I made it to the end of the week with my 7 days of blogging, as promised. Small victories.
I’m off to have an amazing meal with my loved ones. I’m so blessed that my family has been able to visit me and spend my first Christmas in the PNW with me! Large blessings.
Merry Christmas to you and yours. Treasure what little, or much, you have right in front of you.
December 24, 2016
My adorable family is coming to visit me this Christmas and I can’t wait! Of course, that meant that this entire day was dedicated to one thing: preparations!
Essentially, clean everything. Make the apartment spotless. Wash all the sheets and towel – freshness! Make all the beds they’ll sleep in. The last being quite important since they get in around midnight tonight and they’ll be exhausted!
December 23, 2016
It’s Winter Break. It’s almost Christmas. In a little over 24 hours, I’ll have family here with me. So, what do I do? Make myself look nice, of course!
Decided to do something a little different and treat myself to some highlights. I opted for a lovely violet colour. Continue reading
December 22, 2016
I’ve always been really interested in calligraphy and its artistry. From the moment I did the small Chinese calligraphy session at my Immersion retreat in January, I knew I wanted to keep doing it. I almost took the Chinese Calligraphy elective in the Fall term but the timing wasn’t right. Maybe next year? Continue reading
December 21, 2016
Rum cake, fruit cake, black cake, great cake – all names for the same thing. Why? Because its got fruit, it’s got rum, it’s dark and it’s just great. Yet another Caribbean Christmas food item I won’t find in the US, certainly not in the Pacific Northwest. I haven’t made my own rum cake before because I’ve always had a source from which I could simply purchase it. I figured now is the best time to test my extremely minimal baking skills. Why? Because it’s the Christmas season. I got my sorrel and I want my rum cake! Continue reading
December 20, 2016
It’s been awhile since I asked for something I wanted rather than needed as a present. Actually, it’s been awhile since I’ve asked for a present at all. This year I for the first time in a long time I had something that was a want and not a need: the Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic.
And I got it! Continue reading