Saturday, December 31, 2011

Goodbye to 2011...Hello 2012!!!

Let me take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you a wonderful and Happy New Year! This past year brought many changes in my life -- some good, some bad; however, the chance to share my stories with all of you has been incredible.

As I look to 2012, I hope that not only new experiences, new adventures and new people enter my life, but I hope the same for all of you as well.  This past year has brought me some difficult times but through my faith, I have come through.

Thank you all for being so kind and supportive while following my blog. It is so nice knowing that people out there actually want to take time out of their day to read your thoughts.  Starting out, I never would have imagined that I would have even TWO followers and although I'm hoping to get more in the future, I'm thankful for each of you!


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Holiday Road

Christmas is coming and let's just say, I'm a bit panicked! Due to my busy work life, as well as events that have caused me to be out of town the past few weekends, my Christmas shopping has been very nill thus far. However, I did get a chance to do a bit of Xmas shopping this afternoon :) 

Of course, every slow car, every bit of traffic, and for some strange and crazy reason, a freaking parade, seemed to cause my somewhat happy demeanor to turn to aggravation and a boiling point that was topping the scale at around a 10!

Once at home, I couldn't help but smile when I saw my "already read once" Conde Nast Traveler sitting on the kitchen table. When it and my Travel & Leisure arrive, the world is once again, grand! I immediately started thinking of all the places I would love to spend the holidays in and of course, the most notable popped into my head -- Hawaii. 

To wake up on Christmas morning and open the door to see waves, sand and maybe a Santa sunbathing on the that would be a relaxing Christmas.  I've always thought spending Christmas in Hawaii would be one holiday I would never forget; however, until Hell decides to freeze over, my mom will expect a tree, presents and Christmas dinner at her house every year (which, I guess is okay since she cooks some amazingly good food at Christmas!)

So, since I'll be spending Christmas at home, I'll just pull out my faithful and friendly travel magazines and let their photos and words keep me company. Besides, if I couldn't handle traffic and a parade, I'm sure I'd get thrown into an airport holding cell if I were to go somewhere at Christmas.

Where has been the most unique and memorable place you've spent Christmas?