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Today was rough; it really feels like things are falling apart at the seams. Let the quarter countdown begin!

+ Nine more days of class
+ Five more American lectures
+ Three more Landscape lectures
+ Three more Rome lectures
+ Three Exams
+ One Paper

Must…make…it…

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Chicken fried… veggies?

For getting up at 11:30 AM (I know, this is turning into a really bad habit), we were amazingly productive today! Framed and hung three of my vintage French posters (Martini + Rossi, Tattinger and Parapluie Revel), figured out my drapery situation (formerly a total disaster) decided to hang drop cloths — yes, as in, painting drop cloths– finished painting and hanging my bedroom/bathroom doors, and tidied up a few other minor projects. In other news, we made jalapeno poppers and another round of onion rings: moderately successful on both accounts; I’m slowly figuring out the balance between flour + batter + gluten free bread crumbs. The only issue with the poppers was making sure the jalapenos were done — the cheese melted and the coating was done long before the jalapeno was fully cooked, making them extra spicy, a little too crunchy and generally unpleasant =( Bummer. We also threw some pickle slices in for good measure, and it didn’t turn out all that well, but I will not be defeated! Next time, those pickles will be mine!

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2 AM and I’m still awake,

…but not writing a song.

Anyway, I slept in until noon today (!!) puttered around, hung out with a friend before she disappeared back to school in the middle of nowhere (aka rural Ohio)… Came home, did some paperwork, helped the bf with his transcript, etc. Late late late night, kind of ready to start the week and go back to school… is that weird?

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My love is like a red, red rose…

Foooood comaaaaa.

On an intelligible note, watched Angels & Demons tonight; it was amusing, entertaining, not really worth $6 but it reminded me how much I want to see Rome.

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gobble gobble

Happy Thanksgiving! It has been a full day around here! In addition to the multi-course carb-fest, it’s also Mom’s birthday! Our menu this year:

+ Brined Turkey with Paprika, Olive Oil and Sea Salt Rub
+ Wild Rice Dressing with Cranberries and Hazelnuts
+ Green Beans with Goat Cheese, Bacon and Cranberries
+ Baby Red Potatoes Mashed with Roasted Garlic
+ Pumpkin Pie

Happy holidays! Eat well, try not to go too deep into a food coma…

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Whew

I made it! It’s Thanksgiving break! Woooo! My afternoon class was cancelled; I still had to show up for Rome at 12:30, which was fun but kind of frustrating… Grabbed lunch with Chester afterwards and checked at least one person off my Christmas shopping list…

In other news, it looks like a funeral parlor around here: there are flowers everywhere, having arrived throughout the day, to celebrate Mom’s birthday tomorrow. I’ll be honest, I’m a little jealous — but I’m also glad I get to be here this year to celebrate.

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Mmm… Pumpkin…

Woke up, finished my peer-review of our landscape paper (I feel so much better about my writing having read a graduate level paper), went to lecture, finished the reading for Rome tomorrow, baked pumpkin pie for Thursday and now, bed. Productive, right?

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