Sunday, October 30, 2011


Hey readers!

Remember that homework list from the last post?

Yeah, it's basically annhilated.  (Did I spell that right?  Are we at a point where we even care?)  All I have left to do is finish my short story and get my poem written. 

Which is good, cause tomorrow is Halloween!

I'm so excited for it.  I'm looking forward to hanging out with my boyfriend and taking his brother for candy hopping. :)  It's going to be a nice break from the constant homework. =D

Have a very safe and very happy Halloween, dear readers.  Enjoy your candy. =D


Friday, October 28, 2011

Weekend At Last!

Oh my gosh.  What a stressful week and a half this has been.  Thank God for the weekend.

So, school was scary this week.  I can't really go into detail, as I'm trying to both stay unknown in the situation and because I don't think this is the kind of thing that many people want leaked out. Just know that everything was alright and that there was no problem of any kind.  Ok?
So there was that.

On top of it, I am swamped in things.  It's like everything is due on Tuesday.  No joke, people.  I have a short story due, my part of a presentation due, a surrealist poem due, a poetry portfolio and reflection page due, essay questions for a humanities test due, and the other half of said humanities test to take Tuesday.  Plus I need to start my humanities research paper and I need to finish my reading responses.  I have three left.  Well, two and a half, technically.



Halloween is Monday.  I get to go with my boyfriend when he takes his little brother (his bro is almost 6 and is his half brother) Trick or Treating.  His brother is going as Black Spiderman from the new movies, my boyfriend is going to Indianna Jones, and I'm going to be a kitty cat.  We're going shopping for a cat tail tentatively tomorrow night, he and I.

My knitting is good.  Still designing as many projects as I can for my hopeful book.  Still working my way through new and exciting techniques.  I would love to do it today, actually, but the truth is that after I finish this post, I have to get some of that homework done.

So yeah.

Life is awesome though, even in the rough parts.  Which is always good. :)

Also, the St. Louis Cards have made it to game seven of the World Series!! Being from the St. Louis area, I have massive pride.  I've been watching the games all week.  Tonight's the final one.  Let's hope they show Texas where it's at. =D

I hope your Friday is awesome, dear readers.  Enjoy it.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Apple Fritters

I made something new today - apple fritters.

Crispy on the outside, sweet on the inside, they are delicious.  I am pleased with myself.  Baking new things is awesome.

I'm working on a new hat I designed as well.  It has hearts and checks on it, and is full of fun. :)  I love creating.

It's a very snowy day here.  It's covering everything - the trees, the streets, the houses.  It looks beautiful as it comes down, but it makes me want to stay inside.  So that's what I'm planning on doing.

I hope you're having a great day, dear readers. :)


Monday, October 17, 2011

Update Time!

I'm alive!  I'm in the thick of school, so that's why updating has become so spurratic.  (Is that with one "r" or two?  I never know.  Oh well...)  That and the weather is cold, making me just want to read and knit and write on paper instead of updating on here.

I'm ready for fall break.  My school never gives us a good fall break, just a Thanksgiving one.  And granted, we get out like the second week of December, I would love to have a week off in the middle of October.  That's usually when the burn out hits me the hardest.

I feel like I'm running out of ideas for my writing.  While my ideas are gradually vanishing, my teachers are gradually becoming more demanding.  We're going in opposite directions on the line graph, if you catch my drift here. 

I know I have great ideas, I just get worried about doing them for school.  Tomorrow, my first short story is being critiqued.  My instructor in the class is nice, but he also grades somewhat harshly.  And my peers.  Oh lord, my peers.  It can either be as nice as spending a summer day outside or as terrifiying as walking into a lion den.   It all depends on their mood.

I know this is what I signed up for when I started taking writing classes and when I chose this major.  But geez.  Does it really have to be so bad that I get anxiety two days before?

I've been doing some thinking, and I've come to a realization.  If I wasn't doing a writing major, I would be a textile design major.  That's because my love of knitting and yarn and color is so great.  I'm so into design right now that I look at pattern books and instantly think "yeah, but I can make that better and easier."

How awful is that?  Yeah, I still have a ton of knitting books and yeah, I still support the industry.  But I think I'm just about to a point where my own creative thoughts are becoming more of what I'm interested in.  I think that means it's time for me to start working on my book.

Ah, but anyway.

I need to get back to homework.  Somehow I have to stay on top of it.

Until the next time, dear readers.


Monday, October 10, 2011

I Just Realized... disjointed that last post was.  I'm not going to apologize for it, lol.  I just want to take a moment to acknowledge how chaotic it was.

Carry on, dear readers.  Carry on.

Dun Dun DUN!

Deadlines are approaching, rather rapidly.  Fall break, anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, cookies.  Oh, cookies.

I have homework due in torrents in the next few weeks.  Torrents, I say.  But I can handle that.  I totally can.

I haven't had a job since I got back from vacation.  Well, I've had my violin student which has been good, but I haven't had a demo job since I got back.  Things all work out for a reason, right?  Right.

I've been inducted into our chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.  I'm on my way to becoming an officer.  It's awesome. :)

And really, that's about all that's been going on.  I'll keep you guys posted.  Enjoy the beautiful fall weather, dear readers.


Monday, October 3, 2011


I know, it's dangerous to make plans.

But sometimes, plans can be a good thing.  Plans can make you feel like things are going to be ok even when you aren't sure they are.

My boyfriend and I have been making plans.  Moving plans, future plans, life plans.  I know that somewhere, God is probably laughing at us.  But He brought us together, so chances are that He knows we were going to do this.

I'm considering a hope chest.  It's such an old fashioned thing if you think about it.  Pioneer women would start hope chests and fill them with things that they could bring into their marriage - blankets and clothing and cooking things.  And hope.  Lots and lots of hope.

I want to start one.  I'm going to be moving in a year or so (at least provided the plans work out), and I want to have things to bring with me.  Cook books and dishes I like and blankets.  And hope.  Lots and lots of hope.

There's nothing wrong with hoping and dreaming.  I think that without hope and dreams, humans would fade out.  It's a theme you see throughout history.  Once humans became settled enough to stay in one place, they began to write stories and dream of the future.

I can't live without hope.  And even if our plans fall to shreds in the next year or two, I'm going to hope for the best.  Because life is better that way.  Life is better when you see the glass as half full and the hopes and dreams as colorful possibilities instead of black and white realities.

I want you to hope too, dear readers.  Hope in tomorrow.