i think one of the things i’m most looking forward to about being home is going shopping and cooking with my mom. if you didn’t know, i’m pretty domestic and love spending time in the kitchen. all my friends always give me crap for the food network being the only channel ever on in my room. (man vs. food on travel channel being an acceptable exception). in anticipation for being home for spring break i’ve been spending a significant time lately bookmarking recipes from food blogs that i want to try with my mom. here’s a sneak peak :]
i’m pretty confident i’ve mastered the art of dorm room eating. i find myself venturing down to gwinn less and less with this expert line-up.
in my cupboard: my fridge:
-loaf of multi-grain plus bread -soy milk
-crunchy peanut butter -sharp cheddar
-nutella -blackberry jam
-cinnamon toast crunch
-tea assortment (green, good earth & herbal assort.)
-fruit (banana & orange)
-sundflower seed & raisin mix
the combinations are endless.
just took my first post-dinner walk with the sun still up, thanks to daylight savings. so glorious. spring is in the air and it is beautiful thing!
instead of racing to spring break, my quarter is winding down quite leisurely. it seems so strange to be slowing down my pace instead of pushing through to break. my last few days have been filled with rest and de-stressing, contrary to the world and people around me. i already took one of my finals and only have one more final paper to write, which is only a four page personal reflection paper of the class (which at this point is harder to sit down and crank out). not to mention, my last two finals are on monday and I don’t get to leave campus til thursday. without being pressed for time, or stressed with the amount of work yet to do, i find myself unable to work up the drive to just write my paper. i’m sort of just waiting, expecting that the motivation will just come. hopefully it does. but until then, i’ve got nothing to worry about.
i’m hoping this is winter’s last attempt at winter. one last crack at being cold, trying to prove its existence. too bad the sun just peaked through. out of the way winter, you had your shot. spring is on its way.
last night, some friends and i brought our mattress in the balcony lounge and had a sleep over. i woke up this morning to the smell of oatmeal and a cool seattle breeze. this combination instantly took me back to last summer when i slept out on the balcony of our floor. its crazy how by just smelling something, i can all of a sudden feel as if i am there again; overflowing with feelings and thoughts that accompany that place and time.
for a couple weeks now i have been trying to get ahold of the cascades’ people, to determine if i will be able to do drum corps and be at my sister’s weeding in august. no one was willing to talk to me about it and it seemed as if they were kind of avoiding it. it was super frustrating just sitting around, waiting and worrying; without being able to make any plans for the rest of the school year or summer. this morning, however, the percussion caption head called and told me that they decided that i wouldn’t be able to miss for my sister’s wedding, which made my decision a no brainer. while the possiblity of drum corps was so exciting, all i feel now is relief. so many things that i can do now: be at my little brother’s graduation from high school, sasquatch, live in seattle this summer, be with family for the fourth of july, my sister’s wedding!!! its kinda weird that just like that I’m not doing cascades, but honestly, it feels right.