Sunday, December 30, 2012

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Let the Tasks Commence

It's Saturday! Yay for the weekend.
Today marks the ending of my first week break. I haven't done much of anything, as afternoon naps and burying my nose in a book have been too enticing to ignore. It's because the weather is finally getting cold here! Snuggling up by a fire is happiness.
Also on my agenda? Outside adventures.  I love being outside when it's crisp and chilly - much more than I do during the summer. Humidity = no bueno. Am I an elf?? Finagling Reibs and Jonathan into braving the cold with me is no easy task, but I somehow get it done.
So I know I mention my sleep issues a lot, but it has in recent times become an issue again. What the heck? I can't tell if it's a legit insomnia/ physical problem, or just a mental thing. However, being a night owl + early bird gets things done if boredom doesn't set in. Productivity for the win!
And plans for the win! There are days when I absolutely refuse to let boredom take over my day. I have piles of fabric waiting to be sewn.....
Chocolate waiting to be eaten....

Books to be read....
Mats to be posed upon.....
And packing to be completed!!
Reibs, Jonathan, and I are heading over the river and through the woods to celebrate New Year's (2013?! Where are the time machines?!) with my grandparents on Sunday. It's been summer since we've stayed there last. Excitement!

Thursday, December 27, 2012


Happy Thursday and (Belated) Holidays!
Goodness gracious, Christmas zoomed by full-speed ahead. It's crazy how long we spend preparing and anticipating the holidays - wrapping presents, gazing into store windows, baking cookies, watching Christmas movies.....then poof: they gone. To be read in Si Robertson's accent.
Before I get into Christmas details, in case you haven't noticed, I did indeed make a few changes to my blog appearance and pages. Check out this and this to see more! I thought it was time for some changes. :)
School is out for two weeks, and words cannot describe the utter amazingness I feel right now. Staying up til 2 a.m.? Pshyes! Sleeping in past 6:30? Count me in! Leisure time?! Oh you know it!
Midterms were the week before I got off, and man oh man did I study my butt off. I hate to say it, but before this year I was never much of a studier. Sure, I'd read over my notes a few times before a test, but I never constructively studied.
However, this semester I've really had to get my smarticle particles churning in order to actually pass my tests, including midterms. AP kicks butt.
 Finally putting up Christmas d├ęcor and steaming cups of Chai tea got me through late-night study sessions and into the holiday spirit.
Christmas Eve consisted of all-day movie watching and Chinese takeout, per tradition. It was wonderful, and the Chinese was gobbled up before I could snap a pic!
First time ever seeing this movie. I thought it was cute in a really weird/creepy way...
The whole family quite enjoyed doing absolutely nothing for two days.
Christmas morning began at 9 (!!) which is really late for us, especially on Christmas. Jonathan actually attempted to wake me up around 8, and I promptly shooed him away (probably due to the fact I had stayed up until 1:30 that morning).
Santa visited!
We opened our presents before eating breakfast (Belgian waffles, eggs, and fruit this year!) which is out of order from how we normally do things. It was supposed to be one for each of us, then eat, but hey - once ya start......
 It was a wonderful, wonderful, Christmas Day. So full of joy, happiness, thankfulness, and love. We are sososososososososo blessed. No wonder it's my favorite holiday!!!!
Among mis regalos (my presents):

 WOOT Santa knows me well. He actually probably sees me not sleeping because of all the coffee flowing through my veins. It's a part of my anatomy. I'm also pumped to get my yoga on!! (Thanks Reibs!)
Oh, and there is one little thing that I also received......
Yes, my friends. Your eyes do not deceive you. After months and months of poop caused by my computer, I have been gifted with a laptop. HallelujahpraisetheLordsweetbabyJesusAmen. I am forever grateful to Mom and Dad.
 Let's also not forget to thank our Father who sent His Son to the earth for us. Christmas would not exist without His overwhelmingly abundant love for us. I will definitely miss the holidays. :'(
I hope everyone had a safe and happy holidays!