Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Winding Down

Bonjour, dear friends! It's been awhile since I've typed a proper post, and oh how I've missed you. Were your Christmas's fantastic? Ours was kind of nutso, as I experienced my first white Christmas here in Dallas, Texas. Can you believe it?? Unfortunately it meant that I spent 99% of Christmas Eve alone at home (avec Lola, thank G) praying that my sister's flight would get in safely, and that my entire family would make it back from the airport. (It took them hours to get home!) Luckily everyone made it home safe and sound, and we had a late-night dinner and present-opening shindig, and all was well.

Now it's about to be New Year's Eve... crazy! I've been fortunate enough to spend this week with my family. My aunt and uncle from Canada flew in on Monday, and we've all been having a ball. The anxiety is starting to creep up on me, unfortunately, and I'm getting un peu nervous about returning to the real world on Monday. It's not just work in general that I'm dreading, but the specific work in question that I know is waiting for me. It's... well, it's scary. And I don't want to do it. But I have to. And... yeah.

Today I saw Avatar in IMAX 3d, and it was quite possibly the best movie I've ever seen. I didn't expect to love it so much, but I did, and after I left the theater I couldn't help but feel sad. I didn't want to be in the real world, I wanted to escape back into that magical land. Isn't that what movies are all about? Taking you out of the present, even if just for a little while? (Or in Avatar's case, a long while?) I haven't felt that way in a long time, and it's been tres difficult to digest.

But alas, here I am. I'm going to try and make the most of the rest of my trip and stay positive about the future. In any case, I raise my champagne coup to you for a FABULOUS New year!!! It's going to be a good one, I can tell. ;) I hope you spend it with those you love!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Gift Exchange!

Bonsoir, mes amies! Merci for all your SWEET comments on my last post. I was really nervous about doing a video because well, let's face it, it's reallly putting yourself out there. But of course you were nothing but sweet so MERCI BEAUCOUP!!

Here's another video (I'm hooked!) of my Gift Exchange prezzies. I LOVE THEM! Enjoy... (Oh and pardon my awful hair - didn't have time to do it this morning. Eek.)

Maryam's blog and twitter (YAY THANKS AGAIN, MARYAM!!!)

Nina's etsy shop

Also: do any of you know how to add that pop-up text to youtube videos?? I am hopeless when it comes to figuring that stuff out. It's a miracle I even figured out how to record and upload videos! So any help would be MUCH appreciated!

My swap buddy got her prezzies today (yay!) so maybe I'll do a follow-up post linking to hers and all the other fabulous women involved. :) So fun! I love you all!


Saturday, December 12, 2009



Haha hope you guys liked my first video! Apparently I saw "awesome" a lot, too... my bad. LOVE YOU GUYS!! See you in 2010!