Happy New Year Everyone! All the best to you and yours for 2010!
Thank you to everyone for sticking around and reading my blog – it’s been fun! Here’s hoping the 2010 is as good or better than 2009! I’m looking forward to the Olympics and finally being done my chemical engineering degree. What are you looking forward to?
Mr. Bean and I went cross-country skiing yesterday – the first time in 5 years for me and the first time since Mr Bean was a Scout as a kid! Luckily for us, there wasn’t much of this:
And more of this:
Had we gone downhill skiing, which I never would do as I am terrible with the whole height thing, the former picture would be more representative of what had happened. I didn’t used to be afraid of heights – I even took downhill skiing lessons as a child! – but then, I fell out of a tree fort, had a few meltdowns while hiking by cliffs and/or falling down huge hills on skis. So, now I am quite happy to stay in places where my gravitational potential energy is much lower, thank you very much.
We had absolutely beautiful day for skiing in the mountains:
There’s something very peaceful about skiing through forests, especially when I’m not fearing for my life every second like on a ski hill.
Even Mr. Bean had fun and did quite well despite being dragged out on a ski that was 5 km longer than he had hoped.
So what are you: more of a downhill or cross-country skier or neither?
First off – this semester is over! Praise the Lord! I am so glad that I made it through and now I have a two-week break before it’s back to the daily grind.
Now, that that’s out-of-the-way, onto this whole Christmas thing. I was finding it somewhat difficult to get into the “Christmas Spirit” due to school. I would turn the radio to a different station when Christmas carols came on – I swore off the Christian radio station because all they play in December is Christmas music. When you’ve got a lab report, a design report and 3 major exams to study for, Christmas seems like a wonderful, unattainable beacon that will never arrive. But now that I’m done, I’ve dived head first into an accelerated Christmas experience.
I’ve danced around my kitchen to this:
I’ve almost cried listening to this:
I’ve had a (my first mind you) pioneer woman eyeliner moment at Mr. Bean’s Christmas party:
Any tips on putting it on? I’m a terribly inexperienced make-up wearer.
I’ve also baked up a storm (more on that later), finished Christmas shopping, eaten enough sugar to send a diabetic into a coma and welcomed my sister back from the first part of her DTS. I’m also terribly excited because this Christmas will finally be a white one!
I do have one annoyance – a contentious issue for many Christians and the “politically correct:” how Christmas is no longer named Christmas anymore. Sadly, I don’t know which one bother me more: that everywhere it’s “Season’s Greeting” or “Happy Holidays” or that I expect it to be that way. It’s called Christmas! (Thank you very much.) Is it sad that every time I see a Calgary Transit bus blink “Merry Christmas,” it makes me smile?
How have you celebrated Christmas thus far?