i can't believe i haven't blogged for more than a week and a half.
i can assure you nothing life-changing has happened in my life, although nicole morgan-schiffer's life changed when baby ben was born on friday the 13th! can't wait to meet you, little ben.
mostly i've been wishing, hoping, praying and crossing my fingers that these next couple of weeks of school will go by as painlessly as possible. so far, i've been doing pretty well keeping the stressing out to a minimum. today's the first day in about three days that my head's starting to hurt, which is such a huge improvement from the constant headache of "ok, what's next?!"
i leave tomorrow to go home for thanksgiving. i am 1. relieved that a week-long break is finally here 2. starting to realize that my break will eventually consist of quite a few hours of homework 3. wishing that i could spend a stress-free, week-long break with my slo friends as well as my family.
but hey. i'll take what i can get.
i'm so very excited to see all the schillers and mccarthys in a couple days! hello, party central.
pochahontas references aside (although we've been watching a LOT of disney movies lately), last week i kept finding myself looking at gorgeous pieces of art. really BRIGHT, gorgeous pieces of art.
i'm covering the thai artists who are here for an exchange for the mustang daily and one of the art professors at cal poly was kind enough to show me this piece that one of the artists painted last year. it's hanging in someone's office so if the art professor wouldn't have shown it to me, i would've never seen it. of course i loved it because of the elephants (one's in the middle and another's in the upper left-hand corner).
there were also some tibetan monks that were visiting our school. they set up a little art demonstration in the uu. they used this sand:
to create this artwork:
pretty amazing. the monks had this metal, funnel-like tool in one hand and a metal stick in the other and rubbed them together to get the sand to funnel out in a thin line. their sand art is so intricate and gorgeous and again- COLORFUL. we don't see stuff this colorful in the united states pretty much ever.
the monks were also selling these pretty rings. i almost bought one but decided against it since christmas is coming and i need to save my dollars to spend them on people besides myself. since i've been a grinch all quarter, i need to be extra nice this thanksgiving and christmas. which won't be hard because i love the holidays.
this weekend, i woke up and was fixing some toast when i heard a little squeaking sound coming from behind the stove. when i looked in the crack between the stove and the counter, i saw a tiny little mouse staring up at me with his little face stuck in a sticky mouse trap. ok 1. sticky mice traps are just mean. i was not happy when i found out they were in our house. 2. this little mouse was so cute and little. he needed to be saved.
robbie was my hero and rescued the little mousey without laughing at me for wanting to save him.
robbie and i agree that the mouse knew that we saved him and that he was telling his mousey friends how he escaped from the sticky trap by the stove.
story number two:
i talked to my dear friend carizza today. she and i are basically the same person so it was really nice to catch up with her, especially today of all days. it was just one of those days, you know where you can't seem to catch up, let alone get ahead of everything you need to do. stressful. whenever i have days like that i have to talk to the ones who know me best. talking to carizza really brought my stress level back down to a point where i don't feel like i'm going to cry anymore. thank goodness i have beautiful people in my life.
story number three:
i tried on a blonde wig this weekend. if i EVER tell you that i want to go blonde, just smack me because i look horrible as a blonde.
things to look forward to (because i need to be positive to get me through the next few weeks of school and because we can all use a little positivity in our lives):