Thursday, January 31, 2013

Looking Ahead

I am sitting here wrapped in a wool sweater, tangled in a quilt handmade by my aunt, sipping licorice root and peppermint hot tea out of the only fancy teacup I own, and watching Ellen in the background. I am not feeling a hundred percent well. I blame the lingering flu germs my husband has been sharing and the smokey casino air I breathed for 2 days earlier this week at Caesar's Palace. I swear it's hard to force yourself to go outside, when everything you need is in this palace of a building. My lungs hated me for it. And now I hate myself for it. 

Things have been slow in the Bores household. It may be the most boring January I have lived, to date. Mr. B has been sick, I've been traveling, and any spare time we've had has been spent tackling the "rid-the-house-of-honey-oak" project. We are off to a great start, aren't we? That's alright, we have 11 months left to make 2013 better than last year and looking ahead, there is going to be a pretty close competition.  

In the month of love, my childhood friend and her husband will be traveling from the Pennsylvania to sleep at the Bores Nest. We will be brewery hopping, teaching them how to hike with snowshoes on their feet, showing them what Denver's nightlife has to offer, and playing games like we did in grade school. Her husband may be my favorite story teller [next to my brother], and I am looking forward to reminiscing old stories and making new ones along the way.

In the later part of February, we plan to fly to the East Coast and explore the City of Raleigh. At the first company I worked, I made two life long friends, and in the process, their wives became just as close. Now one couple lives in Pennsylvania, the other lives in North Carolina and here we are living just east of the Rocky Mountains. Due to our placements on the map, we don't get to see each other often, but when we do, it's like we never left the office --- discussing weekend adventures on Monday mornings, attending yoga class on Tuesdays, eating ice cream and hot dogs on Wednesdays, listening to Dane Cook on Thursdays, and having chair races on Fridays. We are a good bunch and have been through a lot together. I am really looking forward to a three day sleepover to celebrate our friendship - it's what we've always done and really, what we do best.  

In the middle of March we will be joining our Atlanta friends for our 2nd Annual St. Patrick's Day hoorah. We will be traveling to Savannah, Georgia which according to national statistics, puts on one of the best Irish gigs in the US. We had to book our hotel 8 months ago, if that gives you any indication of how many people we may be chugging green beers next too. These are the same friends that drove 10 hours to spend 24 hours with us in NOLA in November, the same friends who started the "Steeler Challenge" and the same friends who enjoy going to new places as much as we do. We are looking forward to dressing like leprechauns and finding our pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  When you drink as many moscow mules as we do, that last statement may have some truth to it. 

In June, we will be heading out on a ten day camping trip to see Old Faithful erupt 185 feet into the air. Yes, Mr. B is literally counting down the minutes. This will be the longest camping trip I've ever done! And to think, before I met him the most I had ever camped was in my front yard for a birthday party one year. I may regret this. Thank God our camper has a toilet! 

In July, rather than celebrating our one year of wedded bliss with cowboys and girls in Nashville (as originally planned), we will be heading to the West Coast to watch another close couple tie the knot in Napa Valley. Wine will be drunk, golf will be played, Yosemite will be seen, the Golden Gate will be driven, and friends will be made. This trip...I am counting down the minutes. 

One of my New Year's resolutions was to "blog more" -- and although January was slow, my dear readers, you have a lot to look forward to this year. I already expect next month will be bursting with love, life, adventures and new things to blog about. 

Until then, enjoy looking back at one of our best years to date and all the joy it brought with it. Our 2012 Year in Review, created by the talented Mr. B.

Year in Review 2012
from Scott Bores on Vimeo.

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