Friday, October 30, 2009

a slower start

Hello, world. This morning I am up with the rain, a cup of warm coffee at my fingertips and a slice of homemade bread waiting for me in the pantry. My first class is canceled, so I am getting a slower start to my morning. It is wonderful--I hate rushing. I am ready to live more slowly every day. I am hoping this happens after graduating. It is my mission! I don't mean that I want to be lazy, or let go of my dreams and goals. Of course, I won't do that. But I have been putting too many things into each day and I can't go on like this forever. I just want more time to enjoy my friends and family, to sit down and drink a cup of coffee, to go for a run, to take a weekend adventure and not have a lengthy to-do list in the back of my mind.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

stir fries and snickerdoodles

This weekend was my Fall Break...four days off from school should have been enough, right? Not at all! I worked some, did homework, caught up on chores...this word "break" means little to me right now! I got to have a little fun cooking and visiting one of my favorite parks with Corey, though. Here are just a few pictures...more soon.

On Friday night, we did one of our favorite activities...supermarket browsing. I know that might sound funny, but checking out different grocery stores happens to be a pastime of mine. We got some delicious stir fry ingredients including Japanese noodles, mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, a special sauce (Corey is the sauce expert, so he picked it out, and it was delicious), nuts, and a few others, then cooked them up in my trusty green skillet.

And these are some vegan snickerdoodle cookies I made...fall is here! (recipe from This season I am especially looking forward to...

- showing work in the senior art exhibit
- graduating college (eep!)
- turning 23!

And as always, I anticipate...

- cool weather--scarves, coats, and boots
- changing leaves
- overcast days perfect for picture-taking
- the holiday season

Monday, October 12, 2009

too busy for fall

Things I have made lately....1. pumpkin smoothie, 2. stir fry with farmer's market finds + basmati rice, 3. vegan peanut butter cookies, 4. lettuceless salad, homemade croutons, and iced tea, 5. roasted red pepper hummus.

School is so busy, busy, busy for me right now. My life will return to normal after November 12, the opening of the BA/BFA Exhibit. I can't wait to have free time again! It's all I can do right now to keep my apartment clean and throw together these simple foods in what little leisurely time I have.