Dear Krista and Andy: Congratulations! You two are perfect for each other– I can’t wait to see you on Monday to get the details! Dear Fourth of July: I’m disappointed that I didn’t have the opportunity to see fireworks this year but am looking forward to a year from now, when I won’t be trapped indoors writing for a summer course. Dear Legs: Please don’t fail me. I have neglected you and have a long run this upcoming Sunday. Please be kind and keep moving in a timely manner.
As my last paper of the summer looms over my head, I sit here on this gloomy evening at my desk; listening to the pouring rain while enjoying a glass of my favorite red wine. And resulting to writing yet another post to distract myself from research. Typical.
To be honest, this past week I’ve been in a funk: I haven’t ran since last Thursday, I haven’t been sleeping well (probably because I’m not exercising), and I haven’t been motivated to eat clean. I don’t know if it’s because some of the changes that are happening in my life or what, but I don’t like this whole unknown situation I’ve gotten myself into. I don’t know what country I will be in two months from now, where I’ll be living, if I’ll ever be close to my best friend again, if I’ll be able to afford my student loans about a year from now… the list goes on. But I do have good in my life and I’m trying to refocus on them as I continue to tread water.
Some of the good in my life this week:
A good friend’s birthday. Although it was a couple of weeks ago, we haven’t had the time to meet up so I finally decided to surprise her and send along these few items along with a card (from China!) to brighten her day. I’m pretty sure it worked.
Good eats! There is this little Lebanese restaurant right down the street from me, Beirut, and for lunch this week I decided to try something new (other than the typical salad). My choice: Moujadara. And it sure was a wise one. It was not only fresh and delicious but clean too! There are no preservatives, pre-made seasonings but a whole lotta heart. This family is so kind to interact with and are proud of the service/food that they provide to the community. AND! George, the owner, makes a point to try to remember everyone’s name. Sold. This is surely my kind of place.
A good impromptu game of miniature golf. One minute you’re on the front porch enjoying the weather and wine and the next you’re on the course wagering bets. Unfortunately, I did lose by ONE POINT and had to buy dinner. Their choice: iLove. No one was twisting my arm. We grabbed a couple of slices and headed over to the Sage front lawn to enjoy dinner under the street light glows. It was perfect. Favorite quote of the evening: “Um, is this a petting zoo?”
I’m quickly approaching the one-year date in which I started writing this blog, and trying to think of a great way to celebrate. AND! I’m almost at 100 posts. Any loyal readers have any suggestions?