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Happy New Year everyone!! I hope it was a great night for everyone (: We had some fun putting together a puzzle (I know, nerdy) ... our friend Mike came over too and we all ended up staying up until 5am watching movies rofl. I don't remember the last time I was up that late on New Years. Anywho, leaving you with today's question from the January meme! Still need some questions here if you'd like to help out!



Do you do New Year's resolutions? If you do, what do you want to complete for 2015? - Asked by [personal profile] yada_yada . 


I suppose they can be called resolutions, but I prefer to call them goals. Things that I would like to accomplish or work on in 2015. I feel like the word ‘resolution’ puts more pressure on these than necessary … ha! But I do have some for 2015.

1. Spend as much time with dad as I can without making him feel suffocated :D
2. Complete the writing pledge I made for 2015 (200K words). Try to write poetry again.
3. Read at least 30 books this year, and I will include college books! Also, write more reviews on the books I read.
4. Write in this journal at least once a day, and try to share at least one positive thing from each day.
5. Take more photos. I won’t say I’ll do the photo-a-day challenge, but if I take photos, to share them more. I always start off strong then by February I’m barely taking a photo a month, haha.
6. I usually only drink soda when I go out to eat or when I’m at my bros (because he always has soda). My mission is to completely quit drinking soda this year, even if it is an occasional thing.
7. Visit two new places this year, even if they are right here in Connecticut (as long as I’ve never been before).
8. Make icons/banners again.
9. Do well in my classes.
10. Never go back to Facebook—ever.
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Happy New Years Eve everyone! I hope that you all have a wonderful, joyful and memorable passage into the New Year.... and that this new year brings in many happy memories, lots of love and great successes.

I still need a couple more questions for my January Meme here. Feel free to ask me anything! Just pick the date and ask me anything. The 18th and the last few dates in the month are missing. Thanks in advance!! 

I'm at the hospital right now with pops. He's getting his weekly chemo treatment. We'll be here until about 3-4PM.

We're not yet sure what we're doing tonight but I think they want to go to my brother's house to ring in the new year. Every year we typically do my Godmother's house and the whole family gathers, but the last two or three years all the "young kids" go out, so it's just been us old people (yes, I am old now *sadface*). So this year my dad said he didn't want to bother, especially since the treatments have been hitting him a lot harder with this new chemo. So last night, all the youngins were all "So what are we doing for New Years?" Really people?! Not only is it so late, but now they want us to plan some last minute thing ... where most places won't even taken food orders anymore ... to plan something at my godmothers? It just irks me lol. It's like we always have to do stuff on 'their' schedule. Oh well, not this year.

Going to lay back, watch some television, maybe play some video games or build those gingerbread houses we didn't get to build last week and take it easy. 

What are you plans for tonight? If any. 
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My father is here with us. All the tests came back clear and they doctors have absolutely no idea what may have caused all the pain he had. It's a sucky feeling, not knowing what was causing it, but Im thankful it was nothing serious and he looks 100% better from Monday. That has been my best gift this holiday.

I just finished making some heath cupcakes and decorated them with some very sketchy trees :D I took some photos, which I'll upload sometime next week. My brother's cheated and each had one already and they enjoyed them. I just threw the heath bar bits into the batter and hoped it would turn out good.

Otherwise, I just want to wish everyone who celebrates it a very Merry Christmas! In less than hour it will be Christmas day here. <3

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019 Life

Dec. 1st, 2014 10:08 am
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I miss a lot of things.

I don’t know why I’m feeling so nostalgic all of a sudden, but life really hasn’t turned out how I planned. As Woody Allen once said, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” I think there’s something to that, but maybe only because things haven’t worked out for me like I expected.

I really thought I would be married and with at least one or two kids by now. I thought I’d be a teacher (or a published author). I thought I’d have the “American” dream of owning my own place, minus the white picket fence … how cliché :D

Anyway … I don’t want to bring myself down or anyone else. Even though nothing has worked out as planned, there are still things about the life I live that I love. Also, I can’t be mad or regret many of the decisions I made … that really just wastes time and focuses on the negative, which I am really trying not to do. Which is why it was nice to get away from everything the last five days.

That’s why the radio silence the last week-ish. Wednesday night we went to my brother’s house (to have Thanksgiving there) and we ended up just spending the rest of the weekend there. I don’t have a computer at his house, and since I had every intention of coming home on Friday, I didn’t bring my laptop.

I had a few crap moments this weekend (just over-thinking everything around my dad), but I’m not going to rehash them. I am overall (98% of the time) very happy and so very thankful for everyone and everything in my life. So many people out there are truly suffering, and it pains me that I can’t do much more than donate a few dollars here and there … If you are ever looking to donate at some point and not really sure which organization will do the most good with your money, CharityWatch is a really great site that rates a LOT of organizations, and there are quite a few A+’s on the list that will hopefully fit a cause that you believe in. But yeah … I spent a lot of the weekend watching television or being sick (I seem to always get sick on Thanksgiving now—it’s become a new annoying tradition).

I watched FOUR seasons of How I Met Your Mother, which I am attributing to part of my nostalgic feeling. I am kind of obsessed with the show now, lol ... but I think it really captures well the struggles of the dating scene, while throwing in the married couple, the guy that says he'll never get married and bangs anything with two legs, to the girl so afraid to commit she sabotages every relationship she can ...and I haven't hit the end, but I am pretty sure it ends with everyone getting to the right place ... eventually... which is the whole point. We all take different paths and that's why it's the worst thing to compare our life to someone else's ... they're on a different path, a different destination and a different mode of transportation, how can you even compare? Yet, in the end, when you look back at all the insane detours, the hilarious 'wtf was I thinking' moments, the 'shit I really shouldn't have done that' fuck ups ... these things make us who we are meant to be, and makes us grow along the way to reach that point where we can say "I truly love my life ... and have no regrets."

I also watched two movies I'd never seen before:

Fire with Fire Stars Josh Duhamel, who plays a firefighter who witnesses a horrific crime and barely escapes with his life. The crime boss is a really bad, bad man played by Vincent D'Onofrio (who I looooooooooved in Law and Order Criminal Intent – he was so good in that). He does a really good job of being a really bad man in this movie, which was weird to see (because he’s usually a good guy) …but he did it really well. When Jeremy (Josh) agrees to testify against this guy, finally giving the Detective (Bruce Willis) after Hagan (D’Onofrio) a hope to finally put him behind bars, especially after Hagan murdered his partner and got away with it.
 

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Parker is your typical Jason Statham movie. It stars him and Jennifer Lopez. Basically Parker is an ‘honest’ thief, who lives and works by a set of rules. When his latest sting doesn’t go as planned, and his partners end up screwing him over in so many ways… he has to teach them a lesson. Of course, his revenge can’t happen without the lovely assistant, played by J.Lo, who manages to get pulled into his scheme . It was an okay movie. As I said, it’s a typical Statham movie with action, plotting and justly revenge. Somehow, even when he plays a bad guy, he still ends up being a good guy. I give it 3 stars out 5.




 

So that was my weekend. The best part was that I got a huge break from school crap. Instead of my final paper being due this Tuesday, it's due NEXT Tuesday, so that gives me a whole another week to write the final 2-4 pages! He also told us this paper is our actual final, so no EXTRA huge writing project for a final ... AND I had no stats class/homework. It was great. It was nice to just unwind for four days and not feel like everything was due immediately (I can feel that way this Sunday :D). 

I hope that everyone who celebrates, had a GREAT Thanksgiving!! (:

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