Naughty Or Nice? You Decide!

Posted on December 28th, 2008 in Are You Gonna Eat That?, Bucket List, Budge That Pudge, Made In Ontario, Photos

Naughty And Nice

We made it through the holidays with only minimal strain, and all of that was self-induced. Leaving shopping until the last minute, indecision over what to buy for family and friends, that sort of thing. Still, we pulled it together, had a wonderful Christmas, and I feel pretty good about how everything went.

Jack spoiled me, as he is wont to do. I received a La Senza gift card (which I used yesterday to buy some gorgeous panties and lingerie, pictures to come, but you can see one of my recent purchases from there above). I also go a FoodSaver, which I’ve wanted for years, and a jewelry armoire, a beautiful photo tower/album cabinet, and a mini chopper.  V gave me a bath bomb from Lush, a really fabulous meat mallet, a grater/zester, and the movie 10 Things I Hate About You which is one of my all-time favs.  Yes, indeed, the way to my heart is through small kitchen appliances and accessories.

In return, I bought him a projector and screen, for his basement theatre room.  He was thrilled with it, which was totally worth the considerable dent it made in my savings account.  His parents also bought us a Wii, which I think will be fantastic to play on the 92 inch screen!

While she was here, Jack’s mom was also good enough to teach me how to make authentic Ukranian pirogi, which was on my list of things to do.  It was a lot of fun, and I was surprised how quickly we managed to make 140 of them!  Now that I have the technique down, V and I are already planning all of the stuffed pastas and other filling combinations we can make for ourselves, and they freeze beautifully.

Authentic Pirogi

462. Make pirogi from scratch

V arrives home today, and I can hardly stand the wait.  I bought her something really awesome for Christmas and I am DYING for her to open it.  I can’t say what it is yet, in case she peeks at my blog before she gets back here, but I just know she is going to be thrilled.  I know I mentioned before that she wasn’t going to be home until after New Years, but unfortunately she had to cut her trip short, due to her ferret, who has become quite ill over the past month.  We’re still not completely certain what is causing her to be so unwell, she has more tests coming up in January, but understandably, V didn’t want to be away from her too long, in case she gets worse before she gets better.

Since she’s going to be missing out on her original New Years plans, I’m planning for the three of us to have a fondue, and maybe we’ll rent some movies or kick each others asses at Wii, and have some drinks.  Perhaps we’ll play some Wii Tennis, and every time one misses the ball or hits it out of bounds, they must do a shot.  That could be fun, LOL.

Speaking of New Years, my most favorite of annual celebrations, I’ve decided yet again not to create a bunch of resolutions.  I’m just going to keep doing what I have been doing, and that is eating with my health in mind, exercising regularly, and continuing to work at self-betterment, one step at a time.  Part of this decision comes from my work in the fitness industry over the past couple of years.  Memberships at the gyms where I have been employed always spike in January and February.  Attendance is at an all-time high, only to taper down to ‘normal’ numbers by March and April.  Why do we all do this to ourselves?  You know what they say about paving the road with good intentions.  I don’t want to be one of those numbers.  I figure that if you can’t get yourself started at any other point in the year, there is not enough magic in that first month to last you for the next 11 of them.  V and I have helped, encouraged, and inspired each other to become more active, and we’ve been doing it consistently since September/October, so there really isn’t any need for half-hearted promises of better health in 2009.  We’re already doing it.

One thing I will resolve is to avoid being hit by a bus, which I should be able to manage just fine ;)

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One Response to “Naughty Or Nice? You Decide!”

  1. padme amidalaNo Gravatar Says:

    Hi Shasta,
    I am curious to know what you got V for Christmas. I hope she liked it. :) I am glad to hear your holidays went ok. Making perogies is on my bucket list too. I tried once years ago but failed terribly at making them so I am going to try again one day! That picture made me hungry for them. Yum!
    I wish you and Jack and V and your family a very happy New year’s eve and 2009!
    I am so glad we are friends!
    Thank you for the Lush! I hope our gift arrives soon. I’m so frustrated that it didn’t arrive in time for your Christmas!

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