Sunday, November 28, 2010

Things I love right now

1.)  The fact that I just made kraft mac 'n cheese with half and half instead of milk (we ran out of milk this morning, so fortunately I had over estimated how much half and half I would need for cooking just before Thanksgiving).  I added a whole bag of peas to the one box of pasta, so that cancels out the half and half, right?
2.) Luke's LEGO mess all over the basement.  I feel like I have a little boy living in my basement :-)
3.) Soy Chai Lattes from Starbucks- I can't seem to get enough of them.
4.) That it's Christmas season, and it's time to start shopping for gifts!
5.) My job (especially that this upcoming week is the only full- 5 day week I have before winter break)
6.) The snow, even the shoveling isn't that bad
7.) My zoo

Things I don't like:
1.) Luke's new schedule (though it's supposed to be done by Christmas).  Only being able to see my best friend once or twice a week really sucks.  We basically just sleep next to each other, and talk on the phone about once a day, but I really don't enjoy not seeing him.  It's been a hard adjustment, going from seeing each other every day and doing everything together to trying to make the most of the day or so that we do get to see each other.
2.) Cooking for one.  I don't have any incentive to cook well-balanced meals (or at all).  The only thing keeping me cooking is the face that I need to have something for lunch the next day.

Monday, November 15, 2010

And it begins.

The weirdest thing for me regarding Luke starting 2nd shift this week is trying to figure out when to eat dinner.  If I wanted to, I could just make popcorn and peas, or eat a can of beets, or even make myself a real meal if I so desire, but I'm realizing very quickly that I do not like making meals for one...  I have a feeling that the next 5 weeks are going to go by very slowly...

Looks like salad and roll, followed by some coffee-heath bar ice cream is what's for dinner tonight!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A November Winter Wonderland

We've got SNOW!

This morning we woke up to our first real snowfall of the year, and I'm giddy over it.  I love the snow and everything that comes along with it (except for bad drivers and black ice on the roads):  Chunky sweaters, hot chocolate, the festive red cups from Starbucks, shoveling, snowmen, Christmas shopping, my red pea coat, Love Actually... just to name a few of my favorite things. 

Today's favorite thing is the fact that my mom called to tell me not to come into work today due to the amounts of snow and the lack of plowing (they've got a Ford Excursion which can handle the snow, no problem), so I actually get to enjoy being snowed in for the day instead of trying to slowly make my way to the other side of the metro- Thanks Mom and Dad!

Time to go put my robe back on, start a new pot of coffee, grab season one of The Big Bang Theory (thanks to a coworker who lent it to me), and relax for the day :-)

Christmas 2009