Saturday, July 31, 2010

Weddin' Bells

Three of my best friends I grew up with (Jen, Flieshia and Jenean) got married this summer. They found such wonderful guys, and I'm so excited for them! They looked amazing! Now that they're all old and married I'll probably never talk to them again (only kidding), but I love them and wish them the best...oh, and I couldn't make it to Jenean's wedding, so I just photoshopped myself in. Sorry for the too casual attire. My bad.

day by day

I’m back and better than ever! You’ll never guess what I did…MOVED. AGAIN. Hopefully for the final time for my year in Idaho. I don’t officially start work until next month, so I’ve been having a time keeping myself entertained. I apologize for the lack of blogging…It was due to my lack of internet, WHICH I now have. Oh, but before I move on I should mention the reason for moving. $$$. It was cheaper, and I’ve got to stretch my mula. Plus, I’m living with some really nice young ladies, so I can’t complain.

Now, down to business. How I spend the majority of my days:

Let’s start with Monday. This is a busy day of books, DI shopping, and bike riding...and whatever else suits my fancy. I have very slowly been reading Alice 's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There. I found them in a little used bookstore, on my trip to D.C. last fall...That's how long I've been reading them. And THEN I saw the movie...and I fell completely in love with Alice. These books are structured so much like an actual dream, and are so jumpy that I just love it. I'll often refer to her I'm sure. Considering my great love of Alice, Jeff so graciously got me a (everything I could ever need in a year, plus wonderful original illustrations and snippets) planner with an Alice in Wonderland theme, and I just LOVE it. Thank you :)  
 I've finished several other books in the past couple weeks, and hope to write a little more about them in the future, but now for more of what I'm occupying my Mondays with...I've been doing some practical DI shopping (our equivalent to Goodwill back home). I usually get (very lovely) junk, which I still do, but lately I've been focusing more on the important things. FOOD, or in other words, other ways to cook food rather than the microwave. I love to cook, and even enjoy reading a good cookbook from time to time (especially lately), so a few things were necessary. Crock pot, toaster oven, pots, pans, etc, etc... So now I can make lots of delicious food.  Exhibit A:
More fooding to come...To continue my Mondays I might go out for a ride. Not on a horse anymore, but on my sweet bike!  

Thank you, Craigslist. You make my life smile. This is an old awesome bike. It could use some touch-ups, which is exactly why it doesn't need any.

And on to Tuesday: Probably thought we would never get there with all the fun we've been having on Monday (of all days), but here we are. And what do we have on the agenda? TWO DOLLAR TUESDAYS at the cheap theater!!! It is because of this theater I had no shame in seeing Alice twice, A-Team (you wouldn't believe how great it is until you've seen it) twice, Knight and Day, Robin Hood, Iron Man II, Clash of The Titans twice, and plenty of others. Thank you Two Dollar Tuesdays. You have allowed me to be semi-up-to-date on our movie culture. PS-One movie worth the full price: INCEPTION. AMAZING [period]

Wednesday: Library trips...or repeat steps one through three... And grab a CUPCAKE! I'm on a mission, as I previously mentioned, to have every kind of cupcake this cupcake shop has to offer before moving. A delight for the week: 

Chocolate, chocolate with caramel and whipped cream drink, and both with a laptop. 
That is a good Wednesday...or any other day I decide to have a cupcake, cuz everyday they make a different selection. :) 

Thursday: Ditto to everything on Wed.

Friday: TGIF after a week like this! I'm sure you know the feeling ;) (that's a winky face) But in all seriousness, Fridays are great. I have a huge no ending, never beginning crush on Farmers Markets. The one here isn't too bad. I've managed to get orange blossom honey (I'm considering becoming a honey cono sur), cherries, tomatoes, and lovely flowers that reminded me of summers at my grandma's house. 

It's also our costume to get a different flavor snow cone from the neighboring snow cone hut. Today I got the sour patch kid. Not. Too. Bad. 
Saturday: Every one is different. Tomorrow I'm pickin' some raspberries, hittin' a used book store, and trying a new recipe with one of my new roomies.

Sunday: I recuperate from such a tough week. 

Remember back last year, when I went through a faze of celebrating a crazy holiday everyday? I'm thinking about bringing that back. I've been thinking about a lot of things actually. All these blog ideas have been floating around in my head, and I'm finally able to get them all out! I anticipate a really great year (after an extremely difficult year of uncertainty). I think I deserve a little fun, after all. 

I am good. I am great. I am hopeful, and grateful. I love my family, and miss my friends, but it will be worth it. It always is.


Monday, July 12, 2010

coming to you in 2011

Coming in 2011
Fo' ya Info: with VISTA I am unable to work or accept any payments during my year of service. This means no Etsy until next year.

Thanks for all the support and love! 

I'm excited to share my experiences working with the community here in well as some personal happenings.

Such as:
I have a new pen pal, Ella, my niece; A-TEAM was extremely unexpectedly AWESOME; the farmers market on Fridays (which always entails hitting the snow cones, and getting the craziest concoction squirted on top...such as Frog in a Blinder) is what I look forward to in the week; I'm on a mission to try every cupcake in the local cupcake shop; DI is too close to where I feeds my thrifting addition; and I'm picking up a new hobby I didn't think I was cool enough to start so far along in the game (LONGBOARDING). 


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday P.S.

I GOT THE JOB! I'm very excited! I'll be an AmeriCorps VISTA member with the Girl Scouts for one year...And I strongly believe in this t-shirt. :) 

As Days Go By

Mornin'! Do you ever have moments when your dreams are just overwhelming? You desire them so badly little tears just swell up in your eyes? Living in an apartment tends to do this to me. I've spent the morning planning out what I'm going to do once my dreams come true...Which my dreams are basically to have a little farm and a studio. Nothing fancy. Just a space to create, and be in the outdoors. 

I'm waiting to hear from a job that seems perfect for me right now. It's with Americorps VISTA. It is the perfect step to prepare me in so so many ways for when I start my masters (hopefully next Fall). Apparently I'm 1 of 2 people they are deciding between. Keep me in your prayers! 

I don't know if you've been around me and a computer, but I <3 du Web. Here's a fun video I found this morning in my dream search:
FLUFFY MC CLOUD from conorfinnegan on Vimeo.