i think i'll probably look back on the weekend after thanksgiving
as the calm before the storm
because starting now i have to get ready for the insanity of having
a unit test, a comprehensive exam, two revised drafts, and three final papers
all happening within a couple weeks of each other.
but this past weekend was so awesome + relaxed,
i'm going to try to revel in it as long as possible.
my mom took me back to pittsburgh last friday
and stayed through sunday.
for three straight days we ate leftovers + fancy cheeses,
gorgeous olives, and more sour cream dip than either of us wants to admit.
we also decorated my apartment for christmas,
hanging cheap snowflake lights,
and arranging glittery things and random santas.
we check out one of the best record stores in the U.S.
(that happens to be only five minutes away)
and left with the best assortment of three-dollar records:
terence trent d'arby, julie london, rickie lee jones
and a patridge family christmas card,
because after growing up with it crackling in the background every christmas
it was a necessity to have my own copy to crackle in the background
while we snacked on pomegranate seeds
and turned off every lamp but one
so that the twinkle lights would look even more merry + bright than usual.
how has your week been so far?