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Mini mandarins oranges

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Lovely music

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Freshly fallen snow

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It’s such a wonderful day.  I just had my third exam which means I’m over half way there to the holidays.  Brandon is in the spare room wrapping my presents (came home a wee bit early hehe), and he’s going on about how lovely they and how excited he is for me to open them.  I almost cried at this thoughtfulness especially when he brought me mandarin oranges as an “early” present.  It’s been a wonderful day and I don’t think I could ask for a better one.  I’m immensely blessed with a wonderful boyfriend who loves me as much as he does.  Parents who have provided for me and love me, a cheeky brother who is adorable and fun.  I’m also blessed to be able to get an education that very few in the world are able to.  I complain about it, but I love every moment of it (well minus writing essays XD).  I have a roof over my head and I have lovely things around me.  I think that this year has been lovely and just full to the brim of blessings.

What are you thankful for this year?

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I really should be studying.  I am doing a good job thus far.  But all that enlightenment and Hegellian Dialectics just bore me (well that’s a lie, I do love me some Hegel).  However, I’m just not in the mood to study.  I know I know, how horrible.  But I’m enjoying the time alone this afternoon.  I’ve got some wonderful music on in the background and it’s snowing outside.  I’ll have some tea on soon and enjoy its warmth when I return to my textbooks and the history of Expansionist Europe.

Time has been going by so fast lately.  It’s actually kind of scary because I increasingly feel like I can’t catch up to it.  Yet, at the same time, it’s not so bad, because I’m done with my essays already and soon I’ll be done with exams, hence the title of this blog.  Christmas is slowly creeping up and with that lovely turkey dinners and christmas smells.  I almost want to get a candle just to make my apartment smell like christmas when i’m not cooking christmas related goodies.  Mmmm.

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Winter coats.  I FINALLY got a nice fashionable wonderfully warm winter coat.  It’s blue, and felt and has a double row of buttons and i love it.  I took so pictures tonight so in the next couple days I’ll try to get them up.  But I absolutely love it.  I’ve worn it every day so far.  Haha.

Also, in other celebratory news, I’m done my classes for school.  I have a wonderful two – three weeks ahead where once I’m done exams I can relax and enjoy life and it shall be swell.  I cannot wait for christmas and I have such lovely plans laid for the boy.  Mmm.  I love the season.  I love the meaning it holds, the feeling of it all.  Everyone just SEEMS happier and it’s just a nicer place to live in.  The best part though is getting presents for people and wrapping them up.  I’ve put two under our tree and I just love looking at them and looking forward to when they’ll be opened by the people they’re intended for.  It shall be grand.

What are your christmas plans?  Is it a big deal for you?  Or do you treat it like any other day?

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Almost There

So I can tell that I’m way too excited to go home (not that one can be too excited to go home).  But I’m not watching how I talk and I’ve been mixing up sentences left right and centre.  I’ve also NOT been paying as astute attention as one should to facebook and totally replied to a message as if i was the only one that got it.  Yeah I felt lame haha.

It’s really weird these last few days at work.  I’m still giving it my best, but my managers don’t seem to care if I do manage to hear codes and other such items that previously were blocked from my hearing.  And i really don’t feel like getting close to people who are new now.  I’m leaving in a couple days and will never see most of them again so I’m not going to invest time into friendships.  Rather selfish, I know, however is rather logical from the point of usefulness.  I’m seriously gonna miss my work though.  It’s been rather fun this summer and I learned a lot both of myself and about customer service and officey things that are HOPEFULLLY going to prove useful ONE day.  I’m still holding my fingers crossed on that point ;).

But i’m almost ready to go home.  All my books and left over cans of food and electronics are nicely packed away in boxes waiting for the day that my dad will bring them home to me.  I can only bring two suitcases so my xbox and monitor and other such things will have to wait.  Twill prolly be a good thing what with school starting and all XD.  It’s not like I need MORE distraction than I already possess.

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So.  Ft.  McMurray.  I’m here now, and sadly already miss home and everything there.  Mostly my bed and a certain boy.  Alas I need to make money though.

Anyway, I’ve been here for two days though it feels like 8.  I started work right away, which was good in the sense that I wasn’t given a lot of time to brood over being away from home and that I was away from Brandon.  It also helped me stay away from thinking about how horrible I was going to be at my job.  Haha.  I always seem to do that for some reason.

My to do list is still a mile long.  I have to edit my website some more add paypal buttons and fix spelling errors.  I’ve just been exhausted from traveling etc.  And honestly, I just want to chill when I get home.  Today I played on the Wii and sat on an internet board all evening.  I did catch up on my google reader though.  I think I had something like 198 blog posts unread.  People need to stop writing interesting things (so as to quote the esteemable Dr. Dickson).  Little by little I’m killing my eyes.  Seriously, I think my optometrist must hate hearing of such things. Heh.

This post is rather all over the place and a means of letting you know (if you’re one of the few who reads this and doesn’t know me in real life.  If so, congratulations and thankyou for sticking it out with me :)) that I’m NOT dead.  I made it to Alberta after a frakking long travelling experience.  10 hours on the bus, then a day spent in Edmonton.  We didn’t get in till 730.  Marina was one sad panda.

I’m going to go crash though.  Have a wonderful night ladies and gents.  If you have any plans for the weekend, let me know in the comments 🙂

Rina

(PS.  What reference (book movie song what have you) is the title?)

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Are You Ready?

Summer.  I am so ready for you

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Spring is on its way.  I mayn’t have access to a yard for a garden.  But I can least plant my herbs.  From left to right: Basil, Oregano, Parsley, and Rosemary

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