own sword so you can defend yourself against the kids 😉
    Good luck with your goals for 2014, you can totally do it!


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