Externship: Day 9

The weekend is for relaxing. I have enjoyed my Saturday catching up on sleep, reading, and tidying up the apartment. I have also done a little research to plan out my Sunday. Seeing as I am not sick this weekend it would be nice to get out and enjoy a full day out and about rather than those few hours on the weekdays. I…

Externship: Day 4

Despite a late start today was productive. The apartment recieved a quick tidying up, dishwasher emptied and refilled, counter cleaned, fridge picked through and old things dumped, and any messes were sorted. Soon after a late lunch of soup and hot tea followed by hot coffee preceded a much needed nap. After that I decided to go grocery shopping. I had seen several neat…

Externship: Day 3

I awoke this morning with a sore throat, a stuffy nose, a tad warm and very tired. Half the day was lost to drinking hot tea, drinking warm soup, and napping. When I finally warmed up I met a friend for the first tea time of 2019 at HARBS in Chelsea. Following a fabulous tea time and dinner we took a stroll down the…

Food Resources and More

FGLI: https://www.vpul.upenn.edu/fgli Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center: https://www.vpul.upenn.edu/gic/ Graduate Student Center: http://www.gsc.upenn.edu/ For many students food insecurty and debt are the greatest concerns followed by classes. In my undergrad, University of Florida, the food pantry was centrally located, easy to access, and pretty well known. I didn’t realize Penn had a similar concept on campus until a few days ago. Penn’s Greenfield Intercultural Center…

Garden Redesign

My studio garden was given a break this past week to focus on family. Part of that family time was spent replanting some lovely new flowers, shrubs, and bulbs into pleasant window arrangments. These new transplants and arrangements I hope will work. I am a little nervous about the state of my violets who have begun to yellow since the transition. A window tint…

A Week of Thanks

I had the privilege of hosting my family this Thanksgiving in my apartment in Philadelphia. Seven people all snuggled together under one roof for a full week! While we may not have hit every tourist trap in the city we did manage a few rides around the city to see the sights. We ventured out to see the school, the markets around town, the…

First Snow of the Season!

The snow turned out a little too early. My family has come up for Thanksgiving and were soo excited that it might snow. Two of my sisters have yet to see this freezing cold but beautiful weather event. Sadly the weather was ahead of itself and happened just last week. There was no chance of it sticking either. While my siblings didn’t get to…

Thanksgiving for the Neighborhood

Rebuilding Together Philadelphia: http://www.rebuildingphilly.org/ Thanksgiving is celebrated on the third Thursday of every November. This year I attended Penn’s Friendsgiving, a spin on the traditional holiday. This is a paid entry event between $5-6 dollars. The proceeds of the event are donated to a charity each year. This year PennDesign teamed up with Rebuilding Together Philadelphia to host Friendsgiving.  The event resulted in nearly $1,000…

Halloween’s Terror Behind the Walls!

This was a spooky Halloween break that several of my classmates and I took. This event is held annually during October at the Eastern State Penitentiary. I wrote a review previously of a daytime visit to the prison turned museum. It is a wonderful place to visit and should certainly be visited if you are in Philadelphia. Terror Behind the Walls is a series…

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Musuem of Art:https://www.philamuseum.org/ This museum is beautifully crafted! Most of the exhibits are integrated into the architecture of the room and are interactive. I really love seeing how artifacts were implentened into an experience. The museum really used pieces as they were originally intended, as architectural elements. I purchased an annual membership this year in the hopes of taking friends and family for…