Thursday, December 31, 2015

2016, and My Dreams for the Year

I can't believe today is the last day of 2015, and that tomorrow is 2016. How fast the year went!!


My dreams for 2016 are:
  • to get my driver's license
  • to do well in my classes
  • to get a job
  • to be in a relationship with a guy who will love all of me; who will love me for who I am
  • to be more outgoing/do things out of my comfort zone
  • Start and keep a regular exercise routine
  • Learn how to cook
  • Eat half as much junk food/twice as much healthy food
  • Start/work on a book to be published
  • Get my room cleaned up and redecorated
  • Start and keep up a small garden (fruits, veggies, flowers)
  • have regular contact with friends (email, texting, get togethers, etc.)
  • volunteer at an animal shelter
  • to learn self-defense
  • to learn a new language (I want to learn Italian, Spanish, Sign Language, German, and maybe a few other languages)
  • Have more self-confidence, more self-love
  • Have more adventures
What are your dreams for 2016? I hope everyone has a happy, safe New Year's!!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!!!

To those who celebrate, I hope you have/had a wonderful Christmas time!!

I celebrated with my sister and her family, dad, and two of my brothers, and it was a very enjoyable time.

I got:

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Baking With the Cake Boss: 100 of Buddy's Best Recipes and Decorating Secrets by Buddy Valastro
  • A Kevin Minions plush toy (something not on my list, but I love it all the same!!)
  • A package of Grumpy cat stickers and a 2-pack of Grumpy Cat pens (another thing not on my list, but I will definitely be using them; I love Grumpy Cat!!)
  • Allegiant by Veronica Roth
  • Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb DVD
  • Insurgent DVD
  • Toy Story 2 DVD
  • Toy Story 3 DVD
  • A Funko Pop! Harry Potter figurine (this one is of Harry in his Quidditch robes, carrying his broom and a snitch)
  • A Funko Pop! Sadness figurine (from the movie Inside Out)
  • Sindarin/English & English-Sindarin Dictionary (a language J.R.R. Tolkien made up in the Hobbit/LOTR series)
  • 3 gift cards
All in all, a wonderful Christmas celebration. Seeing my sister, brother-in-law, niece, and nephew, opening presents, Christmas dinner...always a wonderful time!!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Winter Fest 2015

The annual Winter Fest in my town was this weekend.

I did go, and this was probably my 4th or 5th time going. It's pretty a pretty neat community event, where you buy a tin (yes, you have to buy it), and then go around to participating shops, who then give you a cookie/treat.

There's also different acitivities (like carolers, musicians, etc.) and, of course Santa Clause.

I always try and get my picture taken with Santa every year.

I may be an adult, but that doesn't mean I have to always be an adult every single day. I love Santa!!!

Here are the few pictures that I took/had taken for me, during the fest:

These guys are awesome :) They sing as well as playing their instruments.

All the treats from the cookie walk.


Me and Santa :) He loves to sing "Merry Christmas" when he has his picture taken with kids (and adults).
I had a great time, and I hope to be able to go again next year.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Goals for 2016

Even though I rarely ever keep them, I have made resolutions/goals for 2016.

I don't know why I make them, as I know I'll never keep them. I can be quite a procrastinator at times, so I never really think about not meeting my goals when I make them.

But, here goes another year of goal-making (I should probably put not procrastinating on my goals on my list!!).
  • Start and keep a regular running exercise routine
  • Get a job (at someplace I would love)
  • Eat at least half as much junk food
  • Spend half as much time online
  • Find a boyfriend (one who will love me for me, and who would not try to hurt me)
  • Go for a walk every day (at least 30 minutes)
  • Eat healthier
  • Learn to cook
  • Talk to, and get together with, friends once a week
  • Knit and crochet at least one thing a month
  • Start writing a book, and keep working on it until it's finished
These are all I can think of at this time, but I might add more to it later. Hopefully I can do at least a few of these, and keep it up.