Maggie Sholes

New Goals

I just got all moved back home last weekend! I have a couple weeks before my internship starts, so I’m going to try to squeeze in as many DIY projects as I can until then. I’ve got to clean a couple chairs I found on Craigslist (any tips for cleaning fabric would be greatly appreciated!), spruce up a little dresser (and possibly repurpose it), repaint a TV stand, and replace the drawer pulls on another dresser. I have a few small DIY projects in mind too, so keep an eye out!

Summer always feels like a second chance to me. Most people try to get in shape before summer to look good in a swimsuit. I, on the other hand, want to use the summer to try to get in shape for the next school year. I don’t live anywhere near a beach, our family vacation this year is to Denver so I don’t have to worry about how I look in a bikini, and I don’t see hardly anyone I know besides my family during the summer. The good news is I didn’t gain any weight this past school year! That really shouldn’t be such a big deal, but this whole “becoming a woman” thing was starting to turn into a “no, actually I’m just eating too much” thing. Yeah, I got hips and boobs a few years ago, but that twenty pounds I gained since high school isn’t exactly excusable. Anyway. Here are some goals.

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So close

I move home on Friday! The past week has been so hectic. I’ve had to make so many big decisions, some of them not so fun, and it’s been pretty rough. It’ll be a huge relief to get home though and have plenty of other things to focus on.

I have that big internship starting June 2, and I’ve been finding some great stuff on Craigslist and at Goodwill. Tuesday I’m going to check out an apartment that’s really similar to the one I’m living in next year, so I can get a better idea of what furniture to bring.

Just one project, one test, and one meeting left. I’m so close.

In the meantime, here’s a funny comic about a buffalo.

All Hail Craigslist

Despite the impending doom of finals week, I’ve been doing a happy dance all day. I found the BEST stuff on Craigslist today! Lately, I’ve been having a hard time shopping. You see, I’m a cheapskate. It’s a problem. I have this rule when I shop for clothes. Say I find this really cute top and it’s $18. I ask myself before buying it, Will I wear this 18 times? If not, then I don’t buy it. Of course, there are exceptions to that, but I generally stick to my rule.

Being so cheap makes it hard to justify buying things, so I tend not to buy things unless I absolutely LOVE them. This means my wardrobe tends to be pretty bare, because I never buy the essential things that everyone normally has because they usually aren’t things that I feel like I can’t live without. And recently, I haven’t found anything that I love. Like really, nothing at all. I thought maybe I was just too stressed to care about shopping, but after my finds today, I know that I just wasn’t seeing anything I liked until now.

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Do it later

It took me two hours today to notice that I had Qdoba queso dip dripped down the front of my shirt.

It took another hour to realize that it was also in my hair. I think this is what they call “rock bottom.”

On that note, finals are in two weeks! Yippee! Yippee because finals = almost summer break. But also boo, because, you know, finals.

There are so many things to do, and thankfully I have plenty of time to do them. But I’m not. I don’t have a reason, I just really don’t want to write eight pages about Kurt Vonnegut or a paper about my stance on a certain ethical issue or study for a 100-level business class right now. I’ll do it later.

That’s my current motto while I feast on Qdoba. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

Room Tour

After eight months living here, I feel like I’ve finally settled into my room. I love being in it, and even though it’s tiny, I found out I prefer it that way because it helps me keep it clean. I know it isn’t anything great, but I’m happy with what I made this bare, dorm-furniture filled room into.

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