Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Leaving tomorrow....

Hey everyone! Im all packed and ready to go to Edinburgh!!! Im exhausted, and worn out and ready for a little holiday. But I dont know how much I wil be enjoying the freezing cold of Scotland... its cold enough here in Belfast for me... and now Im going somewhere colder!!! Insane I know. Ive packed loads of socks and warm sweaters and shirts.... but I dont think I will be warm enough. I havent been warm at all since I left California. I miss the sunshine. :O) I am also at the half way mark of my time here in Belfast and I have had a great time so far. Met lots of cool nice people and had alot of fun times. But now I am going to sleep. Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Years! Ill see you all in 2010. Infinate X's and O's.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Snow in Belfast

Hey everyone... its 3 am here in Belfast and its snowing outside!!! I was watching a movie after going out tonight with friends and I looked up at my window and its covered in snow. My room is in the attic so my window is on the roof and so I knew this show was sticking. It came down a little bit Thursday night but it all melted before hitting the group. I think I was told that we were supposed to get 4-6 inches this weekend, so maybe it wont stop snowing and there will still be white and frosty when I wake up tomorrow. :o) I have a couple 230 am snow pictures for you all before I go, but it is time for me to sleep. Ive stayed up way past my bed time and now its time for me to say goodbye. Merry Christmas and Happy New Years! Love you & miss everyone back home. XOXO

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

7 days til Christmas in Scotland

Hiya everyone... I only have a week left until I leave for Scotland for 10 days... I have tons to do and little time to do it. Im babysitting tonight and friday or sunday night... I will find out soon, and I still need to get out and buy Sam his present. Ive already taken care of Niamh and Max's and those are wrapped and ready to go. I need to wash all my clothes again on Monday or Tuesday and I need to clean my room and bathroom... That way when I come home it will already be clean. Im going to Edinburgh from Pitlochry on Boxing Day (Dec. 26th) and Ill come home on the 4th.

I want to look into a place to snowboard so I can possibly go up there when I come back for 2 weeks at the end of January. I miss my family and friends so much right now... especially now. I didnt really think about the fact that Im here during the holidays, I didnt think I would be this homesick. But the good thing is that I have alot of great opportunities while Im here and it really helps knowing everyone back home is supporting me. So, Im going to go shopping at the Christmas Market either tomorrow or Friday night and Im hoping to find something cool for Sam, and find an Irish ornament for my Mom. <3

Monday, December 14, 2009

9 days till Scotland!

I leave for Scotland on the 24th of December for a week and a half. Ill be flying home from Edinburgh on the 4th and will land an hour before I have to be at work... here's hoping I'm not to thrashed after spending Hogmany in Scotland. From what Ive hear the Scottish love to celebrate New Years! I cant wait. And the added bonus is that I will be returning to Scotland 2 weeks later and staying for 2 weeks. So hopefully Ill meet someone cool I can hang out with on the weekends while I'm there. :o)

I got my care package from my Mom and Dad today, it had a new pair of pajamas from my Grandma Julia and Grandpa John!!! I absolutely love new PJ's... It also had a water bottle and some multi vitamins, and cookies! I love my parents so much they're always thinking of me and really do make this a whole lot easier. Not to mention Cath is the best mom I could possibly work for so this is really starting to feel like home.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

14 days til Edinburgh

I only have 2 more weeks until I leave again for Scotland. Ill be there for 10 days and get to celebrate Christmas and New Years in a new and exciting place. Surprisingly I'm only mildly excited for this trip, but I think that's mostly because I've been getting out so much lately. Recently I've met a handful of very nice and cool people that I've been hanging out with. So I think I just haven't had the chance to think much about the holidays or the trip. It hardly seems like its Christmas time... usually I would have a few family get together leading up to the 25th, I would be helping my Mom decorate the house, and I would be buying presents for everyone. But I'm not doing any of that this year. I went to the Christmas Market yesterday with Emma and Claire and had a blast but I was there strictly to window shop. :o( I saw so many things I wish I could get for someone back home but the postage alone would break me, so it looks like that's not going to be happening. Not to mention I'm saving for the trip to Scotland. Thank god I don't have to pay for my hostel... Catherine is graciously covering the cost of that. But Christmas eve and day will be spent in Pitlochry and then on Boxing day I will be heading down to Edinburgh where I hope to have a great time... and hopefully Ill find some cool people and an awesome party to ring in the New Year! Now all I have to do is figure out what my resolution will be... any suggestions? Ive already semi stopped biting my nails, although this last week has been hard on them and I'm starting to slip. Other then that I have no idea what it will be this year and I could really use any ideas you have. I should be asleep right now because its 115 am. I got home tonight by 9 pm but like an idiot I started watching movies and stayed up way later then I had planned. At least tomorrow is a half day, and I am babysitting tomorrow night and Saturday night so I will be getting lots of rest this weekend. Good night. xoxo

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Dec begins

Hey everyone.. well November has come and past and I'm on to my 3rd month here in Belfast and its been really good. Last weekend I got out a bit and met some new friends and I hope to hang out with them again soon. I haven't been updating this blog as much as I want to but the truth is I really don't have new things to report everyday so I don't write as much. LOL Anyways, I met some new friends and they all seem very cool, they just don't live in Belfast, they live in the towns about 15 mins away so that makes it a bit harder for us to hang out. But hopefully soon.

I leave for Scotland on Christmas Eve and will be in Edinburgh from the 26th through the 4th of January. I cant wait for Hogmany and to see how the Scots celebrate it. I'm hoping there will be some nice people in the hostel I'm staying in and hopefully I can hang with them while I'm there. I want to go see the Edinburgh castle and I'm going to be looking for some more things to do while I'm there. I'm sure there is loads to do... I just need to google it and see what I want to do.

Cath is in Edinburgh this weekend so that will give me the opportunity to work a few more hours this week and make a little extra cash... some is going to be stashed away in my savings and some will go for spending money while I'm in Edinburgh. I'm thinking after I come back from that trip Ill start banking majority of my earnings each week for when I come home so I will be able to pay the bills Ill have while I'm at home.

Ive also started looking on the aupair websites I'm on for a family somewhere in California for when I get home. I would ideally like to live somewhere up north in the San Fransisco area. That way I'm close enough to come home and for everyone to come visit whenever we like but I'm still far enough away to have my own life and Independence. I think that would be good. The thing is I just need to find the right family and get it all set up. I'm a little on the early side looking for families and most people are only looking for someone who can start in January and February, so I figure come mid January there will be alot more people looking and Ill find the right place for me... but if anyone knows anyone who is looking for a nanny, let me know. :O) Well I better be going but I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving and hope to hear from you soon. :0D