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Goodbye 2012

So this year is about to finish and I am a bit sad, actually. It’s been such a good year that it is going to be a bit bittersweet to say goodbye.

It’s not like it’s been amazing and those amazing experiences won’t ever happen again… No… It’s a bit different. This has been a year of expectation, hope, consideration, nerves, etc, and although the new year will also bring some of those wonderfully weird feelings, it is also going to be a very different year, with a long path of discovery to travel.

I was thinking the other day that I want to keep my identity after I’ve given birth to the twins. I’ve heard so many stories of women who go from being ‘Jane Smith’ to turning into ‘Matt’s mum’, losing their identity on the way. Honestly, I don’t just want to be ‘the twins’ mum’, I still want to be me, Maria; with time for my husband, my crafting, my TV shows, and everything else that defines me. But the more I think about it, I know it won’t happen, especially because I want to be a good mother and the children come first.

The new year is going to see the later stage of my pregnancy, with all the preparation that it entails (NCT course, midwife and obstretician appointments, getting the nursery room ready, etc), and then when the children arrive, well, that’s a brand new story that will have to be written as we go along.

So, goodbye 2012. You’ve been the witness of our IVF journey, a year full of doubts, hope, cheer and bliss. For 2013, I only ask for as much happiness as we’ve had these past 12 months.

Grammy Fashion II

How could I leave these pearls out from yesterday’s post?


Sasha Gradiva.. I am sorry to inform you that this is not the premier of the new Robocop film… you’ve got the wrong red carpet!

Bonnie Mckee, go and eat your spaghetti! Didn’t your mum teach you not to play with food??

Robyn. Your brother called. He needs his white t-shirt back. Also, didn’t you get the memo? Mullet-skirts are so last year…

(PS: I have no idea who these people are. At least I knew the ones from yesterday’s post!)

Update on my resolutions (I)

So three weeks into 2012 and my new year resolutions are not doing all that well…

1) Stop biting my nails – This so far is kind of 50% successful. I HAVE stopped biting my nails, but they are still looking minging, which makes me think whether my nails are just plain ugly and it’s got nothing to do with the fact that I bite them. Well, I suppose I must give them more time. 3 weeks is nowhere near long enough and I will persevere.
I wonder, though, if I should go to one of those manicure places and get them to shape them in a way that will grow better? Or maybe they can give me advise on how to cut them or what to do with the cuticles…

2) Wearing more skirts and dresses. I am failing miserably with this one. 10% success more or less. I have worn one dress since my resolution came in place, and it’s one of my old ones.. not even a new one. And that is because I completely failed to buy any new clothes at the sale as I promised myself that I would do. I did try, though. But I would go into a shop, look around, and suddenly feel uninspired (ie, overwhelmed by my lack of interest in buying clothes + suffocated by the big mass of people in the shop). So I didn’t buy anything. I think I may give online shopping a go, although I am always concerned about the hassle of having to return items if they don’t fit, and all of that…

Thank god I didn’t give myself any more resolutions to fulfill, I think I know myself by now… 🙂

I will try to update in a monthly basis and maybe by the summer my nails will look a bit more decent…

My nails as of 21.01.12

2012 Resolutions

The whole new year resolutions is a changeable concept for me. I mean, some years I don’t bother with it, thinking to myself that what’s the point; and some other years I am really excited about the resolutions and all those new thing that I plan to carry out in the new year.

This year I am having resolutions, but not many. I have to keep it real and I know that if my list is too long it’s just not going to happen.

So what are my resolutions for 2012?

1) Stop biting my nails and the skin around them. Yes. You’ve guessed right, this is not the first time that I have this resolution, but now I’ve got a very good reason to make it happen: As I get better with making cards I would like to make a video or two and post them on youtube. And I can’t have my fingers looking like this, can I?!

2) I’m going to start wearing more dresses and skirts. I have to say that I am not the most femenine of girls. I like my clothes to be comfortable. And cheap. So jeans, t-shirts and jumpers are my style. And trainer shoes. At the moment I own one skirt that doesn’t fit me any more. One skirt that is missing a button. One dress that needs a shirt underneath to be worn. And several summer dresses that I bought for the honeymoon, and most of them I haven’t worn since. So in the January sale I am going to get at least two skirts and two dresses, and the plan is to wear them at least once a week.

So, I hope I am sucessful with both. The bar is quite low, so it should be easy enough to conquer them!