Taking Back My Twenties

A Winter BBQ

Posted on Jan 29, 2013 | 3 comments

I think everyone on twitter and facebook already said this a million times today, but oh my goodness the weather made me feel amazing!!!

Though I wanted to do something outside, I was stuck in a staff meeting and I really wanted to take the muscle pump class at my gym because I look forward to it all week. Perhaps I can fit in a walk tomorrow if it doesn’t rain. I keep thinking we’ve emerged from this dark winter, but then I remember we’re still in the middle of it. Oh well. I pretended it was springtime and felt inspired to drink a smoothie. I picked up a delicious bag of oranges this week and have been eating them non-stop. This smoothie was just oranges and frozen strawberries with a sprinkle of stevia.


Ok, I may have added a little white rum:) Blame it on the weather.


People were outside firing up the grills! And I had a burger myself. I saw an awesome recipe for asian turkey burgers, but I was too lazy to source the long list of ingredients and settled for a classic: bbq, cheddar, and bacon.

I added some bbq sauce to the meat itself, along with some basic seasoning and then seared the burger on the griddle. It almost tasted like summer. But not really, because it wasn’t a real burger. But close!
If you had the good weather, how did you celebrate?


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  1. chickie

    Hi! On an unrelated note….. I’m interested in getting my masters to eventually become a therapist. Just wondering, what is your exact degree in and how many years did it take? Also, did you get a specific license? Thanks so much! Love the blog!

    • Laura

      I’m not actually a therapist, only a school psychologist:) I have a Master’s in applied educational psychology and then a certificate of advanced graduate study in school psychology. The whole program was 3 years – all school psych programs are three years and involve a “specialist level” degree, but some schools call them certificates and some educational specialist degrees. I’m licensed by the NC department of education to practice as a school psychologist only and I’m also certified by the national association of school psychologist (meaning my program was approved by the association). Email me if you have more specific questions…

  2. Mom

    I celebrated the weather by wearing a dress to work since I didn’t need to worry about the (sometimes) very cold walk up the hill to the college’s entrance.

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