Getting one post in for December, before we head into 2012 next week.
I've been so busy the past month with work, Christmas shopping, Christmas movie/tv episode watching and then all the parties that come along with December.
We had a few morning teas at work for birthdays. Too much food as always, but they're lots of fun, its good to chat at work. Then we had our work Christmas party which was held after work at the Monash Civic Centre from 5pm. I went along with my boss and the girls. We had a few drinks and stood around while all the boring stuff went on, then the DJ and the karaoke started. Jess and I decided to do Karaoke together, we ended up singing Manic Monday -I thought we were pretty good. Then we did a lot of dancing. I wasn't drinking much cause I had to drive home, but I still had a blast. I was doing all the dances with actions such as the Macarena, Nutbush and Timewarp. There was a little more karaoke, till the party started wrapping up just after 10, and I left about 20 past, as did Jess and Deepa. I was pretty sore the next morning from all the dancing.
On the Saturday night I drove all the way over to the other side of the city, to visit Brett and Sarah's place for our group Christmas party. I wasn't going to, but I ended up taking citylink, cause it was easier. But I tell ya, its far far away out there in the west! I'm such an inner eastern and southern girl. But it was fun, everyone was there, and we did presents and Brett and Sarah put on good food, and there was good dessert. I must also add that Melbourne does look awfully pretty all lit up and spread out when you're coming back across the West Gate Bridge.
The Monday at work we had another morning tea for birthdays. Wednesday my department had our Christmas lunch at Pescare in Century City. It was fun and went for a few hours.
Friday we got coffee and cakes given to us...so that was a bonus too!
I spent Saturday shopping for food, and wrapping my presents. I watched the Carols by Candlelight. Which was lots of fun for me cause it had all my fave theatre people, like Amy Lehpalmer from Rock of Ages and Lucy Durack! Plus plenty of other good people.
Christmas Day, Dad and Scott came over for breakfast and pressies which was nice. Mum had to go pick up Grandma and take her to Neil's. Nicole and Scott went with Dad to Terry's. I was stuck taking all the food and drinks to Neil's. It was really hot, so I was packing stuff in cold bags with icepacks. I got there right on 1:30pm, and we ate pretty much straight away. I was stuff full of good food. Then I ate plenty of the choc ripple cake I made. Nikki and Scott turned up and we hung around till around 4pm. Then headed home. I took the food again, and Nikki.
Overall Christmas was okay, got a few nice pressies, including a new ipod to replace my old dying one. That night Mum and I watched a movie, and were glad we were not driving around in the crazy wet weather.
But it was really weird not having a full on day for the first time in my whole life. I miss the 2 big family things. I miss the cousins I never get to see anymore.
Boxing Day I wanted to go to the sales, but I only went to Camberwell. I bought a few dvds and cds. But nothing big. Mum bought herself a new laptop since their computer broke.
Tuesday I spent all day trying to put stuff on my ipod. I'm still only just getting through the soundtracks...which is only half my music collection.
Wednesday was back to work. So hard to get motivated this week. But I think we got a fair bit done.
SO glad to have another long weekend though, even if I don't get paid. But I think next week is going to tough...hah.
New Years Eve tomorrow, gonna have fun with my friends.
Bring on 2012. 2011 wasn't bad, it was hard to beat 2010 with my awesome USA trip, but I guess having a job for the 2nd half of the year might just top that....maybe a tie.
Lets hope for both in 2012!