Where did the last few weeks of my life go? I'm still recovering from a whirlwind of activity. First ck's dad was here, then my mom was here, and then I spent a week playing catch-up on several weeks worth of procrastinated tasks.

I'm finally starting to feel like things are returning to normal. I have SO many things to share, though. Lots of pictures, fun stories, food experiences (oh my god I ate so much good food), and thrift finds.

I'm at school now, in between classes, but I'm hoping to have time for a huge post tomorrow.

Get excited!


yucky rainy day

today is pretty gross. it's cloudy and rainy and kind of cold. i am not a fan.

last night i got home from work, finished cleaning up the apartment for ck's dad (including the gross bottom of our fridge. ew.), and had like 20 minutes of down time to watch one of my favorite shows - modern family. it always makes me laugh, and it was nice to be able to watch it and just...calm down a little. when ck's dad arrived we gave him the grand tour (ha.) and went out for ethiopian food at this great place just down the street called Cafe Colucci.

now I'm taking care of random things at school. my schedule on fridays is very random. I teach early in the morning, then late in the afternoon, and then do after school. I've discovered that I get a lot more accomplished if I just sit at the desk in the office and make myself work than if I go home to work in between classes. I've already got all of my report cards done (the trimester closes today, and they aren't even due until monday night!), so now I'm going to read a chapter of a book that I'll be giving a mini-presentation about at our in-service day on monday. Yay for productivity!

I'm excited for the weekend. I feel like I need a bit of a break from the boys, and all the stress of the end of a grading period.

That's all for now. Maybe a fun picture post later, depending on how my reading goes.



i *heart* owls

pictures of my latest obsession from we heart it. :)

blogging from school

Apparently the only time I will be awake and have some down time is before/after classes, so here it goes!

I'm really excited for the next couple of weeks. Tonight ck's dad is coming into town for a couple of days. We're planning on showing him the sights around Berkeley and Oakland, and then doing a day trip to Big Sur to hike and check out the view. It is supposed to be really beautiful, and it's been a while since I've done any hiking, so I'm looking forward to it. Then on Wednesday my mom is coming to visit (!!!!!) for like 6 days. She's never been to CA before, so we're planning on spending a lot of time sightseeing. I love being a tourist in SF, there is so much fun stuff going on all the time.

Anyway, that's what is up with me. Hopefully I'll have another post up later today. I have lots of pictures that I'm obsessed with, and I want to share them!



a happy surprise!

So, my life has continued at its hectic rate, and I've fallen behind on things like emails and blog posts. However, ck noticed that one of the items in my Etsy shop had jumped from 95 views to like... 495 views, which made me investigate. It turns out that I was featured in the Etsy editors' blog - http://www.etsy.com/storque/spotlight/etsy-finds-undiscovered-territory-7240/


A real update tomorrow, I promise.




Okay, that was officially the most mentally draining week of my entire life. (probably not, but still!) I am still trying to find the balance between my teaching, taking over the extended day program at school, taking my Spanish class, babysitting, tutoring, and having a personal life. I really enjoy the freedom and flexibility that comes with having many pieced-together jobs, but it can be a little bit overwhelming to keep organized in my brain. I think I'm going to have to get better about plugging everything in to my Google calendar, so I can look at my week all at once.

So, what have I been up to? Let me see... I learned how to play squash last week, which was really fun. Ck explained all the rules to me, and then I hit a few balls around with Robert. Ck and I have been trying to reserve a court to practice together, but the courts are really in demand, and we both have busy weeks coming up. Hopefully we'll find time on Tuesday or Wednesday. I've also been experimenting with goauche, which is kind of like watercolor, but the pigments are much more intense. I've been obsessed with painting owls. Maybe later this week I'll upload some of them on to my shop.

This weekend I had a lot of quality time with ck. We played scrabble, watched The Hurt Locker (which was good, but depressing), strolled along the Embarcadero in SF, spent time at the beautiful park surrounding Fort Mason, and went to the Pacific Orchid Expo. The orchid show sounds like a really old lady thing to do, but it was actually really cool. There were all of these beautiful displays with every variation of orchid you can imagine, and then there were tons and tons of orchids to buy. We got three baby orchids (they won't bloom for a couple of years) and one orchid that is currently in bloom (with lots more buds). I took about 200 photos, so I will definitely post pictures tonight or tomorrow.

Anyway, that is all I have for now. I will definitely post later today with some inspiring pictures.