Wednesday, January 23, 2013

2013 Resolutions in review

What? you say. Already?

Well, it's almost the end of the first month of the year so I thought I'd just keep track of my progress so far...

1. My rigorous yoga practice ...

Is coming along splendidly! I started going to classes at a yoga studio. I forgot how much more beneficial it is going to a class than practising on my own. Also, I'm keeping a daily journal / private blog to keep track of my thoughts and progress. I started out the year doing yoga and/or meditation every day. But daily life creeps in and sometimes I don't get to do anything. However, i've been consistent with practising at least 3-4 times every week!

2. A photo every day ...

Is so much easier with my iPhone and the Collect App. The app sends me daily reminders in the evenings to make sure I have taken at least one photo that day. And I'm finding out the joys of Instagramming. Sorry, slow poke here, but hit me up @mrsjrizzle


3. One book a month ...

I added this resolution after reading The 25th Hour's challenge and decided to join in the fun. My book for January is done, and I'm working through my next book! Whee!!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Where's Waldo Pub Crawl

Trying to break the Guinness World Records of 3657 Waldos in one place (Dublin, Ireland), the Epicenter in Uptown Charlotte hosted it's annual Where's Waldo pubcrawl last night.

My friend celebrated her birthday this weekend, so we decided to join in the Waldo-mania.

I had dressed as Waldo one Halloween, and still owned the striped top, stripey socks and glasses from a few years back. Unfortunately, after several relocations, I had discarded the bobble hat, so I was panicking in search of one.

When I decided there was none to be found, I rummaged through my fabric stash and decided, what the heck, I'll just wing it and make myself one.

I used the leftover fabric from making my Christmas stockings - perfect red and white stripes! - cut out two domed shaped pieces and sewed the edges together with a 1/2 inch seam allowance.


This was quite easily done in 5 minutes..
I don't know what the final count is but it sure was a great night out!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

On the bookshelf : Join in the Fun!

The 25th Hour: A Book A Month Challenge

Are you ready? I've already started on my book for the year. I'm now reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I never got past Book 1 when the first book came out because I got so spooked out at the end of the book(!), I stopped reading. And then the movies came out so I took the easy way out and watched them all. Last year, I decided I should read the books and I got through the first five. Two more books till the end of the series! Lots of books on the to-read list this year!

Hit me up on Goodreads

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Family : Three times the fun

chui sisters

Dear Mei Mei-s (sisters in Mandarin)

Happy birthday!

Thank you for being such a bother when we were growing up, although you know I love you still. In a blink of an eye you're in your mid-twenties. UN-Believable. Too fast.

Now one is married, you all have steady jobs and great lives. Couldn't ask for more.

In my mind, you'll always be the baby sisters I remember in my mind. I still think you were the cutest before you turned three. :p On the day you were born, I could hardly fathom the thought of sharing Daddy and Mommy with not one, not two, but THREE new sisters. I had to resort to asking around, see if anyone was interested in some new babies, because I had several to give away. Nope, no such luck.

But just as well.

I got an iPhone for Christmas (yea, i think some people were just getting sick of how technologically un-savvy I was becoming). So I downloaded the WhatsApp and went ballistic texting my sisters (for FREE! how is that possible??) My sisters were amused at my enthusiasm, nevertheless, we were communicating more than ever before. Thank you Steve Jobs.

I hope you all had a blast! J, Scuffy and I send our love, and we hope to see you soon!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Boston Terrier + Mini Schnauzer + Beagle =


Here's Scuffy and his band of brothers! Clockwise : Scuffy, Beckham and Buddy!
Don't you just love their faces!! I want to squeeze them all!! Looking forward to playdates!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 : New Year's Resolutions

In 2013 :

Taking one year to discipline myself with more rigorous yoga training. I'm aiming to save up enough money for a teacher training course in 2014. But of course, instead of plunging head first, I want to take the time to decide if this is something I really want to do.

I will challenge myself to take a photo each day so by the end of 2013 i will have visual memories to remember the year by! T
his app called Collect helps me keep my daily images on a calendar! Super nifty!

Alright, keeping resolutions simple this year! 
What resolutions did you make for 2013?
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