It Feels Like Home

A Boston girl goes Hollywood then chucks it away for a life in OZ… these are my adventures and general musings.

Happy New Year December 31, 2008

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Things have been busy around here with traveling, seeing family and friends and celebrating the holidays. Regular blogging will resume in the new year with pictures of all the holiday madness and festivities.

In the meantime, have a very safe and happy new year to all! May 2009 bring you many wonderful things. Cheers!


Merry Christmas December 25, 2008

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We wish everyone a very happy Christmas! May you all have good tidings, heaps of love and peace this season and the year to come.


Sunset December 23, 2008

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I walked out the front door to find this stunning sunset over the mountains. Don’t you think the bursts of sunlight look like lava erupting from a volcano or else it’s a raging forest fire? Fear not, it’s just the sunset!

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Old or Not? December 21, 2008

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Does it make me an oldie if for Christmas I’m asking for knitting, quilting, sewing and calligraphy classes? I’d like to think not but Sister seems to think differently.

Sister: Sister, what do you want for Christmas?
Me: I want gift certificates for this place where I can learn sewing, quilting, knitting and calligraphy.
Sister: You want what?!? How old are you? You’re so old. You should be asking for more exciting, youthful things other than craft classes. You know what I want for Christmas?
Me: What?
Sister: Skiing accessories, a rock climbing excursion, airline gift cards to take a trip, a gym membership, boots, an iTunes giftcard, hang gliding ride…
Me: (Said sarcasticly) Well aren’t you freakin’ wonderful. You’re so awesome, Sister. Maybe one day I’ll grow up to be just like my carefree, feisty little sister. Just remember, when the economy goes completely down the crapper and the only clothes you have on your back are the ones handmade by yours truly, then you’ll be kissing my arse and placing your order for more. Besides, aren’t you the one who recently asked me to crochet you three winter hats?
Sister: God, you’re so boring, responsible and… OLD!
Me: Thanks, Sister. Love you too.


Snow Fallen December 18, 2008

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The first snow of the season has fallen on the mountains due to a winter storm that has blown through So Cal this week. It couldn’t have happened at a better time- snow capped mountains just in time for the holidays! I must say, it’s finally beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas in the desert.

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Tag December 14, 2008

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Emily tagged me and so here are my answers:

These are the rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you. (see above)
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random, arbitrary things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

6 Random Things (that I don’t mind being posted on the internet):

1. While in high school, I was accepted in to an advanced program at Wellesley College to study Japanese for two years. Years later, my two years worth of Japanese language and culture came in handy when Paul and I traveled to Japan for a holiday. All that hard work finally paid off!

2. When I was nine years old, I was stung by a jellyfish while in Florida on a family holiday. Luckily, I was rescued by a lifeguard a la Baywatch style. The life saver cured me with some meat tenderizer to my wound.

3. In high school, my very first car was a total piece of shite but really, what can you expect for $25! In the winter, the defroster wouldn’t work so the entire windshield was iced over. Sister and I would have to roll down the windows in the freezing cold and stick our heads out the windows in order to drive the car. Sister was a great navigator yelling various directions along the lines of, “you’re about to curb us!” or, “You’re on the wrong side of the road” and such. We didn’t want to tell the rents the car was broken for fear we would lose our wheels and freedom!

4. When I was a real young’in, my sister and I were “wrestling” (aka jumping on the bed and clothes lining each other). Since I’m far superior in strength, I broke Sister’s arm. We didn’t know for weeks until she finally said her arm hurt.

5. I’ve never had a professional/spa massage in my life. Yes, I’m pretty sure I’m the only woman in the world who hasn’t had one.

6. I’m allergic to cats. When I was young, I broke out in a tiny rash on my leg that just grew bigger and bigger as I grew up. I now have a large birth mark like feature that I affectionately refer to as my coffee stain.

I tag Casey, Alanah, Brianna, Janine, Rachel, Teresa and anyone else who wants to join in.


Bah Humbug No More! December 8, 2008

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Do you think Scrooge will like the house now?

Nah, just kidding! The above picture is not my house and it’s courtesy of Ugly Christmas Lights. Check it out to see how far people will go in the name of the Christmas spirit.

On a related note, I’m happy to report there have been no more candy cane incidents with Scrooge. Maybe the Christmas ghosts paid him/her a visit. Merry Christmas!