Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Morning Light

I'm starting to wonder if I shouldn't change the title of this blog to For Love of Mornings, because let's be honest, I gush about mornings more often than not.  But, how can you not love this morning light?  The world takes on a magical glow and everything seems to exude peacefulness.  It's calm and beautiful.  This little backyard world is a piece of country surrounded by busy streets and blaring sirens, and this city girl has learned to embrace (and love) the charm.  

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Recent Goods

I'm officially a week into this sinus junk, and even though it is slowly getting better, it's still wearing me out.  So, rather than dwell on the amount of phlegm currently residing in my throat (you're welcome for that lovely image), I thought I'd throw together a little happy list:
1. Running a work errand on campus.  I'm a sucker for a college campus, but when you add changing leaves and cooler temperatures, I'm a total goner.
2. On the subject: Coffee from campus.  This sounds strange, but CSU's coffee shop, Sweet Sinsations, has the best and cheapest coffee.  I miss having daily access to Sweets.
3. Finally getting a phone at work with caller ID.  It's the little things, right?
4. Text messages from Tony, checking in to make sure I feel ok...even when he's away on a boys only fishing trip he still takes the time to check in.
5. Spicy thai lunch with my Mama.
6. Evening rain...I love falling asleep to the sound of rain.
7. Felicity on Netflix instant streaming.  I loved this show when it was on, but never managed to catch all of the episodes.
8. Trees whose leaves have only partially started to turn gold.  I love contrast between shades of green and bright yellow.  And don't even get me started on the purple ash trees around town...they are nature's proof that ombre truly is the hottest trend of the season.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sick Day


I'm home sick...blah.  That first cold of the changing seasons was inevitable, especially for me and my poor excuse for sinuses.  They get all flustered when the temps start to fluctuate, and rather than embrace the cooler days, they fight it.  So, today I get to pay the price for my unhappy sinuses.  It's just me, hot tea, Netflix, and a little bit of work to keep the guilt away.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Words

The Words opens this weekend, and I know it will be on my mind until I see it. This movie sounds like the kind of book I would want to spend an afternoon getting lost in, and honestly, that is the highest compliment for a movie. Each time I watch the preview I get chills. I love that!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Fill in the Blank Friday: school edition

 1. My favorite grade in school was either 9th or 12th. Both years I felt on top of the world, and loved everything about school. I've always loved school, but those 2 years stick out the most in my memory.

2. My favorite teacher was Mr. Michoski. He was my high school history teacher and he was incredible. Safe to say, he is probably the smartest person I have ever met, and he came off as a little strict, but all he wanted was for his students to succeed.

3. The highest level of education I have completed is a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice.

4. School lunches for me were usually a combination of homemade or bought. My parents gave me a specific amount of money each week for lunches and it was up to me to use it as I wanted. Sometimes it stretched all week, other times it didn't. Once I got to high school, we had an open campus, so sometimes we'd eat at a friend's house, which was kind of like eating homemade.

5. The amount of money you'd have to pay me to go back to high school would be non-existent. I enjoyed high school, and still love school, but I have no need to go back. Been there, done that!

6. A few things that will always remind me of going back to school are: new notebooks, fresh day planners, August, jeans and cardigan shopping, textbooks, and cooler temperatures.

7. The first day of school was always exciting and sometimes a little nerve-wracking.