My friends sing karaoke while Waits plays with their vintage Transformers. That was a good night. ♥
So, I think at the end of my last quarter I said something like, “This will surely go down as the most difficult quarter in my graduate school career!”
Silly me. It begins again.
One week in. One wild, white-knuckle week. I’m teaching a 3-hour lab this quarter (twice weekly), which is intense to say the least. And at this point, a fear of public speaking is the *least* of my worries.
But I’m not complaining! No sir-ee, 2015 is the year of leaving “heavy” behind, and I welcome this new challenge with
a panic attack a rougeish grin and a heart set for adventure. Huzzah!
And man, I haven’t done Pictures Of Things in a long time. Like, a LONG time. So here’s some of what we’ve been up to since then . . .Glitter art on the kitchen floor.
My man was in the local News Press! Sunday feature, even. ♥
1. Speaking of Still, this is basically what I do with my “free time” these days: vintage treasure hunting (I’m not complaining!) // 2. Oh hello there, rare mid century Japanese crystal (and yes, I’m getting pretty good at it, if I do day so myself)
This old man is looking pretty dapper with his grey whiskers, don’t you think? My dilapidated house on the other hand . . . yeesh (but I do so love them *both*)
♥ Green juice. Good life. ♥
I think it’s a good sign when the company sends you a product to sample, and as soon as it’s gone you run out and buy a new one to replace it. I give Mad Hippie one two-dry-winter-skin thumbs up!
Bugs, bugs, all around. When someone near us is sick, we rub homemade oil of oregano on our feet before bedtime. Tonight, after I finished rubbing it on Jeremy’s feet for the third night in a row, he begrudgingly admitted, “I feel silly saying this, but I think this stuff REALLY works.”
I know that it’s probably deep winter where you are, but it’s been in the 70s here, and that was the perfect excuse for me to try out my brand new stainless steel popsicle mold (yay for more ways to eliminate plastic!). “Green Monster” pops (oat milk, strawberries, spinach, agave, with zinc for immune boosting) sent as share snack for preschool.
Needless to say, it was a success.
And of course ~
First day of school was beyond choatic and I only had time for a selfie in the biosci bathroom. // Dropping my vintage haul off at Still. // My first day running a lab! Splits in the prep room. // Dropping Waits off at preschool. That one hurt, but it really shows my progress!
And now it’s time for Le Love List, and oh how I’ve missed it so!
Vintage sheets. // When I get an email or a comment from a Bonzai reader and I follow their link and discover this totally amazing person who I would absolutely love to be friends with. You guys are the best. ♥ // Burgers and burgers and pizza. // A good night’s rest. // Snuggles from 4-year-olds. “Mama, can we get up now? … Wait no, let’s sleep a little more.” // Stretching. Splits-y stretching. // Vintage glassware. My gawd it’s gorgeous!! // Working on not sweating the small stuff. // My roses in bloom. // A little mid-winter yard work. // And on that note, ordering my seed catalogue and dreaming of spring! // Mostly, just really, really looking forward to 2015, the year I let go of “heavy” and embrace *free* and *fun*. I think we all take most things way too seriously – a lesson I learned, once again, this week – and I look forward to continuing to learn that lesson again and again until I can finally fully live it, this year.
And now, it’s your turn! Please tell me what you’re loving lately, and leave your list in the comments below. We all want to read them!
Alright, now I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
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