Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Random Tuesdays 01/28/2014

Hogback Mountain Gift Shop in Marlboro, Vermont in 2006

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Random Tuesdays 01/21/2014

Taking the Water Taxi in Chicago, 2008.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Random Tuesdays 01/14/2014

Princess Lilly and the blogger herself near my parents' house in southern Finland, 2007.
I miss my puppy so much, she would have turned 16 this month. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Random Tuesdays 01/07/2014

Canopic jars at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in 2007

Friday, January 3, 2014

The Giveaway winner and a surprise!

The Sugar Antelope Giveaway in cooperation with Golla ended last night and it's time to announce the winner. 

There were two participants, so both names were written on index cards, which were folded and put in a bag. Then lil man randomly selected a winner by grabbing one of the cards. As before, he was selected to do this important job as he is the most impartial person in our household when it comes to this; he can't read. 

And the winner is...


Would you be able to email me (sugarantelope @ gmail.com) your address, so that I can send you the Golla Mobile Purse? :)

Then for the surprise part! 
Since there were only two participants I figured a 2nd prize would be in order:

So, T. would you also be able to email me (sugarantelope @ gmail.com) your address, so that I can send you this Golla Phone Pocket? :)

Thank you both for participating, I'll be answering your interesting questions next week. 

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year 2014! Resolution time!

2013 came and went, way too fast!
I'm glad to bid farewell to 2013, but I'm a little sad I didn't accomplish as much as I had hoped to during it.
Due to some health set backs I haven't finished my MA thesis yet, which I'm really bummed about. I knew it would be hard to work full time and write a thesis, but I didn't plan on the other difficulties :( But, I do hope to get the thesis done by the end of this month. I haven't been able to write much of my MBA thesis either, so my New Year's resolution is to finish both theses!

Tin results 2014: seahorse, small dog and a bigger dog. 
Conclusions: I'm going to Sealife and will be getting two puppies this year, yay! :)

My other New Year's resolution is pretty common; I plan on taking better care of myself. This means more sleep, less stressing over things I have no control over :)  I also want to do some adjustments to my diet; I wish I could promise to give up on sugar candy, but I know I'm too weak to do that. Instead I will add more greens to my diet. I eat plenty of fruits, but I need eat more veggies. I gave up on bread last year, which has worked out great for me, although I do still eat Carelian pastries :) 

As for my other wishes for the brand new year 2014, I really wish we could just put this darn immigration nightmare behind us and move on with our lives. It has now been 8 months since we applied for my IR-1 spousal visa and nothing has really happened since. Our papers have been transferred from one service center to another, so basically from one desk to another, but that's it. Extremely frustrating. Oh well, one more thing I have no control over :)

Did you make any New Year's resolutions? If so, I'd love to hear them!
Wishing everyone a fabulous New Year 2014! :)

p.s One more reminder, take part in the Giveway! Ends tomorrow :)