Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Post Graduation Life Through Photos

Luckily for me, it's easy to stay busy this time of year!  Between finishing up Christmas shopping, wrapping presents, baking for school, baking for cookies exchanges, keeping the house clean, packing for holidays spent away from home, apply for jobs, learning a new photo editing program, being a wife, mother and friend...you get the idea!  There is no shortage of things to do at the moment.

Oh, you know that couponing thing that I mentioned a while back, well, that was hastily thrown aside during the past month...or two.  I finally sorted out all my expired coupons out...
Umm...that's a heck of a lot of EXPIRED coupons.  I am basically starting back at square one.  I clipped at least a months worth of coupon inserts and realized that some of my unclipped inserts had expired too.  The coupon gods are shaking their fingers at me right now.

Even though I haven't been studying, my faithful study partner hasn't left my side.  She doesn't know the difference between running regressions and applying for jobs...but my heart and mind do... Looking for a job in this economy and in this area is far from easy.  I've applied to a few, gone on some interviews, but haven't had any luck. 
It was noon was I took the picture. Yes, her eyes are covered. :)

The sky this morning was awesome!  It's the little things in life that put a smile on my face and make me realize how awesome nature it. 
Nature spoke to me once more this morning...
A cocoon of some sort...
I was fascinated and didn't even realize the owner of the house staring at my for being in his driveway...Oops.  I was only about a foot into his drive... Sorry dude.  I apologized and told him about the cocoon, but he glared at me.  Obviously he woke up on the WRONG side of the bed.  Stinks to have his attitude.

Oh wrapping...being one of six kids myself, having married into a quite large family and spoiling my husband and stepson, I had a lot of wrapping to do...
This is just a glimpse...
What's a Christmas tree without a bottle of wine?!? Don't worry.  It's a gift too!

For all you nonbakers out there that want to share in the cookie giving tradition...
For all you Chocolate and Pomegranate lovers out there...
De-seed two pomegranates
Melt 2 cups of chocolate (white, milk or dark)
Add dollop of shortening to chocolate while melting
Mix together
dollop onto a cookie sheet
Chill for an hour
It's a tart, juicy, sweet explosion in your mouth!
I used white chocolate because a) it's all I had in my house and b) it looks festive.

Back to applying for jobs and piles of laundry...
Happy Tuesday!

Much love.


  1. Great effect on your photos. Loved your homemade gift ideas. They will love that. Merry Christmas:)

  2. Thank you! I do it with the histogram app on my phone. So much fun to play around with!
    Merry Christmas to you too!

  3. We do sing happy birthday...only appropriate right;). Oh I missed the pomegranate seed thing earlier. I'm addicted. Can't start adding chocolate...that would be a disaster for me. Getting used to VA. I think we will grow to love it. Just in the early stages. Still a little homesick.

  4. Wow, I bet you have lots of wrapping to do... which I love to do! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today :)

    xoxo, Ana

  5. Ana, all my wrapping is DONE! I have three huge boxes of wrapped gifts that we have to take with us on our travels and I've alreay shipped a few boxes. Oh the joys of being part of a big family!


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