erika_sanely: (My Tree thanks to slodwick)
Can I just say that last night I had the most wonderful time. I had a low key BBQ and drinks to welcome in the new year, and invited about 7 people around. One had to be at work today at 6am, so to make sure he didn't miss out, we celebrated NZ's NYE at 10pm (since they are two hours ahead of us), and once we had lit the sparklers and popped some confetti poppers my friend was more than okay to go home at a reasonable hour and not feel like he was missing out. And we had the added bonus of having 'a practice run' so to speak.

The night finished up about 0130am. The majority of people were moving on to another friend's place, but as I said to them - I had had a great night, and I think one more drink would be the drink to topple me from "waking up with only the slightest of headaches" to " laying on the bathroom floor whimpering 'Why?!?! What have I done to deserve this?!?!" And I was indeed correct - woke up at 6am feeling quite fine. The backyard is cleaned up, I've got most of the washing up done, garbage has been put out, and all that is left to do today is relax.

The mix of people was perfect. It was a low-key and everyone got along and it was just nice. My ideal way to celebrate the new year and to farewell the old.

So, resolutions for 2013. )
erika_sanely: (2012 resolution post)
It's December 31 here, and while I'm taking a small breather before my friends turn up for a BBQ, I want to wish you and yours a most excellent 2013.

Take care of yourselves and your loved ones. Do something wildly fun and daring. Smile at small kids and always wave if they wave at you. (Also, poke your tongue out at them as often as you can. You'd be surprised the joy you get from doing that.)

Wear odd socks.

2012; you were a good year. Admittedly I've had better, but the world didn't end so that's in your favour. Here's to 2013 being even bigger and greater.
erika_sanely: (Sock Monkeys)
This was my back-up plan baking for the day. I had originally planned to make powder puffs, but I forgot something very crucial; I am crap when it comes to any type of biscuit or biscuit type thing. Useless, utterly useless (I just can't get them to stay the right shape), but I will keep trying.

This my friends is a Peach Blossom cake, which involves neither peaches or blossoms. )
erika_sanely: (2012 resolution post)
So instead of getting to the end of the year and wondering how I went in keeping my resolutions, I"m going to do a mini-review at the end of every month and see how I'm faring.

So, without further ado, my score card so far: )

I'd say overall I'm doing rather well. Let's say Credit.
erika_sanely: (2012 resolution post)
Happy new year and all that jazz!

Please find below my resolutions for 2012. I want to do a post a day in January, so tomorrow I'll do a post-mortem on my resolutions for 2011. :fingers crossed I kept at least half of them:

The usual stuff people vow each year. )

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