Making my day

I had a bit of a rough start this morning.. I've caught the beginning-of-the-school-year cold, and decided to save the University from my cloudy headed self and stay home. This gave me time to slowly do my morning chores, including feeding the fish, where I discovered a fatality in the pond. Not a fish, but a bird. Squick. I'm not entirely sure what to do with it, and I hope the fish don't get poisoned or something as a result.

But then, as I sat down to do some work, I remembered an artist who I heard on the CBC Radio 3 podcast yesterday. Procrastination set in, and I purchased Rae Spoon's album Love is a Hunter.

Photo from CBC Radio's website
She has such a sweet voice and such interesting arrangements, it's a truly excellent album. It hurts me to say, however, that I missed her show here by only 5 days! Curses! I'll be keeping an eye out for her in the future, that's for sure.

Fresh Starts

So, last week marked the beginning of my school year. I feel pretty good, knowing that I'm halfway through my degree, and finally on to all the classes I'm truly interested in.

However, with school comes my ridiculous guilt about spending my free time at home not studying. This means that my view will be, sadly, restricted to my desk. I have lofty time-management goals as always happens at the beginning of the year, so the trick will be to keep it up for more than a month. Maybe having it in writing will keep me at least a little accountable, who knows.

For now, I'm off to read about the classification of mental disorders and sip this soup which I made earlier this evening. I used a modified version of this recipe, the carrots that I helped harvest on the weekend at my CSA farm and some parsley from my window garden. Delicious and not too sweet, which is the reason I usually avoid Carrot Soup like the plague.

Happy Tuesday!