31 July 2009

uh oh:

i only have two weeks left in denton, and the realization has got me feeling panicky. i'm going to sit on my front porch with a book and a cup of tea to calm my nerves.

21 July 2009

a poor girl's alternative to a $3 kombucha:

tap water
ice cubes
1/4 of a freshly-squeezed lime

16 July 2009

current compulsions:

- afternoon catnaps on the sofa
- homemade iced coffee

12 July 2009


chunky necklaces (from here),

& belarusian textiles (from here).

09 July 2009

08 July 2009

what is up:

i've been back in the states for a week now, and it's been almost a month since i last updated, so i'm sure that the foremost question on your mind is, "what on earth has whitney been doing?" well, this is it:

1. keeping my body temperature regulated. it's much hotter outside here than it is in costa rica, and much cooler indoors. so i usually spend the heat of the day under a blanket in my house (where i read my book or make jewelry [i didn't make this, but i made one very similar to it] or catch up on the 1000+ blog entries in my google reader [eek!].)

2. cooking. i promise never to take my kitchen for granted again. i really missed the freedom to prepare my own food while i was gone, and bradley and i have been making up for it since i've been back. a few nights ago, i made gallo pinto, chimichurri, and sauteed fish (that my dad caught!), and it was absolutely delicious. i went to the denton farmer's market yesterday and got a handful of pickling cucumbers from a sweet, toothless old man, so homemade pickles are next on my list of things to make.

3. floating in the lake/getting drunk with friends. this is pretty self-explanitory; i missed out on a lot of both while i was away.

i hope to be much better at keeping this old thing updated from now on.