Tuesday, January 28, 2014

2014, new year's resolutions and new stuff in general. Also, brownies!

Dear readers,

I'm sorry for not posting anything since December. I wanted to, but life gets in the way some times. It seems I need to find another way of organizing myself because clearly this one is not working well :p

Ok, let's start from where I left off in my previous post;

I went home for the holidays (for about 2 weeks) and I had a great time. As you remember, I was really stressed and intimidated, but last minute decided that I should go, without any expectations, and just see what happens.
It turned out that without planning, things move a lot smother for me!
I had Christmas eve dinner with my family and boyfriend, and it was a lot of fun. We also had Christmas day lunch all together too, and it was really cool. The food was amazing; my mom and my uncle and his fiancee where the ones that did the cooking, and everything was delicious!!!
This is one thing I really love about going home; mom's cooking ^_^
The whole thing just felt so homey and familiar and just plain perfect. Everyone was in a good mood (that was unexpected, haha) and it was 2 lovely days in a row.
The only sad thing during my vacation was that I caught the flu or something, and I was sick for a few days on my second week. Nothing extreme, just sneezing, coughing, a little bit of fever, and a horrible stomach ache. LOL. Because what's a vacation without a cold?
But it all went great, and that's what's important at the end of the day.

I spent a lot of time home, which is what I wanted originally. Cuddling with my cat, on my sofa.
Ah, the good old days. I miss that.
For my birthday I decided last minute to have lunch at T.G.I Fridays, LOL, with 3 of my best friends and we had kinda of a girls day out, which was so much fun!!! And then for dinner, I had made reservations in a beautiful posh restaurant on top of a big hotel, for my boyfriend and me. The food was fantastic, and in the end I realized that I had drunk almost 1 bottle of wine by myself. Well it was my birthday, so why the hell not?!?! :D lovely.

Basically that's about it. Holidays were great this time. I am feeling blessed for having such wonderful people in my life. Even if they are far away now. Most people can't enjoy the things I enjoy, so I am grateful for what I have.

This year also I decided to make a list of resolutions.
Now, generally I don't like New Year's Resolutions, as a thing, because I believe it's kinda silly to expect change from one day to the next, just like that. People need more than just one day, to change and keep those changes! Usually by February most people have given up.

But I decided to try it out this year.
My new year's resolutions are as follows:

1) Every time I go out with friends, etc (not work related),  I will make an effort with my outfit and my makeup, and I will goth myself up, (as I used to do exactly before I moved to England). To remind myself of who I am.

2) I will remember the positive things in my life, instead of nagging for the bad ones, or the problems, and I will be grateful for what I have- that other people on this earth may not have.

3) I will be a better person, I will try and rectify my attitude, towards the people really close to me and I will try to be more the person that I want to be instead of the person that I am.    

That's it, for now I think. I may add something to the list later on, we'll see. It depends on whether I think of something else that's important.

I have changed a lot this past year, and I'm really proud of myself and my progress as a person and where I've come, so this is why my list may seem a bit short. It's because I feel that I have accomplished a lot already.

Now the part about brownies,
I tried Betty Crocker's Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix today! it was my first attempt ever at making brownies, so we'll see how they're gonna taste, I hope they'll be eatable :P



that's it for today, I know this was a long post, but I had a lot to catch up to!!!

I'll try and update my blog again and this time I'll pledge to doing so once a week!!!
Hopefully that'll keep me on a schedule!!

Oh, I've also started watching Lost Girl....
I'm not a huge fan of the leading actress though, I think she's ruining the whole damn show.
Anyway, more on that on the next post!! :D