Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy New Years!!!

Well, I hope my readers had a great holiday break!! Relaxing has been the order of the day for the last week or so here at the Sutton household. Maybe we have one thing scheduled here or there during the day, but for the most part we've been laying low. It's great!! Real vacation like. LL is off all this week too, so we have.....nothing planned! Yay!!!

Last year, if you recall, I went 8-2 on NYE and New Year's Day college bowl games and won the coveted Sutton/Bailey Bowl Game Chalice pictured below. This year, LL started out a strong 4-0 on NYE, but I was within striking distance at 2-2 along with LL's sister. Her brother-in-law was a dismal 1-3 and finished at 1-9. Ugh. As the games went on, two games made the difference: South Carolina/Michigan and Wisconsin/Stanford.  While I picked the winners in both games, we play like we're in Vegas and you need to beat the point spread. South Carolina could have kicked an extra point and tied the spread at 6, but they went for a two point conversion instead and missed, handing me the loss. Then Stanford won 20-14, but were favored by 6 1/2 points so they didn't cover. Ugh. So LL went 7-3, her sister 6-4, me 5-5 and BiL went 1-9.  LL won the chalice!!

So I didn't retain the chalice, but it stays in the house at least.

We had a pretty tame NYE. We went to our favorite sushi place again and brought LL's friend  Erin along. Erin and I drank a bottle of champagne, while LL had some sparkling juice of some kind. Very low key and safe. Am I getting old??

Going forward, I'm looking to try a gluten free diet (though I may just do a reduced gluten diet) and see if I can lose 15 pounds over the next few months. We'll see how it goes. No beer (but wine and whiskey....I think), no pasta and cutting out the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at lunch. Lots of good protein, dairy, veggies and fruits. Should be healthy!!


Michael Podolny said...

Yes you are getting old.

terri said...

Well, maybe you're getting old, but after a certain age, it's just not cool to party so hard anymore. And besides, it wouldn't be ANY fun for LL if you partied and she couldn't.

I'm curious to see how far you dive in to the gluten-free diet and if you like it. I've been curious but too lazy to give it a chance.

alexis said...

gluten-free, goodness, let's see how it goes! it will make dining out difficult I think?

Lakeview Coffee Joe said...

You'd be surprised Alexis. So far I've had Thai and sushi eating out. Ribs would be good too. It's not too bad. I think I'll need to sneak GF bread into Sappori though!