It’s been a weird week with Jonathan having 2 ½ days off right smack in the middle of it. It was nice to have a weekend built into the work week, but also left me super busy with chores and errands on the few days where he did go to work. Hopefully next week will settle more into a routine so that I don’t have to clean the entire house in one day. Bleh. I prefer to space it out. But since I don’t have that luxury and still have toilets to scrub and stairs to vacuum, let’s get down to business. Here are this week's highs and lows.
1) Today is Tanvi and Ram’s official moving day. I’m wishing them
all the luck in the world and I’m excited to see what adventures Dubai has in
store for them. I’m praying that they find a group of friends that is as
supportive and fun as what they are leaving behind in Aberdeen. But I’m also
super pouty and sad about the fact that they don’t live here anymore.
you better keep that blog updated on a regular basis and please please please
post as many pictures of Luca as possible. I need my fix.
2) Spending Christmas
away from family. That’s all I have to say about that.
3) I got a notice from Blogger
that I was infringing on someone’s copyrights and if I didn’t fix
the issue my blog would be removed and that perhaps I should seek legal consul.
Bloggers, beware…even if you source a photo, some trolls will police your
blog that only your friends and family follow and threaten to shut down
your non-profitable operation. Good to know. So now I am trying to go back and
make sure I didn’t make that mistake on other blog entries which is going to
take quite a while.
It's probably not that big of a deal, but I am the epitome of a law abiding teacher's pet. Finding out that I broke a rule or that someone is mad at me seriously ruins my entire week.
4) Most everybody left Aberdeen for Christmas, and those
that didn’t have left for New Years. It’s quite lonely in the ‘Deen and I’m a
bit anxious about how I’m going to spend my time with crummy weather and no
housewives to entertain me.
1) Spending Christmas with friends. We had
plans with friends on both Christmas Eve and Christmas, and if I had to be away
from my family this holiday season, I can’t think of anybody else I’d rather
spend it with.
My abs seriously hurt from laughing so hard during the
2) Sunny skies. We had 4 days of sunshine this week; a little
island of Vitamin D in a sea of misery. It was great to get out of the house
and I spent about 2 hours per day outside with the dogs.
3) Going to see Life of Pi on Boxing Day. I absolutely
loved it. The book is a longtime favorite of mine and I was happy to see that
the film did it justice. I love metaphors and symbolism and this story delivers
on both counts. Not to mention it was beautifully
done. I highly recommend it if you haven’t seen (or read) it yet.
(P.S. I didn't make this poster. I found the image on wikipedia. So if you did make this poster and you are upset about it being on my blog, please take it up with them...)
rearranged the layout of our living room and I love it so much more now.
only problem is that with the new arrangement, we now have room for a full
sized sofa in the bay window.
The sofa saga continues…
What about your
Christmas week? Highs and Lows?