Friday, February 8, 2013

last New Jersey winter

Oh, heyyy.
Well, I certainly didn't plan on taking a 3.5ish month break from my blog, but what can I say? Life just happens. A lot. And after a while, the guilt that normally encompassed me when I missed as little as three days of blogging disappeared.
I'm here right now because I want to be. I really miss having a sort of picture diary, versus just having my personal daily journal. When I was updating here so much I  abandoned my journal, and I always felt so horrible because, as you would imagine, I shared 'more' there. I miss all the friends I made here and the ways we communicated, but to be honest, I still don't see myself updating this thing as much as I used to (but who really knows with me?). I will, however, update when I can, therefore making this what I initially intended it to be: for me; for memories; just because; for fun. I don't like feeling like things I enjoy are chores and I think that's part of what happened before. Plus, aside from getting their phone calls and texts WEEKLY, I know my mom and sister want so bad to come to this website again and actually see what I've been up to. Our every-other-day phone calls are just not enough for them. :) So, Mom, Mona, this post is for y'all.
Today it snowed. And apparently it's going to snow a lot-lot more. Mikey and I decided to document our last winter/snowstorm here in Jersey. (Dear God, I hope it's our last one.) He recently got a job that will be requiring us to move to Florida before the start of summer. We're so, so excited! I'm eager to get back to the south end of the U.S. I miss not having four seasons. (Hey, I've lived in Texas, Oklahoma, Vegas, Ecuador, and the caribbean--I crave the hot-hot-heat!) But I'm very happy having been able to finally experience a white Christmas, random snowfalls on Halloween, gorgeous foliage sceneries in the fall (my favorite season), beaches a short drive away, and of course New York City and its tremendous energy (and exquisite fine dining) whenever I felt like it. New Jersey & New York, you will be missed. Now, bring on the blizzard!

A (class)room with a view. I love my school (stated on this blog for the billion&fifth time). I think I'll miss it more than any other place in Jersey and NY combined. 
"Wait, I forgot to put on lipstick--I look too pale!"...*runs inside for MAC Russian Red...*
...again with the hand on the head. I had a high bun under the beanie & felt like the hand made the big bulge less noticable. Wrong. 
Licking some snow off my lip, ha!
Today was fun. (Did I already say that?) I baked a batch of cookies and sat near my window, drew the blinds and just stared, dreamily, at the falling flakes. Snow and I have had a long, complicated love/hate relationship the last three winters. It's beautiful as it falls and absolutely charming in the way it decorates ordinary structures, but oh, dear Snow, why must you cause already-subpar drivers to drive even more like shit and scare the hell out of me while doing so, completely interrupting the moment I'm having while singing softly along to Beach House, so that I have to neurotically restart the song--about 6 times--because I didn't get to 'feel' my favorite part? I hate you for that, more than when you become the annoyingly disgusting brown slush that dirties up said structures and my cute Mini Cooper. But I digress. Snow, if this weekend is the last I see of you before we leave then I'll know that you came as a birthday (it's Sunday) gift to me, and I suppose I should say thank you. I know I'm sure your intentions have always been good. 

Was that weird? ^^^ I have had a couple glasses of vodka since coming back inside. Don't judge me, Mom. I needed to warm up, duh. 
Mom, Mona, and anyone else who will happen to see this post, I hope y'all enjoyed the wintry photos and the vodka-induced ramblings of a self-proclaimed tumbleweed
Until next time!

<3 a stranger. 

17 comments:

  1. Yyyaayyyyyy i have visited this site at least 100 times and have been dying for this new post! Your school is so gorgeous! I love the picture with you and the doggies! But I feel bad knowing Danzig was indoors alone. How dare you!
    I do love the lipstick you ran in for! Good call

    I love you and look forward to more posts

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    1. I'm so happy you enjoyed this, sissy. And I'm also sorry that you came here "100" times and walked away (errr, clicked out of the sight) with disappointment. :) I love you for appreciating this blog and my scattered thoughts and of course my narcissism via excessive photos of me and my beloved wardrobe.
      Don't worry, Danzig was inside poisoning the dogs food and taking his 15th shit of the day. (I know, I know, why must I be so vulgar?)
      Hopefully there will be more of these. We'll see how I feel. ;) I love you, sister and I'm so happy I got to see you, even for a few days, this past week.
      ♥ ♥ ♥

