January 19, 2012

A Few Thoughts.

This week I got a surprise vacation. Which is really nice. I do miss my little guy, but it's nice to be able to finish my to-do list. (mostly)

Here's a little taste of what my week has been like:

Cleaned out our dresser and Kyle's closet and realized he has more grey t-shirts than a high school PE class.

Our heater broke. Not in a "oh man, it's freezing in here...why is the heater not on?" way; but in a "why is the heater blowing out 90 degree air and not turning off" kind of way. It turned our apartment into a sauna. So, that was kind of fun.

I had a battle with some pheasants, but it all turned out okay. We ate them for dinner, so I guess you could say I won.

I made my own clay and I'm attempting to make something pretty cool.

BBC's Sherlock Holmes is possibly the coolest person ever. In the history of...ever.

I can run a whole 2 miles before I start getting light headed and thinking of reasons why I want to kill the inventor of running and how I will never do it again.

Les Miserables is one of those amazing books that can have you laughing out loud, tearing up, confused beyond help, and refusing to put it down...with just one chapter.

Kinfolk Magazine is amazing. Those guys are so creative.

I can't sleep without Kyle...even if I try to make a pretend Kyle out of pillows to trick my mind into thinking there's someone there. No luck. (no more hunting trips for him!)

My sister made some awesome arm warmers (read about those here). This inspired me to start my own. Sooo...*fingers crossed*

Lastly, I made my own dressing for the first time. It was delish. My mom made this a few weeks ago and I looooved it, so I stole the recipe from her. :)

If you're fond of poppy seeds and sweet (but not) salad, then here's the recipe!

Mix all ingredients (except oil and seeds) in a food processor (or blender) and blend until all ingredients are incorporated. Then add Vegetable Oil and Poppy Seeds and blend for a minute. This dressing is seriously amazing.

I put it on this salad: 

Dried Cranberries
Grated Swiss Cheese

The measurements are up to you and your preferences!

4 comments on "A Few Thoughts."

  1. Micahelson_anna1/19/12, 2:14 PM

    I really do like you Julia. You make me laugh :)

  2. AHHH, that last Sherlock was AMAZING. And I LOOOVE that salad. I will be making that soon.

  3. Jenny Fugler1/19/12, 8:34 PM

    Alright... I have to reveal myself.  I've been stalking your blog for a couple months now (don't ask me how I found it...), and I simply LOVE it.  You are a witty writer and a fantastic photographer.  And I think we would be friends if circumstances allowed us to see each other more than helping in Wee Church.  :)  But, just wanted to say thanks for brightening my day every time I read this lovely blog of yours.

  4. Jenny, thank you so much for saying that.... You are very kind! Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. :) And I have thought the same thing...Maybe we should convince Erika to plan some fun shindig for us to actually meet outside of church! ;)