35 before 35 – May 25, 2019 – Update 8

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1. 51/105 new recipes

I didn’t have a lot of time this month to think about my own meal planning, so we did extra Hello Fresh. It was nice to have a little less to think about when I was grocery shopping and at dinner time but I’m looking forward to taking a break from all this dairy, sheesh. I hate how vegetarian always food relies on it so much. Like, vegetables are delicious has heck. I love them so much. Mmmm vegetables. I’m hungry right now, haha.

 

47.¬† Cremini and Zucchini¬†Spaghetti with Parmesan Garlic Bread(Hello Fresh)¬†‚Äď Sometimes the simplest of these recipes are just surprisingly great. I also like how they force me to expand my delicious bread spread repertoire.
48. Sweet Potato and Poblano Quesadillas with Southwest Crema and Radish Tomato Salad (Hello Fresh) – I never would have thought of using radishes like this and I LOVED IT.
49. Gorgeous Greens Farro Bowl with Roasted Zucchini and Asparagus (Hello Fresh)¬†– This was Shaun’s favorite thing we have ever gotten from Hello Fresh. Makes me want to get Farro on the regular.
50. Cheese Tortelloni in a Mushroom Sauce with Parmesan and Chili Flakes (Hello Fresh) – I think this sauce would be killer with gnocchi. Mushrooms are so good.
51. Crispy Cheese and Veggie Fajitas with Hot Sauce Crema (Hello Fresh) – This was decent. Gave me ideas for my own veggie fajitas more than anything else. Grilling cheese is neat but SO MUCH CHEESE. I feel like it could always be replaced with Tofu to excellent effect.

2. Bullet Journal 2019

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I’ve been keeping up with my journal super well. It helps to have a busy month, and May was SUPER BUSY. I’m planning on switching my format May 27 – August 4 or so with daily entries/journaling/scrapbooking because I’ll have less structured planning I need to do while we are in Virginia. It’s definitely one of my favorite bullet journal aspects that you can change it up to suit whatever you have going on at any given time.

3. Weekly Effort

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I made lots of effort this month that… I didn’t take pictures of. :D I did try pin curls last week and I was really happy with the result.

4. Saturday Movie Nights

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22. Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me (for the first time ever, can you believe it!?)

5. Finish 5 TV series

We’ve been watching anime more lately. Trying to keep it chill, but both of these were pretty feelsy actually:

  1. My Roommate is a Cat
  2. orange

We have gotten caught up on lots of ongoing series, but I think those might be the first two that we have finished since I started this project!

7. Keep my Patreon up to date!

https://www.patreon.com/rachelakelso

I have been doing weekly phone-photo diary updates that I’ve been really enjoying! They have been Patron-Only because I feel more comfortable writing journal entries for a smaller audience. I’ve also been taking more photos with my dSLR and posting those in smaller groups instead of one giant dump at the end of the month, and those are public.

13. Play more video games

I’ve been playing Dragon Age Origins.

I finished What Remains of Edith Finch.

I finished Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture.

16. Plan my summers better!

We are heading off to Virginia for two months for Shaun’s internship and I feel much better prepared for it this time. It’s hard to say if we will get to do more fun things in our downtime this year, but I do feel more relaxed about all of it this time around.

25. Read 10 Fiction Books

4. The Terror of the Loom by Paula Minton

28. Go on more photo adventures

My mom and I went to Woodward park on a whim, all I had with me was my phone but I really focused on taking the photos I could see in my mind and it was very satisfying and fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 31 – downtown tulsa – fuji instax wide

More photos here!

Tulsa Zoo: Part Two

I was going to break this up with a different post in between, but the past few weeks really got away from me! Here are the rest of the pictures I took on our recent zoo trip. It was such a lovely day.

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Tulsa Zoo, Part One

I’m breaking this up into 2¬†posts. I took a lot of photos at the zoo that made me happy!

baby geese!

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meerkats!

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veggie burger at the zoo
Really tasty veggie burgers.

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Projects throughout the years, A Picture a Day, 2008

2008 is a hard year to write about. We started the year at Disney World, and that was wonderful. I had just quit my job to focus on our home and my photography full time.  In October my dad entered the hospital, he never left. On December 14, 2008, he died.  Even before that, it had felt like a hard year, my anxiety was very bad.

Through all of this, I kept up a daily photo project, and in August,¬†on my 23rd birthday,¬†I started a 365 self portrait project as well (I’ll do a post about that in a bit.) I did them concurrently and didn’t miss a day of either project (though on hard days I did overlap and use one photo for both sets.) There was something therapeutic about creating something during this time, or anyway, it was a good distraction.

It’s hard for me to revisit some of these, but here are the highlights and milestones of 2008:

January 1, 2008 – Disney World!
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March 21, 2008
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April 19, 2008 – Herbal Affair with my parents, Smena 8M 35mm
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May 17, 2008 – Tulsa during Mayfest
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August 5, 2008 – OKCMOA with Shaun’s parents¬†
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October 25, 2008 – hospital wall, the day after my dad was admitted.
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November 4, 2008 – hospital laundry room.
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December 14, 2008 – an hour before my dad died.
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December 27, 2008 – after my dad died I wasn’t really afraid of anything anymore. we walked around town with fake mustaches on. People passing us seemed really happy about it, that was a good feeling.
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December 31, 2008 – nothing special, just the end of the set.

Tulsa State Fair, 2015

I’ve gotten a bit behind of sharing stuff here. During my 30 before 30 I had little calendar alerts set up to remind me, I guess I need to do that again!

On October 7th we went to the Tulsa State Fair.

I shot some video this year:

& took lots of photos:
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<3: 38 & Day 15. Real film photobooth at the #TulsaStateFair! #100HappyDays
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Scans for Posterity, Smena 8M, Late Summer 2006

More rescans from the Smena 8M!

These are late summer 2006:

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