Listening To: I’ve made it to the Js in my review all the music we own. Who knew there were so many J’s in our account? Slowly slowly. I did rediscover my love of Jimmy Eat World, especially Bleed American.
Book finished: Blackout, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Princess and the Hound, The Princess and the Bear
Reading: Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
On the Nightstand: Girl from Junchow and Jewel of St. Petersburg by Kate Furnivall
Making Lists: Crafting projects. I have tried to make a list of great crafting projects that I want to complete in the next few months. Lots of great ideas!
On the Web: More and more GoogleReader posts. I’ve found some great new non-book blogs to follow. Too many cute project ideas and recipes!
Crafting: I continued with scrapbooking Spring Break. It’s the project that never seems to end. I still have at least 6 spreads for each kid’s scrapbook. Eventually I will finish this.
Last Tuesday’s class: Fall Holiday projects. If I still had a classroom, I would love to make these turkeys for students. A perfect inexpensive but creative gift. I like the tags, but won’t be buying them this year. But my favorite has to be the Halloween card. I love the idea of four different patterned papares as a background. Too cute!
Sunday’s class: Stationary set. This is such an easy and cute gift idea. After whipping this out in no time, I decided that I needed to make more of these with some of my own supplies.
Wednesday’s meet and greet: Individual projects. I made a set of Thanksgiving cards and started on some stationary sets.
Watching: We completely finished Sanctuary after watching the series off and on for years. On the old show front, I watched The West Wing S2-S3 and Gossip Girl S5. J got me hooked on Reaper, love it! Plus we caught up on a ton of currently airing shows and started a few newer ones (Up All Night, Arrow, Comic Book Men)
From Nature: It’s been two weeks of up and down temperatures. Rain has come and gone. Sun has come and gone. The weather reminds me a bit of the midwest. Although the falling leaves contrast greatly with 80 degree temperatures. Weird feeling.
Shopping Scores: I went a little shop crazy these past two weeks. After trolling the local outlet mall, I only ended up buying five pieces. The first two are from Banana Republic. I must say that I’m really coming to love Banana Republic. While I don’t have many places to wear BR clothing, they do have more causal pieces available than I thought they did. The second piece is a great blue color (can’t tell from the picture). The other three pieces are from Target, my store for everything. The last one is a dress that I had been eyeing for awhile. But I just didn’t want to pay full price. It happened to be on clearance and I had to snap up the last large. The dress is really flattering and cute. I can’t wait to wear it.
I went shopping in Palo Alto with a friend on Thursday. I didn’t pick anything up for myself, but I did get the boys four long sleeved shirts from the Gap. Four shirts for $18, so exciting! I also grabbed four cupcakes from Sprinkles: mocha, dark chocolate, smore, and lemon. Yummy yummy!
Project: I started three large projects these past two weeks. I kept going with my US History note consolidation. I finished Chapter 5 this week and started trying to organize the Civil War chapters. Unfortunately the Civil War folders are just out of control. Slowly. slowly I’m getting through them. I also continued my crazy apartment wide reduction. I’m working on the office right now. Getting there… Finally I tried to reorganize my craft supplies. I think it is a bit out of control.
Picture: Fun day out with Max and Melissa. Here’s Max fascinated by the fountains.