dreaming of being carefree.

A lighthouse on the beaches of Santa Cruz.

Heaven help me. This week I'm smushed between an enormous feature article on decorating a new nursery and a massive set of paintings and color studies, both conveniently due on the same day. I imagine that there's a secret society of evil professors who meet underground and maliciously sync all their project due dates...somehow, all of my professors this year belong to this secret society of darkness. Also filling my days: packing in enough work to pay the bills, and enough sleep to stay alive.

My best friend and I...she can always make me smile

Weeks like this I get by on wispy memories of where I was just a few months ago. Like, a California afternoon spent on the beach with Gabe + me, my best friend + her husband. She and I soaking up the sun, gossiping and giggling, our boys off exploring, looking for fish and wild life...or whatever it is manly men do. Simple perfection, and perfect repeat mental vacation.

What I'm saying is: Forgive me if I'm absent for a few days. Oh, and hurry up, Christmas break. I'm dying here.


  1. You're forgiven. Get some rest, and keep dreaming of Christmas and a reunion with your love! They'll both be here before you know it.

  2. i hate that feeling of being totally overwhelmed. it will pass :)

  3. Cute pic! I {heart} best friends. They make the world better.

  4. After all that late-night crafting alone you deserve as much rest and relaxation as you can squeeze in lady!

    December will be here in the blink of an eye!

  5. Yeah that afternoon does sound dreamy. And like a nice little mental escape for the rest of your semester. Hang in there!!!

  6. Eeepp! I hope it gets done but keep on dreaming of Christmas and all it's loveliness!

    Good memories always help too!

    If you don't win the diary...I might have a surprise for you with your ornament :P

  7. We'll be here when you get back.

    Here's hoping you magically get a few 26 hour days

  8. Amen sister. This week is insane for me! Can't wait for Thanksgiving Break and more importantly, can't wait for the semester to be over.

    Hang in there, Bethany :)

  9. I bet it's hard to find friends as amazing as you. I can tell you are a good friend by looking at you!

  10. You are beautiful girl!



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