Laundromats Are Really AwkwardPosted: September 9, 2013
This weekend was one of my most wonderful friends’ birthday, so we celebrated quite a bit. I made cupcakes for her on Friday and brought them to work for a little daytime celebration to kick things off.
Nothing makes a Friday better like chocolate cupcakes!
Friday night, we went out for lots of birthday celebrations, but my camera didn’t make it out of my bag once. I guess we were just having too much fun to worry about pictures!
Saturday, I did some more unpacking/organizing in my new apartment, a little bit of shopping, and a good bit of relaxing. It’s been pretty cool around here lately, so I whipped up a batch of my baked oatmeal, and it was the perfect hearty, warm, weekend breakfast. I kept it super simple, using just oats, an egg, almond milk, strawberries, blackberries, and chocolate chunks.
Saturday was my friend’s actual birthday, so we went out for dinner and drinks with a couple of her friends from college who were in town visiting, and it was another great night of celebrations. We went to a brewery in town and I tried their ginger root pale ale with dinner, which was pretty delicious. I don’t know why every restaurant doesn’t have trivia cards on the table – they make everything more fun!
For my meal, I went with the pepper jack burger. It’s been quite a while since I had a burger, and this one totally hit the spot. Between burgers and cider and oatmeal and cupcakes and Pumpkin beer (oh, how I love Fall!), it was quite the indulgent weekend, but worth every minute!
On Sunday, things got back to normal, with groceries, laundry, and meal prep, plus the last of my unpacking. The weather was cool but beautiful, so I took advantage of it as best I could and rode my bike to the gym around midday. Including the ride there and back, my workout looked like this:
On another note, can I just say that laundromats are really awkward? I had laundry in my building at my old apartment, which was great, but now I have to go to a laundromat down the street to wash my clothes. I know it’s a normal life thing, and it’s not that big of an inconvenience, but for some reason, I just find it so intrusive. Washing your clothes seems like such a personal thing to me, and to have to do it in front of a bunch of random strangers is just… weird. I’m weighing the benefits of going out and buying more clothes so that I only have to go there every once in a while. I think that sounds like a great plan.
This week’s meal prep was a lot less awkward, and was actually way more enjoyable than it usually is now that I’m in my new kitchen. This one is at least twice the size of my old one, with big windows, a great breeze, and plenty of sunshine. I used to absolutely hate my old kitchen because it was like a dark, hot dungeon, but this one is much better to spend time cooking in, so I’m excited about that.
Meal prep for this week consisted of four different things: baked oatmeal, ground turkey with tomatoes and peppers, chicken with zucchini and tomatoes, and chicken with green beans.
At the beginning, I actually wasn’t planning on making as much as I did, but once I got going and realized that I didn’t mind being in the kitchen, I just went with it. This week’s going to be a busy one for me (I’m flying to Florida on Wednesday for the day for work), so now I’m all done. It didn’t take me long at all, and I know I’ll appreciate it later in the week.
I feel like the last couple of weeks have been sort of crazy, but I got a lot done this weekend that made me feel much more settled. Going into a new week, that’s always a good feeling!
Time to get Monday underway… have a good one!