Why, hello there routine!

January 2nd

Back to work, back to the gym, back to eating my five-a-day veggies in lieu of chocolate. That down week? I am so glad it’s done. I am a sucker for routine and if I plopped on the couch one more day to complain about football, infomercials or Montel Williams, I was going to go absolutely crazy. I am happy to be back at my desk, at a job I love, in pants that are not elastic. Adios laziness, buenos dias productivity!
The last week in a nutshell:

Ya YasII, MattmasII, Dec, 2006

I celebrated the holidays with the Ya Yas. The seven of us haven’t been in the same spot in years. Perhaps Bec’s wedding three years ago?

Shelley and Ale

I met Ale, Shelley’s fantastic fiance. I’d heard a lot about this wonderful man from Jessica. He is just as funny and sweet as I’d been told. And a perfect match for my dear friend. I can’t wait to get to Rome this year to spend more time with this pair.

Denver knitted cap2

I finished this obnoxious Denver Bronco’s knitted cap for my brother. Obnoxious because the double-knit pattern took forever and I made the mistake of using cheap yarn. Never. Again.

Alma, Fatima

And met with some friends to watch a fantastic display of fireworks, Fiesta Bowl tourists and ASU girls strutting their stuff on Mill Avenue at the New Year’s block party. Good times.

Now, back to that routine…

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17 Responses

  1. You at your cute self and all your good looking friends! Is everyone in AZ so attractive???

    As strange at it sounds to admit, I’m kind of with you on the return to “normality” – it’s been lovely having everyone home, but it does turn everything all topsy turvey!

    happy everything!

  2. i feel the exact same way. i’ve been off of work for 10 days and in those 10 days i planned on getting *so* much done.

    guess how much i got done?


    well, thats if you don’t include all the lifetime movies, judge joe brown, and all the other garbage i watched on tv 🙂

    so cheers to routine!

  3. Ah to be in my 20’s again. I have lots of photos like this back in the day. Sigh….

  4. what a wonderful photo of you and all your friends (I second that comment about the prettiness!)
    I’m glad you had such a nice break away from work and routine, and that you like it even more now you’re back. I feel the same way!
    Happy New Year Kelli xx

  5. Looks like fun. I spent the evening with the boys, Thomas, Sammy and Ben & Jerry (yum!)

  6. Looks like you had fun on your down week. I agree though, it’s good to be back. Even though that means going back to work…
    Your friend (shelly?) has a really pretty hair color.
    Happy New Year!!

  7. Because of routine I can truly enjoy those down weeks and because of those down weeks, I gladly go back to routine!

  8. Oh what fun! I admit to a tinge of jealousy…..it has been at least 5 years since my girls were together. I hoped to see one in NY on New Year’s, but alas, the sleet and freezing rain that is New England this winter stopped me. Nonetheless, it looks like a wonderful time and I’m so happy you were all able to hang out. Nothing like good girlfriends to make you feel festive and oh so happy! 🙂

  9. All the best to you in ’07. Here’s to routines. Rock on.

  10. I’m also back to my same ol’ routine…totally bums me out. Happy 2007!!

  11. happy new year girl! looks like you had a great holiday vacation. i have to admit i’m happy to be back to my routine as well. it was fun to be off & a sloth, but shockingly i was able to buy size 6 jeans after christmas, so i’m even more excited about the gym than usual! woot 🙂

  12. Happy 2007! I’m happy myself to be back into a routine. Yay Routines!!

  13. Happy 2007. My last girls get together was 1999. We are spread over three continents now.

  14. kelli…you sure did some great things in 2006. happy new year to you. and looking forward to all that you do in 2007. beijo, jessica

  15. Happy New Year! May 2007 bring you lots of happiness in all that you choose to do. And thank you for the cute little postcard .. it’s adorable. 🙂

  16. Great you had such a funny time, but you’re right….. time to get back to work!!

  17. y’all are a cut bunch! the hat though… i’ve never tried double knit. how it that? what’s it all about?