As always, it’s been a busy week- filled with work, class, and homework. I did walk four days on my lunch, the rain kept me in the library on Friday. I’ve recruited Joe to run the Turkey Trot with me this year which means we both need to start training. I’ve always wanted to do this race but was never in the country. And being a Troy resident, I won’t have to worry about parking/driving to the starting line.
Speaking of Thanksgiving, it will be at my Uncle Tony’s camp this year. I haven’t been there in years but for what I remember, it’s small, in the middle of nowhere and perfect. We all haven’t been together for this meal in many years. To top it off, it’s on a Thursday which means that Joe will be able to join us and not have to worry about rushing out to go to work. In addition, this is the first year that I have to make something to bring; I’m thinking swiss chard stuffed with goat cheese and wild rice- it’s a recipe I got off of the Whole Foods App on my phone that I saved to my favorites. I’ll have to test it out to make sure it comes out just right.
I never made it to the farmer’s market yesterday, which is a bummer because I’m craving my mac apples and kale chips. And I’ll have to wait two weeks until I can go again because next weekend I have class until 10p.m. on Friday and 9-6p.m. on Saturday. Barf. But on the plus side, that class only meet three times this semester.
My mom came down to visit me to drop off my mail and some fresh veggies from the garden: butternut squash and green beans. Delicious. I made a great lentil soup with butternut squash last week, maybe I’ll bake it this time. She and I went out to Colonie because my mom wanted to do some fall shopping, and lucky me came home with an AWESOME pair of black boots and a sweater. I bought myself a pair of neat tights and can’t wait to pair ’em with a warm fall dress. Pictures will surely follow. And just in case my mom does indeed read this, thank you so much for the boots and sweater. And wine! Can’t forget the three bottles of wine that I can’t wait to try. You really are the best!
Instead of doing homework, I decided to go to the market; I was out of everything. And I must say that I am becoming quite the shopping pro. On average, I spend $85-100 a month on groceries. Take a look at how much I’ve saved this month in just one outing: That’s right, $20! I still have to pick some staples up from the co-op, and it looks like I’ll be able to splurge on a few items because of my savings at Price Chopper. Oh! And I can’t wait to cash in on that 70 cents off my next gas purchase!
This morning has consisted of laundry and cooking. I made a delicious chicken and mushroom soup that I added some brown rice to. My stomach was unsettled overnight so a good homemade chicken soup was in order (along with a couple mugs of green tea). I also made a turkey meat loaf with a side of crispy baked eggplant- I need to cook on Sundays because of my busy schedule the first half of the week.Did I mention my apartment smells like pumpkin and spice? Yeah, it does. Thanks to my mom and this wonderful candle she added to my baggy of goods.
I’ll leave you all with a photograph of Roscoe- he seemed to like the fact that I found a pair of boots as well. He was enjoying the last bit of the summer sun last evening while I unpacked the groceries. Not the best quality, but I think he sums up the weekend well.