Friday, December 28, 2012

New Obsessions and a New Year

I know it's been a while, but I hope everyone has had a Merry Christmas indeed!  And I hope Santa was very kind to everyone!  I know he was to me!  My big gift from a certain loveable Asian boy, was a 3 hour mani/pedi/facial treatment at a local spa.  I also got 4 movies (X-men trilogy and the Hunger Games!), a book I have been waiting FOREVER to come out, and my parents are angels in disguise.  They are buying me and Yuta 1 night in a Toronto hotel when my friend, Francesca, comes to visit in April.  I also got some smaller gifts like winter gloves and other such things.  And as well as Christmas coming and going this holiday season, I have found yet another new obsession.  Pinterest.  At first, I was like, what's all the hype about?  And then I joined.  And it has created a monster.

I joined probably about 2 weeks ago now, and I can say I've been on everyday since!  It's a wonderful site that has everything you could ever want to look up, but it's so organized!  You create theme specific boards under your own profile, like fitness or DIY, and you search things pertaining to those boards.  You from there, re-pin things from other people's boards to your own.  It keeps track of everything you've repinned to yourself, for future or immediate gratification.  What a site for a super dis-organized person like me! (They even have an organization section!)

Something else coming this holiday season is the new year.  2012, you've been kind to me, allowing my love from halfway across the world to be reunited together with me, but 2013, I'm looking even more forward to you.  2013 brings on a new year, a new workout promise (I hope I can keep!), and a new continent hopefully!  Yuta and I will be attempting a Working Holiday in England in the fall of 2013 (I've already been asking friends that live there to give me a few pointers on where the cheaper areas are, and what type of work is available.  You can never start planning to early!).

My new year's resolution is to save money and work out more.  I have joined a gym that's right across the street from where I work and now there is really no excuse not to go.  I've been scheduled a lot more morning shifts, and I find it easier to go after work then before.  So let's shed some pounds and save some dough!

What are your new year's resolutions?

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Photo-A-Day December

So earlier this year, I decided to do a photo a day challenge.  It's where you get a set list with a different theme/topic everyday and you take a photo with your interpretation of said theme/topic.  I've decided I will now do another one for December!  So please enjoy the daily updates of photos!

Here's the topic list in case you are feeling a little creative!

Day 1.  8 O'clock
I spent my evening watching a movie with a friend!  Such wonderful times!

Day 2. Peace
An empty house, a childhood favourite, and some eggnog.

Day 3. Something you held
My yummy snack of fruit creme peak freans and egg nogg!

Day 4. Black and White
My beautiful Coach gloves I got from a friend last year!

Day 5. Looking Up
Oh hey there Ella!

Day 6. Something from where you live/your country
Canada Dry Ginger Ale!  Ahhhhh......

Day 7. Stars
The weather has been kind of crappy for astronomy photos, so I made some of my own!

Day 8. Someone you love
And yes everyone, he is all mine!

Day 9. Out and About
Well, I'm ABOUT to go OUT

Day 10. Under
This is under my basement stairs.  Creepy....

Day 11. Sweet
Some Christmas cupcakes I made!

Want more photos?  Check out some of my friends blogs who are also doing this same challenge!
This is Miss Friend who lives in the UK
My other British friend living in New Zealand