Hello there! Long time, no see. I'll admit, things have once again been crazy around here. Finals are in full swing, the Holidays crept up on me out of nowhere, I got a new job, and I've been doing some bodily housekeeping (doctors, dentist, etc). It's best
and easiest to use a template, since so much is going on.
Snapshots of life lately: 1//The gorgeous drive to Price, UT that Karl and I took for Thanksgiving. 2// We got our Christmas tree tonight! 3//Karl and I being ridiculous in the car. 4//Another road trip pic. Price has some gorgeous rock formations. 5//Being at school at 9AM during a snow storm is hard. 6//Karl and I re-did Thanksgiving. We made our own turkey and cinnamon rolls to boot!
Making: My house look like Christmas. Karl's doing homework right this second, but as soon as he's done, the festivities will begin.
Cooking: Nothing. I made banana bread this morning, but I took it out of the oven too soon. Wah, wah.
Drinking: Diet Coke. I should just have it injected into my veins.
Reading: Nothing at the moment. I finished Jane Austen's Persuasion yesterday and it's hands down, my favorite Austen Novel. Once finals are over, I hope to read Daring Greatly and Under Wildwood.
Wanting: My L.L. Bean snow boots to arrive already! It's getting treacherous on campus.
Looking: forward to lunch with my BFF tomorrow.
Playing: My Sufjan Stevens Christmas collection.
Wasting: Time by blogging, instead of making revisions on my latest short story.
Dreading: Spring semester. Things are going to get crazyyy.
Wishing: Finals had been in November. Really University of Utah? Only two weeks for Christmas break?
Enjoying: The fact that I get to binge-watch Christmas movies now. Hello, Love Actually and The Holiday.
Waiting: For Karl to finish studying so we can blast Christmas music and slow dance as we decorate.
Liking: Catching Fire. My girl, JLaw killed it.
Wondering: What I'm going to get Karl for Christmas. He's so hard to shop for, guys.
Loving: Ponce. He's been the best little cuddle buddy lately, especially on my bad days.
Hoping: I can somehow get all of my final assignments done this week. Hopefully I'll find motivation to start at some point.
Marveling: Over how expensive Christmas trees can be. We spent $40 on a three foot tree. Yeesh.
Needing: To get to the chiropractor tomorrow. I can't believe how amazing an adjustment can feel. If you've never been, I highly suggest going.
Smelling: The new pine-scented candle we bought today. It has a bamboo wick, which is weird, but cool.
Wearing: Sweats and a scarf. The draft through my front door is no joke.
Following: Buzzfeed on FB is the best decision I've ever made. So good.
Noticing: How close I am to graduation (this spring) and also panicking a little.
Knowing: That I've gotta start building up a good resume. I'm about to be thrown to the sharks.
Thinking: How I mostly hate working, but my seasonal job is pretty good.
Feeling: Like going to the gym at 5AM tomorrow is going to be really, really tough.
Bookmarking: Composite photo DIYs on Youtube for my photography class. Oy.
Opening: My short story to work on. I guess I can't procrastinate my final portfolio forever.
Watching: Life on Netflix. I definitely prefer Damian Lewis in Band of Brothers, so this show isn't my fave.
Feeling: Stressed out, a little emotional, but happy overall.
Life is crazy, but I'm hoping to soak up as much of the holidays as I can. Stay tuned for a post that includes my Christmas wish-list coming at you in the next week or so. As always, thanks for stopping by and have a great week!