Some of the photos and screenshots I took on my phone during the month of April do a pretty good job of reflecting how the month went for me in general:
Got creative for dinner one Friday night. It was a tough week, okay?
Worked on my crochet temperature blanket – the color of each row depends on what the temperature was in my area that day. I add one row every single day for one year, so it’s going to be gargantuan when it’s done. Have a herd of cows that you need to keep warm next winter? I’ll send you this blanket.
(The wine is to help me forget my recurrent nightmares that the blanket is slowly smothering me to death.)
Celebrated Ice Cream Grandma’s 90th birthday. True story: mere moments before we left for the (surprise) party, my rapscallion grandmother groaned and said, “I hope no one tries to throw me a party. I hate parties.” Gulp.
Reminded myself that grad school was totally worth all that time and money and stress and studying and money and test-taking and money. I’m sure it won’t take me a kajillion years to pay off my student loans. Everything’s fine! (Excuse me while I cry into my cereal.)
Tried three new quesos! All the ever lovin’ cheese a girl could want.One was from Billy’s on Burnet, and the other two reviews are still to come.
Casually strolled around my neighborhood and pretended like it was enough exercise to burn off all the cheese I had eaten earlier in the day.
Remembered yet again that I have bad luck ordering clothes from online. Example A: the bikini top that looks cute at first, until you realize that the cups are a mile apart. Seriously, what kind of mutant boobs are THIS far apart?
If anyone has ideas for fixing it, I’m all ears. Because otherwise, I’m getting out my machete and about 60 safety pins. You haven’t won yet, Amazon!
And last but not least, I laughed at a conversation that took place between my fellow cheese-judger Amanda, her sister Katrina, and me:
It’s unclear which “Amanda” Katrina was referring to here, but it’s true either way. The love we have for gooey cheese is far more romantic, stable, and enduring than many other love stories.
All in all, my April brought some stressful days, but also lots of days of celebration and cheese. What was your April like? I’d love to see what kind of pictures you took throughout the month.
P.S. – Anyone want to make bets as to how long the blanket will measure once it’s completed in a few months? The winner can have…the satisfaction that comes with being a really good guesser.