Friday, December 31, 2010

Season's Greetings!

2010, like previous years, was a mixed bag of love, family, friends, falls, dreams, lessons and new adventures. Tonight, I am going to usher in the new year at a barbecue party with family and friends whilst sipping some champagne, dancing to horrendous 80's music (for some reason- my family loves ABBA and MJ ) and talking. I cant think of a more perfect way to celebrate 2010:)

Heres a list of to-dos I hope to achieve in 2011
  • Expand my set of friends
  • Get active
  • Attend more parties
  • Manage work better
  • Save some $$
  • Laugh more
Any to dos on your list for 2011? Do share! Happy New Year all and wishing you the best in 2011!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Lovely to-do lists

At my job, December and June are our busiest months in the year.

This year,I volunteered for additional work. With the added responsibility came the added hours at office (18-hour workdays), and the inevitable stress . I don't quite manage stress well and hence have been having a pretty schlumpy December. Fortunately, Ive cleared work, as of today, and now its time to unwind and have some fun! To start the fesitivities, Ive created a fun to-do list for the next four days.

And the activities included are:
  1. Getting started on reading Twilight. I'm relenting to global pressures. Shhh!:)
  2. Spring cleaning my bedroom-I love clean sheets, and the smell of freshly laundered clothes.
  3. Cooking paella. This is by far my favourite-est dish, and I've been just a tad scaredy-cat to attempt cooking it. Wish me luck!
  4. Watching Hallmark Christmas Movies. They are cheesy, over the top and just my type of Christmas movie.
  5. Taking a nice long relaxing bath complete with pedis and manis.The indulgence!
  6. Finding a gorgeous dress for Christmas and my birthday.I am just a teeny anxious about hitting 30, but Im hoping my my magical new dress will make me feel better!

So what are your ways to unwind from a particularly stressful week? Is it a bath, wine, food, books? What helps you relax?

(art by: Richard Dingwall)