Today has been beautiful. I started with the perfect playlist this morning, and work went well. I decided that allergies be damned, it was too nice to be inside and went to the beach. The wind was cold around the bluff, but this area was protected and the sun was warm. Perfect for a short on-paper planning session. It’s amazing how a sunny day can completely boost your mood. Hopefully, today is enough to get me through what looks to be an overcast week. Boo.
Snapshots while visiting.
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*Reverse chronological order. The sun disappeared :(
Sometimes I can’t decide whether I love December or hate the stress that it holds. I am enjoying making gifts for people though. Those projects are islands of happy in between the usual worry. I can’t wait to mail them off to their new homes <3 The most frustrating part is not being able to show them off yet (Arg). Only a few more weeks till I can post some photos!
So one of my plugins seems to be going rogue. I have to re-save my permalinks structure constantly otherwise my about and contact pages can’t be accessed. So wonderful. I keep putting the digital equivilant of a band-aid on it, but it’s now time get in there and figure this out. This whole week has been full of broken tech and misbehaving programs. (Software, server, plugins, oh my!) I just hope that next week is a little better.
So I’m on a break from school, and it turns out that when I’m not crazy stressed, I have the creative energy to make delicious dinners! This is not so much a solid recipe, as a general guideline.
- Green Onion
- Olive Oil
Cook pasta, thaw prawns, while also warming the rest in a pan. Cut the lemon thin, add a little zest, and a bit of the juice. Add spices of your choice. I went with a pinch of thyme, rosemary, basil, oregano, salt & pepper, ground up in my hands. Add prawns and cook. Throw in pasta and mix up! This was the perfect warm day dinner. Yum.
I’m not sure I have anything horribly important to say, I just wanted to say hello to this desolate little blog again :) I suppose the end of the year makes one introspective – I think I may take some time later to just sit in a sunny room and fill up a couple journal pages. First I suppose I should finish some tidying, to go into the new year with a fresh start and relaxed feelings. 2015 will certainly be busy enough with school, then wedding planning, and maybe even (finally) a trip for just us to somewhere beautiful! But for one more minute I will sit here and enjoy my tea, and watch a pair of cute cats sleep :)
I’ve been using Flickr for school assignments, and have admittedly forgotten to upload some here. Whoops. Well, it may be a little behind, but here is a taste of spring in Victoria.
This Friday marks the end of my first semester in school for graphic design. Bet you though that would never happen! I finished my “One sheet of paper” project. I plan to add some projects to a portfolio during winter break, but for now, have these images. (These will be re-shot with better lighting when I have more than 5 minutes :)
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Isn’t she pretty?
She’s a Giant Cypress W. I took her for a proper test ride today, almost all the way to the Johnson St bridge.
It was a sunny afternoon, perfect for a ride. I managed to stay upright, and even closed my mouth before hitting the cloud of gnats. (Ha) I may have given my lungs and knees a bit of a shock, but it was fun, even if I only went 7km round trip. Next time I’ll try to make it further. :)
Now I need to give her a name. How about Ellie?