Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 200

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  • You might be wondering, “So what the heck is this Monday Poll thing anyway?”
    Well, it isn’t much of a poll. It’s more just a constantly evolving (devolving?), somewhat random list of questions I’ve been putting out to readers every Monday morning for the past three years. I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.
  1. Mood:
  2. Just peachy, thank you very much. :) I’ve been enjoying spending time with my family over the past few days, not that we’ve been up to very much. Just hanging out and lots of eating, but sometimes that’s all you need, ya know?

  3. If you celebrated Christmas, what were a couple of the gifts you gave or received?
  4. I did most of my shopping for the men in my life on a snarky site called thinkgeek.com. They sell a lot of great gizmos and gadgets, like flashlights that recharge when you shake them and tiny pocket multi-tools.

    My folks got me a pretty stylish camera bag (the one up there at the top) from a company called Epiphanie. It’s padded, roomy and about a million times better than the tattered bag I’ve been toting around for the past couple of years.

  5. What’ve you been up to today?
  6. Oh, where to begin… Nothing! And it’s been great. Just hanging out with El Hub and my in-laws at their new house in Redding, a town about four hours north of the San Francisco Bay. I slept in, had breakfast (Hawaiian sweet rolls and an over-easy egg) and spent the morning writing in my father-in-law’s office while El Hub played around with a Tivo. Yup, if I keep pushing myself this hard, I’m gonna pass out! :)

  7. Three things you feel you’re quite good at?
  8. 1) Pinching people with my toes, 2) falling asleep on planes, and 3) looking at half-empty glasses and seeing glasses that are half full.

  9. Any plans for New Year’s Eve?
  10. Nah, not really. El Hub and I aren’t big partiers, so maybe just dinner someplace where we can see the fireworks.

  11. When was the last time you went ice skating?
  12. Hmm… I know it’s been a while. At least five years. I remember going skating with my brother at the Embarcadero rink in downtown San Francisco one afternoon.

    Boy, that was such a great day… Just me and my bro.

  13. Weekly goals:
  14. To continue eating way more than I should and to enjoy the last few days of 2011.

Super quick Monday Poll today, but I couldn’t allow myself to break the chain, what with this being Monday Poll No. 200!

Isn’t that incredible? Two hundred Monday Polls? Wow, right? That’s a pretty big number.

Our little group is getting ready to grab a bite to eat for lunch at a local diner here, but I’ll be reading your poll answers from my phone, hopefully over a plate of yummy fries…

Mmm… fries.

  • To complete the Monday Poll, just copy the following list, and paste it with your answers in the comments.



1. Mood:
2. If you celebrated Christmas, what were a couple of the gifts you gave or received?
3. What’ve you been up to today?
4. Three things you feel you’re quite good at?
5. Any plans for New Year’s Eve?
6. When was the last time you went ice skating?
7. Weekly goals:

Enjoy the rest of your last Monday in 2011. The next time we meet for one of these polls, it’ll be a brand new year. :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Rita says:

    1. Mood: Tired!
    2. If you celebrated Christmas, what were a couple of the gifts you gave or received? I gave a book and a calendar, and I got socks and roasted almonds.
    3. What’ve you been up to today? Oh boy, an ordeal. We had a terrible storm, and all the trains to my hometown were cancelled. A replacement bus that came to the railway station could only take 9 (!) persons, the driver did not know the way to the next station, and he passed the following one (luckily no one was going there). My trip lasted more than 2 hours instead of 1,25 hours, but I’m home!
    4. Three things you feel you’re quite good at? Things I do with hands, linguistics things, spending my money!
    5. Any plans for New Year’s Eve? Nope. Nada.
    6. When was the last time you went ice skating? 20 years ago?
    7. Weekly goals: Getting back to normal life.

  2. jen. says:

    1. Mood: Relaxed…. Christmas was fun and everything, but I’m glad it’s over.
    2. If you celebrated Christmas, what were a couple of the gifts you gave or received? I made a shawl for my mom and got a cool Lego game for one of my nephews. I got an Ulta gift card (which will probably be put to use buying nail polish).
    3. What’ve you been up to today? Nothing! It’s great.
    4. Three things you feel you’re quite good at? cooking, knitting, and wrapping gifts.
    5. Any plans for New Year’s Eve? Not that I know of. I’m not a big New Year’s Eve kinda gal.
    6. When was the last time you went ice skating? I think maybe in junior high? I’m in Arizona so there aren’t a lot of ice skating opportunities around here.
    7. Weekly goals: Finish the scarf I’m making for a friend I used to work with, clean my house so I can get a fresh start for New Year’s.

