What have I been up to? Well, other than the new fresh-faced blog appearance (let me know what you think in the comments), I have been bounding all over the place in my studies, life, and even changes in my environment. I feel like I am already trying to get a fresh start on the New Year fast approaching. For now, I will focus more on getting things caught up before I reveal my New Year’s resolutions in the making, which, should be revealed not a day sooner than New Year’s Day. Instead, here is a refresher of the new things occurring in my life.
If you happen to follow me on Instagram, you will already have a good summary of my current life events, such as the first snowfall of the season in Fort Collins. As much as I cannot stand the cold, frozen blanket deemed snow, I am thankful that the snow came so late in the season. My past two years in Colorado the first snowfall was as early as the first week in October–yikes, so I will gladly accept this late November snowfall.
The only thing that made the frozen tundra okay was (excuse my violation of my own “only after Thanksgiving Day” rule, but…) Christmas music. Yes, that is right. I jumped the gun, but it really does put me in such a better mood, especially driving at 8 am on my way to an exam.
Also, snowy weather now means running inside. I would much rather run outside, but after all last year’s slipping and sliding, I am thankful for this piece of equipment found in my basement. It is just so convenient and I do not worry 24/7 about falling on my booty (because of ice that is). I am trying to live in the “summer bodies are made in winter” mindset this holiday season as I feel like it is a valid piece of motivation for my mind.
As for school, a huge mechanical design project has been completed, so that takes a load of my mind. It was a design competition and although, my team did not place, we still worked very hard and learned a lot along the way.
It really was a challenging assignment. You can read and watch more about it at mech202.com.
I have begun enjoying fish again. As you recall, my vegan challenge ended and although satisfying and an amazing journey, I missed fish, a lot.
Especially sushi… yummy yummy. Funny though, when I was ordering I found that I really wanted the Veggie roll, but decided I should get something with fish in it instead. Part of me kinda wishes I would have tried the veggie roll though, maybe next time!
Oh! A challenge I did take in November was my knitting challenge. A fun fact about me is that I love knitting. For this challenge of mine, I fulfilled an order of 10 knitted headbands due in 2-3 weeks for CSU’s Golden Poms team. It was the largest order I had ever gotten!
I delivered though! Challenge was completed and I have heard nothing, but positive feedback! I even got a few more orders from people who saw these headbands and wanted one for themselves, such a warm, fuzzy feeling.
Well, that pretty much catches things up in Colorado. Right now, I am back home in Texas with my three (Annie not pictured) adorable Shih-Tzus and relaxing. The best part of all though so far…
was getting as by my brother’s fiancé to be her bridesmaid!
I said yes of course! Now, I am just prepping for Thanksgiving. I cannot wait to share my thanks, memories, and holiday traditions with you all very soon!
Until then, do not be shy to post a question or comment below!