Provided we make it past Friday, I'm planning to head up to the NE to be with my fam for the holidays. As I've mentioned before, my fam is pretty low-key when it comes to holidays, but we never miss an excuse to gather and eat eat eat. And exchange gifts. And do what has become a tradition for us "kids" - after Christmas dinner, my dad gives us each an envelope with assorted lottery scratchers. We spend the hour digesting and (hopefully - but so far not yet) scratching away those little tickets to the promise of endless thousands. My BIL has been the luckiest these past few years and I, unfortunately, have been pretty consistent with getting the short end of the scratcher stick.
And since I typically have no luck with increasing my fortune financially in a sudden state-sponsored windfall, I spend a bit of time during that wonderful limbo week between Christmas and New Year's contemplating how I am going to better myself come January. Eating better and starting a new exercise routine typically rank high for me, though I suck at follow-through. Being a calmer person will also rank high on my list for 2013 - I've had some new situations crop up this year that tested my patience and have surprised myself with my (bad) reactions to them. If others are causing chaos around me, it is up to me not to play into that - so, I guess, Om's the word.
Are you ladies have any holiday traditions you always look forward to? Have you already worked out you resolutions for 2013 - and are you a resolutions keeper or breaker?
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Shirt: J.Crew stretch perfect (worn here - sim, sim, sim)
Jeans: J.Crew vintage destroyed matchstick (worn here - sim, steal, pricey)
Necklace: ON ethnic statement (worn here - sim, sim, steal)
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Peace and love and have a wonderful holidays, ladies!