    Have a great Boxing Day and Happy New Year!

  3. Chris25 says:

    1. Mood: Happy. I had such a good Christmas! My in-laws loved the white chocolate-grape tart I made them.
    2. If you celebrated Christmas, what were a couple of the gifts you gave or received?: I bought my boyfriend two pajama bottoms and socks. He owes me makeup in return. :) His parents are getting us a new TV, so that’s our gift from them.
    3. What’ve you been up to today?: I went to the MAC store, blogged a little, and now I’m getting ready to clean the kitchen.
    4. Three things you feel you’re quite good at?: Cooking/baking, psychoanalyzing people, and writing.
    5. Any plans for New Year’s Eve?: I have a standing invitation to a party, but I might stay home with the boy.
    6. When was the last time you went ice skating?: 16 years of age. I was terrible at it!
    7. Weekly goals: Start my new job as a personal assistant, review some products for the blog.

  4. Katie says:

    1. Mood: Happy go lucky
    2. If you celebrated Christmas, what were a couple of the gifts you gave or received? I received a cutlery set, a gourmet cookbook, and some Reef sandals for the beach. :)
    3. What’ve you been up to today? It’s been a really lazy day. I’ve been shopping a bit on the internet, reading some blogs, and watching “How I Met Your Mother”
    4. Three things you feel you’re quite good at? Applying makeup, hosting parties, and cooking!
    5. Any plans for New Year’s Eve? Not yet; usually I throw a little party with my friends.
    6. When was the last time you went ice skating? Quite a few years ago, probably when I was 13.
    7. Weekly goals: I’m on vacation, I’ll think of those when I get back to my normal schedule!

  5. Soo Jin says:

    I LOVE your new camera bag!! Could you please do a review for us soon? :)

  6. Alix says:

    1. Mood: Lazy!
    2. If you celebrated Christmas, what were a couple of the gifts you gave or received? I got a couple of gift cards to my very favorite boutique, yay! Gave many books, and soaps to my mom… she can never get enough soaps!
    3. What’ve you been up to today? Got up LATE.. Chinese food for breakfast (at 1pm!) with my niece, then we strolled around a few shops and got a snack (me: hot vanilla chai; nice: hot chocolate and a grilled red-velvet muffin. Delish!)
    4. Three things you feel you’re quite good at? Bringin’ the snark; organizing stuff; applying makeup
    5. Any plans for New Year’s Eve? An early BBQ dinner, then a quiet evening at home with true-crime tv and a stack of magazines. My preferred drink to ring in the new year: an icy-cold glass of kosher-for-Passover Coke (sugar, no corn syrup!), which I hoard like other people do expensive brandy.
    6. When was the last time you went ice skating? Friday! Working on my crossovers.
    7. Weekly goals: To end the week no heavier than when I started…

  7. Marian says:

    1. Mood: Relaxed and warm all over. We had one of the best Christmas’ in years.
    2. If you celebrated Christmas, what were a couple of the gifts you gave or received? I gave my husband the same BB gun he had as a kid. (He’ll shoot his eye out) He was thrilled. I got Chanel No.5 and 2 Illusion d’Ombre shadows and I’m thrilled too!
    3. What’ve you been up to today? Today I cleaned up the Christmas debris and now I’m relaxing. I got back on track and worked out this morning and went back to healthy eating.
    4. Three things you feel you’re quite good at? I’m a Jack of all trades and master of none.
    5. Any plans for New Year’s Eve? Nope. We stay home.
    6. When was the last time you went ice skating? Long ago. When I was in my 20s.
    7. Weekly goals: Enjoy my family.

  8. Tessa says:

    1. Mood: Good, had a nice 2nd day of Christmas, which we celebrate where I live.

    2. If you celebrated Christmas, what were a couple of the gifts you gave or received?
    We give presents for another holiday in the beginning of december, but me and my little brother got a game for the Wii :)

    3. What’ve you been up to today?
    I had my grandparents over, and that is always special. It is quite sad, because we know that their lives are going to change dramatically in the near future because they’re all over 80 years old. But we celebrated it and it will be a good memory.

