Tuesday, May 31, 2011

rabbit rabbit!

happy June! 

This month, I feel motivated and inspired.

tuesday blues

I had a fabulous long weekend; I grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, sunbathed, and worked out a lot.  To finish the weekend, I saw Bridesmaids last night, after hearing such great reviews; it was really good.  I love Kristen Wiig, she is truly a funny girl. 

This quote about her is great: "She had about thirty lives before she showed up at SNL. She's had a bunch of crazy jobs and crazy haircuts and has lived in about a dozen cities. And there's always a time when she'll say, 'Well, when I was a florist,' or 'When I sold peaches on the street,' or 'When I went to massage school…' Kristen's a journeyman who can start a sentence from any number of non sequiturs." found here

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

good reads

I have 2 book recommendations:

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell.  This book was really hard for me to get into, but once I did I couldn't put it down; a crazy intertwined story, I highly recommend it.

The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe.  This book drew me in immediately, but it was really long and if it hadn't been for 2 long plane rides, I might have given up on it.  Great book if you need something to entertain you for a while.

Tomorrow, I turn 26, my favorite number.  Here's to getting older!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

week off

I took last week off.  For 3 days, I visited my dad in Florida.  I had a great time, but it took me a full day and a half to relax.

I came back to Dallas and we went camping on Thursday at Colorado Bend state park.  The weather was perfect for hiking and camping; overcast and cool.

our tent, overlooking the river

muddy Colorado river

after a dip in the spring fed pools

We then finished the week at Joey's lake house with his whole family.  I had a great, nature filled week and it felt a little weird to come back to society, but I was glad to come back to my routine and my gym.  In other news I did well in chem 2 and I started ochem on Monday!!  I'm off to study and practice step.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I'm freee

I had my chem 2 final last night.  Since August, I have taken 10 chemistry tests and over 20 quizzes to complete chem 1 and 2...phew!  Now, I have a break until Monday May 23rd when I start Organic Chemistry...

I am still a bit stunned from the test, but I have started catching up on all of the things I neglect before a big test/project, like cleaning.  This morning I decided to clean my kitchen with baking soda and it worked so well, better than any spray product!  Have you tried this before? 

Happy Wednesday!

Friday, May 6, 2011

happy friday!

I have been celebrating my new freedom (until organic chemistry begins...) and had some 55 cent margaritas and a cheesesteak here last night.

I am free all weekend; for the first time in forever!  There is a lot going on; Kentucky Derby, Mother's day, studying for chem 2 for me, Joey's family is coming in for his sister's graduation from TCU tomorrow, and there is an end of busy season party tonight.  I hope you have a fabulous weekend!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

home-made bread

A rare day in Texas yesterday, where a soaking rain lingers (which I love and always get a bit nostalgic because it reminds me of Boston), revealed a beautiful crisp and cloudless day today. 

I had the day off which was amazing because the weather is usually only perfect when I have to work.  I made my best attempt at productivity; bootcamp, studying, and I baked a loaf of really good whole wheat bread...

I was sitting in the sun on my porch, reading Cloud Atlas, and the smell of my bread drifting out was really a treat.

Monday, May 2, 2011

last day of class!

Today is my last day of Chem 2! wooohoooo.  I had a great weekend; I think everyone deserves a day off, one day a week free from obligations.

I have cancelled all of my Sunday commitments and yesterday I had a refreshing day at the Dallas Museum of Art.  The Thaw collection was my favorite, followed closely by the Frank Loyd Wright lithographs.

Also, after this I hope peace is the result.

I hope you have a wonderful Monday; I need to find an umbrella for this rainy day in Dallas :)