Well, Well, Well

Lookie who I found in the kitchen:

Proof that at least he DOES, in fact know how to bake. 
....I'll be keeping this photo for future reference.




Facebook-->Etsy-->Blackboard(school)-->Gmail-->Our Daily Bread-->
Modern Alternative Mama-->Facebook-->Homework-->Changing Diapers(Book)-->
The Prairie Homestead-->Hotmail-->Blackboard-->Facebook-->Homework

This is a pretty typical hours worth of computer history...with a book thrown in. Can we say scatterbrain? The weird thing is, I learned something and remember something important from each site. In my development classes (which I am in love with!) we talk about the factual differences of Male and Female brains. And don't let those feminist lead you to believe that there are no differences, that our gender differences are all environmental, these are facts, not theories anymore. I digress. ANYWAY, we talked about lateralization. Men tend to be more right brained, this is the logical and spacial side. Females, are more on the left side, feelings and being creative are their things. But here's the thing about females, we can jump back and forth, i.e. Multitasking. It's essential, we've gotta be this way in order to get all the things done that need done! It's a basic biological function.

So how am I relating all this to my computer history? The other day I was doing my homework, just a normal afternoon process for me, but Senor Smarty Pants kept glancing over to my computer screen. Finally he asked me, "How do you do that?" I said, "Huh?"

"Every time I look over at your screen you are doing something different, first you're looking at blackboard and starting homework, then you are back on facebook, next you are on some blog reading about something that has nothing to do with your homework, then you are back to your homework. How do you do that?"

I looked at him and said, "Lateralization baby, I've got it, you don't. Sorry." Most women jump back and forth all.the.time. We can process information equally as well in either hemisphere. Apparently in some aspect, I'm a pro at this jumping back and forth stuff.

Brain development lesson over.

Now I've gotta jump back to my left side, homework is calling my name



Everybody Loves Whales

On Valentines Day everybody and their dog was out to see the newest chick flick "The Vow." And while I do want to see it, I wasn't really in the mood, major reason being that everybody and their dog was buying their tickets for that very film. So Senor Smarty Pants and I vetoed the obvious choice for a Valentines Date and went to "Big Miracle." It was awesome! And I got to sit in the middle of the theatre and didn't have to have that awkward "whose arm rest is this?" moment, Senor Smarty Pants doesn't use the arm rests. 

Anyway, this movie was just what I was in the mood for, it was a feel good film, it was clean, and it made me want to go to the artic-which is a pretty big feat. Not to mention that I'm a John Krasinski fan. Make sure to see this movie!

P.S. I failed to mention that the out of the 9 other people in the theatre six were over the age of 55. Two were under the age of 10 and they were with their mother. was marvelous. 




Ahh...Valentines Day. Isn't the word: "Valentine" so pretty?...Moving right along...the day where we celebrate love, even when it's bitterly cold outside, we manage to warm it up with all the love. I have grown up and grown to love this day. Why shouldn't we celebrate one of the driving forces of human nature? It's girly, sweet and fun. Having said that, today I decided to bring together some of my favorite photographs and writings about Love and Valentines Day. So here we go...

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. 
-Thomas Carlyle


Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
   If this be error and upon me proved,

   I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
Love God, your God, with your whole heart: love him with all that's in you, love him with all you've got! 
-Deuteronomy 6:5

1 Corinthians 13

  If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
  Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
If you want to be loved, be lovable. 
"Don't seek revenge or carry a grudge against any of your people. "Love your neighbor as yourself. I am God.
-Leviticus 19:18
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. 
-Albert Einstein
There you have it. A mix of verses, quotes, poems, photographs, drawings, and valentines. I hope you have a wonderful Valentines Day and tell somebody you love, that you do in them.




Posting has been a bit light this week. Sorry about that. It's due to a technical issue that I really don't have to get too technical about. I forgot my camera cord at home.

Along with my phone charger. These two pretty important pieces of equipment have had a lovely vacation this week. I was especially frustrated because I took some pretty cool pictures last weekend and I was really excited to post them. So next week when I post them please pretend along with me that they are not a week old? Thanks.

I'm on the go a lot. I still go home every weekend and usually before I get unpacked from the weekend before it's time to pack up again. Thursdays come around quickly. Because I'm a veteran at this vagabond lifestyle I have packing down pat. I have made it really easy on myself by having doubles of some key items that I leave at their respective homes. Am I taking things too far? Maybe. Pretty soon I may just be able to say bye to Grandma and Grandpa, grab my purse, hop in my car and head west and then do the same but head east 3 days later. Ok, typing that out made it sound worse than it did in my head. It is getting a little ridiculous. But I really didn't like forgetting the same things every weekend. So I have doubles of deodorant, because nobody likes a smelly Jessi, toothbrushes, pillows, comfy clothes, shampoos, conditioners, Bibles, combs, and the list goes on. I could even argue that this mentality is why I have so many clothes, and continue to buy more....

But obviously I need to double up on adapters, cords, and chargers. Then I should have everything I doubles....



2010? 2011? 2012.

It always amazes me how quickly December flies by. One minute it's Thanksgiving the next its New Years.

Wanna know something else that amazes me?

How January seems to craaawl by.

 I can't get over how the 31 days of December seem like they happened eons ago. The hub-bub of the holidays really messes with the passing of time. I don't think it has helped that it's been 50+ degrees more often than not. It feels like spring. Like I should be writing final papers and in reality I've only went to school for 16 days. This is the only instance when I wish that days could count as weeks. While December was full of activity and emotion, it's January that has left me exhausted. Like I just ran a marathon. (not the best analogy because well, I've never ran a marathon.) Maybe its all catching up with me, maybe I needed that long to recover. It's almost like I just had to get through this month to know that this whole 2012 thing was alright.  Side Note: I dated a paper 2010 the other day, must have been a good one. 

So I welcome February and it's 29 days.