Friday Night Thoughts

Friday, October 24, 2014

I think I now understand why most people do an internship by itself rather than with 14 other credits. I'm losing my mind! 2 months until graduation!

My amazing visiting teacher/friend is letting me use her bike while she is having her baby and it has been so fun! I haven't had a bike since I was about 10 so it has been really fun. The only thing is riding a bike as an adult is way different than as a kid. I miss riding on the sidewalk! For some reason people feel the need to taunt/harass/cat call bikers all the time. It gets a bit obnoxious.

Speaking of babies. I feel like everyone around me is announcing pregnancies or having babies! It's been fun knowing about other's secret little babies on the way. :) This stage of life is so fun because you are constantly surrounded by little cuties.

Job hunting in the bay area is no joke. I think that's all there is to say there. Someone hire me?

I'm torn between city life and country life. I crave cities. I love the hustle and bustle and all the things to do and see and eat and experience but lately I have just been wanting peace and quiet and space a patch of yard that is my own even if it is only a couple square feet. Someday!

Halloween is exactly one week away and it just donned on me that Tim and I have not done one Halloweeny thing this year. I suppose because it feels nothing like Halloween here in CA. Also Tim and I have never carved pumpkins together. We are pathetic.

While we're being real here, does anyone else look like this all the time? You would think I would outgrow my baby hairs by 24 but I definitely have not. #hairinthefaceforlife

The Best Columbus Day Weekend Yet

Monday, October 13, 2014

Having visitors in town is always a blast. It gives us an excuse to check out new areas and show off some of our favorite parts of the bay area. We have been practically begging one of Tim's best friends in LA to drive up and visit us ever since we took our trip down to L.A. We finally convinced him to come up and visit for Columbus Day since Tim had the day off work. We packed a whole lot into our weekend and I have to say it was one of the most fun weekends we've had here.

On Friday Tom arrived and we drove down to Palo Alto to get some of our favorite food at Curry Up Now and then dessert at Cream. When we were driving home we started chatting and by the time we got home the boys had created an idea for a card game so we ran by Target to pick up supplies and we drew out the game and started playing. We ended up taking the game around with us all weekend and played a ton.

On Saturday we headed up to the city to do some sightseeing and to catch the air show going on during Fleet Week. We of course had to stop by the Farmer's Market for all the yummy samples and our favorite little french donuts with custard. We walked all around the city. My calves are still on fire from those hills! 

Tom got stopped by a random old lady who gave him a beaded bracelet and told him something in another language and Tim got pulled on stage while we were walking past a street performance. To say it was entertaining would be an understatement. 
On Sunday we had a nice relaxing morning at church then decided to head up the coast to walk around Sutro Baths and Land's End. We ended up having The Blue Angels fly right above our heads while we were over there so we had a great view without all the crowds. We finished our day with the gorgeous view up at Twin Peaks. I can't ever get enough of that view. 

On Monday we stopped by the Mission District for some bomb breakfast burritos on our way up to Sausalito. I love all the murals and and paintings on the walls and buildings. Oh and incase you were wondering I got to listen in while a little child walked by and asked his dad about the painting on the far right. 

After that we headed into Sausalito and it was a super hot, sunny day. While we were over there I looked over and the fog was coming in like crazy, After a couple minutes we couldn't see SF at all through the fog. We drove over to Point Bonita to check out the lighthouse and were surprised when it was super foggy and about 15 degrees colder than Sausalito. It still blows my mind how a quick drive can change the weather so dramatically. I think this was my favorite part of the weekend. The lighthouse was breathtaking and the scenery was just gorgeous. I think the fog and stormy weather was the icing on the cake. I love when the water gets choppy and greyish green and everything is misty. It gives it such a magical look. Did I mention we got to see some porpoises swimming around? Totally made my day! 

Flowers From an Active Volcano

I received a bouquet from Bouqs in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own as always!

When Tim and I started dating he asked if I liked getting flowers and I told him no. Anybody that knows me knows that I am super frugal so spending money on something that you just look at just wasn't a priority of mine. Even when Tim wanted to buy flowers for an Anniversary or birthday I would decline and give him an alternative. (usually food!)

I think it took actually receiving flowers to change my mind. Thanks BouqsHaving fresh flowers in the room (especially when you live in a super tiny apartment and are in the same room all the time) really brightens up a mood and makes everything more cheery. I think I might finally be converted to being a flower fan! I mean how could you not with these gorgeous blooms in your living room?

I first noticed The Bouqs Co. when I saw them on Shark Tank. Is anyone else addicted to that show? They had such a smart idea! They charge a flat fee for any flower arrangement. Now your significant other doesn't have to sit and wonder if you'll like the more expensive flowers better than the cheapo ones. Brilliant! I also love that they source only from eco-friendly, sustainable farms that respect their environment and their workers.  They provide living wages, childcare, healthcare, and adult education throughout their farms. I can always stand behind a company like that.

Do you love receiving flowers? What is your favorite kind you've received?