I spent a lot of time procrastinating putting these photos on my computer because recently, I've become quite busy getting, like everyone else, totally sucked into downton abbey. and wishing I could wear my hair like that, and dress like that everyday, and own those hats.
Seattle, in what I'm sure is a huge surprise to all, has been receiving a rather large amount of rain recently, instead of the snow that I had so hoped for.
And I have gone through these (actually very nice) walks, freezing my hands off to try and take a few pictures. but this is what I got.
The Best view in Seattle, on Queen Anne.
For those of us lucky ones with enough money to pay for food, a heated home, and other amenities, with Winter comes lots of comfort food as well as holiday and christmas parties.
After the term was (basically) over, a bunch of my friends and I had a get together at our friend Melinda (see below)'s apartment.
It was a white elephant party with potluck desserts, and Melinda made Glühwein, which was awesome. I was too broke to partake in the white elephant shenanigans, but the most entertaining part was the "Archery" set Melinda bought, and then made sure to steal it back from anyone who took it because she realized she really wanted to keep it.
I made eggnog
And here's a photo of me playing with the archery set. which was actually pretty dinky.
Relaxing at home and just tackling small errands each day has been really nice. I've just been trying not to worry about money and to figure out what to do next.
But that worry was greatly lessened recently when my mom offered to help me out and said that I should treat myself, so Cullen and I and our friend gretchen went to the Coastal Kitchen the other night for a totally awesome grown-up dinner. It's a seafood restaurant, so I was very very please. Ended up having oysters, wine, and calamari. because I'm an effing grown-up.
And now I'm sitting at home with some hot chocolate, having a hard time believing that it's not even 7 yet. Maybe I'll go finish watching season 3 of Downton Abbey.