Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Eve

photo by PRK

It’s New Year’s Eve already. I can tell because there have been people in the neighborhood setting off fireworks all day.

Can you believe 2010 is almost over? Where did it go?! It seems like just a few weeks ago I was celebrating the holidays at home at Mom’s. Boy oh boy, time DOES fly, doesn’t it?

Was 2010 good for you?  Mine had some ups and downs. I suppose that’s normal though. I got my diploma for the Dutch courses this year. Man, that really does seem like ages ago. It’s hard to believe that was just a year ago. We went to Germany. Twice. I did a whole bunch of crocheting and baking and relaxing. Overall, I guess there were more ups than downs. So that made it a decent year.

I hope that your year had more ups than downs too. And here's to 2011 being the same way!!!


Saturday, December 25, 2010

December 25, 2010

To all my friends and family,

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and a fantastic 2011.


Friday, December 24, 2010

1 day and 10 minutes...

(or it was...when I started writing this post. I'm too slow, I guess!)

It's the day before the night before Christmas! And I'm busy busy busy bein' good...

We had a Christmas record growing up that had a song by that name on it. We used to listen to it all the time. I can still sing it now!

Remember I said that our white Christmas might go away? Well, I don't think it's going to. The warmer temps that they were forecasting never came. It's stayed cold. And today it's been snowing almost all day. Buses stopped running, most people are staying in. Heck, even the POLICE are staying in unless called out in an emergency! So it must be bad, huh?

Maybe I should go walk in the beautiful snow while it's almost completely silent in the city? No cars coming and going, no motor scooters whining/whizzing by, no neighborhood yokels testing their fireworks before New Year's Eve. And that is why I love winter and snow. It's magically still and serene.

Makes me kind of glad that I have tomorrow off.

But Ludi has to work, so that kind of worries me. I hope he makes it in safely.

It hasn't really felt like Christmas was coming this week to me.  Maybe because I was off of work last week, and there were some festivities on Friday that kind of made it feel like a goal had been reached. It felt like a normal work week this week. I hope that feeling changes tomorrow, and I get back into The Christmas Spirit.

Stay warm!


Monday, December 20, 2010





4???  Only FOUR days until Christmas??!! How did that happen?!

I cannot believe how fast this month has gone. I've been busy busy busy.

Sending packages to friends in the States...


 ...and baking up enough cookies for an entire village.

Through it all, it's looked like this outside

Very snowy. We have a Winter Wonderland here at the moment. It's very festive! But I don't think it's going to stick around until Christmas. Some forecasts say it's going to rain over the next few days, taking my White Christmas away.


Is everyone done with their Christmas shopping?