Sunday, December 5, 2010

Semester = Done!

My last two papers for the semester were just submitted, and a weight was lifted.  I can now spend every waking moment relishing in the joy of the Christmas season.
On Friday I spent the day and evening with co-workers.  I ate a toasted tomato sandwich before going to work for a day of meetings and professional development.  We went to Boston Pizza for lunch, where I enjoyed a perogy stromboli and spinach salad.  After work I had a martini with some work friends.

Friday evening was my staff Christmas party.  We went to a restaurant called Beer Brothers, where all the dishes are made with beer.  I had a cup of curried, pulled pork soup and about 1/2 of a poutine with stout gravy.

A friend got the sliders - they are so cute!

I did my own hair for the party (I am terrible at doing hair), and it actually turned out alright :-)

Blurry - sorry!

I didn't get any pictures of my eats this weekend, but I had leftover tofu, veggie stir-fry for breakfast on Saturday, sukiyaki beef with rice for lunch, and French onion soup with 2 slices of pizza for dinner.  My dad took me for lunch today to a make-your-own stir-fry place where I made a giant veggie, loaded stir-fry.  We spent the day shopping together, and then I went to my in-laws for a stew supper.  I had a Nanimo square and a grapefruit for dessert.

This week I plan on decorating for Christmas, baking loads of goodies, and getting ready for our annual Christmas party on Saturday.  Ahhhh, it feels so good to be done the semester early!

I am participating in the Canadian blogger Christmas Secret Santa, and a Secret Santa exchange at work, so I need to figure out what to get for those.

How was your weekend?  What did you do?
Do you do any Secret Santa exchanges?


Astrid said...

Congrats on finishing your semester! I will be done by the end of this week, so I am excited. Unfortunately, I have to have a talk with my advisor, which I have been putting off. But it will happen this week!
This weekend, I cooked, baked, and made fantastic christmas decorations.
I am doing a blog gift exchange, but I don't think I am doing any "real life" secret santas this year. I have done them tho. In Texas, they call them White Elephants. Weird, right?
Your hair come out lovely, by the way!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on finish your semester!!
And I love how beautifully your hair takes curls :)

Yelena said...

Gorgeous hair, pretty lady :)

Congrats on finishing the semester. I love that feeling! Hope you have been well!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you are done with school!! And can we swap always go to such fun events! I was lazy alll weeekenddddd and I didn't sign up for any bloggie secret santa exchanges in time! :(

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

Congrats on finishing!!!

Beautiful hair! Love the big curls!

Alanna said...

Oh you're so lucky! I've got one paper left to get in on Thursday and then I'm done! I can't wait!

Your hair looked beautiful!

Kelsey Ann said...

hats off for the hair styling. you created "Jolene Chic" a new classic and beautiful style :)

congrats on the semester being over! ahh sweet bliss <3

winkingannie said...

Congrats on being done for the semester! Your hair looks great. :)

Cynthia said...

Congrats on being done for the semester! Relax a little. :)

Paije said...

Congrats on being done with school! It must feel so nice!!

Your hair looks awesome! U are one pretty lady :)

I am doing a work gift exchange but what is this Canadian secret santa thing??

Amber said...

Oooh I think your hair looks gorgeous! I love your big earrings too!

No secret santa's for me this year. Kind of sad about it really :( Haha!

suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic] said...

LOVE your hair! I can never do my own because well, it's on the top of my head, and it's difficult for me to figure out what to do with the back of it. :P

Congrats on finishing up for the semester!

Averie @ Averie Cooks said...

omg your hair looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! you're beautiful, jolene, and your hair is just extra special in these pics :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on being done the semester! Your hair looked amazing!

Celine said...

You looked absolutely gorgeous on Friday night!

Anonymous said...

Love the curls but love them with the earrings even more! Such a great look!

Congrats on being done school! You've got plenty of R&R to look forward too... much like I did this past weekend :-)

Kacy said...

Your hair is gorgeous!!! Congrats on being done with school girl!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Love the hair - you look gorgeous! I am terrible at doing my hair, too. No way I could pull that off!

Congrats on being done for the semester!

My weekend was good. Lots of quality time with my boyfriend. :)

:Deliciously Healthy said...

Yay for the semester being over!

Beautiful pic!

Lisa said...

Congratulations on finishing up the semester - have fun! And your hair looked gorgeous!