Friday, December 20, 2013

Project 365 Goes to the Aquarium, Etc.

 I finished my goal of reading fifty books this month. I made it to Mystic Aquarium. I saw Catching Fire. I threw a great party with my even greater boyfriend. It's been a good week and a half. And tomorrow I fly home to Kansas City to see friends and family! This really is the best time of year.



Day 137: I always cry when I read THE GIVER. A lot...


Day 138: Waiting to see Catching Fire...


 Day 139: I threw a party. Check out the homemade spread!


 Day 140: My new best friend--a talking Beluga Whale. 


 Day 141: My supervisor got me a Christmas present. She's so sweet.


 Day 142: IT'S SNOWING AGAIN!!!!! BE VERY AFRAID!!!!!


Day 143: Beautiful frogs at the Hygienic Art Gallery display.


Day 144: The rest of the Christmas presents I ordered for folks arrived!


Day 145: Me with my new work buddy. Thanks, Jessie. :)



See everyone next week. Happy holidays, one and all!


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Project 365 Gets a Nasty Bug

It's been approximately 100 days since I moved to New England. All this time, a little voice in the back of my head kept reminding me that at some point I would encounter new germs. And...at last I did. May I just say, the germs up here are nasty!
 
So prepare yourself for some boring sick pics and for lots of Christmas prep pics!

 
Day 128: I've wanted to visit Mystic Aquarium since moving here. I love aquariums! My good friend, Jessie, is making that possible.


 Day 129: I actually can't take credit for this picture, but I loved it so much, I wanted to post it. We hung and stuffed our stockings! Guess which is mine. Hint: It's not R2-D2. ;)


 Day 130: I've been creeping around the neighborhood taking shots of beautifully decorated Christmas homes lately. Here's one of them. 


 Day 131: I went to the Christmas parade in Niantic this past weekend. This was my favorite float--the food drive!


Day 132: I got another ornament for my Christmas tree. What can I say? I really do love Pinkie Pie from My Little Pony.


Day 133: Christmas treats! Yum!


Day 134: And...the nasty germs hit hard. On the day my aunt came to visit from Oregon, no less. Plus, I missed the mid-year AmeriCorps retreat. The timing couldn't have been worse.


 Day 135: On the second day of being sick, I got up the energy to snap a pic of our first real snowfall for the year. 


Day 136: Third day, and I'm finally recovering. I even ventured outside and was greeted by a blast of frigid air.




That's the past week's posts, plus a couple, since I'm late getting this posted. I hope everyone else is enjoying the holiday season and staying well. I'll see you next week!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Project 365 Celebrates Thanksgiving with Big Guns

This past week, I got to celebrate Thanksgiving with new family in a new state. I also got to take some much needed time to relax--and completely rearrange my apartment. I went Christmas tree shopping and set up a beautiful tree as well. Since it's now December, I've been obsessively listening to Christmas music, watching Christmas movies, buying Christmas presents, etc. I should mention, I love this holiday, so be forewarned!

Here are the latest pictures!


Day 120: After a crazy week of Thanksgiving dinner distributions through the food pantry, I'm kicking my feet up.


 Day 121: This is how my adopted family celebrates Thanksgiving in CT. 


 Day 122: Thanksgiving Day Two, this time at my apartment building. By the way, those mashed potatoes were the best I have ever had in my life...


 Day 123: I gave C-kins Pokemon X as an early Christmas present. I don't think she's stopped playing yet. Other items of note: 1. The delicious hot chocolate/coffee mix on the end table. 2. Men in Black and Ghostbusters on the TV.


 Day 124: Christmas tree shopping! Aren't we the cutest best friends?


Day 125: The Christmas tree in all its glory. If you see the red string behind our heads, that's the ornament of Clarence the cat as a kitten.



Day 126: Nope. I didn't get fired. I'm getting an office upgrade! 


Day 127: The view from my new office. Pretty spiffy, if I do say so myself...



In other news, I'm hooked on My Little Pony. I had this memory of Pinkie Pie being incredibly irritating, so when a friend told me I reminded her of Pinkie, I was insulted. However, upon watching the show, I agree with her--random, crazy-haired, constantly excited, amused by anything. Yep, I'm Pinkie Pie. I also got to see the Day of the Doctor special. I'm so excited for the next season of Doctor Who to come out.

I'm still waiting to see Catching Fire, so please, no spoilers!

I came up with a story idea that I'm pretty hooked on. Now, for the time to write it. Thankfully work has settled down, and I should have my mornings free to write again. 

See you next week!