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Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

Yet another year gone by and once again I question "where did the time go?"  So much not done.  So much missed.  So many thoughts and feelings come, gone and lingering.  While this year was better than the last, there is much room for improvement in so many ways.  Most ways, really.   I look forward to the end of 2010 for many reasons and hope that 2011 brings much more enrichment and pleasure to the lives of K and  myself.  If life is a circle, I am hoping to be at the top sometime soon again.

Thanks to an error in dates with our New Years crew (he thought they had a wedding on New Years Eve.  Oops.  It is New Years Day) we are not doing the annual loud and crazy laughter night in Glen's garage full of yummy food, silly card games and great friends.  We made secondary plans with another set of friends for a low key, quiet evening at their place alas those plans seemed to fall through when the couple got another offer so it is just K and I.  I was a little bummed at first but am actually quite thankful for it now.  Just him and I.  The way life intended, I think.  We are going to do some reno pricing this morning followed by a movie.  The afternoon will be spent with a short nap since I have been up since 1:30am and it is now 7am with a late night ahead.  Our evening will consist of a trip to Upper Canada Village where we will have supper and enjoy the spectacular light displays before heading home for a quiet evening.  Our New Year will be rung in quietly.  Likely with him asleep on the couch, in front of the television and me creating in my scrapbooking room.  A little sad sounding, I know but really a perfect evening and the best way to ring 2011 given my word choice for the year.  That being said ...

... another thought that crosses my mind this time of year is Ali Edwards 'One Little Word.'  This will be the third year that I am doing it started it and am really, truly going to try not to lose track of it this time.  My first year was 'baby' and well ... we know how that ended.  More heartbreak.  2010 saw me embracing the word 'change' in the beginning months and then losing sight for most of the rest of the year before finding my way again in September.  The chanage has been slow but it has been there and I look forward to working towards change in 2011.  Fortunately 'change' ties in with my 2011 word but, as always, I will wait until January 1st to share it.

In the meantime, please enjoy the holiday and embrace the friends and family you are celebrating with regardless of how big the party or how quaint the gathering.  Here's to great memories and a wonderful journey for 2011.  Happy New Year.  xxooxxoo

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Happy Holidays.

Hello!  Hello!

It's been a while but I am still around.  Lurking quietly, keeping the distance.  Much going on in life and trying to work through things with our heads above water.  So far so good but it has definitely been tough.  At the end of the day, K and I still have eachother and that is what matters most.  I have been working out an average of 3x/week at Carleton U.  I try to swim anywhere from 2-3kms a swim but sometimes have great difficulty because I try to walk in between and often overdo it.  6.7 kms is the longest I have done.  Swimming the next day was definitely a challenge.  haha.

On a Creative note, I have spent some time at Marlene's house making some jewellery for my Secret Santa at work as well as a few Christmas gifts for some random people I have to buy for.  One more day and I should be all done.  Who knew beading takes so much time.  Oh yes.  Right.  It's the design that takes forever.  Seems I keep picking the complicated ones.  Oopsies. 

As far as scrapping goes, nothing is happening right now.  I need to make some cards for the students at school because I am playing Santa Claus.  With french immersion, the kids are split between two classes.  .5 of the day, they are with Mrs. Dawson.  Then half to to Mme. McGinnis for french while others go to Mrs. Beaupre for english.  Seems all three teachers decided to have their students write to Santa and sent it to the Canada Post North Pole.  Nervous about form letters (are they form letters?  I have never seen one from there), I offered to be Santa and write them back.  Of course, they cards have to be homemade because, with all those elves, Santa would never, ever buy cards from the store.  *sigh*  how do I get myself into this stuff? 

Holidays are fast approaching AND I CAN'T WAIT.  For once, my school board has finally gotten it right.  Normally we finish work the Friday before Christmas and go back two weeks after that.   We are usually back around the 4th or 5th or, like it would have been this year, the 3rd. (that year was the worst).  When planning the school year calendar, the lightbulb seemed to have come on and someone said "why don't we work until the Thursday before Christmas ... the 23rd ... and have two weeks off from there, going back on January 10th?  HELLO!  How awesome is that?  I am so excited.  Hopefully some home renovations that first week and maybe a new scrapbooking room (yes!  I am still holding on to that pipe dream lol) and a trip to Hamilton in the new year.  Regardless of what I do, I just hope those two weeks pass by really slooowwwwlllyyyy.

In the meantime, I wish all of you who are reading this all the best for the holiday season.  May it brings love, laughter and happiness to you, your family and friends.  Happy Holidays.