    4. Three things you feel you’re quite good at?
    Sleeping, even in trams.
    Windsurfing.
    Bowling on the Wii.

    5. Any plans for New Year’s Eve?
    Yes, I’m going to family that I don’t see that often but absolutely love. Yay!

    6. When was the last time you went ice skating?
    Last year, the dutch love iceskating.

    7. Weekly goals: Go iceskating, study :( read ‘Things Fall Apart’.

  9. Rachel says:

    1. Mood: Relaxed
    2. If you celebrated Christmas, what were a couple of the gifts you gave or received? GHDs, some more earrings now I’ve got another set of ear piercings, and some MAC eyeshadows.
    3. What’ve you been up to today? Just spending time with my family and eating unhealthy amounts :)
    4. Three things you feel you’re quite good at? Applying makeup, sarcasm, and baking cupcakes
    5. Any plans for New Year’s Eve? Going to a party at my friends house, should be fun
    6. When was the last time you went ice skating? It must have been a few years ago since I can’t remember
    7. Weekly goals: Do some work before I go back to school next week

  10. Tania says:

    1. Mood: Festive
    2. If you celebrated Christmas, what were a couple of the gifts you gave or received?
    Gave: homemade treats, homemade christmas decor, perfume, board games. Received: a hello kitty pink microwave, bags, necklaces, mugs, and books.
    3. What’ve you been up to today? Slept in, hit the Wal-greens Christmas Candy aisle, now it’s time to finish cleaning the kitchen.
    4. Three things you feel you’re quite good at? Baking, computer troubleshooting, picking out colors (my mom and her bestie don’t go to the fabric store without me).
    5. Any plans for New Year’s Eve? Either with the fam or at home. New Year’s isn’t my thing.
    6. When was the last time you went ice skating? I tried it was like ice falling so I don’t do it.
    7. Weekly goals:

  11. Heidi says:

    1. Mood:

    Melancholy. I always get that post-Christmas “blah” feeling.

    2. If you celebrated Christmas, what were a couple of the gifts you gave or received?

    I gave my Mom a beautiful scarf that a woman from my church made, and I received a journal. I’m going to try journaling in the new year. I’ve never been able to commit to it in the past and I really need to get my feelings down on paper.

    3. What’ve you been up to today?

    Went to the mall with my Mom so that she could get me a black cardigan I’ve been wanting.

    4. Three things you feel you’re quite good at?

    I pick out really good gifts and cards for people, I’m very good at combining colors (in clothing and makeup), and I have a knack for making people feel at ease.

    5. Any plans for New Year’s Eve?

    Not for New Year’s Eve. For New Year’s Day I have plans to attend a “burning bowl ceremony” (I know, that sounds SO California). It’s really quite nice. Everyone writes down things they want to release and let go of in the new year (negative emotions, etc), and puts it in a bowl with lit candle and watch it burn.

    6. When was the last time you went ice skating?

    Never.

    7. Weekly goals:

    Start journaling, and continue the job hunt if I don’t end up getting the one I interviewed for last week (still haven’t heard back).

    • Karen says:

      Hi Heidi,

      Put Missy to work and get that cat to give you some comforting post-Christmas purrs and snuggles!

      I totally LOL’d when you said that the “burning bowl ceremony” sounds SO California. That’s totally Marin county… and yes, I’d probably enjoy it.

      As for journaling, I’m a huge fan and try to do it every day. I do this writing exercise called free writing — have you ever heard of it? It’s basically where you just write at fast as you can about whatever comes to mind for a specified amount of time (I usually do 10 minutes) without censoring yourself. It’s very therapeutic.

  12. Rachael says:

    1. Mood: Tired

    2. If you celebrated Christmas, what were a couple of the gifts you gave or received? The fiance and I got a Dyson vacuum. I gave a lot of knitting.

    3. What’ve you been up to today? Cleaning and putting away all the new stuff we got. I’m running out of space to put all my new kitchen gadgets.

    4. Three things you feel you’re quite good at? Knitting, not getting lost/directions, target shooting.

    5. Any plans for New Year’s Eve? Finish any bit of packing left for Hawaii since we leave the next day.

    6. When was the last time you went ice skating? A few weeks ago. Every winter, the Cleveland Indians turn their field into a veritable winter wonderland, complete with a mile long ice skating rink, sledding from the bleacher seats down onto the field, and a hockey rink. I almost got taken out by their mascot while trying to teach Anthony to skate.

