The Pioneer Woman. →
The Pioneer Woman show on the Food Network debuted today, and I just happened to catch part of it while eating breakfast/lunch this morning/afternoon when I woke up. And she is SO COOL! I kinda wish I had her life, although I’m not sure I’d survive on a ranch. I think I’d miss the coast. But now I’ve spent a good part of the afternoon reading her blog and I’m...
Off to the South!
This week was the last week of our first mini quarter here in Beijing, so I am officially halfway done with Chinese, and all done with history! Now, we are leaving in about fifteen minutes for our trip to the Yellow Mountains, Thousand Island Lake and Hangzhou, a city in southern China, for 4 days (after we endure a 20 hour train ride), which should be an adventure!
Musings on Oprah.
Today, I watched the (Tivo’d) second half of Oprah’s farewell show with my mom, just another exciting part of being home. It was very extravagant, with lots of performances and guest appearances, but what really struck me was how everyone who stood up and spoke was so focused on the work that Oprah did to improve people’s lives, and reflected on her legacy. Maybe I’m just...
The only way to spend finals week... →
BBC Book Challenge
Through the many facets of social media that I find myself plugged into, I discovered the BBC Book List challenge - a list of 100 books, of which the BBC predicts most people have only read 6. I’m proud to say, I pass the test - I’ve read 22! As an avid book lover, who has little time to read, I dedicate this post (and my time procrastinating), to remember the days when I actually read...
Getting a little tired of these April showers,... →
Twitter never ceases to amaze me. After making one this summer out of necessity on project in Ocean City, I’ve actually started to enjoy using it from time to time. Even though I had to google what the number sign in front of a word meant (to those of you who don’t know, it’s called a “hash tag”, and is used as a way to sort one’s tweets), I’ve now come to...
Snowmaggedon, SNOWMG….the weather is hitting Evanston big time! This is definitely the harshest weather I’ve experienced in the midwest. Thunder, lightning AND a blizzard!? What is THAT? Luckily, I’ve been able to stay inside all night and avoid having to brave the blizzard. There is so much snow that you can’t distinguish streets from sidewalks, and the university JUST...
“Behold, I bring you good news of great joy that shall be for all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:10-12
Christmas is happening! [in 10 days] →
Last class of cognitive psychology. Spanish final. Midwestern thunderstorms. Initiations of two new Delta Zetas. Finishing a research paper. Red velvet cheesecake. LAST MONDAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING!
Well done, Windy City, well done. →
Happy Founder's Day, Delta Zeta!
90 years of sisterhood at Northwestern :)
Jesus Film in Chile →
swimming date with my daddy. made it fairly successfully through a set of my own crafting, but still can’t keep up with him! successful grocery shopping for my mother. for those who know the abysmal state of domestic skill, this is truly an accomplishment. sorted through all my old high school pictures, clippings, report cards and other odds and ends. I’ve have decided that...
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and exact representation of his...– Hebrews 1:3 started a new book of the Bible today :)
a cool, sunny morning. a run with good music, good weather. a lunch with a dear friend. a quiet time in the sun. a home cooked meal. a completed scrapbook.
Finally, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is...– Philippians 4:8-9