I am in a ridiculously good mood. It might have something to do with the fact that I woke up to this song playing on CBC Radio:
Or maybe it's the fact that I only have two more days of work before I take off and start living the vagabond lifestyle...until I come back to Canada for law school, of course ;)
Dinner & Wrapping
I had a great night at my Mom's bff's place in Chelsea. My phone/camera died so I wasn't able to snap any pics of the beautiful snowy scenery, and I obvi forgot my charger in Ottawa because I am the most organized person ever these days. NAWT.
Anywho, we had a wonderful curry dinner, with a crackling fire, and I helped her wrap Christmas presents. Correction: I wrapped all of her Christmas presents while we chatted because I am a big weirdo and absolutely LOVE wrapping presents!
Seriously, its my jam. It is one of the things that I look forward to during the holidays - helping my parents, and now their friends, wrap presents. I like to get all fancy with ribbons and am very particular about the way that I fold the wrapping paper. It's the little things, amiright?!
We were planning on watching a Christmas movie, one of the classics like A White Christmas
But then we decided that we wanted to watch more of an inspirational movie, and since Nelson Mandela passed away recently, we ended up watching Invictus
He was such a brilliant man - the fact that he honed into rugby, the 'gentleman' sport that was seen as a symbol of Apartheid, as a method of uniting his country kind of blows my mind. It seems so simple, but it was so effective.
Also, fun fact: my Mom's friend has a signed copy of Nelson Mandela's autobiography A Long Walk to Freedom. A bit of a hefty read, it honestly took me a couple of years to get through, but his story is amazingly inspirational. Would definitely recommend it!
Or, if the size of the book seems a bit daunting, there's also the movie that just came out ;)
Here are some links to brighten up your day :)
Get Into That Christmas Feeling
This Family's Christmas Card Makes Your Family Look Lame
Billy on the Street: Christmas Carol Ambush with Amy Poehler
'Elf' Recreated by Pugs
Warm The Heart
$40 Million Lottery Winner Says He'll Donate it All to Cancer Charities
The Problem with Celebrity Coverage? They Never Show This Type of Video
Laugh A Little
39 Test Answers That Are 100% Wrong But Still Genius
18 Reasons Being Single During the Holidays is Pretty Great
Why Diet Coke is Making You Fatter and Wrinklier
6 Reasons to Drink More Water
I'll be back (hopefully) later tonight with a Throwback Thursday post - stay tuned!!