Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tuesday Tea aka Thursday Tea

Okay, so this week's Tuesday Tea has been belated, but after Molly gave me such a sweet shout-out by doing her own Tuesday Tea and flattering me beyond words, I knew I had to get off my lazy blogging butt and write my Tuesday Tea more faithfully.

Once upon a time, Molly and I met on the third floor of Brown, our memory-filled freshman year dorm, and although I don't specifically remember the first time we met, I can probably go ahead and assume it was during an encounter on the stairs we used to all sit on in the middle of the floor (since the building was strangely split-level). Our friendship was probably truly started over tea, Star Wars, and really strange chorale memories (such as a mutual interest in a person whose initials were A.E.).

When Molly made an earl grey chocolate cake, I knew it was meant to be.

Molly is seriously the sweetest person, and that has shown through so many times. After I drooled over her suggestion of putting applesauce in the freezer, she kindly put my name on one of her pomegranate applesauces and put it in the freezer for me. After I admired how she embroidered her name on her Converse, she offered to do the same with mine (and you guys, I get comments on my chucks almost every time I wear them now). She has a spirit of giving, and it does not go unnoticed, and I will never forget it.

Can we please talk about how young we look in that picture? We're babies!

I also have Molly to thank for this blog. If I hadn't found out freshman year that she also blogs, I probably would have stopped a long time ago :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Yarn Along

Happy Wednesday and Happy Yarn Along Day!  Linking up with Ginny from Small Things :)

Where do you find your knitting inspiration?  For me, it comes from a lot of different places, but one thing that really inspires me to create is to look at other people's projects.  That's one of the reasons why I love this yarn along so much--I am provided the opportunity to admire the work of fellow knitters who are probably a lot like me in many respects.

Another place that I like to draw inspiration from is from movies and TV shows that feature knitted garments.  My current favorite?  The Outlander series.  I started reading these books back in high school, and I've loved them ever since, and I am beyond thrilled that they are being brought to life on Starz.  This past week's episode gave just a glimpse of what I hope will be some great knit-wear, and I'm hoping that I can recreate some of them.  Who doesn't love period pieces?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Tallying Up

Making: my calendar for the week--going to be a busy one!
Drinking: hot tea. 
Waiting: my next chance to see David. 
Watching: The Birdcage and celebrating Robin Williams' legacy. 
Reading: My √Āntonia. I was supposed to have finished this back in April, but I've been trudging through it.
Hearing: the honking of traffic.
Understanding: that waiting helps make things better.
Knitting: a lace scarf.
Wishing: on birthday candles as I turn 23 at the end of this week!
Enjoying: a less humid day!
Liking: the new freckles I got this summer.
Disliking: the ineffectiveness of Atlanta's public transportation.
Loving: the beautiful orchid that my mom bought me for my birthday :)
Hoping: that my sister has an amazing start to grad school tomorrow!
Planning: to spend some much needed time with my kitties this week.
Wondering: about the per usual ;)
Needing: to start doing yoga again.
Wearing: jean shorts and a fancy blue shirt.
Listening: to The Phantom of the Opera original Broadway soundtrack.
Eating: nothing at the moment!
Thinking: I need to plan a birthday pedicure :)
Writing: some new poetry.
Feeling: nervous but excited for what I hope will be an amazing week!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Tallying Up

Making: strides in my to-do list!
Drinking: lots of water on the humid Atlanta days.
Waiting: for some working internet.
Watching: the premiere episode of Outlander over and over again.  It was so good!
 Reading: every Rainbow Rowell book ever written.
Hearing: the hum of my finally working laptop!
Understanding: at last a tricky math concept that went over my head for way too long.
Knitting: a basket-rib hand towel.
Wishing: for some dessert--preferably mint chocolate chip ice cream.
Enjoying: some new-to-me flavors of tea.
Liking: all that this summer has had to offer, but...
Disliking: that the summer is almost over.
Loving: my Canon camera.  My beach pictures turned out amazing!
Hoping: for a reprieve in the rain.
Planning: a trip to the grocery store tomorrow morning.
Wondering: what the next few months will hold.
Needing: to adjust my sleep schedule a little bit.
Wearing: a pre-bedtime face mask! Yay for looking ridiculous while blogging!
Listening: to Simon & Garfunkel.
Eating: dinner, a.k.a., leftovers from earlier in the week.
Thinking: that I need to prep some photos for blog posts for later in the week.
Writing: and updating my resume.
Feeling: ready to go this week!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Yarn Along

Happy Wednesday and Happy Yarn Along Day! Linking up with Ginny from Small Things :)

Now that I'm working in it consistently, this scarf is turning out to be a breeze. It's some of the most mindless knitting I have done in a while, which is a welcome change of pace.

I don't think I've mentioned it before, so for reference, the pattern comes from the book 60 Quick Knits, and it doesn't lie. The patterns do knit up quickly, but they are still really beautiful and unique.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tuesday Tea: A Kitchen of My Own

It's been a while since I did a Tuesday Tea post since this summer has been such a busy one. I spent an amazing amount of time in Chicago with David during July, and last week, my family and I spent seven days in Palm Coast, Florida at Cinnamon Beach. It's been hard getting back into the swing of things, and the same goes for this blog. I've been neglecting it a bit, and my posts have been sporadic at best, so hopefully I'll get some writing flow back.

One of my favorite perks about having my own apartment now is that I don't have to share my kitchen with anyone. Having roommates in the past, I always felt like I was cleaning up after other people's mess and that I was the only one who cared about a clean kitchen. But now, I'm completely in control of my mess and my mess alone. I'm not really a neat freak, but I really do hate walking into the kitchen to use a certain pot only to find that somebody has left it dirty on the stove.

But now that I have my own kitchen, I have more of a desire to cook more frequently. I have a really great breakfast smoothie that I like to make in the mornings, and just today I made really yummy sloppy joes for lunch. I'm excited for all future cooking in my kitchen.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Tallying Up

Making: a grocery list for the week.
Drinking: a mug of The Earl's Garden from DavidsTea.
Waiting: for my suitcase to magically unpack itself.
Watching: reruns of Grey's Anatomy.
Cooking: oatmeal for breakfast--my favorite!
Reading: the Word. It's been too long since I sat down and deliberately read from the Bible.
Hearing: lots of birds at the bird feeder on my porch. 
Understanding: or at least trying to understand, that time passes too quickly.
Knitting: a birthday present.
Wishing: that the summer could last forever.
Enjoying: looking at all the pictures that I took this past week while my family took a vacation at Cinnamon Beach.
Liking: the feeling of sleeping in my own bed after seven nights in a strange one.
Disliking: certain aspects of adulthood. Like paying bills.
Loving: that my sleep schedule is finally fixed!
Hoping: that August is a great month--plus it's also my birthday month!
Planning: on buying plane tickets to Chicago soon to go to Riot Fest in September.
Wondering: which Pioneer Woman recipe I am going to make this month.
Needing: to buy a new laundry basket.
Wearing: PJ's!
Listening: to Rude by MAGIC!
Eating: fruit snacks.
Thinking: about my sister's sweet kitty who has been missing since Wednesday :(
Writing: in my One Line a Day journal.
Feeling: a little overwhelmed by the job hunt.