Friday, October 30, 2009
I made some Apple Crisp the other day and I had some at lunch today and it's so amazing. I got the recipe from Angie last year and I LOVE it! It's incredible and I think it's a weight watchers recipe so it's relatively guilt free. So if you are looking for something fun to make for the Halloween festivities you have going on...
4 cups apples cored and sliced (about 6)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup oats
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
6 tbsp.. melted butter
Place apples in pie plate
Blend all other ingredients and sprinkle over apples.
Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350. Enjoy!
I'm getting ready to meet people for dinner and then the rest of the night is open for just about anything...we'll see how it goes. Did I mention that I'm in a really good mood?
So what are people going to be for Halloween? I'm going to be a cat for the trick-or-treaters tomorrow but I have another costume for a party next week. :)
Have a GREAT weekend!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
So obviously I don't have a lot of fun to talk about today. Except I wanted to show my new nail color. It's Material Girl by Essie. I like it. Maybe I should have a special nail polish edition once a week. ha ha. Manicure Monday or something like that. Someone probably already does that though. hmmm..... So I mentioned that my father brought some of my boxes from storage over last week and in it was my letter jacket. At the bottom of the box, was this sweatshirt:
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
But anyway...on Friday night I finally finished my spare room. It's a small bedroom so it's the guest room/craft room. I haven't had a guest room in a long time so I was excited to get it done. Especially because I had my first "guest" on Saturday night. (Thanks to Dad for bringing me the bed!) Here is the view from the doorway. There is a sewing machine table in there too. It was my Grandmother's and I love it. Now I just need to learn to sew.
Monday, October 26, 2009
I actually got invited to attend a dedication for the building I was the Residence Hall Director in back in the late 90's/early 00's. They renovated it all last year and they did such a nice job. It was great to be able to walk around and see the building. I had a lot of great times in the building so I always think of it fondly.
The view of the building. It looks so good now.Tobey used to be a very traditional residence hall. The typical kitchen on the main floor. But now each floor has a kitchen. And there used to be only one laundry room. Now there is laundry on each floor. This would have been great while I was a student there. My favorite part is the fitness center on the top floor. I am so jealous. I would have used this all the time when I was the RD. My very first supervisor and I.
After that I met up with my friends Beth and Tricia. They were here meeting up with their friends from college (I hung with different people in college). We went to a bar that we used to frequent back in the day. Although I live here, I rarely step foot in there any more. It was exactly the same as it always was--just new, younger faces.
On Sunday I returned to the present and spent the day cleaning, doing laundry and getting stuff done around here. This is fall break for the students so I'm taking today and tomorrow off. I'm so excited! The weather is going to be good so I plan on taking some good walks and doing whatever else I want. I love fall break!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Before that I wanted to show you all the reasons I absolutely love living here. This is where I talk my nightly walk. It's so beautiful but it was especially pretty on Monday night. I actually remembered my camera so I could share it. This is a trail that is above the campus I work on. It's a great work out and it's so good to clear your head.
This is my favorite view.
It's hard to be in a bad mood after I go on my walk. I feel really lucky to live in such a pretty place. Just remind me of this when it's all under snow in a few months. :)
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Lately there have been some really good colors that I've worn and I want to highlight them. Just in case you are in a nail polish funk...
It's a great shade of berry.
This one is part of the holiday collection this year. I've never been a fan of orange nails but I LOVE this one!
Here is the way it looks on. It's a great fall color. Plus, it's a great name for a polish (says the red head)
Is it weird that I've already picked out my next color that I'll be wearing? (it's called Material Girl from Essie) hee hee. Maybe I'll take a picture of that too.
What is your favorite polish color?
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The birthday girls were Alisha and Gillian. They came wearing crowns. Yes, it was THAT kind of party.
The photo highlights:
Alisha & I showing off the letter jacket. My classiest moment.
Monday, October 19, 2009
I had a good weekend. I hosted a party for two of my friends with birthdays coming up this week. It was a great party--lots of funny things that happened. But more on that later.
First I need to tell you all about my new electronic love. As some of you remember I was so excited to get my blackberry this summer. It's worth every penny. Until I moved into my new place. That's right--this part of town is terrible for verizon customers. I was able to get texts and e-mails but I couldn't make a call. So annoying and I didn't realize until I moved in. I certainly didn't want to give up my phone and I definitely didn't want to pay for land line (so 1996). What's a girl on the go to do?
Well, it turns out that verizon makes a network extender. It's kind of like a mini cell tower thing. When I learned of this I knew this was the best option for me. Except that I wasn't crazy about the price tag ($250--yikes) so I spent a good about of time on the phone trying to explain to the verizon peeps that I might need to stop being a customer if I couldn't get the price reduced. Well, they came through for me and offered it to me for $100 if I signed a two year contract. Deal.
I finally got it hooked up this weekend and it's a dream. I went from 2 bars to full service within an hour. It's incredible and completely worth it. Now I don't have to get a land line and I can fully enjoy the blackberry at home. yay!I also wanted to say Happy Anniversary to my friends Courtney & Mark! I hope you had a great day! xoxo.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Not that the weather had anything to do with it this morning. There was a dusting of snow on the ground when I woke up. Not cool. It's October. Boo to that.
It turned out to be a chilly but beautiful day. Nothing really special happened today. It's just been a good day.
Maybe because I am now the owner of my car. I love the Civic. It's a great car and I love that it's mine. Officially.
Tonight I came home from work and have been completely relaxing. This is a rare occurrence these days. In fact I'm about to curl up on the couch with a blanket and watch Practical Magic. I'll probably fall asleep. It may sound lame for a Friday night but it's exactly what I need tonight. It makes me, well, happy.
Have a great weekend!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
But I've missed this. So I'm back. I can't promise I'll write every day but I will not neglect this for as long as I have this time.
Anyway, I know some of you have been asking about my new apartment. It's taken forever to get settled. I still have a lot of work to do but at least now I can feel more organized in general. I'll give you a little tour.
The Weird Room features a built in desk area. Right now it's holding my computer because I don't have the wireless hooked up yet. There is also a built in cabinet with drawers that I'm storing linens in.
This is the entry way to the living room. I love this with the built in cabinets.This is the foyer. I haven't decided on window treatments yet.