Saturday, October 31, 2009

halloween cat

cleo & i have become good friends over the past few days.
{photo by my sis}

i wish that i had an excuse to play dress up more often

france & her people = beautiful.


today i:
  • went to yoga
  • meditated in my closet
  • ate breakfast
  • read history
  • will take a shower {let's just say my leg hair is soft again}
  • will take care of some cats
  • will go shopping for a new watch & books
  • will make cookies & granola {i can eat sweets again. . . i made it a month. . . although i did have chocolate once on the first week}
  • will carve a pumpkin {ideas?!}
  • will toss candy at kids
  • & will hang out with brandi

that's about it & i am so excited about reading/ cooking/ sitting. . .

Friday, October 30, 2009

I can breathe again!

Applied to State this afternoon! Now three down and three to go. . .
Happy to be halfway done and ready to sleep/breathe/eat like a normal person!
There is sad news though b/c I think I might be getting sick. A person can only handle so much.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Two down, four to go!

Pictorial evidence of what college applications do to a person.
In other news- I finished UNC's application a few minutes ago!

The Gilbert Sisters

These two were fantastic. They were incredibly witty and sincere.
. . . I got to talk to the Elizabeth Gilbert about yoga . . . pretty cool huh? Also I know have my own signed copy of Eat, Pray, Love.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

new dress

bought this pretty little thing from anthro. the other week. i had been eyeing it for months, so i thought it was a sign i should have it. {good news though. . . i only spent $4 when i went shopping with a, k, and mom this weekend. . . impressive, n' est-ce pas? for once k spent more than the rest of us!}
think she is sick of it yet?
tomorrow night i'm going to get a book signed.
{i probably will not be posting anything else for the rest of the week. . . so. . . until next time-
au revoir!}

Saying goodbye to Boston

I love this last one b/c it says a lot about the city.

Dinner at the Chart House

Boston at night

Sister Shasty

Good grief I've missed them!

I have the two best sisters in the world {oh yeah. . . and they're good-looking!}
C'est vrai. . .
{Photos by a Mr. Guion Pratt}

Something like Fall Break

It wasn't much and I don't really consider this a break, but that is what it is going to be called. . . A and K were home Wednesday- this afternoon. It went by so fast, but it was all good fun. The weather was beautiful most everyday. I had fun with the whole fam + S + Guion + Nicole + extended fam!

Thinking ahead

This week is going to be mad. By Thursday I hope to have all information in to Chapel Hill and NC State!!!
My hope is that this will be the last week of insanity!
"Remember your mercy, O Lord, and
your steadfast love,
for they have been from of old.
Remember not the sins of my youth or
my transgressions;
according to your steadfast love
remember me,
for the sake of your goodness,
O Lord!"
- Psalm 25: 6-7

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Adventures in Wonderland

Public transportation is still a novelty to me and I still get excited every time I get to ride a subway/metro/rail/bus/etc.

{Photos from the station at Wonderland outside of Boston. . .}


Wayyy pretty but not the place for me.

Missing this person

K just sent this over to me. I think my heart stopped.
Is this not the most beautiful thing you have ever seen?
India {Neha especially} I miss you more than I can say.

"Eternal fountain of happiness!"

After our recent trips, O and I decided that we're moving to Boston in our near future.

{photos from Boston. . . the first one is funny b/c you can see me in the mirror}

Monday, October 19, 2009

I only took a few pictures in Asheville and here they are:

Beautiful Cider. She might just be the perfect dog. . .
Yoga in all the sketchy places!

I kinda love this place.

Rachel's lovely red house.
Pull out your leather jackets folks!
It's Autumn in Asheville y' all! Come and celebrate with me in November?

Nothing better


My time in Asheville or Ashvegas {thanks Andrew} was idyllic. I got there on Friday and went to Green Sage for tea and filled out yoga forms. At 5:30 classes began and I almost immediately fell in love with the whole atmosphere. Stephanie Keach is remarkable. I am so thankful for this opportunity to train under Stephanie and her friends.
Once class ended at 9:00 on Friday, I went over to Rachel's house. Her house was just darling and Cider was waiting for me at the door. After a crazy run/walk with her, I crawled in bed. Saturday started early, and I was up walking Cider by 6:00. The beautiful and talented Shala taught our class from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday. We meditated, massaged one another, and did two classes {including a Zen yoga class}
I went back to Rachel's and walked Cider then took a nice warm bath. I think I was asleep in just a matter of minutes, completely exhausted from the days work.
I come back from yoga all relaxed but still energetic today. . . and then I remember I still have to take a test, work on applications {something I keep forgetting to do!} read a Sentimental Journey by Laurence Sterne online {I don't do so well reading things online. . . its far too impersonal!} and order the rest of my yoga text books.
I ordered the books from lovely Amazon just a minute ago and almost threw-up when I saw the cost. . . $88. Gross. And that was just for books! I don't have that kind of $, but it's all required reading, and I do love my yoga. Speaking of $, I still have to pay for training. . . even more sickening.
Other than that, life is good.

Friday, October 16, 2009

To Asheville I go. . .

Leave soon. . . Will not be back until Sunday night!
Hatha Yoga Nusasanam
"The practice of Yoga begins Now."
-Patanjali Sutra 1.1

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Growing Up

I have nothing profound to say, but after filling out 6 different applications, I have come to the realization that the older you get, the more and more you have to remember. When I was young, about the only things I had to memorize were friends and family's birthdays, simple multiplication tables, and these numbers {704.948.0290}.
Now, I have to know all that and much more. . . I have to remember all three of my email addresses and their passwords, my social, my address, birthdays, appointments, friends' cell numbers {several mo.s ago my darling cell decided to quit working and I was forced to do this}, my homeschool code, my AP number, etc, etc, etc.
I miss the days of dress-up, jelly shoes, Italic handwriting, and Russian Tea.
P.S. I think that all this started b/c of my ridiculous paper mache "sculpture" for Design class. . . It brought back way too many memories of those glorious crafty-craft days with Lolly.
P.P.S. I also came to the realization that the only thing I have ever been truly talented in is making messes. When it comes to making them, I am a rockstar.
P.P.P.S. The Winged Victory of Samothrace is quite possibly the most beautiful sculpture of all time. I just studied it in the chapter on Greek Art.


"Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding on fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain. Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon a sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. Likewise you also should be glad and rejoice with me."

-Philippians 2:14-18

Rainy days

Rain boots are wonderful.
I drove 30 min. in the rain to class. . . was told that we did not have class today. . . drove another 30 min. back home.
{Looking on the bright side, at least I had NPR}
I like that rainy days are conducive to studying.
Now it is time for me to go and call five schools and ask them all a whole list of obnoxious questions.