Hello there! This week and next week are extremely busy, but I have carved out a few minutes of Wednesday to type and publish a quick little post for today. The photos in this post are from last week, but the story is this week...and a little of last week.
This week has been and continues to be hectic. In fact, I feel as if five thousand obstacles are being hurled at me. But, next week is the final week of my summer semester. My last summer semester. Therefore, I am keeping positive, tackling as many tasks as possible, and tying up loose ends. Multiple papers, multiple tests, assignments in between. I got this though. Step aside chaos, order and multi-tasking coming through.
As part of one of my essays, which is actually a book review, I am reading a book on General Sherman of the Civil War. I am not normally a history-genre person. Normally, fiction pulls me in and I can read for hours. History, a little more challenging to keep me entertained. However, this book has been quite interesting. Surprisingly enough, it is not the re-tellings of his battles that fascinates me. I always expected that I would take interest in his battle strategies. Instead, it is the man before the battle, the man during the battle, and the man after the battle. The war did not shape him. The war made him. I never realized that until I read this book. Furthermore, I once read General and President Grant's memoirs in high school, and as I read this biography on Sherman, I began to understand just how eerily similar the two men were, which explains their friendship. In the future, I hope to read more books from the history genre.
I need to improve my blogging habits. By that, I mean that I need to match my stories and my pictures, but I was in such a rush to embark upon my mini-vacation last week that I assumed I would have no time to pick the blog up the day I returned to Statesboro. So, I think I am going to work on my bad habit this year, prioritize the art of matching picture to story...properly. I apologize for how odd this seems, but if you want to know the entire backstory of my adventure, I recommend skimming over my last post.
My mom makes the best lemon squares. Hands down, she is the queen of all cooks. Myself, on the other hand, I can follow a recipe. Just between us, I can actually deviate from the recipe fairly well and somehow make it taste the same. Not too sure if that is a talent, or I am just experiencing a surge of confidence. Anyway, if I am ever half the woman she is, and she is a woman that wears many, many hats, I will have lived a swell and phenomenal life.
Excuse my improper slouching. Like, what is this?! I thought I had better posture than that...To distract you from dwelling on such, check out the cornflower blue chairs! I absolutely loved them, but in South Georgia weather, you can't sit on anything not shaded. Talk about a sunburn:
^^^ I converted to scrunchis this year after I began to feel sorry for my own hair. Yes, I managed to humanize my own hair in my free time. (Somehow, I gave it the gift of life, man. It's aliveeeee!!!!!! That is a terrible reference to Frankenstein, which I have never read. Haha!) Anyway, I was feeling the guilt of mistreatment and having nightmares that elastic hairbows would be my hair's eventual demise. These days, I am rocking the arm candy or pulling my hair back guilt-free. I tend to think it silently thanks me for my compassion, haha!
For the remainder of this week, I will be bogged down in classwork and assignments. Although, I am anticipating the arrival of my new Colourpop lipsticks that I bought, on sale, last week. They are more nude or pink than I usually aim for (I am mostly a red-lipped girl. Pink begins to look a bit strange if I am not careful.), so I am gambling with these colors. Plus, I normally buy lipsticks in person to understand the true colors, so this is a major, major gamble, I suppose. Regardless, I hope to share all the details next week! I am especially excited for the "blotted" lip color that I bought. In other news, Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale is coming up, so I will be excitedly waiting with my main objective being to buy Neulash and sweaters...and maybe a hat. I am not 100% on board with the idea of buying and wearing a hat yet. In truth, I am really searching for an earthy or chocolate brown one, not nude or black. Unfortunately, I am not a cardholder, but early sale access begins today for cardholders. Despite not holding a card, I enjoy reading about fashion bloggers' picks for all the details of the sale. Although I cannot promise that they will have a post, the bloggers I recommend watching out for: Sequins and Stripes, Gal Meets Glam, and Carrie Bradshaw Lied. Happy weekend, may it be a bright and cool one at that!