WIAW–New Apartment

Happy Wednesday!

I’ll be showing you all pictures of my apartment once it’s a little more put together, but there is one thing that you should know. Although I got a great view, my kitchen got a serious downgrade:

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Like whoa.

This makes cooking a liiiiittle more difficult, but hopefully I figure out a way to make it work. I’m already planning on buying some extra shelving and an island to extend the kitchen out into the breakfast area, so that should help!

Today’s WIAW came from yesterday, a day that I made a couple meals in my new kitchen. With very little unpacked and not too many groceries, I had to be creative and simple. If you’re new to What I Ate Wednesday, head on over to Peas and Crayons to see what it’s all about!

Peas and Crayons

I woke up around 6:15, headed to the gym at 7:15 and made it home around 8:45. By the time I got out of the shower and was dressed, I only had 15 minutes to make and eat breakfast before heading out to a doctor’s appointment. I made a cup of coffee in my Keurig, cooked up two eggs in some coconut oil, and then had a banana with a little bit of peanut butter from a Justin’s Honey Peanut Butter packet.

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Quick and easy!

After my appointment I headed to Starbucks to use the internet and put up yesterday’s post. I had a venti iced coffee with skim milk:

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However, their internet basically stopped working. So after trying to get it to work for a while I gave up, had to toss out my coffee and go to Fuel Station a couple blocks away. There I ordered a small chai latte with almond milk, managed to put up my post and then stayed to get some more blog work done and respond to e-mails.

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Around 1pm I was getting hungry so I walked home and got started on lunch. I coated a plantain in coconut oil and baked it in the oven for about 20 minutes and then topped it with some peanut butter. Then I mixed up canned tuna with about a T or two of dijon mustard and a Laughing Cow Swiss Cheese wedge and served it on two pieces of lettuce to make wraps. Pretty good!

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After lunch I tried to take a quick nap (didn’t sleep so well), talked to a friend on the phone, and then headed to Argo Tea to do some job hunting. I got a Ginger Peach tea while I worked.

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Since I didn’t have an afternoon snack (lunch around 1:30pm), I went ahead and grabbed dinner on the earlier side. I picked up a falafel bowl from Falafil and added a few items from their “Mezza Bar” to try out (hot sauces, tzatziki, hummus, etc).

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I took it home to eat and had a bowl of frozen grapes afterward. I needed something cool – that dinner was pretty spicy!

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Since I ate dinner pretty early, I had a lemon crème Quest Bar a little before going to bed.

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Definitely more “coffee drinks” thank I would like to purchase in one day… Good thing I’ll be getting internet on Thursday!

 

What do you do when you don’t have internet?

What’s your kitchen like?

Thursday Thoughts: Birthday Edition

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween! Nothing too exciting over here. I had to stay late at school for a meeting and then did some studying and some Glee watching and early to bed… I know, WILD. To re-cap my birthday, I’m turning Thursday Thoughts into a birthday edition! With a few random things thrown in. It is Thursday Thoughts…

 

1. Luckily I got to see MOLLY on my birthday! It was only for a couple minutes, but I always love seeing her!

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2. Speaking of Molly….

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3. For my birthday, my friend sent me a new pair of norts (nike shorts) and I LOVE them! Had to snap a photo in the gym when I wore them on my birthday!

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4. To celebrate my birthday, my brother and sister-in-law took me to the Laugh Factory for a comedy show. Beforehand we went to Falafill for dinner. I’d heard of it from Lindsay and was excited to give it a try! I got the seasonal falafel, which was beans and butternut squash, and filled up at the bar! It was really good!

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5. The morning of my birthday my workout was supposed to be 40 min cardio. I know my knee (IT band) hurt during the 5K this weekend but I wanted to try running anyway… Stupid. I had to stop at 2.5 miles and then it was killing me all day. It feels fine when I walk around now, but I’m taking off running again until Monday and rolling/icing like a crazy person.

 

6. After the Laugh Factory, we saw a guy dressed up sitting alone in the bus stop… I’ve decided he’s dressed as a bumble bee.

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Gotta love Halloween.

 

7. My mom and one of my oldest friends each called and sang me Happy Birthday on the phone. You know people really love you when they’ll sing the whole song to you on the phone every year.

 

8. At school yesterday, a bunch of people were dressed up. Mostly 1Ls and I think it was for a class, but nevertheless I pretended it was in celebration of my birthday (I pretty much assume all of Halloween is about my birthday…). Elmo:

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9. And to round out today’s Thursday Thoughts – Another Molly photo. Of course.

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Are you a fan of falafels? Have you ever had one?

 

What do you like to wear when you workout?

 

Have you ever been to a comedy club?