Grad School is tough

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One step at a time…



I have been really trying to study.  But I’ve been offered a job I would rather take and wouldn’t have to travel 2and a half hours for.  Today, I worked and then took shadow photos with Kianna, my oldest daughter.

She looks like she has a square head but actually, she has an adorable heart-shaped face.

Any ways, if I go to grad school the drive alone will kill me.  I think I am just going to take the job and be happy I found one 🙂

We have exceptionally long legs!!

Create a happy day,  what are your thoughts?






May 2012 Journey Continues

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I have to memorize 3 pages of these a week just to pass.

This week has been insane. I have been too busy to even return phone calls.  I keep thinking about what I would rather be doing than school work.  I have been offered a job.  And, I am seriously considering it even though it would bring me a lot less income in the short term.  Over five years I have calculated that I would lose $150,000.  Is that worth seeing your children grow up?

My children are pretty use to my erratic school behavior.  But, I can’t figure out if I should continue at the expense of them or should I stop; watch them grow up; then finish school.  I hate school.  I think it breeds people who refuse to think for themselves because we have been programed to think for the institution. But, the amount of money I could make if I continue is $30,000 more than I make now.

All of my best friends say I should take the job and stop being stupid.  I am after all a Environmental Studies student and not a Marketing student and opportunities such as these don’t come around very often.

I have a midterm in Geology and a test in linguistics that I need to get an A on this week.  No pressure there.  Right?

The geology should be Okay but memorizing three sheets of  linguistics gets tiring pretty quickly.

The road to graduate school isn’t an easy one and it seems to come at a high price.  I am ready for any feedback or advice.  Please leave all sorts of comments as I will answer all of them.

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University of Oregon Street Fair Food May 2012

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This morning I was rushing around trying to get everything and everyone in the right place when I just stopped the madness and asked my daughter Kalysa to jump on the trampoline with me for a few minutes. I knew that I was going to have an exceptionally long day at school. By the time I am done studying the children are getting ready for bed. I wanted to connect with her and we ended up laughing for a few minutes.

Kalysa took this of my bouncing feet

Then when I got to school I was excited to find the University of Oregon Street Fair. Food, craft, and clothing vendors come from as far as Portland Oregon to bring us delicious and fun items. I loved talking to Cliff Martin from http://www.artocycle.com He makes the most terrific earrings, bracelets, & art deco pieces.

He uses recycled materials from old VCR’s, computers, toys, and games. He creates one of a kind fun jewelry.

I also loved http://www.zazenshop.com This is a store based in Portland and if you love girly frilly dresses, skirts, and tops like I do you will absolutely love them. I am buying more from them tomorrow. So I will post those cute dresses tomorrow.

And, of course what’s a street fair without talking food. I love food. But, I am crazy about street fair food. I called up my sweetie pie Drake and asked him if he wanted to dine with me. He was probably more excited than I was because he went to University of Oregon 20 years ago and has lots of fond memories of Street Fair.

This is what I ended up ordering. A tri-tip form Bates steakhouse with all the works, criss-cut fries, and Friscos noodles. I didn’t eat this all myself I shared mostly half with Drake. I might have had a few extra fries when he wasn’t looking. We had so much fun. You should come check it out if you are in Eugene or within a 60 mile radius.

Look at this Bicycle Food Cart. I love it! The name is Chai Crepes. The line was too long so I didn’t stop to chat or order but tomorrow is another day. I thought their cart was unique and their food smelled delicious.

What’s your favorite food cart experience? I always look forward to University of Oregon’s Street Fair and I am glad they have it for three days. But, amazing street food can be found almost in any city nowadays. It’s fun to find unique flavors and try unusual offerings. I guess that’s what I love the most. It’s a treasure hunt for exotic food.

Now, what would street food be without desert? I met my beautiful friend Licia and she shared her elephant ear with me. Thank you Licia. But, my favorite desert UO offered is Red Wagon Creamery’s delicious handmade ice cream. Their flavor combinations are twisty and unique. http://www.redwagoncreamery.com

Create a happy eating day,


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