Thursday, February 25, 2010


check out my name tag.... it's big.
i'm sitting at my desk. eating lunch. done with classes. "working" on lesson plans......

Sunday, February 21, 2010

there's a monster in my peanut butter.

i made this.... while laying in my bed, eating pb & graham crackers, watching a movie with rutledge.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

student teaching

it's much more exhausting than i had anticipated.
i start teaching 4 classes next week, pick up 5 more the following week, and the week after, i teach all 14 elementary school art classes. for two weeks straight.
i would be telling a fib if i said i wasn't ready to get to the high school, but i do enjoy the little ones.
this semester needs to slow down.
2 weeks til spring break.
4 weeks til high school.
10 weeks til graduation.
stop it.

Friday, February 12, 2010

wait, what?

victoria's secret has really out-done... or maybe under-done it this time... the new topless bikini...

Sunday, February 07, 2010

saturdye & sunday's lunch

yes, i know i miss spelled saturday, i did it on purpose. to spell satur-dye....
i spent some time yesterday dying over some cardigans.
i realized about 4 minutes after i put them in the dye bath that i should have taken before pictures, but i only have after...

i know this is not a very good picture, but it's what i've got right now...  the red cardigan used to be a wheat/oat color that i wore maybe twice in the two years of it's tan life. its not that i didn't like the color, it just didn't like me. not very flattering.  the purple one (which did not turn out as vibrant as i had hoped) used to be a really awkward grey. i love grey, i own and wear lots of it regularly. but this little guy just had no hope. i wore it once and all day that day, people kept asking me if i was sick. 
i think both of these will get lots more wear now that they aren't hideous.

and now to sunday lunch. i found some russet potatoes at harp's a few days ago, and had a craving for my dad's skillet potatoes. they're basically covered in olive oil, garlic, pepper, salt, and a few little tads of other yummy spices... throw them in the skillet... throw that in the oven... when they start to turn brown, take them out and eat them. YUMMY.  i've been venturing out on my cooking. and it's becoming much easier to cook for one. i used to put away left overs then forget i had them the next day and would have to throw away a lot of food... no more. :)

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

roman holiday...

i was sent home from school this afternoon because of a stomach virus. 
at first i saw this as a debbie downer. but i'm turning it into a positive patricia. 
i've started an audrey hepburn movie marathon. 
started with funny face. 
currently watching roman holiday... which got me reminiscing... a little over a year and a half ago, i was in europe... wandering the streets of italy, switzerland, germany, the czech republic, france, and england. 
as i watched gregory peck and ms. hepburn talk on the spanish steps, i was reminded of the night my cohorts and i sat on the curb eating gelato... walking up and down the steps, sitting with sally infront of the fountain... watching babbo get in the fountain... 

it is still a day dream to me that i was there. that i did all those things. that i went all those places. it is sadly now, just a blur.  i so love looking at my photos, reading what little i wrote on my blog and in my journal about little trips we took. 
rutledge and i were just talking today that after we have been teaching a while, we're going back. and taking our mothers. :)
i know i never put up many pictures of the trip, so here are a few more...

 the pantheon

 the triton fountain

 licking the foot of the colossal constantine!

 the vendor we bought all our scarves from

 feeding the birds at st. mark's



 outside santa maria novella

 on top of the dumo

 first day in florence

 outside the avanti

 roman forum



i know these are just italy, but i've already watched funny face and i'll soon be watching paris when it sizzles, so i'm sure i'll have another flashback...