Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Adventures in MidMO

I was hoping for and expecting a relatively easy week this week, school-wise, since the last few weeks have been so stinking busy.  Instead, I find myself with too much to do and too little time to do it in, just like last week, and the week before that, and so on and so on.  I don't have a lot of time to share all of my deepest thoughts with you today, but even in spite of the busyness, I want to take a few minutes to tell you about the last week or so and share a few pictures with you, as well.

Last week, my mom came to visit for a few days.  We did plenty of shopping (and I spent plenty of money - but, to be fair, most of it was on much needed decorative attire for my apartment) and plenty of eating, and it just so happened that the Husker volleyball team was in town to play (and beat to a pulp, I might add) Mizzou.

We also did a little exploring outside of Columbia.  Imagine, if you will, the hilliest, winding-est road you've ever seen.  Now, picture me driving on it, screaming at the crest of every hill, SURE I'm driving us right off a cliff.  It was fun.  And I really could have used a drink, but I settled for a cheeseburger, fries, and a peanut butter cookie.  The drive was well worth my several near heart attacks, though, because the town of Rocheport, MO is quaint, cozy, and charming (which is why I took so many pictures), filled with B&B's, and with a scenic cross-state bike path passing through the edge of town.

We had planned to have dinner at Abigail's, but found out they're closed on Tuesdays, so we "settled" for the aforementioned comfort food at the trail side cafe in town.  It was pretty darn good.

Lucky for me, Aaron came into town the following weekend.  First order of business:  Abigail's!  The food was pretty darn good (especially the pumpkin cake with caramel drizzled over the top); the company was better.  Although, that company is hard to beat.

All in all, I've been having a fair amount of fun - probably more fun than a graduate student should be having...  And now, it's time to get down to business.


  1. Glad to hear things are going well, Katie. Although I'm not a graduate student, days keep going by fast for me just as a mom (also with too much to do and too little time). Love the photo of Nellie with the yarn:)

  2. Thanks, Tanya! Can you believe Nellie did that all on her own? :)

  3. You look so cute at Abigail's, Katie! And you have a cute cat, too!


  4. Thanks, Jayme! She definitely keeps things interesting around here (my cat, that is). haha

  5. Katie,

    Those hills you were talking about sound look outstanding marathon training hills. What a find!


  6. I love it when my mom comes to visit (with my dad, hee hee). Aww, Kitty loves the string! :)

  7. Just found your blog and was so excited to see Lincoln Nebraska! I was born and raised in Omaha just a stone throw away from Lincoln.

    I look forward to reading your future posts!

  8. Yay! Thanks for stopping by! : )

  9. I'm a graduate student in Columbia. What are you getting your degree in? Love finding similar people in blog world. :)