Shamleless Plug

I'm embarking on a new part of my life that is happier and going in a direction! It's really refreshing.

I was married May 19th, 2012 to a great guy I met at the C.I.A and we're go excited to embark on a life together. He has as culinary degree to match my baking and pastry degree. It's going to be a Good life.

I hope you enjoy my thoughts on food and cooking. I am but a humble baker, who happens to love cooking and embraces the joy of food.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Long Delay in Posts

I haven't written in such a long time! I've been busy with school. Things are going rather well. I only have one class project I really dislike, but aside from that, and any math class I have this term, I'm aiming to do well this term. I'm writing for the paper a lot, and my grades last term are GREAT! Nothing less than an A- for ANY of my classes! Wow, I was surprised! I worked and studied hard last term, but I'm just surprised that I actually did well and the work paid off nicely.

I'm looking forward to my short break this week. It will be so nice to be home, even though I need to do some last minute Christmas shopping, which I'll get to once I get back. I'll try, but most likely will not be doing much work on break; I've been keeping up with what I must get done so that I wont be behind this term.

I'm sad to be leaving in a few months, but I'm trying to focus on what is happening now than when I will be leaving. I've spent three years here, and it's my second home, I'm so sad to leave it behind me and barge in on adulthood. But I wont think of that right now.

It's been snowing a lot here! It was great until the snow was no longer playable. School closed early Thursday, which was nice, I got a break from Accounting, but I'm not sure if that will ever happen again.

I know no one really reads it, but it would be nice if people did. I'm really trying to hone my writing skills, I want this to be my writing, at least. I guess I haven't written for awhile not only because I'm in class the entire day 3/4ths of my week, but I'm just a little mentally tired and don't have much to say.....I'll try harder though, I'd love to embrace this again!

I'll try to write more later on this week, perhaps while I'm cleaning my room before break.

Monday, December 3, 2007

My top five.

I’m now a senior. Officially. This is an odd feeling. A senior. In college. I’m overwhelmed with so many feelings: worry of the workload, excitement of my new status, reluctanance of graduation, sadness that my college career is quickly coming to an end. I’m being pulled in so many directions. I don’t want to burn out or have some sort of emotional melt down. So I’ve made a crucial decision. Since I am a senior, there are things I may have to cut back on or cut out of my life all together, and I’ll have to wait and see how well this works.
I’ve decided not to deal with some things this term: pettiness; I don’t have time for it. Fifteen minutes into my first class on my first day of 9th term and we already have an extensive term-long project. I don’t have time for immaturity or petty people. Either don’t carp or stop talking to me.
I’m not going to let myself fall victim to procrastination. I have time, and yet so little time. I forecast whatever time I have off on Thursdays and Fridays will soon be packed with day-long pilgrimages to the library. But hey, I’m a senior. I had expected an easy senior year, but my Professor made a valid point: We’re seniors; we ought to expect work as well as a lot out of us in our final term here. He’s right, you know. If I had no work to do and was lazy for a few months, I’d feel I didn’t do anything worthwhile. If I put a lot into my term and my classes, I can say how hard I worked and make me feel that I’d earned my degree.
I need to give up bad habits. I’m really not on the internet much anymore, but I think I need to cut that out much more. If I’m going to be using the internet, I’ve decided it must be for something worthwhile: writing, research, news, checking email. If I want to use it for down-time purposes, I have to be doing or have done something productive. Let’s see how long that lasts.
I need to get more involved. I did really well 7th term, but 8th term, even though classes weren’t hectic, left me with this odd tiredness. I’ll do my best to get more involved.

I need to write for the paper more, and will probably get on that once I am done with this. I must go to career services and speak to them about my career choice, as I am most likely a big fish in a small pond; no one seems to want to do food writing after they graduate, which gives me a strong advantage and a disadvantage.

I’m sure there are more, but those are the top five. There are going to be two terribly busy days, and it would behoove me to manage my time wisely all week long.

I have so much to do, but such little time. This will be one stellar term.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

9th Term, and Disengaging.

I really don’t know what will happen in 9th term. My schedule is NUTS! Three classes, from 8am-6:15+ pm every Monday, and classes from 8am-9:30 pm on Wednesdays . The rest of my week is blessedly not as heavy. I hear the first part of the term is calm and slow, but suddenly, in amazing synchronization, every class has a need to assign projects, papers, and exams. Wonderful. I think I’ll be okay. It’s just going to take a lot of work. Oi vey. This term honestly wasn’t that bad. It went by so quickly. Oh. Right. Spanish sucked. How soon we forget. But hey, that’s all over now.
As hectic as my schedule feels at the moment, I kind of like it. So I’ll be running around like mad for two days. I’ll have the rest of the week to study and catch up on everyone.
It’s my own doing, really. I failed accounting 7th term, and had to retake it halfway through 8th term, and opted out of Finance so I might get a hold on Accounting first….So, now my schedule is swamped, but it would have been this term anyway. It wouldn’t have done too much for my schedule anyway.
Wow, I’m done in a few months. What can I do to get as much as I can out of this school? Holy goodness. I suddenly feel very tense. I’m going to have to get my career together, keep grades up (I must say I think I did very well this term), and get the most out of my school. I’m going to be busy. Spanish is the only problem I foresee at the moment, but we shall see. I’m suddenly very tired. I just want Monday off! I would really love not to have class on Monday. I just finished a nutty few weeks. And now we begin again? Goodness. I’m hoping to avoid a burnout. What do I want for Christmas? The ability to not burnout or have a meltdown.
My plan to avoid that is sleep, working out, and lots of green tea. I think the green tea is more psychological more than anything else, if I believe it will help me, it probably will. It's better than coffee when I have a class that ends at 9:30, 9 on lucky days.

I wont mind being busy. It makes me feel like a college student. I admit I feel a little dorky sitting in my room all day. I really should write more, but I don't think there is anything worth writing about here. I feel unmotivated, lazy, tired, moody at times. I want to disengage. There are times when I just want to disengage from everything that's giving me issues that are superfluous. But how? I don't have time to arduously worry over petty little things. Oh, pettiness. When am I going to learn that you just aren't worth the trouble? You aren't. I'm irritated by your hold on me vicariously through other people. I'm too old for this. I hate pettiness and petty people. People who pick at little things, past things, current things, belaboring the point, always carping. Oh well, sooner or later I'll figure it out. 9th term will be sufficiently distracting. Bring it on.