All By Myself


Hello, Hello. I’m just getting around to posting because I’ve been busy as a bee today. Matt was out of town at his 5 year college reunion so I had planned on doing a lot of lounging around. I started the lounging with a rum, triple sec, and lemonade cocktail creation (the only options in house) on Saturday, which was surprisingly fantastic.


And a good ole helping of veggie burger + fries for dinner.


Plus some amazing graduation cake from the freezer.


And then I got tired of lounging! I ended up tacking a million projects this weekend, and I finally feel like I’m on top of things. While I missed hanging out with Matt and doing fun things like eating out and drinking pints, I feel like I actually took advantage of free time for once and didn’t waste away on the couch. I used to be more of a project person, but since beginning to work full-time, I’ve found myself craving couch time even more than I used to and I haven’t been very productive on weekends since last fall.

My apartment was a mess, as I sorted through three years of graduate work. I kept the most important things, but took three bags work of paper to the recycling bin.


Looking back, I did a TON of work for this degree!


I also sold my couches this weekend, so when I was ready to take a lunch break this afternoon, I realized there was no where to sit.


So I had a picnic. It was fun at first, but got old quickly.


I ran a bunch of errands this afternoon, including recycling my broken dvd player and old running shoes, returning a pair of flats that gave me horrific blisters, and hitting up the grocery store. Warmer weather = summer salads. This was phenomenal….simply goat cheese, raisins, strawberries, and banana chips in honey, balsamic, and olive oil. I loved it so much, I made the same thing for lunch tomorrow with the addition of cinnamon almonds. Piling spinach high with sweet stuff is about the only way I’ll eat it…


And luckily, I thought of this solution for the living room. It actually wasn’t bad.


Seeing my apartment half empty is making me a little sad:( But then again, all the open space is making me excited for the increase in square footage in the new place.

After a hectic May, I’m organized and ready to finish these last two weeks!!!! Night.

  • Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)
    June 6, 2011 at 12:31 am

    I love productive days and it sounded like you had one. Your salad looks quite tasty as well as your drink!

  • Amanda@RunningOnCoffee
    June 12, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    I was overwhelmed looking through all my paperwork from my school psychology program! I recycled a lot, but I still saved a ton. I should look through my stuff again to see what might actually be useful now that I am working. I’m guessing not a WHOLE lot, as I have been working two years and haven’t touched much of it 🙁 I’ve been bad about reading blogs for the last month or so during a crazy month of work – where are you off to after Boston?

    • Laura
      June 13, 2011 at 12:37 pm

      I’m headed to Durham, NC because Matt is going back to school!