Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year - Happy New Me :)

Happy New Year!!

The turning of the calendar was rung in without much fanfare at our home this year. In our younger years we went all out - fancy clothes, dinners, parties, too many cocktails, even limos once.

Now we're much more laid back.

Early dinner at The Keg with DH, DS stayed home with MIL (who he adores). After dinner we headed out to the casino and racetrack to donate a bit of money to the Ontario government ;) Then came home to the happiest kid ever!!  No idea on the cause of the happiness, but if I could have bottled up those smiles and giggles last night I'd never have to work again!!

After DS was safely tucked into bed, DH & I had some wine, watched some New Year's "stuff" on tv while surfing on our laptops (Me : Scrapbooking, Him : Poker and electronic sales). A decent night with no nasty hangovers this morning, which really is the ultimate gift after the craziest night of the year.

But I'm brought back to the happiest kid of last night.  He is always a great kid, a happy kid. But last night sparked something amazing.  Why aren't we happy ALL. THE. TIME. ???

I can understand as adults we need to do stuff that we don't like to do. Be responsible and go to a job even if you hate it. Choke down broccoli because someone says you need to eat more vegetables.  Pay your bills instead of buying that new toy you really really want. Blah, blah, blah ...

But in between all of the "have to's" we really need to focus on the "want to's".  Or sometimes even turn a "have to" into a "want to". Yes, I have to run.  For my mood. To work on my weight issues. As one of my new "habits".  There's a lot of "have to's".  But I also "want to" run.  I love how strong my legs feel after a run.  I love how my mind is clear and I walk in the house with a thousand ideas about anything and everything and I can't wait to get it all down.  I love how HAPPY I feel after a run, how content and that because I beat that last hill, or went a litlle faster -  I feel invincible.

So on that happy note, I'm off to build a trap (for some unseen Batman villian of course), because making DS giggle is #1 for me today. And hearing that giggle truly makes my heart happy.  Cheers!


  1. happy laughter is the best thing in the world. best. Happy New Year!

  2. Hey Kris! Sounds like a fab New Year's Eve! Hope that you had fun at the tracks (you gotta play that Trifecta at least once ;) ). Happy 2012! Hope that your have tos stay want tos! -Amanda