Somehow it is already New Year’s Eve. A year ago today we were in Ladysmith with the R. Crossleys, the B. Crossleys, the T. Crossleys, and friends. This year we have a much smaller crowd to ring in the new year – just the R. Crossleys and friends.
2011 has been wonderful to Jordan and I! After stressing my way through the early months I was accepted into the clinical psychology program in Regina, and there couldn’t have been a better fit for me. Jordan was accepted into the honors program in Regina, which meant he could happily move with me – thus fulfilling last year’s New Year’s Resolution to live together! And such a lovely time we’ve had. Regina surprised both of us with its home-y charm and personality. The University and our various mentors and friends have made the transition easy. One day it will be nice to be oceanwards, but in the meantime there is no better place in Canada for our academic careers.
We’ve been in Grande Prairie for a week and a half now. The travel here was very easy (Jordan observed my minor paranoia about flying firsthand!) and we’ve been very relaxed. And the food! Oh, the food! Christmas Eve fondue, Christmas morning eggs benedict, turkey and seafood linguine, sushi and Padrino’s. For Christmas my family gave me my first fondue pot and a dual muffin toaster and egg cooker – 2012 will be a tasty year! Jordan was very thoughtful with his presents this year, including a beautiful ‘hope’ necklace that is right up my alley. We’ll be making good use of his new Tassimo coffee machine too!
We’re having Fondue Round Two tonight, then counting down the minutes until the New Year. I’m always very excited for a new year to start. I’ve enrolled in a yoga class with Holly, and have lots of exciting projects coming up in the lab that I’ll be involved in. I would like 2012 to be the year of organization – dayplanners, list-making, filing and color-coding. Being a little neurotic is beneficial in the long run! Jordan and I have to come up with a joint new year’s resolution as well since it worked out so nicely last year. Maybe I’ll resolve to drag him to Halifax with me in July!
All the best to family and friends. Thank you for being such avid blog readers this semester!