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week in review: flowers and pho

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Linking up with Meghan at Clean Eats, Fast Feets to brag about what I accomplished last week. (Hint:  not a lot.)

You know, this whole work full-time + full-time grad student thing is kicking my butt. Seriously. I mean, I’m keeping my grades up, but it’s taking a lot of work. And my job is not exactly a walk in the park…Anyway.

My purple jew plant is sporting one tiny flower these days:

fall blooms

(I actually have no idea what this plant is called, but that’s what my mom calls it. It’s pretty, and practically indestructible.)

I love getting books in the mail. Especially free books!

books!

I reviewed The Bear and the Nightingale when it came out, and the publisher offered me a hardback of it, plus an ARC of The Girl in the Tower if I’d review it as well. Aren’t the covers gorgeous? I highly recommend reading the first one, and I’m sure I’ll love the second one, too.

This week, I also read Murder, Magic, and What We Wore and The Blackbird Season. I’ll be reviewing both soon, but I enjoyed them both—for very different reasons.

The Saint and I went on an adventure Saturday to Pho District, which is in the 7th Street area of Fort Worth, with lots of hipsters and trendy restaurants, bars, and shops. I scored a Groupon a while back, then forgot about it, until I got a reminder that it was about to expire. She’d never had pho before, but I’ve been a fan.

We got the Crispy Eggrolls:

egroll

and the Dry Pho Bo:

 

The food was fantastic, and the staff was great as well. Definitely worth checking out.

Apart from work and school, that’s all I accomplished last week.

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