Thursday, November 29, 2012


forgot to mention in my rambling post, I finished two books off the 30 before 30 list!!
plus another baby blanket!
Secret Life of Bees, saw the movie first, so the book was a quick read. I think the movie did well at living up to the book.
Handmaid's Tale, not sure what I feel about this book. I got involved with the character, but then cliffhanging ending to the book... so lame, now I have no clue what happened or why the story was important because it just....stopped. So she made no progress, or amazing progress and got out of there? but not either... ugh
pictures to come on the blanket, ends still have to be woven in

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

ramble ramble

it seems the waiting game is maybe possibly, almost coming to a close. Hubster has had multiple phone chats with corporate, and after another voice mail yesterday, all seems to be the stars are lining up. Guess that means I better really start cleaning that second bedroom. Still waiting on at least two more check marks before any dates and cities are discussed. Tricky part there is OF COURSE its the holidays, busy busy season. So maybe when these other check marks get taken care of they'll tell us it'll be closer to Valentines Day before anything happens, which is okay, and not okay.
So, meanwhile my own waiting game... they finally made me a bartender! woo now instead of $2.65 I'll make something like $4 an hour (plus tips) hahaha...
also less than two weeks until exams, lots of studying being avoided in this household... errr, happening? My tutoring students were still all A's in Algebra and Chem before Thanksgiving (woo hoo!)
and I'm going line dancing tonight :-D
this was supposed to happen at the beginning of the month, but then I got called with another student to tutor, but she didn't like me, and then I had a test, and then it was Thanksgiving, and finally the LAST wednesday of November we are going! I get to wear my boots, and I'm stoked, pictures? that could happen...
and now I'm rushing out the door to get to campus...

Thursday, November 8, 2012

early resolutions

I know I know, its only November, we haven't had Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years, why am I already making resolutions? simply because I can. and I found this on pinterest:
while I may not be in a quarter life crisis at the moment, sometimes I wonder :-P
Reasoning pro:  a lot of these were already on my "to-read" list, 2012 I set the goal of 30 books without starting in January
Reasoning con: next spring will be my first semester as a full time student since 2008, and I feel like I don't have time as a part time student.
But, we are going to try it, because... I LOVE reading!

So here is the list of 30 books suggested,
1. Confessions of a Shopaholic – Sophie Kinsella
2. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
3. Girls in White Dresses – Jennifer Close
4. The Girl’s Guide to Hunting and Fishing -Melissa Bank
5. Bitches on a Budget: Sage Advice for Surviving Tough Times in Style – Rosalyn Hoffman
6. What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self – Ellyn Spragins
7. The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan
8. What Did I Do Wrong? – Liz Pryor
9.  20-Something, 20-Everything: A Quarter-life Woman’s Guide to Balance and Direction – Christine Hassler
10. Single: The Art of Being Satisfied, Fulfilled, and Independent - Judy Ford
11. The Awakening – Kate Chopin
12. Daughters of the North – Sarah Hall
13. Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
14. Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
15. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera
16. The Portable Dorothy Parker – Dorothy Parker
17. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
18. The Edible Woman – Margaret Atwood
19. A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life - Bethenny Frankel
20. The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd
21. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) - Mindy Kaling
22. Bossypants – Tina Fey
23. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) – Jenny Lawson
24. Me Talk Pretty One Day – David Sedari
25. Night - Elie Wiesel
26. Heartburn – Nora Ephron
27. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
28. Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea – Chelsea Handler
29. Mother Night – Kurt Vonnegut
30. The Rise of Enlightened Sexism: How Pop Culture Took Us from Girl Power to Girls Gone Wild

I've already read: 1,2, and 4.
In the process: 20

Edited Jan 7th:
Read 1, 2, 4, 12, 17, 20, 22. In process: 3, 6

Edited Jan 27th:
Read 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12, 17, 20, 22. In process: 21, 24