I can’t say it was a fabulous Labor Day weekend, but it was pretty good. The weather was on the cooler side, which prevented Joe and I from hanging out on the boat, soaking up the sun. Basically, we just sat around, enjoyed our company, ate a lot of BAD food and drank. A lot of alcohol. But this all led to meeting new people, great conversations, a handful of games, and most importantly, smiles. Joe had the entire weekend off- something that hasn’t happened in maybe a couple years. It was great to see him relax and enjoy the time off- I felt bad that he had to go into work this afternoon, while I got to come home and make a new list.
So much to get done for the week. I’m currently taking a break from laundry and my multiple dishes. Gotta have some grub to pack along, especially on days (aka Tuesdays & Wednesdays) when I’m at Sage for about 12 hours. Tonight’s picks: Cauliflower Leek Soup and a Turkey Chili loaded with fresh veggies from the garden/farm stands. I didn’t make it to the farmer’s market on Saturday, so I had to load up while in Saratoga. This is what my apartment smells like right now- so good!
Instead of potatoes, I use cauliflower. Don’t get me wrong, potato leek soup is great, but I like to save that combination for the winter months. I’ll have to share an “after” photograph when it’s done.
OH! Total Can Count: 2085! Yeah, that’s right. It’s gone up over 1,000 cans since the last time I’ve posted about the collection. This past weekend of drinking paid off- that and I collected some bottles from my house in RCF, some awesome family friends (holla Jim & Wendy!), the students at The Sage College of Albany, and everywhere else I am walking. People in my graduate classes must think I’m paying my way through school by collecting cans. I stayed after class to pick their returnables out of the trash- but let me tell you, I get at least 30 cents per class period. I have finally broken the $100 mark and I am that much closer to getting to Texas! Thank you Joe for helping me return them all this afternoon. <3
My car has become a recycling center. And smells like one too. Note to self: must wash car next weekend. The people in Price Chopper were shocked with the large amounts that I was cashing in, and others were upset that I was hogging the can machine for at least 15-20 minutes. I was trying to take as long as possible so that they would get frustrated and leave the bottles behind. Not really, but it did happen with one older couple. I scored at least $1 off of their impatience.
Sorry for the short post, it’s going to be a long night for me playing catch-up. I do have some updates from this weekend that I’d like to bring up, but that could take a while. And the smell of that soup is leading me back into the kitchen. If only you could smell through the computers… I’m sure that application is coming soon.