- I made it to 6am spinning [after two failed attempts last week]. it was dark and cold but I went and pushed through and felt fabulous afterwards.
- I had my oatmeal in a peanut butter container this morning and enjoyed all the bonus butter from the contours. Made for a nice reward for spinning.
- 101 days of school complete.
- I laughed with my co-workers and knocked out two reevaluation meetings and one student observation.
- Wedding stamps arrived!!!
- I found a reception dress and scored a pair of my favorite jeans in the whole world [last pair, my size = fate) for 70% off at the boutique where I found the dress.
- 60 and sunny!!! I made sure to absorb some vitamin d though the sun roof.
- We extended the honeymoon by a week!! A rare summer off for Matt + tax returns = why not?
- A dinner date at Chipotle. I tried the barbacoa this time and liked it even more than the carnitas.
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Would you believe I stayed in both nights this weekend? I’m definitely in the post-Christmas-its-cold-hibernation mode. Plus, Matt was out of town on Friday night and I was too tired to make plans. So I went grocery shopping and came home with a huge WF salad and introduced myself to Downton Abbey. I wasn’t instantly hooked, but I really liked it and definitely will be watching more. I keep thinking about the characters.
Its not Friday night without a beer! The last of the Brekles’s Brown (a new favorite) from Christmas.
There’s just something about being in Atlanta that makes me feel relaxed and content. Perhaps it’s how simple things are here? There’s a slow, southern pace and the vibe just seems so positive. My living space is also simple, as I didn’t bring any of my clutter with me – only a few dresses + shorts for the summer and other necessities. I also have a nice clean fridge, stocked with just the items I bought for the week.
I also feel closure that the school year is over. I struggled a lot with my career this year and I’m happy to have survived the job switch and tucked that first year of work under my belt. I never really felt that stressed this spring, but I think the financial aspect of leaving my steady job was a subconscious stressor. Looking back though, I think it was the right decision, as I’m planning to stick with school psychology in the fall. I promise to update you with the details when I know more myself! As I’ve alluded to, there’s been some problems with my school assignments, going full time, ect that I was dealing with last week. But, fingers crossed, I think I have another year of my life somewhat figured out. All I can say now is that having the summer off is the best thing in the entire world and I couldn’t be happier with how that worked out!!
Today, I slept in. I bought fresh food at TJ’s, I signed up for a one-week trial at the gym, and I cycled. Oh how I cycled! The gym has the same bikes as my beloved Northeastern studio and I was so excited to spin on them again. And the space is bright and the music loud! I’m out of spinning shape after a month-long break, but I still felt pretty good in class.
Matt will be working very long hours and doing a lot of traveling for his internship, so I’m going to be making simple dinners-for-one many nights this summer. I’ve been craving arugula since Saturday, so I bought a big bag for the week. Tonight, I used the Tasmanian honey I got from the weekend’s wedding to drizzle over the greens and topped them with goat cheese, TJ’s lentils, and a roasted sweet potato with balsamic and olive oil. The texture of the lentils made me think of chili and when the hot sweet potatoes melted the cheese, the whole meal was reminded me of nachos! Fun.
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Food makes my day. Today it was having fresh blueberries in my oatmeal, a Great Harvest Virginia roll with lunch, a perfect piece of strawberry shortcake from Whole Foods, and the large pizza that Matt brought home from some campus event.
Seriously, I can’t remember the last time I had greasy pepperoni pizza and it was to die for. I reheated it under the broiler and the crust was crisp on the outside and doughy in the middle. I gotta eat more pizza.
So I’ve been meaning to tell you guys about a new spinning studio I tried this week. It just opened a few blocks from my apartment and one of the guys in my office is an instructor. I tired a free class and loved it. The studio was bright and open, the music was loud, and the bikes were awesome (the same as Northeastern’s). The best part, though, is that the classes are based on Sync spinning, so the pace and movements are synced to the beat of the songs – like dancing on the bike! Has anyone else tried it? I’ve been a bit down on spinning since moving and the class rejuvenated my love for the bike. The studio is pretty expensive though, so going more than a few times a month is out of the question. Until a Groupon appeared yesterday! I’m excited to try another class and I might just bring myself to try yoga too (I know, I’m like the only female who has never tried it).
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-Monday mornings are no fun. Making it to Monday evening is an accomplishment.
-Lately, biking makes me feel like my brain is rattling inside my skull. I went to spinning tonight and now I have a headache in the back of my head. But it was a good class.
-What is it about Don Draper?
-Now that I have cable, I watch House Hunters constantly. I kind of want to move to Melbourne.
-Eating is always the highlight of my work day.
-I really miss living in a city, but I’d also really like a historic Durham bungalow.
-The Help is getting really good!
-It’s hard to believe that summer is over this week:(
-Did anyone see the MTV awards? Who was that little guy with Brittany?
-For the first time in my life, getting up at 6 is more desirable that physical activity after work.
-There’s just something so satisfying about a big pile of pesto pasta.
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