05 January 2010

keep warm

I love the cold days of January. Bundling up to go outside, having hot drinks, and staying inside while snowflakes float past the window. There are so many nice things about the coldest part of winter that I got to do over my vacation from work--ice skating with LK, reading Jane Austen, seeing movies, and going to cozy pubs to play darts.
I'm not one for "resolutions," but in January I set goals for the year. Last year my goal was to clear up my skin and even though the last 6 months have been difficult, I'm nearly there.
I joked on New Year's Eve that my goal was to drink more, and it isn't far from the truth. My goal is to have more fun (and perhaps, drink more). The job market sucks and there is nothing I can do to change that, so I may as well enjoy myself a little rather than mope about because I haven't started my career. My other goal is obviously to get a "real" job, but I don't think there will be any harm in spending more time with my friends and Lars (my new camera).

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  1. I feel you on the job market. I finally have a decent job, but only after 5 years at McD's, and a 6 month stint at Best Buy. However, we did get a 5% pay cut that has not been returned yet so my job may not be as great as I thought.

    Anyways, I love these pictures. Especially the book one, that is what I really want to do right now. :)

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  2. Aww, it must be wonderful to keep oneself warm and toasty by the fireplace like that! Your idea of spending the winter is so appealing!

    Hope you find a 'real' job soon, in the mean time have loads of fun with Lars:)

    xx

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  3. These are all such gorgeous photos!

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  4. cute pictures, they basiclly sum up my christmas hoildays xx

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  5. hello there, I like your blog:) I really miss the winter seasons for all the reasons you've stated. It's stinkin-hot here in Aus.

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  6. Ooh, all these images are so delightfully wintry and cozy...but I always prefer a few walls and windows between me and winter. :)

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  7. these are great pics! thx for sharing:) even though i'm not a big fan of the cold, i agree, ice skating and cozy places are the best:) ure right, it's NOT ur fault the economy is a downer so keep ur chin up!:D enjoy ur time with "lars" hehe i still love how u named ur camera lol:D

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  8. Blog-walking and found your blog - a sudden crush caress my heart.
    You have a wonderful journals of life, and I love the pictures you posted!
    We don't have winter here, but I dont mind to play my imagination a bit to feel the cold.
    It would be great to have those warmth on the photos above when we really have winter here.
    :)

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  9. i love how you want to spend ur winter break :D
    cozying up near a fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa sounds good to me :D

    thanks for the inspiration darling !
    keep posting up great stuff up .

    thanks for taking the time to comment and visit my blog .
    visit / comment / follow me back at..
    GlisteRs and bListeRs

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  10. Ooo, these pictures make me all cozy inside...I adore the one with the book!

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  11. It's all there in your post... Everything one needs to survive the cold, wintery days. I like your resolutions - More fun is always good - even with work we need to keep a balance. Sabine x

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  12. Those socks look so comfortable!
    I do love visiting the cold, but actually living I prefer to be able to just wear a sweatshirt at most. (:

    Beautiful photos!

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  13. hi, kallie! thx for the comment on my blog:) i don't think u guys are nuts at all for naming everything lol:D it's adorable:) i have friends who also love to name inanimate objects haha two of my friends who are married call their newly acquired SLR camera, "the baby" :D

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  14. Wonderful post! It's so nice to see a blogger that's spending a cold winter, most of the people I follow have sunny weather in winter :P

    Good luck with your desire of having more fun, that's always healthy ;))

    Thanks for commenting on my page!

    kiss

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  15. I wish I had the time to read Pride and Prejudice again instead of studying..! I should't ven be on blogspot ^^ have a lovely Friday! X

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  16. hi, kallie! thx for the comment on my blog:) i don't think u guys are nuts at all for naming everything lol:D it's adorable:) i have friends who also love to name inanimate objects haha two of my friends who are married call their newly acquired SLR camera, "the baby" :D

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  17. Those socks look so comfortable!
    I do love visiting the cold, but actually living I prefer to be able to just wear a sweatshirt at most. (:

    Beautiful photos!

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  18. Blog-walking and found your blog - a sudden crush caress my heart.
    You have a wonderful journals of life, and I love the pictures you posted!
    We don't have winter here, but I dont mind to play my imagination a bit to feel the cold.
    It would be great to have those warmth on the photos above when we really have winter here.
    :)

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  19. Ooo, these pictures make me all cozy inside...I adore the one with the book!

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  20. Wonderful post! It's so nice to see a blogger that's spending a cold winter, most of the people I follow have sunny weather in winter :P

    Good luck with your desire of having more fun, that's always healthy ;))

    Thanks for commenting on my page!

    kiss

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  21. hi, kallie! thx for the comment on my blog:) i don't think u guys are nuts at all for naming everything lol:D it's adorable:) i have friends who also love to name inanimate objects haha two of my friends who are married call their newly acquired SLR camera, "the baby" :D

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  22. I feel you on the job market. I finally have a decent job, but only after 5 years at McD's, and a 6 month stint at Best Buy. However, we did get a 5% pay cut that has not been returned yet so my job may not be as great as I thought.

    Anyways, I love these pictures. Especially the book one, that is what I really want to do right now. :)

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