Saturday, January 2, 2010

hello 2010!

I've decided, since I'm not very good (so far) at attaining the goals I set on this blog (remember this post? ..yeah, oops), that I'm going to tell you about things AFTER I do them. Then it will be like, "Oh, that was a great idea! Look at what she did!", instead of like, "This girl is such a slacker and she is never going anywhere.."

So here's what today looked like:


Emphatically, apparently, judging by the snow stuck to the side of the house..

Trust me, this is a big deal. I've been spoiled rotten my 23 years and only once ever shoveled a driveway (and that one time wasn't even the whole thing, just a car sized chunk!!). So here is proof that princesses can shovel too.

(And yes, I did blank out the licence plate, because although I am aware that approximately 4 people read this blog, I have high hopes that someday I will become a famous blogger and I am attempting to prevent stalkers from creeping me by combing through my old, naive archives).

I would never have been able to do that without this key element, which I have affectionately named "Tonka". I never thought I would have to use it... but who's laughing now!! My mom, that's who.

I also attempted a lasagna for the first time, in my brand new slow cooker :)

I haven't actually tried it yet, but it smells delicious!!

And last but not least, the Travel Jar!!

I've been wanting to go backpacking through South East Asia for years, and while I know it won't be possible for at least another year and a half, I thought I'd get a kick start on saving.. and by saving, I mean my pennies. Every bit counts, right??


  1. This is funny because I rolled the change in my travel jar today...grand total...24.50 lol. I have to say yours is decorated much nicer than mine...seeing as mine is an old mason jar hah

  2. Hahaha I think I have.. $7? Might be a little while before I get anywhere haha