So, this is a fitting image for this week. Happy late 4th of July! As the title states, this is a little post about killing three birds with one stone on a mini-vacation. Figuratively, of course (Haha!).
One of the pesky aspects about taking classes during the summer is the July 4th holiday. It is a holiday that has no regards for schedules, and additionally, collegiate institutions pay it no special respects either. This week, as I am sure you know, it fell on a Wednesday. Now, I originally intended to stay in Statesboro because I had class Tuesday and Thursday, which is sorely inconvenient, and I assumed my family would not be doing anything super special or extravagantly fun. Well, last-minute-decision-making-me found out that there would virtually be a mini family reunion on July 4th. So...ummm, yeah, as you can imagine, I went home after class on Tuesday for the food on Wednesday. Real food. The thought of BBQ, banana pudding, chips, ice cream, etc., etc. beats the easy, healthy pasta salad that I intended to eat. I mean, dieting, begone! I also went home to visit the family (It is definitely about them too! Haha!), the larger family, so I killed two birds with one stone in my mid-week "vacation" at home. However, I will go so far as to say that I actually killed three birds with one stone. I voted before I left my hometown Thursday morning, so that is always a plus.
My online shopping carts were filled this weekend, but I controlled myself, my inner-shopaholic demon, and I brought it down to one basket. Although it pained me to do it, I thought the biggest justice I could do to myself was buy the two items I had been wanting for weeks now at a lower price. The first was this fluffy, petal-like sweater tee, and the second was this lovely, blue romper. Both from Zara. They were practically 50% off. Waiting pays off. However, I will say that I had been dying for a black pair of wedges that would go with everything, (I mean, literally, they were perfect for a capsule wardrobe...), but after I had persuaded myself that I needed them, they were gone two days later. So, maybe the lesson is: A) Buy the shoes first. Never hesitate. B) Buy the clothes second. Be patient. Also, while I am discussing clothes and my dream wardrobe, I will add two more things I am spying. A) This Zara denim skirt. I have been dying for a long denim skirt that is the perfect shape, length, color, and style. Is anyone else this peculiar with their denim skirts or skirts in general? Anyway, it is perfect, and in my opinion, it is at the perfect price now. B) These Adidas sneakers. I am a sneakers-kind-of-girl, and I have the pink pair in this exact same style and I love them. Super comfy and pink. Need I say more?
This weekend, I am predicting a stay inside and catch up on homework and research kind of environment. I also intend to watch a few Canon camera guides to attempt to learn the tricks and trades better. I have determined that there has to be a smarter way to snap pictures. I have an easier time photographing non-human things than human things. The lighting with people is a tricky business that I intend to master. Nevertheless, it will be an eventful weekend. I am unsure whether or not my family will visit, but I will certainly take advantage of their presence and embrace some fast food or restaurant affair. Also, one last item. Happy belated-Independence Day. I am beyond grateful for the place I call home and for the men and women that defend it every day. Have a lovely weekend!