    7. Weekly goals: Laundry and selfish knitting

    • Karen says:

      Hi Rachael,

      Yay, finally time for your Hawaiian vacation! Do you have your wardrobe already planned?

      • Rachael says:

        Nope. I do have what I want to knit on the flights, any down time at the resort, and when I ride around in a golf cart while Anthony plays 18 holes.

        I do know that a fair chunk of my wardrobe will have some form of orange cat hair and black and white dog hair.

  13. Wendy says:

    1. Mood: Happy. My son came home from the Army for good. He never has to go back to Afghanistan or anywhere in the Middle East ever again!!!

    2. If you celebrated Christmas, what were a couple of the gifts you gave or received?
    Gave: My six children gave me NO help this year with a wish list. The three youngest asked for maybe three things each. The three oldest didn’t ask for anything and couldn’t give me any ideas. I’ve never seen a group of children not want anything! I managed to find some nice gifts they couldn’t refuse: Urban Decay eyeliner set, computer, ipod touch, cold hard cash…

    Received: My youngest daughter handmade Christmas cards with a long note to each family member. She’s so innocent and wrote exactly what she was thinking which made for some comical material. We took turns reading our letter aloud and laughed till we cried.

    3. What’ve you been up to today? Packing and driving home.

    4. Three things you feel you’re quite good at? 1. Delegating. I am fully aware of the demise of dictators this past year as I am reminded daily from my family. 2. Baking. My family refuses to eat cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory because it doesn’t taste good. 3. Sudoku Evil. I try to look for patterns instead of thinking or, God forbid, counting!

    5. Any plans for New Year’s Eve? Stay at home far away from drunken crazies!

    6. When was the last time you went ice skating? 14 years ago. My eldest son held my hand and helped me until I felt comfortable with stopping. I was never so glad for all the ice skating lessons I paid for when he was younger!

    7. Weekly goals: Get my brows waxed and a pedicure.

    Chat again next year. :-)

  14. Bronwyn says:

    1. Mood:
    2. If you celebrated Christmas, what were a couple of the gifts you gave or received?
    We celebrated it though it was a bit subdued being on holidays in a Muslim country (even though they do celebrate it in a sort of way). I got a stuffed toy I believe is supposed to look like a pug, and I gave my dad a bottle of rum I bought in Duty Free cuz such things are a little too expensive in the shops here.
    3. What’ve you been up to today?
    I’m cheating a bit so it’s Tuesday and the day hasn’t really begun… I’m going to Sea World in Jakarta today though. I’m not particularly keen for it but my friend is big into zoos and the like.
    4. Three things you feel you’re quite good at?
    Going with the flow. We were going to, but now we are going to… yep good I don’t care.
    Getting along with the ‘annoying’ people. Unless you are cruel, at me, its pretty hard to get me offside and harder still to keep me offside.
    Having the confidence to wear the ridiculous just because I enjoy it.
    5. Any plans for New Year’s Eve?
    That’s what? 4-5 days away? Who knows.
    6. When was the last time you went ice skating?
    2 years though I missed 2 or 3 invites from a friend in Oct and Nov… I didn’t mind overly I always come away from ice skating worse off…
    7. Weekly goals:
    To get to the gym at least once.
    Not end up hating everybody I’ve been forced into close quarters with for this 3 week holiday.

  15. Suri says:

    1. Mood: feeling a little sick but happy. I had a great holiday weekend.
    2. If you celebrated Christmas, what were a couple of the gifts you gave or received? My mom got me the Instyler which I am very excited to use and hubby got me a pair of Diamond earrings :D
    3. What’ve you been up to today? I was very lazy today and stayed in my pjs until 4pm watching tv and laying on the couch.
    4. Three things you feel you’re quite good at? Making people laugh, picking the most expensive things in a store-any store!, saying the right things at the right times.
    5. Any plans for New Year’s Eve? Don’t know yet. I think just dinner somewhere nice.
    6. When was the last time you went ice skating? Never been!
    7. Weekly goals: Eat, eat and eat until the 1st when I will concentrate on being healthy again, declutter and clean my apt and catch up on rest while I’m on vacation.

    Happy New Year!!!

  16. Tania says:

    I’ve been wanting that camera bag for so long. That’s a nice present. Happy New Year to you!

