Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Not a mushy Valentine's Day post

Oh, hi blog. ::blowing dust off::

Time has been flying and we are in week five of the semester. I'm handling the amount of classes + subbing 2-3 days a week + working at the agency 5-15 hours a week okay, better than okay, but I miss my free time.

Despite missing having a ton of free time, I'm right on track for coursework and am enjoying all of my classes. (hello, nerd!)

What gives me the sad face is the fun things I have to put on the back burner. Like blogging. This week I thought about blogging quite a bit, but each time I sat down to blog, I just couldn't justify spending the time on it when I had somanyotherthingstodolikerightthatsecond.

The plan was to spend the weekend setting up posts for the week so I wouldn't have to feel bad or be sad when I didn't get to read all of your sweet comments throughout the day, but on Thursday night I began to feel super ick. On Friday, I felt even ickier. Which meant I spent the weekend recuperating, sleeping and trying to ward off whatever was trying to take over my body. Luckily, it worked and now I am feeling much better.

So, here we are at the end of Tuesday and I haven't blogged in almost a week!

Monday I was supposed to blog about the Valentine's Day swap that I participated in. Swaps are always fun, and because I love getting mail, I decided to join in on the fun!

My sweet swap partner, Jenna, got me this adoooorrrrable mug from Anthropologie! 

 Isn't it adorable?! I just love it!

Now, I can't really blog today, Valentine's Day, and not say aaaanything about it! Despite being single, I still had a great V-day! I had class pretty much all day, but after leaving campus around 5pm, meeting with some group members real quick at Caribou, and a quick trip to the library, I stopped by Papa Murphy's to get this... 

 Oh yeah. I went there. A heart shaped pizza. It's kind of hard to tell, but it really is a heart shape!

Here's the final, cooked product. I added some veggies! I love me some black olives on pizza - between the pizza and the salad to eat with it I just might have eaten the entire can of olives...

Being single on Valentine's Day may be a little stinky but I don't really mind. I had a pretty great date on Saturday night (thank you all for the sweet comments on my last post) and that's enough for right now! This stage in getting to know someone is always fun, a little nerve-wracking, but at the end of the day it's fun! Also... a new(ish) friend of mine that is going through the same Master's program I am, got me these adorable boot socks for V-Day! She saw them at Kohl's for a really good deal and thought of me because I am always wearing leggings, boot socks and boots - how sweet is that?!

Now, I'm off to watch a movie. What movie, you ask? Well, the reason I had to run to to the library was to pick up this...

The original Alfred Hitchcock movie adaptation for the book, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, which I just finished last night. Now, I can't say that I looooooved the book, because it was really hard for me to get into and I didn't get into it until after 120 pages (a third of the book for my copy!) but once I did... oh, boy, it was suspenseful! I was just waiting for something crazy to happen - especially when a friend of mine compared it to Psycho!

I read this book for Emily's book club over at The Many Thoughts of a Reader, and I'm so glad we read this one. It was a classic (first published in 1938) and it's definitely a great read, I absolutely recommend. (Actual review will be posted at sometime, I'm sure)

Ok, well, with all that said - I'm out! I'll let you all know what I think of this 1940 Oscar winning movie! ;)

How did you celebrate Valentine's Day?


Jenny Georgio-who said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better. Being sick is NEVER fun. Like, never! Now that you mentioned that you are single it made me remember your date to the state fair. Whatever happened to that dude?

Happy Valentine's Day!

Jenn @ Bliss to Bean said...

Super cute mug!!! I love that pizza too--though I wish I could taste it! Happy Valentines Day! :)

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

i suppose i should get off page 7 and read it, huh? haha. i suck. cute mug!

Becky said...

We've missed you! Glad you had a great Valentine's Day - totally jealous of that heart-shaped pizza! :)

Ben and I had a quiet night in - we did a movie and lunch on Saturday (plus got to spend that whole day together), so last night in was wonderful!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I am glad the book picked up for you and that you enjoyed it. I really liked it! Let me know what you thought of the movie!

That heart shaped pizza is awesome! I got one for my nephews one year when I babysat them and thought it was the perfect v-day meal (for people who can eat gluten, ha).

MK said...

I worked all day and drove from CT to PA on VDay. Fancy!

Heart you!

Jen said...

You finally read Rebecca! I was disappointed in the movie because the delivery was void of emotion and I was sooooooo into the book (loved it) that I built it up in my mind. And so....yeah.

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

I haven't seen the movie, but I wasn't really into the book. I think you knew that from GR already! We have missed you but totally understand when you need to study and rest!!! I hope you are feeling better!

Donna said...

I love the mug! We spent Valentine's Day at home and made a card for my husband out of construction paper and glitter glue. It was a fun day!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Hope you had a fun Valentine's Day!

Jenna | The Eighty Twenty said...

Glad you love the mug :)