I love this man.


Happy Birthday Matt!

I love birthdays! I know that some people dislike the attention, but birthdays are such a good time to celebrate someone! Unfortunately, I couldn't be with Matt today, but he had some good company and I got him a pretty cake and pie from Magnolia Bakery. I even got to be there (on Skype) for the cake cutting! :)


Knit, Purl, Knit, Purl, Knit, Purl...

One reason that I love art (painting, drawing, etc) is the physical, tangible nature of it. One reason that I love music is because it has a certain unpalpable, unexplainable quality that cannot be replaced with anything else. One of my friend's blogs is really inspiring to me because you can see how much work she puts into her projects and she sometimes shows the progression of her work. That being said, I wish that I had a hobby that I could share with you all. Unfortunately, with music, no one really wants to hear a half worked on Violin Concerto so I will not be sharing anything I'm working on until it's basically completed.

Because of this, and also because I think that hobbies are important, I thought I'd give knitting a second chance. You may have remembered the first square that I made. The last day or two I've been doing a couple more to work up to my first attempt at a scarf. It's super cold here so hopefully I can get the scarf done in a few days. Wish me luck!


Fear less...

“...hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.”

I am trying to remember to keep positive as 2010 is trying to kick me and keep me down. I've been really sick and kind of depressed and have been feeling confused as I make the transition into becoming a non-school attendee.


All that ends now. The 2010 Gods are testing me and I am rising to the challenge. I refuse to be an unhappy Debbie Downer so I'm not going to be sad anymore. That's just lame.

I leave all of you lovely people with a picture that always makes me smile... Chri Unger caught in a moment of pure joy. :)


I love presents! :)

To kick off the year, I arrived home to Canada to find two lovely packages on my kitchen table. One was a bottle of wine from my landlords. How fantastic is that!? They have the right idea. Happy tenants = Happy landlords who get rent on time.

The other was a package from Asha Beyer! Remember how I mentioned that I was one of the lucky winners in her giveaway? WOOOOO!!! My room already feels happier without that empty wall.


bring it on 2010!

2009. There are so many adjectives to describe this last year that go from complete sadness to full elation.

2010. This year, I am making the transition from student to a person living in the "real world." I've been a university student for the past eight years and I'm ready to do something different with my life. I am so pumped. Maybe a bit too pumped because I still have lots to do before my student life is over. I already have some future plans in the works, but I'll share those details as they become more real. ...I can dream until then.

I've also made some new years resolutions. I love new years resolutions even though many people hate them or think they're silly. I think they give people something to aspire to even if those goals aren't realized or don't last very long. If anything, they help people think about what they want for themselves and that thought process, realization, and desire to become better in whatever way is always worth something.

One of my resolutions (yes, one of many) is to stop thinking hypothetically. I never used to think hypothetically and I in fact hated hypothetical situations because I thought, "Why waste time and think about something with no possible answer?" For whatever reason, these awful thoughts started creeping into my mind (gremlins) and stirred up lots of trouble for me and sometimes others.

Anyone want to share their resolution?

Wrapping up 2009: