The waiting game

// a thousand threads
Forgive me if I’m still drunk on the little bit of sun we’ve seen the past few days. When you’re deprived of something so essential for so long it feels like some fat chunk of heaven just to have it back for a day.

But there are actual things happening in our little world. So I’ll avoid the urge to tell you that the sun is supposed to stay through the weekend and I can barely contain my almost-springtime joy… and give you a little update on some of those things.

First, we have a vacation sneaking up on us fast (Is it already almost March?). In just a little over a week Mark and I are headed to New Orleans to see family, go to Mardi Gras, and — most importantly — eat a whole lot of really good food. (Recommendations?)

… beignets, I’ve missed you so.

And second, right now, beyond all of the other obvious reasons to want to go somewhere warm, I’m particularly happy to be getting away, because we’ve recently reached the point in the “did I get into a PhD program” waiting game where my insides are screwed up and glued in an awkward, breathless position that won’t let up. Every time I open the mailbox I cringe, sure I’ll pull out a little envelope with bad news.

So, needless to say, I could use little something to take my mind off the mail.

And if that has to be fried bread doused in a bucket of confectioners sugar with a chicory coffee on the side, well… so be it.

I think I’ll live.

Have you been in this place I’m in before? Isn’t it the best and the worst all at the same time? When anything is still possible, but you can’t bear to wait to know?


Eye this gorgeous guide to taking care of your plants (in case you have a black thumb, like me.)

Buy this glass water bottle that’s so pretty it might just encourage me to drink some water.

Make this awesome geometric planter.

Bake this easy frozen fruit crumb tart.

///// Also…

These adorable illustrations of comfort food make me so happy.

Esquire’s “What I’ve learned” interviews via Mighty Girl.

This amazing hotel.

When life gives you lemons, make one of these.



  1. Posted February 21, 2014 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    I can’t wait for you to hear! So exciting Laicie – but glad you have a trip to take your mind off of it… a little 🙂

  2. Posted February 21, 2014 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    Ooh, I love that DIY geometric planter (holder?)!! I was also enjoying the sun yesterday but today it’s just the gloomiest, foggiest day! 🙁 Boo. Oh well, soon enough, right? Have such a wonderful weekend, Laicie!!

  3. Posted February 21, 2014 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    Oh my gosh, what a fun trip! I’m sure you guys will have a blast. I’ve been eyeing that water bottle too…

  4. Posted February 21, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    Thank GOD I’m not the only miserable person waiting for news. It’s almost a relief to simply know I’m not alone, and boy could I use a vacation! I’ve been talking John into getting away to Napa for a weekend trip…

    Also, my BKR is the first thing I make sure I’ve got after phone, keys and wallet. You’d love it!

  5. Posted February 21, 2014 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    Cafe du Monde. So good!

  6. Posted February 22, 2014 at 2:47 am | Permalink

    I’m in a little waiting game myself, waiting to find out if I managed to transfer to another college.. eeps totally know what you mean about needing a break from cringe worthy mail moments. enjoy!!!

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