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  2. RONI'S BACK! WAHEYYYYYY!!!!!! Oh that's so exciting about Florida! That's where The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is. HOW CONVENIENT. What will happen with school once you move? Have you finished it now? OooohHhhhHHH so many questions! I have missed you lots and lots! Snow pics look like heaps of fun, wish I was there to throw a snowball at your face. TEEHEEHEE. :D

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    1. Haha I had no idea about that Harry Potter business but that's cool. :) I'll definitely think of you now every time I hear anything about it.
      I'll go to a new school in Florida. Hopefully I'll love it, too, although I don't see it being nearly as nice as mine now. I am going to actually talk to someone at school before I move because I heard that if I get far enough in my credits from here, and even if I transfer, I can technically still graduate as one of theirs. I hope it's true because I want more than anything for my degree to say FDU on it. I'm in my third year now but I'll likely graduate before a full four years of college. So I won't even go to the next school for that long at all. I don't wanna graduate from a stranger school. :) (I'm being a brat about it, really.)
      I wish you were here to EAT some snowballs with me! hahaha kidding. I did throw a few in my doggy's face yesterday though. And that was fun. I miss you tons and hope all is well in the lovely land of Australia...mate. ;)

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  3. You look gorgeous in the photos :). I missed your updates (although I'm not one to talk, I'm always the one to take long unexpected breaks), but I'm glad that you're back :). Good luck with the move to Florida, I think I'm the exact opposite of you, I love having four seasons but if I had to make a choice I'd prefer it to be autumn and winter all the time (although preferably with longer days, because getting dark at 3pm is not cool). Your school looks really picturesque with all the snow around :) xx



    Almost Delightful

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! Haha and yeah, I think we were missing each other for a while there between both of our breaks. Maybe things would be different if we were doing this for a job, haha, but for now I suppose breaks are acceptable.
      Oh, I wish New Jersey had Fall much longer than the seemingly couple weeks we get it for. Fall is my favorite season and I do love winter...but in warmer states whose winters aren't really winters at all. :) Funny you mention the getting dark at 3pm is "not cool" because that's been one of my biggest gripes! I hate feeling like my whole day is gone and done so early. I'm eager to become a beach bum. I never thought I'd be one at all. I hate the sun. But oh, how I've missed it. And hey, there's always SPF 100 for us pasty folks. :)
      Thanks for the comment, Sarah. I miss you and hope things are well in the UK. P.s. It's always been my dream to live there someday! ♥

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  4. Well hellooo!! I for one are super stoked that you are blogging! yay!!and i am also totally with you on the snow front, i love how pretty it looks, hate the driving./sludy brown stuff/people being annoying etc.. But as for looking out at it, its pretty damn good!
    I have just sent you a big babbling email as a thank you for your comments.
    Oh and today is sunday soi guess, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! many happy returns to you lovely lady xxx

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    1. I loved your email! Thank you so much, Rachel. It sucks being in sucky situations, but it does give some comfort knowing people are going through the same thing. Then we can just pray for each other. :)

      Have a wonderful week! xoxoxo

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  5. Yayyy! So glad to see you back here! I definitely missed you, but I totally have experienced those blog breaks myself. I am so excited for you and your hubby! I was in Florida for a while when my hubby was stationed there, and I loved it! I'm also jelly that you get snow! It looks so pretty! and so do you!

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    1. Ooh how awesome! What part of Florida were you stationed? I suppose I could just ask you on IG :) But I'm super excited. I never saw myself as a beach bum type but I am embracing it every time I put on a coat and freeze my buns off here!!
      Thanks for the visit, Marlyn! ♥ ♥

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  6. Waaaaaa you're back! This made my day! :D :D :D :D :D Can't wait to go through all your new posts now :D

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    1. I'm so glad it made you happy!!! :D
      I've missed you, too. Although I'm still pretty terrible right now at checking around and reading blogs. I'll get better again. :)

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  7. Tehehe! I missed your and your ramblings :] I wish we would get a snow storm here - supppper jealous. Aaaand I know how you feel about blogging some times feeling like a chore. It is better to only blog when you want to and on your own time.

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    1. Haha, thank you, love.
      I'm definitely going to try and get better about reading blogs again, but lately it's just been so difficult with all my other school work reading. I need to find a balance, like I used to have.

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