Posts Tagged ‘winter’

Of all things Hungarian…

Slept in until 11 (I know, I know- but I’m just so tired, all the time), made ricotta-filled blintzes for breakfast/lunch, went and had my labs done at the polyclinic and headed to my last class of the quarter. Autumn quarter went by so quickly, I can’t even tell you – it was August, I was sitting at the park with my book every evening, missing my boyfriend and then BAM! it was midterms and he was home, then BAM! it’s finals! It’s scary.

Came home, made Hungarian Mushroom Soup for dinner, slept for two hours, woke up, watched some TV, cleaned up and caught up here, uploaded photos, etc. It’s been a long week.

Meanwhile, one week from right now my boyfriend will be home, we’ll probably be set up on the couch with a late dinner and a movie and I just can’t wait! Unfortunately, there’s an unbelievable amount of work (for both us) to be done in the meantime, and I just hope we can get through it all in one piece…


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sticky sticky

Today was our last Rome lecture; kind of a bittersweet moment, I’m so excited to finally be finished, but at the same time, I really love this class. After a brief (okay, two hour) nap, got up and made Jules’ gluten free sticky buns. They were really pretty easy and came out amazingly well – the only downside was the filling dripping over the edge of the pan, congealing on the bottom of the beautiful blue porcelain oven, and burning to a crisp, filling the oven (and kitchen… and living room…and hall way…) with smoke. Ugh. We jacked up the hood fan, opened all of the doors and windows, allowing the pathetic amount of heat in our house to swarm out into the 22 F weather… Anyway, the whole incident was really our fault, we didn’t have an 8- or 9-inch round pan, so we used a deep dish pie plate and, well, it didn’t turn out so well.

Tomorrow is our landscape final… not excited…

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Deep Freeze

Well, today was…ahem… cold. A lovely high of 33 F, with slick, crunchy sidewalks, frozen doorhandles and frostbitten (ok, not really) fingers. Fun, right? Thank God it’s not snowing.

In other news, I finally met with Judi to fill out my graduation application. The necessary forms have been signed, sealed and delivered – I am set to graduate June 10th, 2010 at 6:00 PM. Talk about a surreal moment.

After classes, went shopping with Alanagh – managed to find a nice wool J CREW crew neck/cable knit sweater and a super cute R. Lauren Polo cardigan- all for the magical price of $23. Total. Am I good, or am I good?

+ Four more days of class
+ Four more reading assignments
+ Three more exams
+ Two more American Art lectures
+ One more Rome lecture
+ One more Landscape lecture

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Woke up, got dressed, ran around to the JCC’s Chanukah Pajama Jam festival to help set up a booth. The highlight? Eastside Chabad (Lubavitch) had an oil press and barrel of olives setup and made olive oil RIGHT THERE. It was pretty awesome.

Anyway, another chilly day: we finally cleaned out the impatiens and violets in pots by the front door, hung evergreen wreaths with Alanagh, moved the bright magenta chard to blue pots, replaced the chard with little 24″ lime green cypresses and an arbovitae for the front door. It’s feeling mighty Christmasy around here…

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crunchcrunch crinklecrinkle

I cannot tell you how lovely it was to spend a weekend not worrying about that bloody term paper. I didn’t even realize how much stress it was generating until I turned it in.

Anyway, woke up around 8:30 this morning, only to find a frost-covered wonderland on my patio. It was a chilly 28 F (are you sure we’re still in Seattle?) and it was just glorious to see the first frost of the season, lit by that blue early morning light. Love it, just please don’t let it snow…yet.

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it’s Christmastime

Happy December! As if right on queue, the temperature has dropped and the city has been decorated with shimmering lights in white, red and green. I love the Christmas season =)

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