I finally broke down and did the tumblr thing! Which, is very cool, by the way. It's a much more concise version of a blog, so, for us scatterbrains out there, it's a faster read AND write. I will not abandon my little blogspot, of course, because, we all get a little long winded sometimes. But, for short spurts of thought, you may want to check it out.



Can I just confess my huge love for depression glass?

If you look at the history of it, depression glass was once the unglamorous, red-headed step-child of dinnerware. Or, to us modern folks, the Wal-mart-Dora-the-explorer-melamine-ninety-nine-cent china of the 1940's.

However, nowadays, a tiny little candy dish goes for a good $15.00 minimum on ebay. The world is funny, is it not?

But, alas, I love it. Had I lived in the 1940's, I would have been hording that stuff like gold.

In all colors, shapes, sizes, styles, functions. I think it's gorgeous. I posted not too long ago about the beautiful set I got for an astounding $72.00 in navy blue that I can't wait to put in a gorgeous china cabinet for all to admire use.

In other news, I have finally printed out all of our wedding maps and have cut about 1/16th of them. No joke, there are 150 and I've cut about 10. I've got to print out the vellum pages with the wording and cut the scrap papers. I've at least managed to learn enough on my sewing machine to be able to make a simple stitch across the tops of each invite.

Maybe then these things will start to look pretty to me again. Unfortunately, I've looked at them so much that I look at them and gag slightly. Bad sign? Probably. But I've got almost four months to love them again.

Off to play the Sims.


It's Christmas break. The Sims + Jane Austen is all I've been doing.


Good morning

Welp, I cheated the Sunday schedule. I didn't mean to, but I did.

Last night, I had all intentions of getting up for church and had the whole day planned. Unfortunately, a few circumstances caused me to be up until about 2 or 3 in the morning, so I slept in.

Now I'm looking at wedding blogs :)

Last week feels like such a whirlwind of events. School ended on Tuesday (praise the Lord!) and I've gotten all A's so far. I am still missing one grade and keeping my fingers crossed for it. I've been running around like a chicken with its head cut off, or rather, more like a wild dog let loose. I've been here and there and everywhere. I finally got to spend an afternoon wasting away at Barnes and Noble looking at home decor magazines - just cause - with no deadline of any sort. It was truly a beautiful experience after being locked up for so long in the realm of papers.

I also finished cleaning my room finally, yippee! AND I bought myself a sewing machine. A thing of beauty!

I learned how to thread it and ran a trial of all the stitches on a piece of scrap material that I had lying around. Now, I've got to learn to read patterns and such. I would LOVE to learn to quilt... but I hear that's quite the task.

Now, I'm going to make the bed and get myself ready for the day. At noon, yep.


I know it's been a while..

A lot has gone on since my last post.. and I've been trying to focus entirely on school, so I have basically done nothing but!

However, this morning I finished my very last final of the semester and now have a month to relax, catch up on my reading, and nestle in my bed so hard that I turn into a pillow.

I had a fantastic three-day birthday..
On Friday night, my group of friends celebrated mine and my friend Chris's birthdays, since we share a birthday, at an awesome place down in Acworth. It was delicious, mmm. Then Saturday, Robert and I lay around being lazy, watching some Buffy, and I got some presents wrapped.

For now, I'm going to get my room cleaned up and head up to school one last time before break, and it's not for a final, thank heavens!


Break time, woot!

Today is the last day before Thanksgiving break... and I am so thankful!

I have one presentation to do at 9:30, albeit, a large presentation that I'm very nervous about. Then, it's over! Or, at least until Monday. I have my work cut out for me for the next week or so, but I think I will survive.

Robert, Lauren and I are leaving here at the butt crack tomorrow, around 5AM to head out to Florida. Over the river and down I-75, to Grandmother's house we go. I think it'll be fun... in particular, the shopping we will do on Black Friday. I haven't been shopping on a Black Friday in ages, not since my mom lived here, and I think it's time to go back. It's the thrill, the rush, it's like a game!

Hmm... I really should get up and finish getting ready for school. Wish me luck!



I have been SO hungry today!

I've had like, three and a half small meals already, and it's been way more than I usually eat. I've GOT to go back to the gym, and that probably won't happen until Friday. I have TWO papers due this week (both on Friday; however, one is just a rough draft, but still!).

I can't wait for Thanksgiving. Robert, Lauren and I are all going to south FL to see my family. I'm a little nervous, because, of course, it's my crazy family, after all.. and second, I'm scared for poor Robert!

Does anyone else have a problem with how big Giada's head is in comparison to the rest of her body? It's freakish. I feel like I'm watching a one of the Wii Miis.

Time to get serious about some school work.


Rainy Tuesday

Hanging around, like some kind of lonely clown

I love the Carpenters, have I mentioned that? Sunday night when I should have been here looking over my paper for Gothic Fiction, Robert and I went up to Chattanooga to visit Layne and Daniel. I'd never met either one of them, so it was interesting. We went to eat at this little microbrewery/restaurant that Robert's been wanting to take me to called The Terminal and it was pretty yummy. I had this awesome mushroom soup, which I will try to recreate, that was loaded with chunky protein-filled mushrooms everywhere.

Then we played 80s scene it, which, believe me, brought down the ugly age difference like a tempest. Remember, I was born in 87, everyone else, not so much. Needless to say, I got like, four questions. But it was still good, clean fun.

Time for breakfast.