Hello 2013!

Our New Years Eve was very low key, everyone in my family has been sick and I finally came down with it New Year's Eve morning...ugh!  Addison entertained us while watched Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve.  We toasted the New Year at 11:00 pm with New York and hit the sack.  I had my one sip of Champagne, took ibuprofen and passed out.

We all slept in this morning then had a great breakfast and I got a small spark of energy to clean and Lysol the house.  There's just something about starting the New Year with a super clean house...just makes me feel good.

And we had to have our yearly dose of Good Luck Black-Eyed Peas...it's a southern tradition that I remember growing up.  I always held my nose and ate just one (Addison did much better than I did).  I put the recipe at the end in case anyone wants to try them.

Addison eating her one thank you bite of Black Eyed Peas

We had a wonderful 2012 and I am really looking forward to 2013 being an even better year.  2012 was filled with fun and here are my most popular posts from the year...

And now my 2013 Goals...
  1. Run a 1/2 Marathon - I'm still in it...February 24th is the day and I am going to rock the Cowtown Half. 
  2. Get my life reorganized and get things accomplished that I've been meaning to do for a long time.      Another post with a plan on this at a later date.
  3. Turn off technology at night and on the weekends and spend quality time with my girl and hubby.  I am an iPhone addict and I need to learn how to put it down and focus on my family more.  
  4. Lose 10 pounds in 10 weeks - I've been running but I've been eating like CRAP and I haven't been doing any cross training.  We have a cruise coming up in 10 weeks...eek!  This means that my butt has to be in a swimsuit on March 7.  So the plan is to try and lose 10 pounds in the next 10 weeks.  And this will put me at my goal weight...yay!
  5. Pay off all debt!  We will be debt free by 2014 :)
  6. Continue to build on my small business Cuddlebug Cards.   
  7. Learn how to use my new camera!  My friend Carrie did something called Project 365 last year and I love the idea.  I am going to do my very best to take a picture everyday for a year.
 So Happy 2013!  

Good Luck Black-Eyed Peas

4 slices of thick cut bacon (small pieces)
1/2 onion diced
1 clove garlic minced
1/2 green bell pepper diced
1 jalapeno diced
1 packaged black-eyed peas (soaked)
1/2 can rotel tomatoes
5 cups chicken broth
Salt and pepper, to taste
Cayenne pepper, to taste

Heat pan to medium heat and add bacon, onion, garlic, green pepper, jalapeno and rotel tomatoes.  Cook for 5 minutes.  Stir in soaked beans, then add chicken broth, salt & pepper and cayenne to taste.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cover the pot for 90 minutes stirring occasionally.  If it gets too thick, you can add more broth.

Serve over cornbread and you will have good luck all year (or so my family believes)!

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1 comment:

  1. #'s 3, 4, & 5 .... Exactly the same for me!!!

    Happy new year!