Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year! Best Wishes!


12. get skinny (fail, gained 8 pounds. oh well, try again)
11. finish a Master's Degree (ok, well one is done, didn't have a clue i'd be doing two)
10. see a NEW country (Belgium, England)
9. learn to cook something new (Chicken Tortilla Soup, YUM).
8. read more (didn't work perfectly, but at least 2 books a month)
7. pray more (still room to grow)
6. take a vacation ( fail )
5. get a new lens for camera and learn how to use it well (got a new camera, and had lens accident this week)
4. save money (fail, thanks to school)
3. sleep more (fail)
2. try to improve my situation at DLI (CALT, PIE Conference, Chief Union Steward)
1. be nicer (fail)

2013 GOALS:

12. lose 15 kilos
11. get my leg strength back from break
10. apply for Belgian PhD program
9. improve my French seriously
8. improve my Arabic seriously
7. CELTA somehow
6. learn to cook 12 new things
5. read 100 books
4. finish both Master's Degrees
3. go see three new countries (France, Turkey, .....????)
2. take 10 really great photos
1. spend more time with people i love

Every year is a chance to get it right! :D

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry & Bright

Gifts for me!

Not so sure about these shoes!

Gifts from my parents!

Cupcake break! 

Tea set from England!  Very sweet pattern.  

TWO new rat-babies!?  I will shake them both!


So excited!

She pounced on this Zebra-baby from Auntie Anita & Uncle Don and would NOT let me touch it. HERS. ONLY! 
I did not pose this dog.  She likes being photographed and she LOVES getting presents.  

Snuggling Lambchop from her Grammy Deany. Notice there is a brown rat-baby under her chin, too.  

Christmas Eve- Part 3

A Very Merry Ink!

So in my family we have a tradition of Christmas Eve p'jammas. Inky was allowed to open hers from her Auntie Anita and Uncle Don.  

Since my Christmas Eve jammas didn't arrive, I got to open something else.

Garnets from James Avery!


Tried to go to Midnight Mass (not Catholic, but thought it would be cool) but apparently it was not happening .  

Christmas Eve- Part 2

Christmas Eve- Part 1

Printen from Germany

Christmas get-together with church members.

Really charming house!