good morning & happy friday, everyone!
sadly, i seem to be in a cooking rut & really don’t have much to show you from the kitchen lately. i ate leftovers for dinner last night and pickles, cheese, and chips the night before. yeah…not sure what’s going on with that (no, i’m not pregnant!).
A is for age: i’m 26 – it took me a couple seconds of calculating to confirm that… i’m ok with my age though – i think i’m in a good place for being 26.
B is for breakfast today: hot oats and coffee - yay for work-at-home day breakfasts!
C is for currently craving: i’m actually really satisfied after breakfast and am not really craving any food right now. i could go for snuggling back up in bed for a couple more hours though…
D is for dinner tonight: i’m not sure. i have all of the ingredients for ashley’s stuffed peppers with black bean crema, so i think we’ll have that!
E is for favorite type of exercise: walking the dogs – does that count? it’s my favorite thing to do! i am learning to like running and strength training, but i’m not sure either of them could be considered a favorite…
F is for an irrational fear: i am pretty much scared of anything. i can’t walk next to a construction site without imagining a huge piece of concrete falling down on me. or drive on a bridge without imagining it collapsing and myself plunging to my death. i think those thoughts are most definitely irrational and things that most people don’t think about…
G is for gross food: hmm. there really is not a lot that i don’t like. [i just sat here for at least a couple minutes staring into space trying to think of a food i don’t like….] the least appealing thing i can think of is a fast food fish sandwich. they gross me out now, but i have eaten them in the past….
H is for hometown: manitowoc, wi! <3 i’ve grown fond of manitowoc after living away for almost 8 years! i wouldn’t want to move back there, but i always love going back to visit friends & family.
I is for something important: calling your mom & sister – both things i need to do more often!
J is for current favorite jam: lately i’ve been loving my bon iver pandora station – i listen to it all day!
K is for kids: in a couple years.
for now these guys keep us busy!
L is for current location: de forest, wi –> sitting at the computer in our apartment
M is for the most recent way you spent money: i had to stop at the supermarket on wednesday afternoon to pick up some puppy food for jake.
N is for something you need: to make some progress on my dissertation writing. ughhhhh. i wish i could hire someone to write it for me.
O is for occupation: graduate student until august. after that, who knows! what to hire me?
P is for pet peeve: oh i’ve got many! poor grammar and punctuation misuse are two of the worst offenders. also on the list: drivers who don’t use their blinkers, people who don’t pick up their dog’s poo, baby talk when it’s not to babies or pets (so basically baby talk to adults.).
Q is for a quote: i got this in my inbox this week & saved it:
"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."
— Anne Bradstreet
R is for random fact about you: i love cottage cheese. it takes a lot of willpower for me to not plow through the huge costco containers of it in a couple days.
S is for favorite healthy snack: chobani with granola is the best!
i am also a fan of veggies with hummus.
T is for favorite treat: ice cream ice cream ice cream! i’m not very picky, but blue moon is my favorite.
U is for something that makes you unique: i always say growing up on a farm with chickens, rabbits, horses, etc. makes me semi-unique. my mom grew tons of vegetables in her huge gardens and preserved them, i collected the eggs from the chickens, we ate chicken/rabbit/pork that we raised…
V is for favorite vegetable: asparagus! followed closely by brussels sprouts, mushrooms (roasted), and bell peppers.
W is for today’s workout: i didn’t get up at 4:45 today, so i haven’t worked out yet. i decided sleep was more important. since it’s a work-at-home day, i’m planning to do workout c from tina’s bootcamp for a lunchtime break!
X is for X-rays you’ve had: my teeth & my ankle after i injured it working in a factory during one of my college summers. ugh. that sucked & i’ve still got a nasty scar on my ankle to remember it.
i’ll spare you a photo.
Y is for yesterday’s highlight: coming home from work & being able to plop on the couch and watch a grey’s marathon for a couple hours because i had already finished my workout!
oh yeah, and making this creamy avocado dip.
Z is for your time zone: central time.
whew! that was way harder and more time-consuming than i thought to fill out.
i guess i’ll just leave it at that for today.