Monday, January 30, 2012

tea, pictures, & getting back into a routine

I started getting a sore throat on Friday night, but I tried to fight it off with lots of water & sleep. 
No such luck. 
I'm now officially sick. I think I just have a cold, but I'm not really sure. I just have a painfully scratchy throat (which isn't good because I have to sing for choir) & absolutely no energy. 

I have been drinking tea like a madwoman trying to make my throat feel better. Right now I have a cup of chamomile tea sitting next to my bed. Mmmmm.

As I may have mentioned before, I have a film camera that I got for Christmas that I adore. I just got my first roll of film back on Saturday, but I haven't had a chance to scan them in yet. I'm hoping to do so this week. 

Getting back into a routine of life is difficult enough without being sick on top of everything else. I have great plans of settling into a daily schedule. I wonder if it will ever happen. 

Right now, all I want to do is go back to St. Helens! My friend Natalie is getting married in September & I'm hoping to drive down sometime in the next few months or so to help her do some wedding planning. It's also her birthday today!

Her & her fiancee are adorable!
Happy Birthday to Natalie! :)

Speaking of getting back into a routine...I'm going to try & get lots of good sleep tonight so I can get into that schedule tomorrow!

to tea & sleep,


Wednesday, January 25, 2012


pictures that made me smile...


I don't normally like pink things, but these are just sweet.

"You see this face? This is a happy lion face."

I would like this cake for my birthday, pleaaase.

Along with this ring. 

from Bonners Ferry with love, 


Monday, January 23, 2012

2012, snow, photography, & spur-of-the-moment trips

Since I haven't posted in almost a month, I thought I might as well play a little bit of catch up.

2012 came to town with very little fanfare in my household. I watched a movie with my grandmother to usher it in & drank some sparkling something or other & went to bed because I had to get up in the morning to play for church.

Then Dad & I got in the car & headed out to California a week later so I could pack up all my stuff....

 sunrise in Grants Pass, OR.
 Mt. Thielssen
freezing by the Rogue River
Dutch Bros. Coffee!

I re-did my room a little bit & now I have a TV in my closet.

No, obviously that's not the TV, but it's my new wall decor.

Right after we got back, my dear friend, Julie, from New York, came up for a visit. It was rather spur-of-the-moment & wonderful. I went back to brunette, & so did she; as well as cutting it. It snowed pretty heavily while she was here...

 I dislike living in snow.
brunette again. finally...
by the river in Bonners
the river, which has a name, but I forget it.

I got a film camera for Christmas & I love it. However, I'm waiting for the film to be developed so it'll be a little while before I put any pictures on here from that camera. (All of the above pictures were taken with my new phone.)

that's all for now, folks, 

from Bonners Ferry with love,