December, 2005

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SNOW!! (and blood)

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

Yesterday morning we woke up to a dusting of snow on the ground… and then it started to snow more and more. By the afternoon (well ok, late morning) we were having a snowball fight and taking a wintery walk, and by the evening time (well, ok, mid-afternoon… time runs differently when you only have 8 hours of daylight) we were sledging down the hills! We went to bed as it snowed more, and through the night it got deeper still! All day today it snowed, and everyone went out sledging while I was still asleep (I had been up and down all night long with 3 very large blood-pouring-everywhere nosebleeds). We went for a before-lunch walk, having lunch at the village cafe a mile or so away after walking over the snow-covered hills and through a snowy forest. Then after we returned, we grabbed our sledges and went for a long sledging session with some of the other village kids, which was coming to and end when Heather and Alice had a banging collision halfway down and Heather ended up with what’s usually my specialty, a blood-pouring-everywhere nosebleed. We took her inside and got her cleaned up, and after a while she’s ok. That ended the sledging, but it was getting dark anyway. Now we’re snugged up cozy in the warm cottage watching the snow fall still more! What a great time this has been. My dad was going to see a Hartlepool game tonight, but we’re not sure if we should venture out, as if the snow gets really bad, we could get stuck on a snowdrifted road on a moor. (That happened to my dad once before… where there was no phone signal of course. He had to spend most of the night in his car till the gritter came by and freed him.) So we’ll see how it goes.

SO! It’s been a great few days here with all the snow! Everything looks so white and clean, and we’ve seen lots of wildlife, since it’s hard for it to hide. Lots of birds, rabbits, and grouse and pheasants. Also lots of sheep, but we see loads of them anyway. At least in the winter they don’t baa all the time.

Anyway, today is a special day cuz AJ is turning 21. Happy Birthday! : )

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Merry Christmas, All!

Sunday, December 25th, 2005

Well, how did everyone’s Christmas go? Mine was pretty good. I got the new Robbie Williams cd, the new Oasis cd, and Now 63 (UK of course, not US). Also got Waking the Dead (a tv series that could be compared to CSI, but is much better) season 1, and Spooks (shown on BBC America as MI5) season 2. Also got a 7.5 hour cd of the history of Britain, which I’ll listen on one of my back and forth drives. Kenneth got a PSP, *sigh*. I shouldn’t be jealous, but I am, which makes me feel bad. I should be thankful for what I have got, which is a lot of good things. I really didn’t think I wanted a PSP that much anyway, but apparently I wanted it more than I realised.. heh. Oh well, life goes on! : )

ANYWAY! I hope everything is happy and good with you, what did everyone else get for Christmas? Let me know!

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It’s Christmas Eve, My Lads and Lasses!

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

Oh it’s Christmas eve!
I’m trying not to stress out, honestly, but it’s hard. I am having serious trouble sleeping, which is not good, but what can you do. It’s really boring lying awake in a dark house with everyone else asleep but you cant do anything because if you dad finds you awake you’ll be hung out the windows by your toenails. I’ve also started having nosebleeds again.. Oh the joys of winter! I especially love it when you have them in the night, so when you wake up the next morning it looks like a knife murder happened in your bed. Whoo!

So today we went to pick up our Christmas turkey from the butchers’ (Oh yes, here we still go to a good old-fashioned butchers’! Better quality meat, you know.) and then went for a 2.5 mile walk around Allendale countryside. It’s been beautiful weather today – blue sky with not a cloud, and sunny and lovely. It’s cold of course, freezing, but at least it’s sunny. The walk was great, with stunning views of the valley and rolling hills, all gleaming in the sun. Of course, the whole walk we had long shadows and it looked like evening, since it was about 1 or 2 in the afternoon, and the sun will set about 4. It comes up about 9. When we were up in Aberdeen, it was coming up around 10 and setting at 3! I love the short days – it always looks like either morning or evening, so the day never gets old and worn looking. It always looks fresh and golden, with long shadows. Anyway, they’re saying no white Christmas, but if the weather is like this, I won’t be complaining! There really is no better way to spend a Christmas than in a little cottage in the English countryside, I swear.

