Sunday, September 26, 2010

What! a weekend.

So, things started out simply spectacular! Got out of class on Thursday (that's the norm here-be jealous). Things were lovely! My friends and I went to CSF (Christian Student Fellowship) Thursday night and were entertained by the great Mo Leverett. I couldn't resist buying these new tunes I was hearing! "Of Orphans and Kings" is the CD I bought from this bluesy fellow. Listening to it all weekend. Very soothing. That's what I've been needing today- to be soothed.
On Friday was my lovely new friend, Julia's, birthday! 19 and away from home for the first time on a birthday, we showered this gal with warmth and love. Right Julia? Just kidding. We just had a good ole time eating great things from Cha Bella for dinner and Soho South Cafe for lunch. Best meals in three weeks! I am so happy we got to spend the day with her; it was nothing short of bliss!
Saturday, we awoke to road trip and drop my friend, Jordan, off at the airport in Jacksonville . Within the first 10 minutes of the trip, a sorry nail jumped and wedged itself into her tire. This set us back a bit. Don't fret though, she made the flight! phewf. She looked beautiful going to the dance even despite her swollen cheek. Sassy indeed! Finished the day sleeping, eating, and watching a chick flick with some girls.
Sunday is supposed to be restful right?! I awoke to many bites on my legs and realized that yes indeed I have bed bugs! This freaks me out like nothing else could! I have seen one of the bugs, so it just isn't microscopic creatures in my imagination. They are large and they are very much real! What to do, What to do. Stay tuned, I have tried and called many people, but have not gotten much in response from an exterminator or info about a new mattress, etc. Looks like Jordan and I will be bunking in the wonderful Claire, Julia, and Spencer room for the night. Mea Columba!
At least this weekend will conclude with homework on the floor while watching "You've Got Mail" and then another road trip to be reunited with Jordan!

Best of the weekend: two firsts for Julia: 19th birthday away from home and Chick-Fil-A
Worse of the weekend: Bed bugs

Friday, September 24, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Gold Leaves

September 22nd, the first day of Autumn!

I cannot tell you how eager I have been for the year to turn. Starting in July, I put on my favorite outfits consisting of cardigans, sweatshirts, socks, boots!, leggings, scarves, etc! Nothing pleases me more than comfy clothes and curling up indoors with great books, music, friends, and family. Things are going to be a bit different here in Savannah, but I don't think gray skies with the drooping Spanish mosses will do me any wrong:) I cannot wait to walk and bike, exploring this little city, with the breeze and colors of autumn passing me by. Oh, character of Autumn, I beseech you to come quick! Your spirit has been with me, but please show your face. Ahhhh. *sigh*

Lo! I am come to autumn,
When all the leaves are gold;
Grey hairs and golden leaves cry out
The year and I are old.

In youth I sought the prince of men,
Captain in cosmic wars,
Our Titan, even the weeds would show
Defiant, to the stars.

But now a great thing in the street
Seems any human nod,
Where shift in strange democracy
The million masks of God.

In youth I sought the golden flower
Hidden in wood or wold,
But I am come to autumn,
When all the leaves are gold.

Gold Leaves
Poem by G.K. Chesterton

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pretty in Pink

Dorm life feels the slightest bit confining. I cannot wait to have visual freedom and decorate my home! Fly, year, fly!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Bringing Back the Old

Letter writing. You guys are sick of hearing it from me, but I repeat I am horrible at communication. I have an easy fix. I have started to write letters. Give me your address and we can be instant pen pals! Look! I even made my own stationary before I left. Come on now, you know I don't easily return phone calls fast enough and my texts trickle out most often. Pick up the pen and go buy stamps, because I am bringing back the old.

Frances Russell

Turner House Room 470 Mailbox 117

231 W. Boundary St.

Savannah, GA 31401


As I write, I am enjoying a nice cup of coffee with some peace and quiet. mmmm. So far, college is just great. I love Savannah, and am excited to start exploring and figuring out how to bike/walk/bus around the city! All I know is, I will be having very curly hair while I am here. Between the weeping trees, church steeples, and carriage rides, it seems this place will do me just fine. I went to Bull Street Baptist yesterday and was delighted to find a good message and very very friendly old people! I think I will definitely be going back. Between many other things, orientation was a joke and missed most of it and toured around the city and buying things for the dorm life with my parents. Our dorm room looks pretty good, although the walls are a bit empty. I love my roommate and cannot wait to rekindle this friendship. Also, I am excited to get to know due time. My roommate and I will be watching lots of TV. Here I come Kardashians/ glee/ modern family/ man buys world/ project runway/ cake boss! Oh my! Went on my first motorcycle ride last night. Life is just so crazy here.
Here is my address here: please write me, i will write you if you give me your address:)

Frances Russell

Turner House Room 470 Mailbox 798

231 W. Boundary St.

Savannah, GA 31401

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

8 pieces i can totally live without this autumn

1.Marsell Distressed Ankle Boot, price: $920

2. Valentino Trench Coat, price:$1,195
3. Taffeta Seine Vest, price: $650

4. Plumo Miksani Jumpered Dress, price: $160
5. Aigle Equibelle Jellies, price: $169

6. Valentino Tiered Silk Gown, price: $12,900
7. Cashmere Cocoon Popover, price, $12008.Valentino Shift, price: $940

Thank you dearest fashion world for putting these GREAT pieces together.
I will be saving a total of $18,134 by not buying any of these.
I am now saving money, right?
Thank you again, Frances.
What are YOU not buying this fall season?

Monday, September 6, 2010


For the past year, I wanted to blog consistently. ALAS! after only 8 posts, I've faced the facts. I'll try harder, but just don't know if it will work...
Here are my other blogs (because I have many depending on the occasion). farewell.
blog1 (things I am reading and seeing)
blog2 (things to sell)