Sorry for the lack of updates everyone! Especially to my most avid reader...I'm sorry. I know you're super curious to know what I have been up to. So, here you go. =)
I can't believe I've neglected my little blog for about a month now. I might have to split this post into two parts mainly because you might get bored reading a really long and wordy post. Work has been pretty busy, particularly the last week of December. That is usually one of the busiest week of the year for us. Kids are off from school, people are trying to squeeze in to get their braces off before the new year or people are trying to get braces so they can use up their flexible spending. Anyway, I have just been way too tired to blog anything after getting home from work. If I wasn't resting, I was doing some Christmas shopping. I even stopped working out, but that's another story. Haha. I am proud to say that I finished my shopping early again (Thank you online shopping!), but I didn't get to finish my wrapping until 2 days before Christmas. I know it's still pretty good, but I really wanted them done way before then so I could just relax. I hated that certain gifts were delivered later than I expected. I guess I should have ordered them sooner...there's always next year! Gotta be prepared. Haha. Anyway, here's the color theme I had for this Christmas. It was brown, gold, and red!
I was going to add some gold ribbons to spice them up a bit, but it was getting late and I was way too tired to add anything else on. Next year I plan to make them better...more professional looking! Haha.
Anywho...a week before Christmas, Peejay and I scored some free tickets on Ticketmaster to the Knicks (Yes, they're back!! Yay!) Scrimmage. It was pretty much a practice session/game against one another that's open to the public. We had some pretty decent seats and I really enjoyed seeing the players back on the court! It definitely hyped me up for future games.
Little did I know that I was going to attend the first game of the season!! Two days after we attended the Scrimmage, Peejay won tickets, AGAIN, to the Knicks game against the Boston Celtics on Z100! I swear she has the best luck when it comes to winning Knicks things! Haha. Til this day, I'm shocked we were the 100th caller and won them! The seats weren't the best though. I was practically sitting next to the ceiling of MSG, but we were thankful that we were able to go and see them beat the Celtics!...and for FREE! Definitely no complaints here. Just being there was good enough for me! Give me shitty seats to any game for free and I'll take it. Haha.
Since the game was on Christmas day, we were a couple of hours late to our annual family Christmas party, which worked out cause we weren't the only people late. Haha. We did our "reversed" raffle. It's $5 per person and we put everyone's name in a bowl. Depending on how many people are in it determines the amount of money the winners will receive. We then draw names one at a time and what happens is if your name is picked, you're out. The first person picked does receive something. For example, my cousin's husband Mike was picked first and he received $10. We just thought it was the fair thing to do. Haha. Then the next names drawn are out until there are 3 names left in the bowl. The cash is then divided for the last 3. Third place received $30, second received $50, and first place got $100. Peejay won third place, my dad won second place, and my cousin Ron won first. We always have a great time when we do this at family functions. After the raffle, the kids opened their presents. They were all so excited and I think most of them liked what we got them. We have mostly boys in our family and little boys are so hard to find presents for! So when I saw their excitement, it made me happy. Then the cousins did our annual Secret Santa and my cousin Macy got me! I asked her weeks before Christmas who she got and she totally lied to me! Haha. She's the greatest though! She got me a spa treatment to our local spa! She just knows me so well. She knows how much I've been wanting to go back and she gets me one awesome gift! Thanks Mamacita!
....to be continued. =)