Monday, December 30, 2013

See ya, 2013!

So, 2013, eh?

Ok, with one day left in the year, I suppose I should revisit my 2013 Get 'er Done List goals. Here's how we're looking:

NYU SCPS Goals:

COMPLETE - One more class to obtain certificate in Digital Media Marketing

Yup, I checked this one off and got my little certificate. Hoo-rah!

The GGs:

Laura Salverson, The Dark Weaver
YUP - Winifred Bambrick, Continental Revue
YUP - David Walker, The Pillar
YUP - Hugh Garner, Hugh Garner's Best Stories
YUP - Douglas LePan, The Deserter
YUP - Dave Godfrey, The New Ancestors
YUP - Linda Spalding, The Purchase

Yee-ha, I finished off my GG project, reading all but one that I couldn't find anywhere. And of course, the book that won the 2013 award: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton (which I got for Christmas!)

Baby Goals:

DUNZO - Finish nursery
FINITO - Have this baby
PANIC BE DAMNED! - Don't panic about having this baby
I THINK SO - Figure out how to be a mom
SO FAR, SO GOOD - Figure out how to be a working mom

Misc. Goals

NOPE - Save money
NOSIREE - Figure out how to save money with a baby

So, those last few goals were a little out there. Saving money with a baby! HAHAHA! Babies are expensive. And not getting paid for a chunk of maternity leave is expensive. And daycare is really friggin expensive. So, no, we did not save much money. In fact, our little nest egg took quite a bruising. Dangit.

But that's ok, because I finish off the year with the biggest success of all. 
 And what next? 2014 goals! They are lofty! Here they are:

1. Get a driver's license. Yes friends, I will be 35 in February and I do not have a driver's license. I've never needed one. I grew up in downtown Toronto with a Metropass and strong walkin' legs. And I now live in NYC with a Metrocard and.. uh... taxi fare. 

But the time has come to do what most 16 year-olds can do. Because. But you know what holds me back? FEAR. 16 years olds are stupid and so not scared. I am old and wise and scared, so scared. But I'm going to do it. 

Well, part of this is true. Via crassXstitch on Etsy
2. Learn Photoshop. Yeah, I have it. And sometimes when I have the time to figure it out, I will be able to figure it out to a basic degree. But I'd like to be better. So, yeah, Photoshop.

3. Write more bloggy posts. This year I wrote, I believe, 34 posts. Lame. I'm not going to write every day, but I am going to aim high! 100+ posts in 2014! That's 100+ sweet, sweet nothings!
4.  Go a month without sugar. Friends, I am an addict. Sugar. Sugar sugar sugar. This is probably the loftiest goal, but I would like to go a month without sugar. If I can do this, I will treat myself to something really special. Like a DSLR camera. 

Ok, there we go. The 2014 Get 'er Done List. Perhaps the most challenging list to date. But I feel like I can do it! Maybe!

Happy New Year, friends! I wish you lots and lots of this:

(that's LOVE not graffiti)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Making Spirits Bright

Today I'm home from work, thanks to a husband with a stomach bug and a baby who had a bad reaction to his rota-virus vaccination. READ: Barf City, USA.

Needing a little Christmas cheer, I turned to the cheeriest place on the internet: YouTube. There I dug up some Christmas classics. Enjoy!

Twisted Sister - Oh Come All Ye Faithful




Run DMC - Christmas in Hollis



Bing Crosby and David Bowie - Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth




Billy Idol - Jingle Bell Rock

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