Saturday, 2 January 2010

Happy New Year!!!!!

I hope you all had a wonderful time over the holidays!

My Christmas was very nice. On Christmas Day we had the bf's family over. That was good, it meant everyone was there all at the one time, the living room was stuffed full of people! The bf had a cold so I had to make the dinner "so he wouldn't spread his germs" :D I got him to stand behind me and tell me what to do though - he's totally the chef round here, not me! But I made roast beef and potatoes with onions and mustard, and it all went well, and tasted pretty good, if I do say so myself!

I got lots of lovely things for Christmas. I got two games for my DS - Professor Layton and pandora's Box, and Chrono Trigger. I really enjoyed the last Professor Layton game that I got last year, and I really like old style RPGs like Chrono Trigger. I also ordered Harvest Moon - Island of Happiness with some money I got for Christmas :)

I got two bellydance belts:

and I also got lots of warm things to snuggle up in, which turned out to be just the thing I needed in this weather! I got pyjamas, slippers that look like bunnies, and a slanket!! I am now officially a slanket owner! ;)

Those turned out to be doubly useful since I caught the bf's cold just after Christmas. I spend most of the time between Christmas and New Year sniffling and feeling sorry for myself. Honestly, it was such a bad cold! I went totally man-flu on my bf and moaned at him the entire time. Poor him! I spend the actual New Year's night in my bed, because my nose would not stop running, and I just felt awful. So I texted everyone early, switched my phone off and went to sleep. I woke up for a while when some fireworks went off, but there weren't as many this year as last year. The snow must have been too much!

Speaking of which, we got another two inches here overnight!! This is what it was like at my parents on Boxing Day:

My Parents' Garden, Boxing Day

and this is it here now:

My garden, Jan 2nd

I'm feeling a lot better now, whatever bug it was seems to have pretty much sorted itself out, and I actually feel human again, if a little sniffy and coughy. But I can't tell you how great it feels to be able to breathe out of my nose again!! Such a little thing, but it makes so much of a difference!

I hope 2010 is a great year for everyone out there! Happy New Year!!


Sherry said...

In the US we called the blanket sack thing "snuggie" the commercials are ridiculously stupid. I feel embarrassed for the people in the commercial.

Sherry said...

Oh but the snow is beautiful.

Samsara said...

What a coincidence! I also got one of those slanket things except mine's called a Snug-Bug! My BF's mum gave it to me because M says that I'm always cold :) Pretty snow piccies; ours has pretty much gone now :(

Samsara said...

Oh yes, Happy New Year! :)

Karen said...

So glad you're feeling better! Happy New Year to you and yours!

torirot said...

Happy new year to you! Happy to see you have some snow, as well!

Elizabeth said...

The snow looks beautiful! We have to take a 2 hour drive to the mountains to see a sad little patch of snow! haha! I'm glad you got lots of nice things to keep you warm and cozy. Happy New Year!