Happy Friday, everyone! And happy 11-11-11, if you’re into that sort of thing. I have not been around much….it’s been a busy couple of weeks! Between pro bono hours I am doing for school, work, homework, etc., I read Mindy Kaling’s new book. I LOVED it!! I spent a particularly long time in the waiting room for a doctor’s appointment last week, and I am pretty sure it was the only thing that kept me sane.
I am loving the cooler weather lately, except for the days it’s windy and rainy. Fall wind+rain is the WORST. The best? Fog. The first picture is my backyard a couple Saturdays ago. We live close to the Ohio RIver, so on occasion it will get super foggy in the mornings. I find it really peaceful and beautiful.
Halloween was fun! I made a last minute decision to dress as the black swan. 45 feet of black mesh and 2 hours later, I had a makeshift tutu to wear with my costume. I got the idea for the no-sew tutu here. That, plus some feathers from Michael’s, some makeup from the local costume shop, and my old pointe shoes and leotard, I was good to go. I had everything but the schizophrenic delusions.
Keeping with the ballet theme, I also took my boyfriend to his first ballet, Giselle performed at Music Hall by the Cincinnati Ballet. My hair was feeling gross and not fitting for a nice night out, so I was super pumped when a french-twist-y thing along the crown, plus a low side bun, turned out pretty good. My earrings are Banana Republic earrings I got last winter.
Following my usual routine, I went to Starbucks before class last week and was super excited to see the start of the holiday cups! I know this is not particularly thrilling to most, but it marks the beginning of a happy season for me. I have always enjoyed the holidays, and Thanksgiving and Christmas are some of the few days that I can relax and avoid things like homework and house chores guilt-free. A lot of people seem annoyed by the fact that the season deemed “the holidays”/”Christmas season”/etc. seems to start earlier and earlier every year. When I was little, I could not have imagined Christmas decorations being put out before Thanksgiving, let alone Halloween. I am NOT one of those complainers. The earlier, the better! The other day I was feeling very grouchy because I had an abundance of laundry to take up to the laundromat. They were playing a local radio station that had an “all holiday music” Sunday. It really got me in a great mood! Next up? Time to order the Nieman Marcus “Christmas Book”. As a kid, the Sears Holiday Catalog was an integral part of every holiday season, so the whole holiday catalog thing really brings back some good memories. Enjoy your weekend!