Kitchen Renovation, So Far.
Before Shots: Pardon the blur and the already removed cabinet. This was as the guys were coming in and I quickly wanted to make sure I had some “before” shots of the kitchen. AFTER DAY ONE Full on demo mode. AFTER DAY TWO These were taken last Thursday, and the scene didn’t change much for a few days. Due to the humidity and rain, the coating on the walls...
The AC was broken in my bar method class today. It...
And now that I sweated out my entire reserve of bodily fluids, I return home to find that, yes, my own AC is not working. Joy.
I just passed a woman on the street. We were about...
Part of me was all, you are woman, hear you roar; the other part was just confused. Isn’t that illegal? I almost followed her to watch people’s reactions as they noticed. Oh New York, you never cease to amaze me.
Recipes from This Year
Since I won’t be cooking anytime soon, I thought it was a good time to look back on the recipes I’ve tried so far this year. I would recommend all except the Goop turkey meatballs, which just didn’t work for me. Favorites are bolded. #1: Goop’s Turkey Meatballs #2: Homemade Hummus #3: Homemade Sweet Potato Chips #4: Overnight Oats #5: Curried Lentils with Sweet Potato ...
My brother is a husband. While that will still take me some time to get used to, I can happily look back on the day and the celebration that honored him and Nolwenn. Their engagement was quick (7 weeks-ish) due to Visa issues - Nolwenn is from France - and so this whole shindig was fast and furious, which was only fitting knowing their personalities. In the end, it was exactly what a wedding...
So far this morning: - the water in the building was turned off; - the contractor put up the protective plastic wrapping and 2/3 of the apartment has been condensed into the final 1/3; - we needed to rent a zipcar van to return the sound equipment from the wedding to the rental place; - demolition on the kitchen started; - I realized I left my debit card at our dinner restaurant last night;...
I'm at the end of cleaning out the kitchen, and...
To choose from: chicken gyoza (frozen from TJ to cook), leftover grilled tuna, cucumber, carrots, hummus, grain bread and English muffins, laughing cow, Swiss cheese, and black bean soup. What I don’t eat today will probably be thrown out. What do I eat??
Emphasis Added!: a day →
emphasisadded: i was struck by a thought this morning while reading through my dash our todays are going to be different. The sun is shining in chicago, so my neighbors and I have that in common (but I hear it is raining somewhere in north carolina). The bank sign on my corner read 58 degrees meaning it will…
My 30 day Bar Method package is over. And I went...
Not to dwell, but I’m feeling pretty proud of myself. As someone who doesn’t love athletics or working out, who will find plenty of excuses to skip out on a trip to the gym…I’m feeling good about this. And fitting into a pair of pants that hasn’t fit since last year doesn’t suck either. Another 30 day package = booked.
Today's Field Day is on.
The amount of mud that is going to be flying today - literally - is a little scary.
Things I Have Done Today:
ordered tile for the kitchen cleaned the bathroom laundry (washed, dried, folded, away!) vaccumed the apartment wrote the reports for kids in my reading group, and general reports for 3 more went to home depot for packing boxes and tape boxed up my plates and 1/2 of the glasses in the kitchen cleaned out two more kitchen cabinets made an important online purchase booked my ticket to my...
I have so much to do this weekend, I'm trying not...
Responsibility, y’all. It sucks sometimes.
PARENTHOOD RENEWED!! →
I'm headed to Chicago by myself for a week in...
While it’s for work (a project at the National Archives!), I will definitely have some time to have fun. What should I do/eat/see/visit??
I miss my car.
Following my commute home today, I can now add “10 year old child projectile vomiting” to my experiences on the subway. Also on the list: Battling musicians (mariachi band versus guitarist) Homeless man asleep with his pants at his ankles Fist fight between strangers People trying to “save us” with Christianity, Islam, and Mormonism A full pile of human crap sitting...
Is this what it feels like to be an adult?
Right now I am feeling, maybe for the first time, a definite dread about time moving too fast. I used to count the days until the end of school, and now I look at the calendar and panic thinking, We have so much to do in that time! I think about things to be done, appointments to make, and start feeling this knot of anxiety in my chest. When will it all fit in? I think about the decisions to be...
Is it just me or are the majority of dresses at...
Stand-outs: Nina Dobrev, Beyonce (and her sister!), Diane Kruger. In the other category: everyone else.
The Bar Method: So Far
I’m half-way through my month-long unlimited bar method package, so I thought it may be a good time to pause and share my experience so far. In the past two weeks, I’ve gone to 7 classes. Here’s the lowdown: The Positives— I really like the fact that you are held accountable for making and keeping class reservations. As someone who can easily find excuses last minute, I...