hello again.

Life gets busy.  And certain things get put on the back burner – like this blog.  :) 

So to catch up…

Life mostly consists of three things – school, work, and family – mostly kitchen management.  Drake and I officially manage dinner and keeping the kitchen clean, and I do much of the meal planning and making of the main dish, while Drake often helps with sides.  It keeps me busy!

I think I have mentioned before that I was blessed with a job at a small salon in town.  I recently passed my one year anniversary there, and I have really been enjoying it.  I clean, answer the phone, and do other secretarial work.  Sometimes there’s time to study or read, which I always enjoy.  Often there are fun people I get to meet.  Today there was this ADORABLE four year old that helped me for a little while.  She was so sweet.

School.  School.  School.  That’s the other one.  So my midwifery school is going well. I am hoping to have it done in about a year, and then I can figure out where I want to go from there.  At this time, I am pretty sure that I don’t want to continue with midwifery, but I still want to stay in the alternative health world.  I am currently thinking about naturopathy, but we’ll see where I am in a year.  Who knows what will change!

So those are the big three.  I haven’t been doing much trying of knew recipes, or creative cooking, just because I have been so busy.  Mostly I am just trying to get a dinner that works with my food restrictions onto the table. 

Oh, and food restrictions…so I think I have written about not being Primal/Paleo anymore.  I started incorporating more grains into my diet earlier this year, and helped me feel better. Now I am avoiding red meats, dairy, and caffeine, which my doctor has me doing to speed healing.  It has pushed me to try new things.

A few weekends ago, my cousins, aunts and uncles, and grandparents came and visited.  We all had too much fun.  Love all of you – I am so blessed to have you all!

Aaaand last night we started dance lessons!  Drake and I danced together. So much fun. Looking forward to more dancing.  :P

Well, that is all for now.  See you around!

~Allison

Breakfast

This was my breakfast a few weeks ago.  The light was beautiful, so I took a photo.  Thought I’d share.  :)

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Morning

Freshly washed

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Shining in the sun

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New

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Morning after a rain

New Additions to My Room

So remember back in ‘11 when I was redoing my room, and I posted photos of the various developments?  If you didn’t, you can check it out here, here, here, and here.

(Not that you have to.)

Well, recently, I have been adding some more fun touches to my room.

The first was inspired by some sticky jewels that my mom had.  They were my favorite colors, but I wasn’t sure what I should do with them.  And if I couldn’t find anything to do with them, she was going to get rid of them!  (OH NO!)

So I stuck them in a random pattern all over my fan.  And I LOVE it!  But then the little sticky jewels started falling off and sticking to the floor, so I had to reattach a WHOLE bunch, but I think I have most of the ones that are going/did reattached.  Basically, I hope that there are no more that are going to fall off.

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I love quotes.  I wanted some way to put quotes on my wall, but I am not that great at fancy handwriting, and I don’t always care for typed-up quotes (they have to be just-so).  I can’t remember where I had the idea, but I got a bunch of old magazines from work and cut out TONS (and I mean TONS) of letters.  Then I found several quotes I liked, and started taping up the letters.  I am not totally sure about the outcome.  What do you think?

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All the quotes

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Top – from “The Valley of Vision”
Bottom – can’t remember

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-Booker T. Washington

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Don’t know

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Top –  American Authors
Bottom right – Charles Spurgeon

The Other Day I Had A Chip Sandwich

This was Meiling’s lunch yesterday.  She let me try one.  Not bad at all.  But somewhat weird.  Just the textures.

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New Books

So yesterday I had some new books arrive in the mail, and I had one arrive the day before.  I am still expecting one more, but I thought I’d show you these anyway.  :)

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I needed this one for school.

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And this one for school, too.  It looks pretty interesting.

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And this one is for school, too.  I haven’t looked at it yet.

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And this one I bought with some of my Christmas money.  I have another friendship bracelet book, and I thought it was time to upgrade and get some fancier stuff going on.  I’ll let you know how it goes – there will be photo updates!

Snow!

Sorry I didn’t post last week.  So I’ll post two this week to make up. :)

Last week we got about a foot of snow.  And it was about 8*F out, too, which makes it really hard for this girl to stay inside and not take photos!  But when they were saying “frostbite in less than 10 minutes” on the radio, I figured I should stay inside.  :)

So here are a few I grabbed from the front porch and windows. 

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Love the sun!

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Aren’t all the lines from the wind blowing cool?  And the light.  OH.  THE.  LIGHT.  Photographers like light.  :)

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More lines  :)

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LIGHT!

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