So yes, things seem to be going a little better. Libby and Kenneth are in the kitchen making mince pies (they contain fruit, sugar, and spices… no meat). Yum. I’ll go help them after I finish this. Being with the twins and Kenneth always makes things better. And the cottage is all decked out for Christmas, and of course Kenneth and the twins are so excited. Christmas with kids makes it so much better. Hopefully since I have such young siblings, there will be very little break between when they get too old for the fun and when I spluge out my own little clones. (Loving, aren’t I?) I can’t wait till the excitement tomorrow of them opening their presents. I really have no idea what I’ll get, but hopefully a few nice little things. I’m hoping for the new Robbie Williams CD.

I went and saw Narnia the other day, and actually really enjoyed it. The animation is very well done, and I enjoyed the characters. It’s very appropriate for all ages, which for once I really like, since Heather came and watched it with us and really enjoyed it, and since there was no blood and gore, she wasn’t scared. So I recommend it, if you were looking to go see it. Yes, it’s a Christian themed thing, or whatever, but it’s still a great story, and you don’t have to look into that to get a good message and a good movie.

Anyway, Have a great Christmas, all!! : )

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And just when you’re thinking that things are getting better…

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

…it all falls to pieces again.

Since I got on the plane at DFW, and moreso since we arrived in Aberdeen (all connections made and all bags present), I have been concentrating on convincing myself to destress and relax, and enjoy the holiday. So much for that.

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Just Hear Those Sleigh Bells Jingling, Ring-ting-tingling Too…

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

Well I’m off tomorrow.. today.. whatever you call 3AM. My plane leaves about 4pm, as usual, and I will be heading to the airport about 2, as usual. I fly to LGW, then take a plane straight up to ABZ (Aberdeen). Wednesday we go down to Newcastle and the cottage on the plane, and spend the rest of the holiday there. My sister flies back sometime between Christmas and New Year, and I return Jan 3rd, around 2pm.

The exciting thing is that we will be departing from terminal D, the new one (insert ‘ooo’s and ‘ahhh’s here). We landed there when we got back from summer, but it was not really open yet, they just had a few planes unloading there. None of the stores were open or anything, though. My dad went through it a month or so ago, and he said it was great, so I’m looking forwards to wandering around it.

I shall try and give a few updates from time to time, letting everyone know what I’m up to! And I’ll of course report my Christmas looting on Christmas day or Boxing day. Hopefully I’ll be able to post some pictures of me frolicking in some snow! (Did anyone just notice that frolicking is ‘fro licking?) Well, I wont be licking any ‘fros, but I will be dancing about in a happy way if the snow comes. (Does ‘pictures of me ‘fro licking in some snow!’ sound like some kind of really messed up pr0n to anyone else?) Ok enough of this conversation topic. Let’s move on.

Well I’d move on if I had anything else to say. Long story short – send me texts, send me emails, leave me comments, and I will feel loved and happy! And, I will see you all in January, if you wish to see me also (since it would probably be hard for me to work out just a one-way situation. Well, ok, it could be done, but we’re sliding back into that creepy relm we just left.)

SO! Have a Merry Christmas everyone, and a Happy New Year!
Remember, If you can’t be good, be careful!

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Home

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

Well I’m home again. Stayed up till 4 last night packing and drove home this morning. How is home? You might ask. Well, home is empty. Everyone went out to do whatever various things they do whenever I come home.

I meant to get up at 7 this morning, and finish packing, and leave early, since I had this appt in Ft Worth with an oral surgeon. I overslept my alarm 3 hours, and so ended up packing like a madman. Dr.Oral Surgeon tells me I need my teeth out. I’m not doing shit till someone actually sits down and talks to me. Everyone’s in such a huge rush to get to the next patient. Also, no one will answer my questions fully. They’re afraid too much detail will freak me out, but to me, having observed and had loads of wonderfully bloody and bone-saw-involving proceedures explained to me while I watched them, not knowing what they’re doing freaks me out. Anyway, they’re all full of shit. My roots are fully grown and near my nerve, so there’s a higher chance I’ll have a numb jaw. Anyway, the whole thing seems really stupid to me. They don’t even hurt. If they hurt later I’ll worry about them then. Jackass doctors.

