Wednesday, March 24, 2010

ten things last thursday!

2. Went to Julius Meinl with aforementioned Cindy and walked around Lincoln Square before I had to go to work.
3. Had an AWESOME dinner party at our friends' apartment with ten people. It was a lot of laughs!
4. Spent my entire Thursday shift at Campus Center looking up fun baby patterns because...
5. CINDY'S PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
6. Waiting to announce Cindy's pregnancy until number 5. ;-)
7. If the baby's a girl, they'll name her after my street, Ainslie (cute, huh?).
8. I've been crocheting a lot more since then...mostly because I don't have the knitting equipment or experience to make the baby things that I want to.
9. Realized in the process of all of this baby stuff that I also have four weddings to attend this summer--four projects to make. They may or may not be yarn-related since I now have, literally, The Big-Ass Book of Crafts with some really great ideas in it.
10. Learned this week that diet and vitamin intake can drastically affect depression, for ill AND for good! The new plan is to wean off meds, change diet, exercise more (I'm already on the way w/my yoga class, which would be on the list if it wasn't already going to be too long), and TAKE VITAMINS!!!!!!!!!!!
11. CINDY'S PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations, Cindy and Kip! Your baby will truly be an Alaskan native...well, at least native TO Alaska, if not actually a Native American Alaskan. ;-)

several things

Oh, my gosh. So, of course, the two weeks that I don't blog, a million things happen. I need to catch up on ten things thursdays, finish "Spring"-ing my blog, and write several posts. Don't worry. It will happen.

31 days of class remaining.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

i'm working too many hours...but I'm on spring break!

Nothing could get me down today! I'm on spring break!! Well, technically, I've been on spring break since Thursday afternoon, but I've also worked thirty-three hours since then, so it hasn't really felt like a break yet. Also, on Friday I drove Luke to the airport, then picked him up from the blue line several hours later because he couldn't get a flight, watched a movie and slept over, and took him to the airport again the next afternoon. Then I was at work, then I was asleep, and then it finally felt a little bit like a break. I was able to do some cleaning this afternoon and it was good for my soul.

I'm determined to enjoy this week because after this, my world will most definitely spin out of control. The second half of the spring semester always goes ridiculously fast, what with Easter and all, and this isn't just any ol' last quad--this is my LAST QUAD EVER! I'm graduating!! In roughly two months, I will have a degree. A degree. For real.

So, what am I going to do with this week off? I will be doing spring cleaning, catching up on the piles of homework that I haven't done, and getting ahead on homework for the rest of the semester. Also, I hope to make a dress form and potentially a dress and watch some movies that I actually want to watch, and finish making the yoga mat bag that I've been working on for two weeks now. It's shaping up quite nicely!

Anyway, I should get back to reading and sitting at the boring desk. Toodles!

under construction

Please bear with me as my blog undergoes its own spring cleaning. I'm trying to change the feel from stark winter motif to bright printemps motif, and it's not working quite as well as I'd may take a while, but I'm willing to be patient.

Friday, March 5, 2010

ten things thursday

2. MY SENIOR RECITAL IS OVER!!!! (this one is so good that I just had to give it two spots on the list)
3. Today, I successfully completed my Orchestration class, which was my last music class. Also, my piece did not have to be horribly sight-read by a bunch of tired musicians. Yay!
4. ComEd is stupid. This sounds like a bad thing, but really, it means that our electric bill for February should be much less than ComEd thinks it is. We'll know sometime next week.
5. I'm on Spring Break! As of 3:30 today, my spring break began, and I will spend it working and sleeping and reading a watching too many movies!
6. I won second place at Performance Awards! This means that I'll get a check for around $200 at the end of April, and also I will sing at the Honors Convocation. Pretty cool. Everyone thinks I should have gotten first place over our one instrumentalist, but that would never happen--based on School of Music politics, everything happened exactly the way I expected it to.
7. Reba is awesome. Nothing special this week, I just had a lovely Monday potluck/small group/seminar. Yay!
8. Leftovers. My mom made yummy Italian beef for lunch when she brought our family up for the recital on Saturday, and I only got half of the leftovers but they've fed me all week.
9. Spring!!! I've been able to wear slightly lighter clothing and I thought today that I might want to take the stupid plastic off of our windows soon. I hope my roommates don't just decide to do it whenever and then proceed to complain about it being cold...that would not surprise me. ;-)
10. Since I'm finished with my recital and with Orchestration, I now have the time that I've always wanted to spend on my philosophy classes! I won't know what to do with myself, but I'm sure I can stay busy for eight more weeks. Graduation is coming!
11. CINDY-LOU! She's a-comin'! I still have to reply to her email, but we're going to have a Cindy-Heather date while she's in town (for like, a day) and it will be awesome! I get to have eleven things this week because my recital is over. =)