Life has been...engaging. Demanding. Exhausting. Last week alone I punched nearly 25 hours on my homework card. Add to that work hours, class attendance and commuting...and, well, you get the perfect storm for a messy home, no groceries and cancelling long-distance dates. For the first time since Gabe and I began our movie dates, I had to take a rain check due to a work conference. So, between lectures on the history of the wooden chest and furious application of six principles of design, I gave my mind ten minute breaks to create this peace offering.