  17. Kate & Zena says:

    1. Mood:
    Kinda tired. Christmas Eve wiped me out.

    2. If you celebrated Christmas, what were a couple of the gifts you gave or received?
    I gave my Grandpa a stuffed puppy dog toy that I made and two new pages for his “Memories of Grandpa” book (I made that for him on his birthday and I’m trying to make a new page every Christmas and birthday). I gave my aunt a cookbook for dogs with nutrition notes because her dog got pancreatitis (they gave her all the wrong foods!) which she loved.

    My favorite gift was from my grandpa; he got me the entire series (so far) of Chi’s Sweet Home, which is a comic from Japan (even though it was flipped from it’s original format, right to left, to left to right) about a kitten named Chi! It’s about Chi’s adventures in the world, in her perspective, so it has really cute dialogue. It’s very, very cute and very funny! (I think you would like it actually.) He normally doesn’t spend that much on me (it was 7 volumes and they run at about $13 each), but he must have known how much I love the series, so he bought me all of them. My other one was my Eddie Bauer slippers from my mom.

    3. What’ve you been up to today?
    Sitting around watching various marathons on television. Seriously. I’ve been THAT lazy.

    4. Three things you feel you’re quite good at?
    Baking, training dogs, and having very expensive taste when it comes to trinkets.

    5. Any plans for New Year’s Eve?
    Reading my books, most likely! Who cares about the stupid ball coming down when you have a book that screaming, “READ ME!!!!”

    6. When was the last time you went ice skating?
    Two years ago. Lucky for me, I retain how to figured skate pretty well. I can’t skate backwards anymore (which was scary anyway), but I can still skate fast!

    7. Weekly goals:
    Chill out!

  18. Nikki B. says:

    1. Mood: Happy but overwhelmed…I’m leaving for NY on Wednesday & I’m not packed yet :-O

    2. If you celebrated Christmas, what were a couple of the gifts you gave or received? Gift I received – money towards my iPad. Gifts I gave: Mom – jeans, Dad- money, bro- cologne

    3. What’ve you been up to today? Cleaning my room, washing clothes I’m taking to NY, packing & doing my hair…busy little bee but I feel like nothing was really done :-/

    4. Three things you feel you’re quite good at? Reading, organizing closets, using song lyrics in a sentence or to interrupt a convo…

    5. Any plans for New Year’s Eve? Yup heading off to NYC for this fun day…gonna hang out with my cousin and other family/friends in the cold and ring in 2012

    6. When was the last time you went ice skating? Dudddeee I don’t even know…probably about the late 90′s

    7. Weekly goals: Finish packing…smile at work for the next two days and enjoy the last week in 2011 :-)

    Hope y’all had a wonderful Christmas or Hanukkah and that you have a fantastic week to ring in 2012!!!! Best wishes :-D

  19. Mood: So Happy
    2. If you celebrated Christmas, what were a couple of the gifts you gave or received? 1)A bag, some giftcards, and some stuff for my kitchen.
    3. What’ve you been up to today?watching lifetime movies, and i love it.
    4. Three things you feel you’re quite good at? 1) Public speaking 2) double dutch 3) being disorganized
    5. Any plans for New Year’s Eve?staying in, first time I’ve ever stayed in, but NY is crazy during New Years.
    6. When was the last time you went ice skating? years ago.
    7. Weekly goals:to blog (but I”m so lazy lately) and to smile more.

  20. Stef Smith says:

    1. Mood: Sleep and happy and relieved.
    2. If you celebrated Christmas, what were a couple of the gifts you gave or received? I got a ton of Boscia “old lady” creams, woo-hoo! I gave random presents, personalized to whom I gave them to. I don’t like giving presents for the sake of giving a present, I like some thought behind it.
    3. What’ve you been up to today? Cleaning up! Had to clean up all the mess from Christmas!
    4. Three things you feel you’re quite good at? I’m a great listener, I knit fantastic sweaters, and I grow beautiful and smart daughters! :)
    5. Any plans for New Year’s Eve? Just hanging out with the husband and kids, drinking some sparkling cider, and hitting the sack at 12:01! I’m so exciting!
    6. When was the last time you went ice skating? I’ve never gone ice skating, maybe next year!
    7. Weekly goals: Clean the house so it’s ready for 2012, make a hair appointment, get to bed at a decent hour.

