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Not Your Typical January 1

Posted on January 2, 2012 by under Confessions.    

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While everyone else was sleeping off their hangovers yesterday morning, Brian and I were wide awake. We both got up early and put in a few hours of work.

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We have this Filipino superstition that what you’re doing on the first of the year is what ends up happening the rest of the year. For instance, if you’re broke on the first of the year, then it’s going to be a really rough year. If you’re having fun on the first of the year, then it’s going to be a really fun year. LOL.

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Our tradition has always been to have sex either at midnight or sometime on January 1 to ensure that we have a good, active, happy sex life the rest of the year.

Last year, we were stuck in Las Vegas on January 1 and all of our travels the rest of the year were wrought with mishaps just as our superstition foretold. Remember how I got stuck in Atlanta a couple of months ago? When we got back from the East Coast this summer, we almost got stranded in Kansas City when our car wouldn’t start. When Brian was coming home from New Hampshire, Wichita got hit with a crazy storm and they wouldn’t let their plane land. The plane circled several times until they were almost out of gas. They finally had to get rerouted to Oklahoma City for refueling. Then they had to wait for a different pilot. I was stuck waiting for him at the Wichita airport for at least five hours, not knowing what was going on or what to expect. I think the only trip that went according to plan was Brian’s trip to Vegas for the SAP conference. But that’s because he did some serious reconnaissance. Not only did he have a Plan B, he had a Plan C and Plan D just in case. LOL.

This year we wanted to ensure that we had a productive work year so we both go up early on January 1 and decided to do some work. If our superstition holds, we should be getting up early and should be productive the rest of the year.

We also both made it a point to go to the gym. I did my usual Sunday Zumba fitness class with Amie and then Brian came and joined us for an intense ab workout after class. We’re hoping that by working out on the first day of year, we will continue our focus on our health and fitness throughout 2012.

That night we went to the Cole’s residence for movie night. We watched the movie 2012 on the first day of 2012. How fitting, right?

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The one thing we made sure to avoid was shopping. We didn’t want to start the year off spending money because we wanted 2012 to be a year of saving. We did buy pizzas at Papa Murphy’s, but I don’t think food counts unless we don’t plan on eating the rest of the year.

Last year was really fun and was a really great year for us all the way around, but it was also a very expensive year. We made some really good investments by switching gyms and getting some personal training to really focus on our health and fitness and we’ve had some really good results, but we spent a lot of money on BS also. I guess we really didn’t have a choice but to replenish our wardrobe after we both shrank in size significantly. Now that we have all the clothes that we need and are pretty much at the size that we want to be (I still want to lose 10 more pounds, though), we’re determined not to spend any more money. We have to save, save, save for that mortgage down payment (specially since we actually lost money on our first house).

So there you have it. That’s how we spent the first day of the new year. We actually got up early again this morning. Brian set our usual alarm because we wanted to get up as though we were going to work today. Figured this way, we won’t be sluggish when we both report back to work tomorrow.

I’m really excited for what this year will bring. Barring any disasters like the world ending etc. I think it’s going to be an amazing year that is even better than the last. Happy New Year, everyone!

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