Monday, 31 December 2012


So this has been a pretty big year for me...

When it began I was in Spain working as an au-pair and trying to learn Spanish.

In April I got hit by a car and had to come home early with what the doctors there thought were just some minor neck and knee sprains.

But then I found out that while they were right about my neck, my knee was a whole different story (an honest mistake...  with the amount of damage it would have been hard to tell at the beginning).

So I spent the whole summer in limbo trying to figure out what was the matter and how to fix it (also trying to come to terms with the fact that my life had changed forever).

In the middle of all this crazy, I started university (because I didn't already have enough on my plate).

and yes, I have a picture ;)

We went to see a few different doctors and finally found one of the three in Canada that have the ability to fix damage as extensive as mine... So over reading week I had surgery.


And them I went back to school where I just barely finished the semester in one piece.  I can sincerely say that I never want to go through anything like that ever again.

But now it is winter/Christmas break and I am off crutches and weight bearing and so incredibly happy to be alive and with my family.

Happy New Year everyone!  
My it be filled with love and laughter and may God bless you and your family.

Saturday, 29 December 2012

what I am listening to right now...

So I guess this is a lot of 'I can do this' type music but that is so definitely what I need right now because I so often feel like I can't do it and that I am going to fail or fall.  The surgery is over now but I am scared that I won't be able to make it through the next year of recovery that I have in front of me... Sometimes it just gets overwhelming.  I have already been dealing with this for a year and I have another year to go before I will feel normal again.   So I close my eyes and listen to this music.

Friday, 28 December 2012

Christmas nails

This Christmas I decided to keep it simple and just painted my nails red and highlighted my ring finger with some silver 'snow'.  I am afraid they are a bit chipped by now but I think that they held up pretty well :)

Saturday, 8 December 2012


Are these boots not some of the most beautiful things you have ever seen!  Well obviously I think that they are :)  Head over to ModCloth to see more of the Fact and Confection boots.