  21. Ljana says:

    1. Mood: Great. Relaxed and well rested for once.
    2. If you celebrated Christmas, what were a couple of the gifts you gave or received? Our Christmas (Orthodox Christians) is on January 7th (oddly, we still use the Julian calendar in religious matters), so we still haven’t exchanged gifts. I did get a book of Yeats’ poetry from my mom as an early present. I’m planning a few beauty goodie bags for my friends and female family members, some clothes and gadgets for the boyfriend and lots of other stuff.
    3. What’ve you been up to today? Shopping mainly (Monday). Actually it’s already Tuesday morning here, so I’m about to go to a meeting to tie up some loose ends at work, and then I can have the rest of the week off.
    4. Three things you feel you’re quite good at? 1. Languages 2. Swimming 3. Gaming
    5. Any plans for New Year’s Eve? Yes, drinks at a bar with a group of friends.
    6. When was the last time you went ice skating? Twenty years ago I think, when I was 9. I was rubbish at it then, no doubt I’d be even worse now.
    7. Weekly goals: Finish up on holiday shopping, catch up with friends I haven’t seen lately, read, relax, hang out with the boyfriend.

    This is my first poll and my first comment, but I’ve been following (and loving!) the blog for a couple of years now. Merry Christmas Karen and everyone!

  22. Stèphanie says:

    1. Mood:
    Awake, happy that Christmas is over.

    2. If you celebrated Christmas, what were a couple of the gifts you gave or received?
    I got a waffleiron! I’m so happy with my gift.

    3. What’ve you been up to today?
    I just made a gingerbread house, haha. I think I’m going to make some waffles. Want some?! :D

    4. Three things you feel you’re quite good at?
    Speaking in public, having a great sense of smell and baking anything sweet.

    5. Any plans for New Year’s Eve?
    Yes! I’m going to my best friends house where we(and some other friends) have dinner and have fun till late in the morning.

    6. When was the last time you went ice skating?
    Last year with my class(a bunch of 8 y/o kids). Was fun! I even brought my own skates with me. I was one of a few teachers who had own skates.

    7. Weekly goals:
    Trying to eat not as much as last weekend, haha.
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  23. Nina says:

    so late!

    1. Mood: very happy! Christmas was great, and I only work 2 days this week!

    2. If you celebrated Christmas, what were a couple of the gifts you gave or received? I gave the Hubs a Keurig coffee maker, and I got a Kindle Fire!

    3. What’ve you been up to today? I am working today!

    4. Three things you feel you’re quite good at? Cooking, organizing and being a good friend!

    5. Any plans for New Year’s Eve? Karaokeeee!!!

    6. When was the last time you went ice skating? Shhh, never!

    7. Weekly goals: Make it to Wednesday 5 pm!

  24. DalaLuz says:

    1. Mood: Lazy :D
    2. If you celebrated Christmas, what were a couple of the gifts you gave or received? we did not really exchange Xmas-gifts, but my mom gave me a nice smelling shower gel, orange bergamot, yummy!
    3. What’ve you been up to today? Not too much, I gave myself the day off, so loads of chillin’, a bit of cleaning, a bit of reading, some good talks with good people. Pretty good day I must say!
    4. Three things you feel you’re quite good at? Reframing situations and finding the blessings whether the glass is half empty or full, writing, and taking care of people. I am also a world class snuggler (well, of course I’m not in the Tabs’ league)
    5. Any plans for New Year’s Eve? Not yet.
    6. When was the last time you went ice skating? That would be like 20 years ago… Or in a past lifetime, I’m not quite sure!
    7. Weekly goals: Complete the last bits of my administrative backlog, deciding on my new health insurance and getting myself into gear so I am in good shape for my first ever New Year’s resolutions! Time to take myself seriously.

  25. Jessica says:

    1. Mood:Lazy!

    2. If you celebrated Christmas, what were a couple of the gifts you gave or received? I received the box set of the complete series of The Tudors from my in laws, and I gave hubs a video camera.

    3. What’ve you been up to today? Doing laundry.

    4. Three things you feel you’re quite good at? Listening, Swimming and Baking.

    5. Any plans for New Year’s Eve? Staying at home watching the ball drop on tv, hopefully my neighbors do fireworks like they did for the 4th.

    6. When was the last time you went ice skating? I have never been!

    7. Weekly goals: To start taking down some christmas decor and enjoy what is left of 2011 and saying hello to 2012!

  26. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: happy! Loving my new things. As materialistic as that sounds.

    2. If you celebrated Christmas, what were a couple of the gifts you gave or received?: A new coat, some random gift cards (Sephora!), and a milk frother. Nothing much, but the milk frother is AMAZING.

    3. What’ve you been up to today?: Brought my older brother to the airport in Newark and hit up Ikea. Got so many lovely things.

    4. Three things you feel you’re quite good at?: Knitting, embroidery, and science.

    5. Any plans for New Year’s Eve?: Nothing yet!

    6. When was the last time you went ice skating?: A couple of years.

    7. Weekly goals: Clean the storage room in my mom’s house and turn it into a sewing room for her.

  27. M.A.Leal says:

    1. Mood: Not in the mood to work (is that a mood?)
    2. If you celebrated Christmas, what were a couple of the gifts you gave or received?
    I gave a lot of handmade stuff, like bracelets and jewelery boxes. I received a couple of bracelets, scarfs, earings and chocolate. I also got a white martini bottle. Not gonna comment on that one :)
    3. What’ve you been up to today? Preparing for work.
    4. Three things you feel you’re quite good at? Crafts and writing.
    5. Any plans for New Year’s Eve? Oh yes. Going to dinner to a friends house. Lots of fun.
    6. When was the last time you went ice skating? I’ve never been ice skating (living in an island in the middle of the Atlantic and all).
    7. Weekly goals: Write down my new year resolutions. It has to be a 100 :)

  28. jess says:

    1. Mood: content
    2. If you celebrated Christmas, what were a couple of the gifts you gave or received? I received a new jessica simpson purse (score!) and a nook tablet.
    3. What’ve you been up to today? got my car fixed and have been scouring websites for a new apartment! very hard work!
    4. Three things you feel you’re quite good at? makeup, counseling people and being polite
    5. Any plans for New Year’s Eve? watching 200 cigarettes and getting drunk with my husband!
    6. When was the last time you went ice skating? oh god 5 years ago! nic pulled me and I barely went around twice on my own, and my first boyfriend was there! awkward!
    7. Weekly goals: apply to a new apt. we both like, relax!

  29. pinkprincess says:

    i know its not monday but…. :)

    1. Mood: optimistic

    2. If you celebrated Christmas, what were a couple of the gifts you gave or received? new louis vuitton damier bag from my boyfriend!!! new uggs (i rode my horse in my old light pink ones and now they are a icky trash brown color) and a keurig!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3. What’ve you been up to today? woke up, came to work, reading this blog, looking up the 49ers schedule lol

    4. Three things you feel you’re quite good at? organizing, applying mascara, shopping

    5. Any plans for New Year’s Eve? not yet! :/

    6. When was the last time you went ice skating? wow forever ago!

    7. Weekly goals: make plans for new years & my birthday next week!!!! and convince my bf to let me go crazy at sephora. lol

  30. Leah says:

    Karen, I loved your Christmas photos. Yay for ham!

    Okay, I’m a little late to post but here’s my list for you all:

    1. Mood: Just had my annual physical and it went well. Turns out I have small blood vessels in my feet so that’s why they are always cold. I live in New England so one natural solution to this medical problem is to wear fuzzy boots. Done and done.

    2. If you celebrated Christmas, what were a couple of the gifts you gave or received? I got beautiful grey moccasins from my in-laws along with a sweater hand knit in Peru. My Brother always goes overboard at Banana Republic so that was super awesome too.

    3. What’ve you been up to today? Doctor’s, worked from home (a rare thing!), and came into the office late. Now I’m catching up on blogs and eating my lunch (Starbucks sandwich–it was that or McDonalds and I think I made the right choice). :)

    4. Three things you feel you’re quite good at? Photography (oh man, you should see my photos from my Iceland trip earlier this year–amazing), being a good friend and wife, baking/cooking (making my husband try new foods). :)

    5. Any plans for New Year’s Eve? Heck yah. Okay, we’re staying over at a friends with 6 other couples. Last year at around 3am the kitchen turned into an 80s night club complete with knee-bruises from sliding on the tile floor like it was 1985.

    6. When was the last time you went ice skating? This is in fact my New Year’s resolution. To sell my old skates (size 9 anyone?) and refurb an old pair. Switching back to leather. I think it’s illegal to live in New England and not skate (hahaha, kidding).

    7. Weekly goals: Get back on my plan at myfitnesspal.com 1,200 calories/day NET so around 1,700 taken in to lose 1lb/week and get back to my pre-holiday weight. My doctor is healthy with my current weight but I really want my various JCrew and Land’s End Canvas pants to fit. Booo yah!

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