Monday, November 30, 2009

Isn't it over?

It seems this term of school and all its reading has been going on forever. Luckily, I only have a week and a half or so. I can't wait for winter break to start, having a break from schoolwork will be so nice. As will going skiing... of course. I'm not going to be around much until my finals are over with.

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Home and snow

I went back to Bend for Thanksgiving and today it snowed for just a little bit, I was so excited I jumped up and down in circles while squealing. It's stopped for now, but I still am happy to have seen it.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Friendly Mail

A Letter

Today I received a letter in the mail for my participation in my good friend's over at Table B5's new project "Try It Tuesdays." It was probably sitting in the mailbox for a while, but since I don't check my mail very often, I just found it today. It was so sweet and I have to say that it's a very fun idea, so everyone should go and try it, as of yet there isn't one for this week up yet, but I'm sure it will be just as fun as the past couple of weeks have been.

Thanks Rachel for such a sweet note it made my day, and thanks to both Rachel and Nicole for making Tuesdays a little more fun.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

How to...

...avoid homework:

Build a fort and hide away in it. Everyone knows Sundays never exist under blankets and chairs.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


I know it's only November, it hasn't even been Thanksgiving yet, but I feel like autumn is over and winter is here. I think part of it is that the winter rains have started and back in Bend, there is snow. My family went skiing today... it must be winter. When I think of winter I think of hot cocoa, cozy blankets, and reading (in a relaxing, recreational way). Unfortunately, this winter I am set to take a very full schedule so the only reading I'll be doing for a while will be for school. This isn't always a bad thing, but I do enjoy my novels and have quite a collection of unread books sitting around that I want to tackle. The light that winter brings, especially here in Portland, makes me want to procrastinate and avoid my homework (or maybe I'm just making up excuses for myself). There is a stillness in the cold grey light of winter that I don't think I've ever really found anywhere else, it is quite magical actually.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Being a girl

It seems that as much as I want to wear dresses and skirts and girly clothes everyday, I can't. This isn't just because I don't have enough dresses or skirts or girly clothes to wear everyday but also because, well, I love pants. But some days I need to be girly. I was pretty girly today, I even wore heels... crazy.

Monday, November 16, 2009

While I was gone...

Lots seems to have happened since I decided to take my break. I caught the flu-cold thing that's been going around. Shawn came to visit, as did my family. I also made some chicken noodle soup that turned out fairly well. I've finally managed to get over being sick and I'm excited to see my family some more during Thanksgiving next week. Taking my break from the world of blogging made me realize some things about what I want this to be in the future. I also managed to catch up, for the most part on the giant and seemingly ever-growing pile of homework in my life. Anyway, I'm loving the cold weather right now and I can't wait to see snow soon.

Enjoy these bits and pieces...

My warm sweaters and cozy scarves are out again and ready to be worn, it must be getting close to winter. There was ice out today, my shoes felt slippery on the frozen water as I walked through the crisp air of late October. November is coming soon and with it first snows and bitter winds. A ring of ruby and gold surrounds the trees, it is soon to be lost and their bare branches will be left to stand starkly alone in the cold landscape. Only their reflections on the frigid ponds and lakes will remain to keep them company, and one day even those reflections will be lost to the ice that allows no thoughtful penetrations into the depths.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


I think I might take a break from here. I'll be back eventually, when I have some things figured out. I just wish I had a better oven for baking these cookies, and that I didn't have a class so early tomorrow. Darn my late night baking!