Friday, October 12, 2012


 (I got a Bamboo tablet, please bear with me as I accost you with my artless handwriting, I'm still getting used to it)
(This looked completely OK to me last night, boy was I wrong)

I'm breaking things up this week, let me know what you guys think: keep things together as a Friday Favorites & Life Lately/ Currently post (as I've generally been doing), or two separate posts? We'll see, let me know. Regardless, I'm testing things out.

I'm Currently...

Thinking about: 
This week has been the complete antithesis of last, where last week was a string of rainy, dark, and stress-filled days, this week has been full of sun and crisp weather and bright trees. I set out to have a good week, and it seems the weather was on my side. It happened, I'm glad. I've been trying to take it easy this week. If it isn't obvious, I have a natural tendency towards stress and over working myself, so it can take a lot to slow myself down and just relax. Remember when I told you on Friday that the cats were having some issues? Well, we thought they had been resolved, but tensions flared on Sunday morning and things got bad. Real bad. It got to the point where I found myself discussing the possibility of one of them going to live with my mom, which would be the last thing we'd want to happen. We've kept them mostly separated this week, but they had a little reunion yesterday after four days of separation, which resulted in a ten minute make-out sesh between the two of them. We're seeing the vet on Tuesday, which I know will make me feel better and hopefully help to get some answers. I just want them to be OK and happy.

Hiking Mt. Davis on Sunday with Chris. I can't wait, it's been quite awhile since we did an ambitious hike, and with the foliage being so vibrant, I know it will be beautiful. Plus, we'll get to see a new part of the state together, which I'm so excited for. Unfortunately his schedule was switched back to only having a Sunday off here and there, so we're back to having only a couple of days off together each month, which is incredibly frustrating. To combat this unfortunate schedule, we've made a resolution to wake up a little earlier a few times a week to grab coffee and breakfast together before work. I think this will be a nice way to spend some extra time together, especially when the days get so short.

The theatre in our neighborhood is running Halloween-themed midnight movies for the month of October. Last weekend I saw Rosemary's Baby with a few friends, and this week they're playing Friday the 13th, which I've never actually seen. Unfortunately because of our early wake-up time for the hike on Sunday I think we'll have to skip it, but I'm looking forward to maybe catching one more before the end of the month. I love midnight movies, there was a little theatre close to where Chris and I grew up that would hold midnight screenings of Rocky Horror (my favorite) close to Halloween. I miss getting all dressed up and throwing rice at the screen!

Nothing new. I treated myself to a few magazines last week, so right now I'm thoroughly engrossed in articles from Foam and Bust. I'm about halfway through The Paris Wife, and like it more than I did at first, but I'm not in love with it. A trip to the library is in order.

I'm happy to say I've made a dent in at least one of my fall goals: cook more often! Last weekend I made this super easy zucchini lasagna. I can vouch that it is indeed good (though I used ricotta instead of cottage cheese), but it's messy. Use a bowl. Also, while I'll most likely continue to steer clear of posting recipes on this blog (I just do not have the skills to adequately photograph food), I have been working on some recipes for the ModCloth blog, I posted my first last week, you can see my recipe for quiche here.

Excited for:
The Style Summit tomorrow (also completely nervous and slightly intimidated). Visiting Veronika in Philadelphia next weekend. A day trip to NYC in two weeks for a big work project. That vet appointment on Tuesday. Hiking. I am so excited for hiking.

What have you been up to?

Post inspired by Danielle of Sometimes Sweet, stay tuned for Friday Favorites!)


Bethany said...

Oh, I so want a bamboo tablet! Hopefully I'll get one for Christmas.
I made cheesy bacon zucchini casserole last night. I love zucchini.

jackie said...

Oh, I'm so excited for your hike! Days off together are really the best thing. And your breakfast idea is really smart. Some of my favorite moments with my husband are in the mornings when we're making our lunches together.

Happy weekend to you :)

☯ZERO STYLE☯ said...

i'll be seeing you tomorrow, yay!

Liz Lauren said...

love the shoes

Sara said...

That zucchini lasagna looks so good!

Ally said...

I like these easy-going Friday outfit photos! Winds down the week, but still gives a little wardrobe inspiration nudge.

Glad to hear you had a better week. I did too!

Lauren said...

Dude the tablet will change your life. Seriously. Even if you're not serious about photography it's so much fun to use and it's super handy. You're gonna love it.

Akiko said...

This is such a great post and enjoyed reading what you've been up to. Sounds excited about a big project in NYC. I miss there so much.. Have a great weekend! xo akiko
Style Imported

sweet harvest moon said...

Those Halloween themed movie nights sound like a lot of fun!

Jennifer said...

I look forward to hearing about the style summit!

xo Jennifer

Dawn said...

Julie I love this format, easy to read. I hope you get a chance to see Friday the 13th. You will like it although it might seem cheesy now. My cats see my stray Harvey that I feed everyday and don't fight with each other over him. I have not heard of this and I am sorry that you are going thru it. I stopped by mod cloth to check out your recipe and left a comment. I hope you get things straightened out with your babies, I would hate to see them separated plus how would you decide who goes? Have a great week! So nice of you to drop by, made smile. Dawn suitcase vignettes

Melissa said...

I hope you had a good time hiking! I need to go hiking soon before it gets too cold in MA.

<3 Melissa

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