Wednesday, February 29, 2012


phase one of my DIY kindle case

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


note to self: when you already have a cough with your congestion, do not take mucinex d. seriously. it will result in a death cough that causes you to eat very little and feel like you've done 1000 sit-ups. just go with this:

Monday, February 27, 2012


monday was not much better than sunday, because along with a death cough i also had to sit through fed tax and a FOUR HOUR journal election. i was not the happiest camper. and to top it off, i forgot to take a photo. so. today's photo is this:

sad face :(

Sunday, February 26, 2012


dear sunday, i hope monday is nothing like you. no offense.

Saturday, February 25, 2012


saturday night floor picnic with home-made prickly pear mojitos

Friday, February 24, 2012


dinner at cafe navarre...a lemon drop, french onion soup & filet mignon, with apple tart & french press coffee for dessert

Thursday, February 23, 2012


perfect thursday night: visit to a local brewery, bettacheddabaconbuger & shoestring fries for dinner, and "helping" mtb bottle his homebrew (by helping i mean we came in at the end and put a few caps on).

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


a little reminder to choose joy, even when it's grey and slushy outside...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


just a little hypocritical, perhaps? then again it is pretty cold to be biking around...

Monday, February 20, 2012


in a few days my friend mtb will pour his homebrew into these recycled bottles. and four weeks later said homebrew will be ready for enjoying. ohhh hey.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


today i had first-aid training for my job. the same job i've had since the start of october. but at least now i have been officially told how to scrape a bee-sting away, how to deal with a bloody nose or knocked out tooth, how to address allergic reactions and epi-pens, and of course, how to administer the heimlich maneuver on creepy child-sized mannequins:

Saturday, February 18, 2012


dear reese's:
i love you. most especially when you come in the shape of an egg, tree, heart, or {insert seasonal shape here}. in fact, i love you so much that i'm going to have to give you up for lent. but this beauty will be my easter reward...

Friday, February 17, 2012


dog-sitting for friends...

Thursday, February 16, 2012


a stolen moment of childhood delight in the midst of a long, grown-up day...or, more realistically, a quick mid-day sugar rush to get me through an evening class.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


late evening valentine's day dinner with lid...

and just because it's awesome, lid's super sweet star wars themed thumb drive:

Monday, February 13, 2012


the e-bouquet i sent mom&dad...30 years of married life!

Sunday, February 12, 2012


reduce. reuse. recycle. rethink. labeling a tote so i can stop bringing home so many plastic bags...

Saturday, February 11, 2012


hot chocolate is a pretty swell companion for a saturday night.

Friday, February 10, 2012


"the planet has a fever": homemade pizza & the magic school bus live. rounded out with some late night rockband and bevvies. hello, weekend!

Thursday, February 9, 2012


never have to bother remembering exactly where i parked, because by the time i get out of class, this is what the parking lot looks like:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


indiana mexican food, 99¢ beers, and lid's new 35mm hipster camera = a real fine time.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


the sweet taste of home...

Monday, February 6, 2012


music puts meaning into my mondays...collegium musicum rehearsal.

Sunday, February 5, 2012


chili cheese fries & football...gotta love super bowl sunday.

Saturday, February 4, 2012


decided it was time for a home cooked meal...chicken & sausage pasta, baked zucchini & tomatoes with mozzarella, garlic cheese toast and spinach salad.

Friday, February 3, 2012


roaring twenties party

Thursday, February 2, 2012


long overdue coffee date with one of my first & favorite sb friends.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

words: the traveling red dress

last year, i decided to choose joy. that one decision made a huge difference in my life.  even for someone who has always been optimistic, there are times when it is easier to wallow in sadness or anger.  don't get me wrong - sadness and anger are completely valid emotions, and they should never be ignored, or suppressed, or brushed aside. but when i was done acknowledging that i was sad, or mad, or just plain fed up with things...that was when i found it was time to choose joy.  to seek out the things that make me smile just a little, or belly laugh, or even better, feel so full of delight i'm not sure you can handle it.  to seize the beauty that is present in everyday life and cherish it, even if just for a brief moment.  so many lovely things last year grew out of my decision to choose joy, and i hope it is something i will remember to do for the rest of my life.

choosing joy means different things for different people, and for some, that joy comes in the form of a traveling red dress.  it's a story i think you might appreciate.  no one tells it better than the original author, so today i'm sending you to one of my favorite blogs for you to learn of the magic yourself. {note: be warned that if you read other posts besides the red dress ones, she is hilariously inappropriate most of the time, and sometimes deeply personal.


beers & wings at bdubs…lid's apparently not a fan of the camera.