This weather has been stealing me away, and I love it! I broke out the tank tops yesterday - it was very exciting. Warm weather like this always puts a smile on my face, and again, it makes me all the more anxious for when the summer comes.
With the warm weather also comes "cupcake season" - Mom and I tend to bake more in the late spring/early summertime and scarf the pastries down while relaxing in the yard. This is also around the time where I often make my little oreo truffle bites (passed down to me by Amanda, though I changed up the process/ingredients a bit). I've got a bit of following for them after last summer, though they were deemed the "black balls" by the Fuego guys and co. Hilarious, I know.
My frosting skills leaves something to be desired, but hey, these things disappear quickly anyways so who cares? :)
This time of the year also televises the really fun end of the season/readying for the NCAA tourney lacrosse games. I got into lacrosse my freshman year of GMC, when I would cheer on my friends playing in the first year of the program at the school. When my volleyball teammate later turned roommate the year after, Amanda joined the team, she wanted me to join with her. In the beginning, I refused. Junior year came around, and my mind changed. I had the intention of playing then, until I found out the school had messed up my credit count and I had to take 18 credits during the semester lacrosse was going to happen (I had to take two 18 credit semesters to graduate on time, so I didn't have the full senior year schedule that I originally planned for). 18 credits as a writing major AND a resident assistant is the worst thing to deal with, especially when you add sports to the mix. So I ended up joining lacrosse in my senior year. It also made up for the fiasco that occurred in what was supposed to be my final season in volleyball, and I still say to this day that I don't regret quitting when I did as well as joining the lax team then. Best time of my life, really. It also solidified my loyalty to Syracuse lacrosse, since I was watching a lot of their past games to help me learn some things (I'm a visual learner, which I'm sure isn't surprising to many of you). So when they had the Syracuse vs. Notre Dame game on Saturday, you can bet that "Sports Mel" was out and about.
"Party Mel" was about and about on Saturday night too, at the Stats re-launch. Two words: Patio Punch. Anyone in the area should definitely grab one of those...you won't be sorry, I promise you. The food is great too, and it's definitely more fun now than when it first opened up. Woo.
Mistress of Blackwen has returned in terms of my writing it, and while the last week was the lowest word count I have ever dished out (5,129), I'm not worried. Yes, it did scare me at first that I only wrote that much, but the truth is, I'd rather it be that much in a week than nothing at all. The story comes when it wants to, and I will admit that last week had much distractions emotionally. There's just something in the air lately...and I'm just waiting it out now. No worries though, I will still be working like a madwoman when I need to.