Happy New Year Everyone! Our New Year was very low key. We enjoyed a raclette meal with Matt’s parents and watched hockey and eventually the NYC countdown. Alex even stayed up (not by our choice) to ring in the new year. It was actually quite fun having him with us – he was so excited!
I reviewed my “goals” for 2011, and sadly I’m not even going to try to do a recap. Let’s just say I didn’t meet most of those goals. But that’s ok. I had a number of other accomplishments.
My top 3 books of 2011 were: Hunger Games (the whole trilogy), Secret Daughter, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy. What was yours?
I’m trying to decide which of two events to attend on January 21st – a camera class by a local photographer or the Lunar New Year celebration for the Korean Children’s Children Association. It’s rare to have a camera class held locally – especially on a date that I’m not working… so I’m leaning that way. Perhaps a Korean meal on Sunday?
I’m watching Water for Elephants as I type – loved that book! So far the movie is really good too.
I started reading a very emotional book – Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love by Xinran. I had to stop reading – not because it was a bad book, but because it tore at my heartstrings so much. I highly recommend it if you wonder how mothers of girls in China can give their daughters up. As you can imagine – it’s not an easy choice.
Alex has become very paticular about what he wears. Everything must be either Montreal Canadiens, Spiderman or Superman – as a result we have had a few major meltdowns in the morning. So I found some great deals at Sears today – a Spidy tee shirt and a zipper hoodie, and 2 joggers for under $19 – taxes included! Great clearance sales! He was over the moon for a new Spiderman shirt.
Tomorrow is Matt’s birthday! He will be 36. An interesting note – he was born on January 4 and I’m November 4 – same year. Sadly his birthday present I ordered will not arrive in time 😦 – It is supposed to be delivered on Thursday.
Goals for 2012… well – wasn’t sure if I should bother this year or not. I hated not reaching many of them last year. But what the heck – here is what I’m wanting to do:
– Take a camera class
– “Get Off The Couch”! And do the Stratford Hog Jog in June
– Get crafty again! Starting with Move and organize my craft room. Ikea here I come!
– Make Alex a bedspread. I’m having a very hard time finding a duvet cover or comforter for his room that I like, is kid friendly, and is a double.
– Go on a vacation with Matt – sans Alex (sorry little dude) – but we really need it!
So just a few things that I think are reasonable enough to attain!