This is my final week home and then I'm back off to college! It's really about time. I love being home but at the same time I'm sooooo ready to go back!
Last Saturday I helped my dad install new lights at our local theater production company. We unboxed and clamped them up by the ceiling and then programmed them into the light board. It was all spiffy and I ran into a few old theater friends.
The light company was called Sweetwater and they included a package of candy in the light box!! Sweet!
After that Ryan and I went out to lunch then for a drive into the countryside to take photos. As soon as I get those from him I'll share because some of them turned out really beautiful!
In the late afternoon I went home to enjoy dinner and a night of NCIS with my family. I wore so many patterns I had no idea what was going on! Fashion win!
Every once in awhile Buzz feels the need to stare at you until you felt you've done something wrong. Here's the proof! When you look him in the eye and ask, "what?" he just keeps staring...
One of my guilty pleasures since being home is playing a game called Harvest Moon New Beginning. One of the things you can do is hold a gardening show and as long as the items you put on your space fit into a certain category people will love it, no matter how ugly it really is!
Later in the evening one of my dearest friends stopped by to give me a late Christmas present. I got donut chocolates! They're the cutest things ever!!
On Monday my sister had school off because it was too cold to go outside. To celebrate we made pancakes for lunch and spent the afternoon watching Harry Potter movies!
We've also discovered the cat's new favorite hiding place: on the window sill squeezed behind a bunch of plants. No matter how many times we pick him out he just crawls back in!
Tuesday I had a job shadow at the local clinic. It was much different than I expected but in the end I still found it a valuable experience. Plus the waiting room contained a gorgeous skylight.
After the shadow I met up with my dad for lunch. We talked all about college, hospitals, and the future. I love meeting him for lunch at his workplace because they have the most epic salad bar I've ever been to in my life!
One thing I love about visiting Ryan at his house is his wall of sticky notes. There's more every time I visit and I love reading them all. I think I'm going to borrow that idea for when I go back to college.
Anyhoo, I misinterpreted his handwriting and the word "receptor" turned into "reeejalo". So now instead of that one phrase (origin of which I have no clue) that goes "reeeeegallo" is now "reeejalo!"
Yesterday Ryan and I hung out again to try making margherita pizza. We used this recipe. In the end it turned out, but we had a rough time getting there!
Our first mishap was trying to substitute a pizza stone. We found out that you can fake one by turning a baking pan upside-down and covering it with parchment paper. Eight minutes after putting it in the oven to warm up the fire alarms all went off and black smoke poured from the oven. The paper slightly overhanging the pan touched the heating elements and started to smoke. The kitchen smelled so bad that Rusty refused to come in from the freezing outside because he was afraid of the smell! Poor pup!
You know what works even better when substituting a pizza stone? A baking pan regular side up lined with a piece of parchment paper! Our dough was also rock hard and didn't rise a bit. Despite all that jargon though here's how our pizzas turned out! Spectacular!
The evening finished off with watching more NCIS with my family. I've watched so many movies and TV episodes the last few days it's crazy! Another sign it's definitely time to get back to school...
I'm going to cap this post of with photos of my dogs because they're adorable.
Hi my name is Emilee and these are my adventures as a young adult living in Milwaukee. Here I will share my experiences as I navigate through college. Thanks for stopping by!