Anyway, that’s all.

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There was more than one lobster present at the birth of Jesus?

Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

The pictures are back! I’m not sure how much I’ll be paying for this nicity, but we’ll see. I’ve taken the songs down, so that should ease the strain. My hits will start going down, but I don’t mind. Nobody was actually looking at my blog anyway, just taking the songs. If you want any of the songs from this post last year, I’m more than happy to send them to you individually or as a zip or rar over AIM or email. Just ding dong my doorbell and it is done. I’m just not paying for these strangers to get their Christmas music. *Grumble*

I watched Love Actually for the bazillionth time last night, and enjoyed it as much as ever, and cried again. I adore that movie. There has never been a movie I am so obsessed over, but there is now. Yey for Love Actually!

I have become quite a sock model in the last week, don’t you agree?

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Ok, There’s no Pictures

Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

Yes, I know there’s no pictures on the sidebar or of the socks. This is because all those visitors I was talking about in the previous post have used up my alotted bandwidth to my hosting thing. I’m getting it fixed soon as I can, and taking the damn mp3s down. Pictures of socks win over mp3s.

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Les Chaussettes Du Jour

Monday, December 12th, 2005


Les chaussettes de Noël du jour pour le 12 décembre
Snowflakes and Icicles!

My mom gave me these socks last year after Christmas. She says they’re ‘jean Christmas socks’ and I might see where she gets that from. I think they’re cute, with tiny Santas, and Christmas trees (vegetation is very popular on Christmas socks), and snowmen. Snowmen are a good idea on Christmas socks, I think. Maybe next year I will buy some snowman socks.

I’m sorry for not keeping up with my socks. : ( They are all updated now. Usually I despise changing the dates on posts to make them look like I posted them some other time, but I have done that with these, just for ease of having a good timeline.

Today was the start of finals. My biology test spat on me during the multiple choice, but I beat its ass all the way to Russia on the short answer and essay. Tomorrow I have no tests, but I must pack and study, and Wendesday I have French at 8am and OChem at 6pm. Thursday morning I depart for Arlington, and I go to some teeth man in Ft Worth Thursday afternoon. Sunday morning I depart the US for Britain, and shall return Jan 3rd. I don’t go back to school for a while after that, so that’s when I’ll see people, if I am wanted to be seen.

Another thing I wanted to mention was the fact that DAMN I am getting a lot of hits. I have gotten 1014 hits this month alone! That’s about double than I ever got before. Daily I’m getting about 80-100 hits. My old high was 5, and that was back junior or senior year.
I’d like to think this sudden surge in hits was because I suddenly became more interesting to the world or my Christmas socks were drawing tonnes of admirers. But of course, that’s not the case. Remember last year when I posted some Christmas songs that I recommended for you all to download? Nothing draws the hordes like mp3s. Since they’re all Christmas songs, my top search word has gone from ‘Emma’ to ‘Christmas’. Ho hum.

I’m both happy that I’m getting so many hits, and sad that they just want my songs. : ( I’d be happier if they just wanted my socks!

I hope you have enjoyed my daily sock updates, because yes, the time has come. Today’s socks were my last pair, and from now on it would be repeats : (. I know, it makes me cry too. I shall continue wearing my Christmas socks, so if you’re still curious, ask me to pull up my pants leg and see which ones I’ve got on : ) !

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Les Chaussettes Du Jour

Sunday, December 11th, 2005


Les chaussettes de Noël du jour pour le 11 décembre
Snowflakes and Icicles!

These socks are nice and tame. Classy, though. You could wear them even if you were not insane, like me. They have glitter thread too, and I like the holly and candy cane design. They’re pretty.

Tomorrow starts finals. Urgh.

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