So, since my (last?!) semester begins tomorrow and I've been a slacker-blogger lately, I've decided to try out a weekly post. 5 Things Friday. My plan/goal is to post every Friday about 5 things--each week these things will be different. Today I think I'll start out easy, with 5 of my favorite travel photos (taken by me or the guy)--well, actually, maybe not "favorite," since I have too many faves! But, here goes--in no order....
5 Travel Photos:
Sydney, Australia (2005)
Kihei, Maui (2006)
Someplace between Vancouver and Seattle (2009) (tilt-shifted)
...want to know what happened here? Well, 2010 has started with a bang! I've been super busy...between work and school I have little time for much else...I'm in a class right now called "Entrepreneurship and Creativity" which still has me wondering if this is a topic one can "teach." Anyway, here is a brief recap of the past month or so:
-We spent the holidays split between Chicago and Springfield, Missouri. It was fabulous. Oh, How I'd missed pizza at Gino's East.
-We hung with Gogol Bordello for New Year's Eve in Charlottesville, Virginia. The band was staying at the same hotel we were. The show was awesome even despite the fact that I leaned on a door mid-show and next thing I knew I was lying on the ground outside. At least the guy helped me up--and didn't hide his laughter.
-I bought a Crock Pot after Christmas--since this semester will be crazy, we figured making a huge meal on Sunday and spreading it out throughout the week will ensure that we eat decent/healthy meals despite our weird schedules. So far vegetarian chili and veggie "beef" (seitan) stew were winners!
-I found some amazing fabric at Ikea, so I've been sewing a lot...today I plan to finish a fabulous throw blanket I'm making for cuddling up watching movies.
-Last weekend I reupholstered and painted a little thrifted bench I've had for years. Fun times.
-I tried Chegg.com for renting my textbook for this winter semester, though the book was in pretty bad shape, at $24 (versus $128 new) it worked. And, since I wasn't really using it, I returned it early and got a full refund.
-My little sister is getting married in May 2011. Yours Truly is the Maid of Honor. Yes, this is far off in the future, but I still spend a good chunk of my time sifting through wedding magazines and browsing Etsy for wedding ideas. (Perhaps I'll post some of my favorite finds one of these days).
-I received a juicer for Christmas, so I've been making "experimental" juices like nobodies business. This is only reinforcing the fact that I will drink just about any concoction. But, what I really love is that I can throw all those "pilly" or "mealy" apples that look great on the outside but have a gross texture into the juicer and they don't go to waste.
-I went thrifting today and picked up a stack of vintage children's books (for .30 cents each!) and a vintage Kodak Bull's Eye Brownie Camera for only $3!
-My winter semester ends this week, then my spring semester begins Saturday. Boo! Yes, I have class on Saturday...and just about every day...and a heap of studio art classes, which means I may be on a short hiatus.
In honor of the end of one year and the start of a new one...I offer a Metta ("loving kindness and compassion") meditation. From my heart to your heart...From the heart of the universe. You have arrived.
"May I be Happy. May I be at Peace. May I be Free from Suffering."
"May You be Happy. May You be at Peace. May You be Free from Suffering."