Thursday, July 23, 2009

Things I Love Thursday

Butterfly Feast

Buying and using an annual pass to a nearby attraction, spending lots of time around friends and family, also taking the time to take care of the house, getting ahead in schoolwork, procrastinating on schoolwork, getting caught up on emails, laying on the couch and reading for hours, So You Think You Can Dance?, MJ's Thriller, painting for hours and hours, having no idea and admitting to it, white shirts blue jeans bright lips, staying out until 4 a.m., iced coffee, Flintstones vitamins, playing with kittens, out-of-the-blue texts from my cousin in the Air Force, summer afternoon storms that last for a few minutes, my hobbies: learning the ukulele and hula-hooping, plans for a winter roadtrip and thoughts of a gulf coast visit in a few weeks.

And more: local farmer's markets, surprise steak dinner, good good food, laughing with your BFF, drunk dancing and not caring at all, girlfriend love, all love, back-to-school shopping.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Hello Summer

I've been absent from blogging for awhile, as I'm sure you've noticed. I kinda felt the need to be quiet for a few days after returning from an exhausting and emotional six days in Michigan. Don't get me wrong, I had fun most of the time, but being away from home for so long took a toll on me and Mazzy, along with the rest of the crew. Once I got home, I crashed and slept for days.

Summer quarter has started again and my anxiety has gotten the best of me. Last week I was able to sleep 12 hour nights due to not getting any rest in Michigan. This week, I toss and turn until the wee hours of the morning, thinking about Financial Aid and buying used books and trying to sell old ones and who is going to watch Mazzy until her school starts etc. etc. etc. But I survived my first few classes and I don't expect this quarter to be too hard.

Along with school and work, a new obsession has popped up to keep me busy. I've got a major plan for a series of paintings and I'd love to be able to exhibit them near my family in Michigan. I'm usually not one to announce major goals (don't want to be jinxed!), but this is definitely something I need to do and share with my relatives. So off I go with planning the art, writing an artist's statement (hate writing them!), and updating my resume!
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