Friday, February 29, 2008

some peace and quiet....

It's Friday... *sigh*. And, while most people are looking forward to going out and starting their exciting weekends, I am so excited to stay home. Randy's band has a gig tonight from 10-2, which mean he'll stay around till 3, so he can get paid the 20% of alcohol sales, as promised. And, while I usually love going to hearing the band play, it's really nice to stay home, take a warm shower, get into my pj's and study. (Ha! I can't believe what I'm saying!) I'm in that good, productive mood that really appreciates absolute quiet (except for some pug snoring). That's the best way to get things done when it comes to studying for massive tests, which I just happen to have two of next week.

So, here's to all the people who are staying in tonight. It's definately a nice change... some peace and quiet.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

a nice change

Today we awoke to a nasty mix of sleet and snow... just the kind of weather that almost makes you stay in bed longer than usual.

But, being the responsible adults we are (read: don't go to work = don't get paid), Randy and I both got up promptly and got ready for the day. We turned on the news, and the announcers were suggesting everyone stay off the roads. Hm. Wish that were possible. With Randy working out of his car, "staying off the roads" is not going to work. But, there was still hope for me. Over 200 schools were closing around the St. Louis area.... SIUE not one of them. Erg.

So, I bundle up, brave the ice, and slowly make my way to school to find out all clients have been cancelled for the day. So, I have a class in the morning and one at night until 8pm. What a long day that will be staring outside looking at the ice/snow accumulating on our poor stationary cars.

But wait! Hope comes. Word comes to us that any classes after 4:30 are cancelled. Amazing. Now I don't have to choose between what my professor expects of me or the value of my safety.
So, I'm home... in the warmth and comfort of my home. All in all, a nice change from the normal 12-hour day at school.

Wishing all who are experiencing bad weather a very safe and warm night and weekend.

Friday, February 15, 2008

10 : 10

Finally, some time for baking. Mixed Berry Scones.

10 : 9 continued

Valentine's Day aftermath.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

10 : 9

to be continued due to technical difficulties....

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

day : 8

not only her favorite spot, but mine too.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

10 : 7

piles, piles everywhere. it's the middle of the week.

Monday, February 11, 2008

10 : 6

baking gone wrong... a slip of the hands and all 12 eggs broken.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

10 : 5

16 degress outside + Sunday afternoon + cute pug = perfect napping time

Saturday, February 9, 2008

10 : 4

it's a morning ritual: an orange and the paper.

Friday, February 8, 2008

10 : 3

two of my favorite things in the world: Martha Stewart magazine & a pug

Thursday, February 7, 2008

10 : 2

after a twelve-hour day at school, nothing is nicer than a warm, cozy bed.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

10 : 1

So, here's my new blogging endeavor: 10 days.... one photo per day.
I shamelessly stole this idea from my favorite xanga blogger, Soulemama. And, the point is to try to capture everyday moments that most likely get lost in the hectic weekly grind. So, while my life is probably not as inspiring as I would like it to be, I think it can be a good exercise in really trying to live in the small moments that usually get forgotten. So here goes. Day one.

my usual spread: book, notes, laptop. ah, the life of a student.