… twelve to go! As of Sunday evening, I was finished with my second summer class- and boy (and girl) is it a great feeling. I am officially one-third of the way done with my graduate degree. I can’t wait until that third diploma is up on the wall with the others. :] But this last week wasn’t the easiest, in fact I struggled to complete the course. Not that I was having difficulty with the content, I just felt as though I was already done and wasn’t motivated to write my paper. Instead of doing so Wednesday night, I got all dolled up for Joe and went out with him and Nick for a drink. Which turned into a couple beers and shots. Which left me feeling great because I haven’t been drinking in a couple of weeks. But, it was great to enjoy a cold one, catch up and compete in buck hunter. (All the pictures from that evening were severely blurry, could have been all the fun we were having.)
I was feeling kinda guilty for drinking- I’ve been eating VERY clean for the past week. Following a “diet” or schedule as I would like to call it approved by my nutrition. Eating clean is just eating everything that you are supposed to be eating (veggies, fruits, grains, for me cruelty free produce/seafood). It’s not the food that’s the problem, it’s the schedule or the repetition of foods. This schedule lasts three weeks but will hopefully shed at least ten pounds. Which will kick-off my workouts. So far so good. Week One = down 4! pounds. Week two has been a little boring, and I have been craving my all time favorite vegan dish… sloppy Janes! Here’s a (not the best of pictures) picture with it being served on an Ezekiel buns. Recipe will surely follow once I’m “allowed” to eat it again.
It’s been a busy week or so, mostly of little boring details like cleaning my apartment, cooking, reading and restoring my Fit. And by restore, I mean finally giving it a bath, vacuuming, and wiping down the inside. It’s been a long time since the last time she was cleaned, and now she’s like new. I’ve been reading Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs, which is going by faster than my last book. I don’t know if it’s the bigger font or the story line, but I should be finished hopefully by this weekend. I’ve been sitting on the front porch as much as possible to soak up the daylight; four o’clock hours end this week. I already know I’m going to be miserable next week.
Work has been CRAZY- this is our busiest time of the year at the college and with my boss due at any minute, we are all struggling to stay above water. But, it’s just a job and I need to remind myself that they aren’t paying me enough to bring the worries home.
Here’s Roscoe enjoying the back patio. My landlord’s bike was stolen last week out of our garage, which make me nervous because the only way back there was for them to walk by my back door. Which I leave open every evening. Even though we’ve now started locking the side door to the patio, I’m still a little nervous and have been closing the door when I’m sleeping/not there. Roscoe isn’t too happy about this change; he enjoys watching the squirrels and birds all day.
Well, it’s about time I completed the tasks on my list this evening. Cook/pack tomorrow’s lunch, make a few online purchases, and snuggle into bed with this book. Sorry for the lack of activity, but as the saying goes, no news is good news. And I’d like to keep that way for the next week or so.