Showing posts from November, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like...

Yule!! My house is almost ready for the season to begin. I have two parties at my house on the 15th, so I need to be ready. Here are some pics of everything so far. I plan to get a tabletop fresh tree for my dining room table and I want to string popcorn for it. I haven't done that in years and I really have a desire to do it. 

I had a meeting with an advisor from school today, and I was able to change my major and get a plan of action for the next several semesters. I am now officially an English major!! I am beyond excited about this. I feel like I am truly working toward a major I really want to study and toward a career I really want to pursue. I also got my classes scheduled for Spring. This means something else off my goal list for the next year. Woo-hoo! I'm chipping away at it little by little.
I have several more things in the works, like my sister's going away party, and holiday crafting. I'm on a roll. 

* I will throw an amazing going away party for my little s…

Holiday Prepping

We had our first family Thanksgiving at our house last weekend, and it was highly successful. We realized halfway through that we had taken no pictures, which was truly unfortunate since our turkey turned out so well. It was awesome, even if we don't have any proof of it. Then we had 3 more dinners over the course of the week. Wow, so much food. I think I ate more this week than I had in the rest of the month of November. And I enjoyed every bite. :)

Yesterday I started decking the halls yesterday. I got my two big trees up, lit and decorated, ran lights along the bannister, and started setting up my Yule altar. I got my hands on a tablecloth that had been my grandmothers, and I used it as an altarcloth. I love how it looks and how it makes me feel connected to her.

Today I went to see my favorite stylist, Adam at Lucky 13 hair salon, and got my hair cut. I wanted a change, but did not want to lose any of the length. So I decided I wanted bangs. I haven't had them since I was …

AFP and the windy city.

I spent the weekend in Chicago, to see my favorite singer Amanda Palmer, and her band the Grand Theft Orchestra. Seth's cousin, David, lives in Chicago, and he let us crash at his apartment. It was awesome because he lived about 5 minutes away from the venue on foot. I dressed up for the show because I always do. I am wearing a tail coat, but it is kind of hard to see.

The show was amazing. For her encore she performed Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, and made me cry. I also cried when they performed the song "Lost" from the new album Theatre is Evil. She asked us to send in photos and during that song flashed photos of people we had lost, and my grandparents flashed by. It was kind of emotional for me. I love her, have for years and will apparently continue to. 
The next photos are ones I took on the streets of Chicago. Some of them are just things I thought were interesting. Some are landmarks. Enjoy.