I Should Have Just Gone Back to Bed

So I knew that today was going to be busy, hectic, and stressful. However, I didn’t expect it to be as bad as it was.

This morning the alarm went off and suddenly dread over the day was overwhelming. But there was too much to do to go back to bed. So I got up and headed out to class.

Truthfully, I should have crawled back under the covers and let the day pass me by.

Over the past few days I have been preparing for a major exam I had today. I felt relatively good about it.

I get to class, keep reviewing a few last-minute things, until the professor comes in. Now, he was 5 minutes late, but sometimes things come up, so I understand.

But he started asking us about homework. And took attendance. And didn’t have any paperwork with him.

Students: “We didn’t have homework due to the exam.”

Prof: “yes, yes. Well continue to review while I run to get the copies of the test.”

We proceed to study, and patiently wait for him to run to his office (which is not far away).

Thirty minutes pass, and he finally comes back, gives us an exam that is nothing like what we previously discussed; even missing parts that he later wrote on the board!

Then once a student asked, he told us that we wouldn’t need an additional fifteen minutes to make up for the time we missed.

Obviously he was not prepared when class started and we were definitely the ones to suffer. No one did very well, and I am hoping that he addresses these issues during our next class.

Now I am going to bury my head under the covers and forget about this day.

Hoping your day was better than mine,

The Southern Belle



I have these neighbors… and they make a great deal of noise. All. The. Time.

Frankly, I don’t quite understand how they make as much noise as they do. They must be kicking the wall or something.

The point is, that I have not had a restful night’s sleep for months. They literally talk till 2am… So I started looking for something to drown them out. And I found this:

Turns out there are many versions of ‘white’ noise. In fact there is white, blue, pink, gray, purple and brown noise.

While I find the ‘white’ noise a little harsh- the brown noise is much softer.

It immediately drowns out the noise around me. It was blissful. I will admit that the first few nights I didn’t sleep much better than normal. However, last night… I didn’t move once. It was perfect deep sleep. And this morning I had to pry myself up off the mattress.

10 Things About Me

10. If you ask me to pick a favorite color I can’t. I tend to like red, but then I think about blue, green, yellow, orange……

9. Green olives are a gift from God. I absolutely love them.

8. There are fabrics in my stash that I doubt I will ever cut into- I just can’t bring myself to do it.

7. Hi, my name is Ashley and I am and NCIS Addict.

6. I go nowhere without my blackberry.

5. The answer to world peace- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream.

4. I have become obsessed with The Beatles this year.

3. I was a stubborn child- and my mom would argue that I am still stubborn. (She might be right.)

2. I love to re-arrange rooms.

1. My favorite book is Pride and Prejudice.

Valentine’s Weekend

So this weekend I had very little planned. Most of the stuff that absolutely had to be done, was finished Friday afternoon, which meant I had two days to relax and do what I wanted with.

My first inclination- sewing! But sadly, I can’t share the projects I was working on with you all yet. Until they are finished you won’t be able to truly appreciate them. However, I did get a great deal done with them.

In other news, Saturday I was surprised by a visitor! The flower delivery man left these for me:

My mom, dad and Adam sent them. And they are absolutely beautiful.

In other news, I go later this afternoon to look at an apartment. So far it seems too good to be true. But I need someplace to live next year; someplace very different than where I am now. Cross your fingers for good news!