Lois Came for a Visit

Lois – my mom (and my nickname for her) came to visit over the weekend. I was so glad to just hang out, run errands, and eat super tasty food with her. Honestly, I forget that I’m here alone, because of social media and phones. But, I LOVED having her here even if it was for a few short days.

We both started watching Chicago P.D. and got addicted.

Don’t worry I don’t have my mom come all this way just to watch TV! We were working on our Heliopath KALs!

1/2 way done with the cable pattern!

Then, I have been on the market for some vintage Pyrex – but I’m still too cheapskate to pay the retail prices for it now. I mean, all the sellers know it’s popular at the moment so for a set of 4 nesting bowls it’s common to see $100 price tag attached. I’m more into the designed square refrigerator ones so it’ll take time to ease in to that hobby. BUT. We went to this great Vintage/Retro Kitchen store in Chicago called Jazze Junque and it was way cool. She had loads of vintage Pyrex, $500 cookie jars, plates, mugs, kitchen sets, glasses – I was in heaven.

I got this Simpsons gem for $2! 🙂

We ate amazing Polish food at Staropolska in my neighborhood too. I tried to practice my Polish, but I’m too shy and got way too nervous. But the waitress was really nice, even after I made an ass out of myself trying.

placek z cukini z piersia z kury, papryka, cebula, cukinia, kozi ser (zucchini pancakes with chicken, peppers, goat cheese)
kiełbasa z kapusta (sausage and cabbage)

We also got tattoos. I got this ‘Dunwich Horror’ inspired monster man and done by Josh Howard at Pioneer Tattoo in Chicago.

Done by Mr. Josh Howard

I made this little tissue ‘coozie’ for Josh Howard also since he is an elderly_lady.

strawberry chocolate cake.

Overall great weekend. Back to reality.


Blog Vacation

Well it has been A WHILE since my last post and I wish I had been on a vacation, but really I was busting out the first chapter of my thesis.  I even accidentally hit command S at the end of that sentence – that’s how trained I am to save after each thought.  Overall I am pleased at how this thesis is coming- I still have more detail I want to add, but sometimes I think it’s just important to get the main idea out there then mull it over and add more later.  Anyways I’ve been working on this/lying to myself for the past two weeks so I was so relieved to finally ‘rest’ when I finished my first draft today. 

So instead of words words blah blah blah to describe the past few weeks I thought I would show some pictures. A lot has happened and on Wednesday I’ll be leaving for a week to vacation in Chicago and see some doom bands in Baltimore.  I cannot wait for this trip – we are road tripping the entire way and I know it might get boring, but I am so excited to spend so much time with my man and see a part of the country I have never seen. I’ll try to update on our trip, but we’ll see maybe I’ll be having too much fun for the internet (is that even possible???).

So without further ado – my last week and one half in photos:


My man’s new tattoo by Alisha Rice. Photo by Alisha Rice.


Game of Thrones Geoffrey Pinata. Photo By Alisha Rice.


Beginner’s Bento Kit!  Yeah Amazon!!


I knit 3 different cowls. Leopold modeled each of them for me.


Laser cat tried to attack me while working my thesis – dozens of times.


Cowboy Vladimir keeping Uptown safe from chad-debauchery. 


Thinking Words. Especially applicable during thesis writing times.


Summer Farmer’s Market Time – Hooray!!


Again something to be said while I write my thesis that ‘no one will read.’


Trying to learn Polish on Rosetta Stone. Obviously a sign I should keep going. Pies je!!


Me and my buds.