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My 48hr Christmas

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This Christmas I touched down in Toronto for a very short 48hrs; getting home from my work assignment on Christmas Eve at 3pm and leaving again to return on Boxing Day at 2pm. I’ve decided to be honest with my recent moods – they’ve sucked. Staying positive while alone in hotel rooms during the holiday season is not an easy task and I have had a constant internal struggle and have reprimanded yours truly for feeling sorry for myself. And as much as it truly sucked to get back on that plane so soon after landing, my 48hr Christmas was more than enough to shake me from my reverie and bring the joy of the holidays into my life. Because my 48hr Christmas was the best Christmas that I have ever had.

Maybe it was the short time period that made me appreciate my Christmas even more, or maybe it’s the fact that my mood was so low leading up to my return home, but this Christmas I was overwhelmed with joy and deep love for my family for a full 48hrs. I revelled in the happiness of simply being together – something that doesn’t happen as often as I would like. Little gifties were spot on this year, and I continue to realize how spoilt I am. With sister cuddles, long walks at the dog park, fabulous movies, new martini recipes and a turkey accompanied with sourdough stuffing and cranberries, my season was bright and I couldn’t be more thankful for the most perfect 48hr Christmas I could have asked for. I truly am a lucky lady.

I’m back in a hotel room trying to stretch out that positive holiday feeling until my return home January 3rd. Working night shifts over New Years Eve…..stay positive…stay positive!! Stay tuned for some Christmas Gift posts and my tips and tricks for dealing with Nightshifts at work. Thanks for reading friends! Have a very happy holiday season!

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Organizing the Important Stuff

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The ‘Big Move’ is over and the apartment is finally starting to come together. But of course I had to organize the most important stuff first – my makeup. The first few days living out of my overflowing makeup bag and a box of beauty products was tough and stressful…it’s such a hard life to live (BAHAH). But really…

So I had to get to work. I had to organize. And now that I’m sharing the space with someone else I had to compromise….I can’t take over everything, sadly. So I separated beauty products in the bathroom and makeup in the bedroom. After finally putting together the Ikea dresser, I was granted permission to take over the top of the dresser as my makeup station (how sweet…) So with my jewellery boxes, perfume, a light and a mirror on the top, and the makeup in a top drawer, my makeup is organized and I’m super happy!! And it’s right beside the window – a great view from the 18th floor with the airport and the CN tower in sight! I love it!!!

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