It’s About To Get Busy

Shoot– I started this post almost two weeks ago and got too busy to even finish it.  Sorry for the lack of pictures, but I hope you’ll enjoy the updates!

Things have gotten reeeeally busy around here:

My mom came.  We had a lot of things to do in the yard and it turns out I’m clueless when it comes to things like caring for trees.  She cooked me dinner almost every night!  We also had some fun girl time.  I took exactly two pictures:

My mom trying on these ridiculous shoes. Hey mom! Good thing you shaved your legs!

She rescued some pork chops from the depths of my freezer, cooked some fresh green beans and we decided to do sweet potatoes two ways: one with parmesean cheese and onion powder and one with almond butter and cinnamon.  Can you believe my mother had never had a sweet potato with almond butter and cinnamon?!  You’d think she wasn’t a blogger or something. 😉

Pork chops, sweet potatoes and green beans. Thanks mommy!

I’ve signed up for summer school.  Which I absolutely love.  I’m a learning nerd.  Can someone please pay me to be in school forever?  Even though it’s half as long as a regular semester with all the information of a full semester, you have less time to forget things!  Plus, the people who are there are there to learn, no to just show up and zone out.

I am taking part two of A&P and it is a really fun class.  Even some of the boring cell, uh, functions? are actually pretty interesting, especially since our instructor is so passionate about it!  We have a lot of great class discussions and I am proud to be a part of such an intelligent group of people!

I am also taking a computer literacy class.  It covers computer basics, Word, Excel and Powerpoint.  I kind of rolled my eyes, thinking I knew it all, but there are a lot of little tips and tricks I am learning along the way.  There’s always something new to be learned!  My instructor is great!  She really seems to want us to succeed.

When you finish typing a sentence, do you do two spaces or one?  I was always taught two spaces.

I kind of wish every semester was more like summer school.

Jax is going to school too!  He is signed up for an obedience class once a week for 6 weeks!  If you are in the Boise area and want to take your dog to a training/agility school, check out Precision K-9.  The instructor, Paula, actually trains police dogs!  How cool is that??  Jax and I are having a lot of fun together, he is pretty eager to learn– given he doesn’t get too distracted by the other dogs!  We have homework every week in the form of practicing commands and non-verbal body language.

Night time snuggles.

Chewing bones.

Hunter says he wants to go too.  I am pretty sure that he could use an obedience brush-up.

I have been making things grow!  I planted a few herbs and my mom helped me plant a few onions so as long as I remember to water them, I should have some fun little plant babies to enjoy!

Sweet basil, Italian basil, lemon balm and oregano.

Onion sprouts!

I also want to plant some other herbs including mint and cilantro and grow a cherry tomato plant.  Fresh cherry tomatoes win hands down to flavorless store bought ones.

What’s your favorite fresh herb?

My daylilies are in full bloom.  I love these flowers!  They are so pretty and really easy to grow.   They pretty much take care of themselves, which is how I like it.

After a rather long hiatus, I randomly sat down and decided to do some art:

It was obviously not the best light when I was working on this.

I’ve been doing a lot more crafts in more recent years, but I’ve always love to paint and draw (and in that order) and I’m almost always doodling.  So I decided to brush off my barely used oil pastels and see if I still had it in me.

I remember I was so insecure in high school about my art, because it wasn’t edgy or incredibly detailed or whatever “real” artists did.  I’ve always liked to re-create pretty things.  But now it’s just a nice way for me to relax and let my right brain have a little fun.

Hopefully my next update won’t take so long!


10 thoughts on “It’s About To Get Busy

  1. Ooh, the heels your mom tried on are so fun!! She would have become the coolest mom ever had she bought them! However, it sounds like she’s pretty fabulous already (homecooked meals every night? Yum!). 🙂 So glad you two had a fun time! And props to you for introducing her to the crazy (but delicious) sweet potatoe and almond butter blogger infatuation. 😉 (I prefer mine with peanut butter, though!)

    So glad you’re loving summer school! My classes have been super interesting and thought-provoking during my 6-week session, but to say that workload is heavy is a major understatement! Last week, four research papers were due! The end is near though! Boise, here I come!

    I’m glad Jax is learning some manners; maybe he can teach Hunter, since Hunter isn’t joining in on the fun. I love your mini herb garden too! Can’t pick a favorite herb, but I especially love basil and cilantro. 🙂 And your art work is gorgeous!

    Love you!!! xoxo ❤

    • I seriously thought she might buy them except she has a bone spur on her foot and the height of the heel makes it really painful I guess!

      Thanks for your compliments on my art. I think it’s been almost since high school that I’ve really done much. Looking forward to seeing you!

  2. Wow, you are talented!! I’m hopeless when it comes to art, haha, I used to dread that class!

    Are you supposed to type two spaces at the end of a sentence?? My husband does that, but I think it’s a North American thing because I’ve never heard of it until he did it.

    • Gee thanks! I was pretty proud of myself for still having it in me! I think I’m going to have to do this a lot more in my free/relaxation time.

      I always learned to add two spaces at the end of the sentence. When I was in Canada, I noticed people didn’t do that. Interesting how it depends!

  3. Sounds like you are super busy! I love taking classes too, I just signed up to start again in August…I think I might be going crazy for taking more! 🙂 I use two spaces after a period in a sentence…I teach my students to do that also!

    • Good luck with your craziness! It’s kind of fun… knowing it won’t last forever.

      No pictures make me sad! Sometimes it’s more fun to just live in the moment though. 🙂

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