Happy Monday. Although getting up at 5:45 again didn’t sound too appetizing last night, I will say that I was excited to go back to work! I just love having an organized desk and hearing the little bell on outlook when I get an email:) I used to use outlook in college (when I had a Dell), so it reminds me of long hours at my desk senior year.
Yesterday I mentioned that I’d be attending a brunch for incoming partners of MBA students – it was an informal gathering with Panera bagels and sandwiches (they had the best sweet cream cheese) and it was exciting to meet other partners from around the world. It’s amazing to think that families have moved from China, Russia, Singapore, Spain, and Columbia, ect. to spend two years in NC. Everyone else I met was married though, so I felt very young.
After brunch I got my toes painted and then went to Whole Foods for the weekly trip. I’ve been enjoying grocery shopping because there are so many things in the Durham WF that are different than the Boston one and it’s fun looking at the local products. I found these spinach and fontina chicken burgers that are tasty and easy. I’m still not feeling like cooking and I’m not sure why. Maybe I haven’t bonded with my new kitchen? I’m hoping I’ll feel like it once things settle down. The good news is that I don’t have to cook dinner for the next three nights!
I did manage to throw some green beens in a foil packed with oil and rosemary though. I got these at the farmer’s market and they tasted very crisp and summery.
Tonight’s the orientation kickoff at Duke gardens and then a party downtown. Too bad I have to work in the morning:(