Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I have learned...

After 14.5 hours on campus, and a whopping 68 on my American Heritage test, I was met by my husband. He picked me up only to inform me that he wouldn't be taking me to the fancy Italian dinner he'd planned. Unfortunately, 10:30 was too late; Little Caesars had already closed.

Yes, this is my life as a full-time, newlywed college student. I spend long hours on campus, get bad scores on tests, eat fancy cuisine, and return home at the end of each day only to be greeted another days worth of homework. Whether or not I decide to respond to its salutation however, is another story.

That is my life most days, recently. And... I am content. Even if my lips oft mutter otherwise, I am, truly, content. I heard a lovely quote yesterday that helped me to discover this, but I don't know where to find it, so I'll use a shorter African-American proverb:

"God makes three requests of his children: Do the best you can, where you are, with what you have, now"

Well, right now I am a college student. I can't expect myself to be the best crafter or blogger or chef-on-the-rise. I just need to the be the best me that I can be. There is a time and a season for everything, no? "A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted;" There's probably even a time for me to become the new Martha Stewart.

But right now, it's just time for a full-time, newlywed college student to go to bed.

And I feel very content with that.

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Grandma's house is like a box of chocolates....

Or maybe a tin of candies...

Either way, you really never know what you're gonna get.

Sunday, March 4, 2012


I woke up one day this summer feeling the need to become crafty. It just so happened to be the day that a 50% off event at Roberts was going on. Those events might have actually occurred in reverse order...

But none-the-less, I took a trip to the craft store, bought me some paper, paints, and mod podge, grabbed some frames from the DI, and went to town in the basement, letting newly-awakened, domestication gene get to work.

It went a little something like this....

I was pretty pleased with my first craft attempt and went crazy on the frames for about a week. And that was the end of that.

Now... if I were being honest with myself, I might tell you that I don't make these things a priority and invest the time I need to. But for now I think I'll stick with the story that school leaves me no time for anything.

But I waste all this time that I could be crafting, checking out the blogs of  people that do have time (make time) for it. And as I read today of their obsession with bunting, I thought to myself--you need to be working on your paper.

So I did.

I don't think my engineering professor will be too entertained. But hey, I felt pretty good about it. I think it's the start of a whole new level of multi-tasking.

Crafting.... here I come.