Friday, January 02, 2009

Home Again

Christmas is over, and the new year is upon us! For some reason inexplicable joy is abounding in my stomach despite the necessary goodbyes which were uttered 15 minutes ago. I think I am excited to get back into the routine of school and work, despite my reservations about the rather unfortunate classes that are required this semester (blech, group counselling...no more video assignments, PLEASE!) I am also excited about being able to share the utility bills with 7 people rather than 4. YES, that is right...3 more roommates are arriving this weekend to live in our big green house. It is going to be a FULL house. But I still have the personal oasis of my bedroom. I love people. I think it will be good to have more people around.

For Christmas I received several gifts of particular enjoyment. I got an authentic Greek Fisherman's hat, which I wear with the pride of any good Greek boy (apparently they are all the rage for the male youth of Nelson. I plan to start a trend). I also got several sheets of beeswax with which I can make numerous candles. And I got a scarfette (See Etsy for definition) knitted by my sister. And a GREAT book about AIDS orphans in Africa.

I also was given a hand-me-down camera which has limited button functioning, but can still take a picture...so I can put some more pictures on my blog.

And so, despite my personal chagrin about NOT having a delayed flight (I wanted to stay home longer) I am happy to be back in Winnipeg, in dearest ugly house.

My new year's Resolutions:

1. Wear my glasses more
2. Pay the bills on time
3. Do more readings
4. Love

5 comments:

Lindsay said...

Hope you're having fun with the new roomies. Miss you! Our train ride was good, although delayed by several hours. We should chat on the phone before the semester gets going!

darrell and ray-ann said...

pretty sad to see you guys go! but we know you are doing what you need to do. love you , dad

Janna said...

hey jennie, if you ever need help with those beeswax candles, i am your man. i can roll 200 in 8 hours. that is what happens when you work in a factory for the summer. life skills. they will stay with me for always ;)

Darren said...

I am very much pleased to have been educated on what a scarfette is. Does the button still keep the beautiful smell of cedar?

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