Friday, January 9, 2009

one year ago...

I returned from Winter Camping up in the boundary waters. It was a freezing, epic adventure. What a freaking blast! but, gah it was dumb. ANYWAY. ...Afterwards, I spent my days at Cafe Diem, catching up on to-dos with friends (betsy and gwyneth)... There was even a particular day... we were having lunch at Jimmy John's and the three of us decided to chop my hair off.

I spent the rest of my break sharing my stories with Mickey and Kris. The start of that semester was spent... up at my counter space there, doing homework and spilling bottles of beer onto mickey's recently cleaned floor (okay, that was only once...). My bike was set up in the kitchen on my rollers, pointed toward the TV. Kris sat in front of me and would hold her beer in the air to make the torture of indoor training even worse.
It seemed like every other night was... a drive through a blizzard to find some trashy bar for Small Town Bar Night, and...at least once a week was Cribbage night! Nights we didn't do that, we played guitar hero/rockband. It was... it was my last semester of school and I lived it up!!!

Sometime early in the semester though, I did get into grad school - that changed things a bit...... There was Even Less motivation. Ha.

Anyway, safe to say... Things are different now.
Sure, I still go to class and work...
But even those are different. Much much more research/writing instead of... learning design principles. A totally new group of graphic design friends (my undergrad friends all moved!). And...my "family" has entirely shifted.
This last semester, I even had professors who I never had before - how refreshing! ...This semester I have my major prof for...every...class. .....I will probably spend more time with Lisa this semester than I will with Jared. hahahahaaar.
But nowadays, There is a garbage bill to be paid - internet to pay for...its always been free!! what the hell!?!? - we have a dishwasher!!! - a toilet that overflows (jared...) - a driveway to shovel - drapes for the windows?!?! - A GARAGE!! and a shed!! - we painted a nursery!!... - and on and on...
More nights than ever before are spent... being a good girl and doing homework, or watching a movie. ...I haven't stolen anything from a bar in...gah, probably 6 months!!! Shit! What has happened!?!?


And of course, one of the biggest differences ...physical GROWTH! I'm posting this, primarily because my sister, Amie, has been BEGGING for me to share....AND because so many people, especially at the house-warming party, still insist that I'm not really 'showing' ..well folks, maybe not through my clothes necessarily, but there is Definitely a ...visible change. The first one is ...mmm like 2 weeks after we found out...




uuuuugh!!! haha.
@#$%
I think it is a ...kind of a bad angle? lol...Something!!! RIght!??! And yes, the pictures are both post-shower...

*siiiigh* haha.

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in other news.... we have our ultrasound Jan. 28th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 comments:

Brooke Scherer said...

Makes me want to rub that belly again. A daily rub for good luck.

Kris said...

You're right...that door frame does make a good backdrop. I can't wait for you to get so big that you totally fill the space. :)

Its dangerous business walking... said...

shut up. that's...thats not even going to happen.

aida33 said...

Kim Topp!!! I'm so glad you are doing well and are happy with your life!! I was just talking to Bri and we were just saying how different things are from a year ago! You are having a baby, Megan got married, Bri is dating, Ashley is picking up guys at bars and I live with my significant other!!! Crazy huh! I cant wait to see the ultrasound picture so you better put it up here!!