Monday, April 22, 2013

3 Weeks Down, 7 to Go

I've been counting down the weeks till I am done with this biology class series. As much fun as it has been, I'm really looking forward to having my old, normal, 8-hour day schedule back.

This quarter I am taking botany, which really fascinates me, but it's like learning a new language with all the various terms and abbreviations in my textbook. I can see lots of flash cards in my future!

I am also really excited to start hiking again. I haven't been going skiing that much this season, which has really bummed me out, but I'm ok with it. I realize that I will have many more seasons of skiing in my life!

Since I haven't been able to go anywhere very much lately, I have been making jewelry and knitting hats, as you can see in the jewelry photos here. I have so many pairs of earrings that I have made and I'm trying really hard not to buy more beads, but its just so much fun!

I am still cooking some, not as much as I used to, but I have started getting a weekly CSA box from Full Circle. It's really helped inspire me to do some creative cooking instead of just working from a recipe. Don't get me wrong, I love creating a new dish based on a recipe someone else wrote, but I really enjoy coming up with new dishes.

I will be posting more recipes and hiking stories once I'm done with this quarter. I'll try to post photos from the first few hikes I go on this year. So far I have planned to hike Little Si, Twin Falls and Poo Poo Point, some great first season hikes.

I'm also excited to start going on hikes with my cousin Stephanie and my sis-in-law Angel and their kids and my mom. It will test my patience since I'm usually one to rush to the end and then hurry back and I know the kids will want to explore and look at everything and take it slow.

I'm hoping it will teach me to slow down and smell the wildflowers!

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