Thanks to my crazy schedule and really short fall/winter days, I have been spending my entire day (or days) at work. I go in at nine in the morning and get out at five-thirty, just after sunset. Thanks to that, I haven’t seen much daylight, and folks, I really miss it. But hey, at least we finally got some rain.
(The picture is from last sunday, near my hometown. Don’t worry, I’m in the passenger seat.)
With the weather still nippy I had a craving for something warm and reminiscent of home. So, I made myself some alphabet soup from scratch. My mother’s soups always made me feel better, and especially loved. Growing up, the few times I watched her cook I saw how much care she put in making it, adding ingredients in steps, measuring spice quantity, and substituting fattier ingredients for healthier ones.
I’m not sure if I will ever be a mother, but if I do get the chance, I plan to learn how to cook just like my own.
I hope all of my fellow Californians (and everyone else for that matter!) are staying warm today, this sudden cold spell really caught me by surprise. For one, I am a total bear in the winter. I love to hibernate and hate getting out of bed when it’s freezing out. Hence, why I ignored my alarm clock this morning and was actually 5 minutes late to work. (For someone as punctual as me, that is a long time.) Even more surprising was the fact that my car was almost completely frosted over. Down below is a view of my car from the inside:
Yes, it was almost scary how frosted over my windows were.
On closer look though, you have to admit; the ice crystals are kinda pretty.
A view of a bart station at night, had to walk home from work today. (After working a 9am to 5:30pm shift.) I love how the crescent moon looks over the platform. So pretty, though a bit hard to see in this cell phone pic.
Now I’m going to finish some work online, eat, and pass out on the couch. Goodnight!
PS: how was your day?
I hope you all had a wonderful Tuesday, just wanted to share a couple pictures of Miko here with you. As you can tell by the pictures, he’s gotten real comfortable at the apartment, and what’s not shown is that he’s started to chew on everything in sight. I pulled out my Moleskine notebook today to jot down some notes and, surprise surprise, the bottom right corner had the tell-tale sign of puppy teeth. Thankfully, nothing was shredded. So, anyone else have adorable pets you’d love to tell me about?
Yesterday was quite an eventful Sunday to say the least. For starters, it all began with an impromptu road trip to the state’s Capital, all to get an 11-week-old puppy we’ve named Miko. What was also fun is that yesterday was the first time I ever visited Sacramento. Though I only got to see it form the freeway, it was still fun looking at all the skyscrapers and old buildings. What sucked was that the drive there was a bit over 2 hours long, and this is without traffic! (Yes, we went all the way to Sacramento for a puppy. Who wouldn’t faced with this cuteness?) On the way back, we dined and dashed at my parent’s house and waited traffic out, but halfway through the wait my friend ended up feeling sick so I drove us back to the Bay Area. It was a bit nerve wrecking at first because I’d never driven her car before, but a few circles around my block and I was good. Well, how was your weekends? Do anything fun?
And so, November passes and it’s time to put my fingers down for the final word count. (Excluding words handwritten in notes.)
Total words typed: 29246
Words removed from actual document: 7414
Current document: 21832
I’m disappointed that I didn’t make it to 50,000 words, but at the same time I’m proud of myself, I was almost there. Which, in retrospect, is something I can’t say about last year. How did all of you do?
Good morning Everyone!
I hope you all had a good night and slept off the last bit of the Thanksgiving craze. Anyone go Black Friday shopping? (Not me this year.)
Well, after I managed to crawl out of the warm confines of my bed, I checked the mail like I do every morning and lo and behold, a letter was waiting for me to bring it in. I didn’t recognize the handwriting off the bat, and the return address marked Norway. Who do I know in Norway? I thought as I carefully cut the side of the envelope open with a pair of Fiskars (ironically a scissor brand from the same region). Inside I found a three page letter and a little note stating that my pen-pal Keisha, who I just started writing to a couple months ago, recently had an address change from the U.K. to Norway. I’d honestly wondered if she’d ever received my response letter a few weeks back, and I’m glad to see that she did and that her response came just before the holidays. I’ll be replying back in he next couple days!
Well, what are you guys up to today? I’ll be at my computer for most of it, working on my NaNoWriMo story till my fingers cramp. (One thing that sucks about Macbooks is that they are made out of metal, so in the cold seasons it’s like typing on a block of ice.) I’ll be posting up results tomorrow, but first, how’s everyone else faring in this challenge?