Day 251: September 15th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!
Cardio was = Walking
Dance of the Day was = “Den Antexo” by Goin Through
Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog = “Face Twitches”
Anything to Note =
I don’t have time to blog much as I left it too late tonight as had a busy day – had a lovely lunch with my friends, who gave me some wonderful baby gifts – thank you guys…you shouldn’t have!!! Then my dad arrived so was spending some time with him 🙂
We didn’t get to be with my dad for his birthday so we had a mini birthday celebration tonight and just gave him his presents – small things – but a couple of them I had for him for his Christmas presents and sadly we could not be together so I’ve had them for almost a year!
I’m the kind of person that has a “present box” under the bed (no looking anyone!!) and if I see something that is perfect for someone I will buy it no matter what time of year and store it away for their birthday or Christmas…depending of course if I have the funds on me at the time I see the perfect gift…and if not, I try and remember to write it down….yup, I’m a geek 🙂
But it comes in handy, like my mum’s birthday is coming up in October, and I have some Christmas presents I had for her too in that box, so that makes up half of them already 🙂
Only thing is I have to remember to look in the box! As a couple of times I have bought presents and then a few months later looked in the box and already had enough presents! Oh well, then I have to save them for the next event 🙂
It’s a day of traveling today…my dad arrives and Stuart right now is on his way to the airport!!! Crazy times!!!!
All soooooooo close to the doom day haha….and by that I mean the due date….which is only one week away!!
Anyway, have a safe flight POOKIE!!!! I will see you in the morning 🙂
Day 91: April 8th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!
Cardio was = Walking
Dance of the Day was = “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go (Jitterbug)” by Wham
Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Stuart Sleeping”
Anything to Note =
Happy Easter to all of you!!!
I will be celebrating my Easter next weekend as Greek Easter falls only one week after this year. However, the more I think about it the more I realize today is also my Easter as well. My mother is Australian so this is her Easter and she definitely took us Easter egg hunting when I was little. And we definitely had lots of Easter eggs and chocolate and food! Our family never misses a holiday that involves food that’s for sure – it’s like we also always celebrated Thanksgiving growing up even though we have no family that are American – granted we went to the USA every year at either Christmas or Easter or both for skiing, so I know I have strong ties to America from childhood, but technically none of us have a direct American connection except our close friends…but hey, it was a chance to eat and have a dinner party! So, we did that! I also vaguely remember getting presents at Thanksgiving…which is not the point of the holiday at all!!!
Being half Australian and half Greek also meant that I got presents on Christmas but then also some more presents on New Years due to St. Nicholas coming then to deliver presents as the Greek tradition! So that was another score! AND, since I am Greek I have a name day, which actually fluctuates with Greek Easter – so St Zoe Day is always the Friday after Greek Easter. BUT ALSO, my real name is double barrel, so its Zoe-Christina, so technically I have second name day for Christina which comes from Christ so is indeed on Christmas….but I never really got more presents on Christmas because of that…althogh I should have!! I probably brought that up a few times when I was younger being the brat I was!!
It seems the Australian in me gets put to the side, and the growing up in England, and the American annual tie, as being Greek takes the forefront. And it’s true – I feel more Greek than anything and have a stronger connection to Greece and being Greek, always. So it doesn’t really feel like my Easter today at all. BUT, it is. AND, I was also thinking that I am now married to a Brit, and this is Stuart’s Easter so it really should now be more important in our family. And as I was picking up some Easter goodies for Stuart yesterday from the import store I realized that today was special and I should be celebrating. And I would want the new addition to our family to also have both Easter’s like I had. So ahead I should try to not let the Greek rule over the British traditions always (even though Greece of course rules 🙂 haha!), at least for Stuart’s and the newbie’s sake, I will happily celebrate more holidays!
I mean who can say no to chocolate??!!
And who can say no to Stuart cooking a roast dinner tonight for us for when I get back from rehearsal??!!
I never believed in the Easter Bunny though – I do remember that! I knew it was my mum…so not sure about carrying on that part of the tradition to the newbie! Unless I make Stuart dress up like a giant Bunny every year haha!
I am not going to lie – it’s a little creepy!! Isn’t it??