One Shade of Gray

I hope you had an amazing Halloween! I dressed up as a freezing cold college student.

That’s my “I am literally always cold lately” face. In other words, the epitome of pure annoyance.

After getting up, eating breakfast, blogging, and reading my usual morning blogs, I got ready for the day to meet up at Cafe Rio with my mom for lunch! I looooove Cafe Rio.

She had the grilled salmon salad. They have such great salads there. Full of rice, beans, meat, salsa, guacamole, the list goes on. MMM.

I went for the sweet pork quesadilla. Not a veggie in sight, just a hot tortilla filled with the most delicious thing I have ever eaten at a Mexican restaurant in my life.

I had already eaten half of it before I remembered to snap this picture, but that is the rest of it that I’ll throw on a bed of spinach today and eat for lunch. That’s another thing I love about Cafe Rio. The portions are huge so you always have leftovers and it tastes just as good the next day!

Then we ran some errands around town. I was feeling pretty groggy and just not quite awake and I couldn’t figure out why. Then I looked up at the sky.

The sun did not show its face once yesterday. BLEH! To put up with gray like that I better be able to go down to Pike’s Place Market or go eat some clam chowder on the wharf in Seattle. Alas, this is Great Falls, Montana. We need the sun.

I tutored my fourth grader like usual yesterday and then I had my first session in Geometry. I was kind of nervous because I wasn’t sure how much I remembered and I didn’t want to waste the family’s time. But…a MIRACLE happened!!!

I remembered so. much. geometry. I LOVE geometry. It just makes sense! It has all these exact rules and you just look at a problem and go through it step by step following all the rules that are laid out for you and then you end up at the end result. Nothing like algebra that seems so much more abstract to me.

I can’t memorize things to learn them, especially math. I actually have to understand fully how it works and what is going on so that when I get stuck I can think about what logically would make the problem work. It takes a lot longer to study but I remember things more permanently this way. I guess geometry just meshes will with my type of learning.

Between every activity yesterday, there was a lot of this…

I ate WAY more than my fair share of Milky Ways, Reeses Cups, Snickers, Snickers Peanut Butter, Twix, the list goes on. I would be ashamed if I ate candy more than one day a year and took the time to feel bad about it. But..I don’t. So I’m over it. It was delicious and I look forward to doing it again next year.

Today is my rest day! No tutoring. I am going to read, rent a bunch of movies for house sitting this weekend, and take it easy. My advisor may or may not be calling today. I have two different dates written down so I will keep my phone by me just in case! Have a great day!

Did you have a nice Halloween?


Candy, Candy, Candy!

Happy halloween everybody!! The fact that it is supposed to be almost 60 degrees today is a miracle to the many children of Great Falls, MT I am sure. Now everyone won’t have to be dressed as an arctic explorer.


We went to Target and bought three huge bags of candy. One of Snickers, one of assorted chocolate candies, and another of Reeses. We haven’t put them in a bowl yet which is probably a very good thing. I hope we get lots of trick-or-treaters!

I have my first session of geometry tutoring today. I emailed the teacher to find out what they are working on in class and to see about checking out a book so that each week I can teach myself what they are learning and actually be able to help! I hope she gets back to me soon.


That’s all I have for today! I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Halloween and eats way more candy than they normally would or should.

Are you taking anyone trick-or-treating this year? What are they going to dress up as?