My apartment is cozy (read: tiny), but nice. Over the summer the wall-to-wall (ugh) carpeting was ripped up and pergo flooring put down. Zoe's not so much a fan - it's hard for her to grip, and it's most evident when she tries to get quickly from one side of the apartment to the other. There's just a little bit of slipping and sliding.
So far being a dorm parent isn't too bad. The kids are pretty fantastic, and really enjoy having Zoe as the Poundcake dorm dog (yes, my dorm is called Poundcake). I've just had to adjust to a later bedtime several days a week, and the constant thump of that crazy music the kids are listening to these days.
|apartment side of poundcake|
my window is on the left!
I really like the Mad River Valley; Waitsfield is a pretty great town with just about everything I need (there's even a yarn shop!) and Burlington is a close enough drive for other stuff. The area is gorgeous. As much as I dearly miss the island and the ocean, the mountains are pretty darn good. I've been exploring the area a bit, and have gone for several hikes, including one on part of the Long Trail at the App Gap with the Nordies. I also went paddling in Waterbury at the resevoir (the kayak was feeling a bit neglected!).
|sunset over app. gap|
Not much crafting has occurred as of late. My pie baking has been lacking - I have the world's tiniest oven (dorm size, alas), and have the option of eating most meals in the cafeteria. With fall hitting its stride, I expect to take advantage of apple season and plan to find a good apple pie recipe in the Pie book sometime soon.
|future pie? the apple tree |
down the road from school
|etl fall journal|
love the watercolor pencils!
But with this as my new playground:
I think I have some other ways to spend my free time. Especially when the snow flies.