About a week ago my aunt from Georgia sent me some seed packets so I can start gardening again! She owns a greenhouse business in Madison, I had visited every summer for about three years back when I lived in St. Louis.
The house I live in has a decently-sized backyard, and there are pre-made gardening beds (I guess from the people that lived here before), but with the on/off rainy weather I decided to go with buying a seedling tray from Walmart and start growing indoors first. Can transplant everything later once the weather is a bit more consistent and/or the plants are bigger and hardier.
My aunt pseudo-stalked my Facebook and saw my old supervisor was coming to Washington in a few months to visit, so she’s also going to send me Holy Basil since it’s from India, hah. Can’t complain about more stuff to grow~
I’ll get to posting more progress pictures of the gift I’m making soon!
This is the gist of what the albums are going to look like.
I picked up card stock paper (which, by the way, is AMAZING paper to draw on and I’m pretty sure I’m going to stick to it for everything I do now) and a package of double-sided adhesive sheets. I stick the finished cut-out drawing on the waxy cover of the adhesive paper, make a cut-out, adhere the drawing to the peeled sticky cut-out, and then voila, sticker!
It’s fun and it’s turning out just the way I want it to! I decided to stick with flat colors because I have never seriously colored with colored pencils before and I am terrified of messing it up, but I’m happy with the turn-out.
I am so excited for this!
So I am making a gift for my boyfriend. He and I send each other pictures when we do interesting things or just have cool stuff we want to share. A while back he went to the Featherdale Wildlife Park in Sydney with his family and took a ton of photos and sent them to me.
I’d had them saved on my computer for a few months, when suddenly at work last week we got in these tiny 4x6 inch photo booklets and IDEA STRUCK, so I bought two with the intention of filling them with photos and decorate the covers with themes. c:
The first album will be from the Featherdale photos, while the second will be a more personal album half-filled with pictures Morgan’s sent me of Sydney, plus pictures of him and family plus him and myself from when he visited back in November. Gon’ decorate both the outside covers and some of the inside with sticker’d drawings. :D
I will post progress pictures along the way. Sorry if the pictures are mega huge, I’m using my cell phone to do it and I still haven’t figure out how to adjust picture sizes because I am the most technologically sound person.
Had a pretty good St. Paddy’s day - went to a local “Irish pub”/restaurant dealio that was wicked huge. Decent food, tried some nice ale, came home buzzed and spent the rest of the night with the boyfrand being a turbo dumb drunk.
We had tons of potaters and fresh broccoli, so tonight B and I made some broccoli w/ gravy and mashed potaters. Originally we were gonna try cheesy broccoli and potatoes but we didn’t really have the right cheese. I was worried the broccoli would be kind of bland without it, but Cabooty gave me some basic spices to add, and it turns out B knows how to make gravy from scratch (it is stupidly simple, like dang) SO we did the broccoli and gravy, then added some shredded cheese to the potatoes and voilaaaaaaaaa.
This is slowly becoming a food blog, oh noooooo.
Makin’ some late-night chicken fajitas with B~
My bed, desk, AND phone all arrived this week, so now I can spam this Tumbles with pictures. No pictures of the bedroom yet. I have the room set up so I can live in it, but I haven’t completely organized everything.
B and I have been making dinners almost every night and it’s been a lot of fun. This is the first time I have willingly eaten chunky tomatoes and mushrooms. (Was good.)
Work has been rly good. Pretty much put in the photo department permanently and I am A-OK with that (photo’s great). I’ve also been getting way more hours than I was expecting, so I’m not as worried about being able to save money as I was.
Happy happy happy.
The biggest fear when living with roommates:
farting in your sleep.
SURPRISE it’s rainy and chilly and everything is wonderful.
My two roommates are pretty coo’ dudes. Still making that personal adjustment to living with relative strangers (since we were all just League buddies) BUT IT’S WORKING OUT SMOOTHLY.
Went out grocery shopping and stopped at the Walgreens I’ll be transferring to so my face was seen. I still need to get 1) a bed (probably by Friday) and 2) a phone (hopefully sooner???). (Is it bad that I mostly want a phone so I can start taking pictures of things?)
I’m happy with life.
Updates: The Reckoning
Things have moved forward! I am in South Carolina staying at my friend’s and his gf’s house until tomorrow (been here about three days now). Helped my mother out financially so she got herself and Keena situated (gave more than I initially wanted/should have, but I could pull it off and I left the situation with no regrets. If my mother fails it is not because of me).
My flight is tomorrow but because of the raging snowstorm from a few days ago my first flight got delayed by a little over an hour, which wouldn’t be bad except it leaves me 30 minutes between it and my connecting flight so AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaugh. Hope it arrives on time and I can hustle my booty to the other plane. Rebooking would be a pain (at least I’m with the same airline for both flights).
Man, I’m going to be in Seattle tomorrow.
I’m going to be on my own.
It’s what I’ve always wanted and it’s finally happening and it is exhilarating and terrifying and exciting and ADVENTURE AWAITS.