So...I know, I only posted twice this week. I just really didn't feel like blogging. To much going on and I just needed a break. I've needed a break for a while, so posts will be fewer as we go forward. However, there will be recipes yet again! I can't believe I left you hanging without one this week! I am terribly sorry 😉
And how did the first week of classes go you ask? Well Monday I was late to Microeconomics (I thought it started at a different time and then I got stuck in rush-hour traffic), Arabic is horrifying and we had homework the first night (but I didn't get the textbook or online access yet...).
Tuesday I made sure to leave extra early for my 8am World History class (left too early though and decided to go to Starbucks!). Then it was back to my campus for my University Writing class (we are going to be participating in a blog as an extra grade! Haha, well that's easy). Then I had lunch and hoped back on the bus to the city for my Arabic again. (Still no book, but a kind student sent me a link to some free PDF version of the text so I could at least read the lesson.)
Wednesday I made sure to leave super early for that economics class. Of course I was 2 hours early so I sipped an iced green tea outside Starbucks and then went into the lecture hall to edit some blog photos for next week. (I bet the girl behind me thought I was crazy going through 100s of pictures of mug cakes!). Then I did some work until I went to Arabic (I'm pretty sure I'm going to drop the class at this point), a ton of errands and running around. I checked out the main campus gym (it was so hot! Why don't they have the AC on?), ate at wonderful Whole Foods, did some homework, and then talked to my mom.
Thursday I woke-up with about 16 to 20 bug bites all over my legs (mostly the knees down). I started the process of switching out of Arabic and into a Spanish class (hopefully). I really like my University Writing class (it is on villianity and how you define it). I am one of the most active students in the class (normally I am shy and never raise my hand, but not here!) I think I totally bombed my microeconomics math assessment test during my discussion class...
And here we are on Friday (TGIF!). I just have my UW class from 10am to 10:50. A much needed easy end to the week. I am also hoping the cable guys will be able to fix the cable in my room. I haven't seen/watched a TV in a very long time. I miss CNN...and the Food Network...They are scheduled to come at 5pm and I will be waiting!
Tuesday: My New Home
Blog Posts and Links I loved this week:
Life, Mind, Body, Spirit:
+ 6 Ways To Instantly Look And Feel More Refreshed
We all want to glow, right!?
It is all about a positive attitude and fresh start!
+ 7 Ways To Be A Healthy, Happy & Mindful Mama
I'm pretty sure this applies to everyone, not only moms!
Such a great outlook and view!
Crazy emotions are the definition of my life right now...
This is how I feel about college. But I did get out the door, but it isn't going so well...
This is a very interesting article that Clare linked to the other. Give it a read.
#1 and #66!
+ 12 Tips To Make Running A Fun Hobby (Even If You Hate It)
I need to find a running buddy(s). I haven't been on a run since my first one. Maybe I'll try this weekend?
It is actually better to just have protein spread throughout the day, not all at once.
+ Eating Gluten-Free On The Road
An awesome round-up!
+ The Pumpkin Spice Latte Debate
NO REAL PUMPKIN!?
+ In Defense Of Pumpkin Spice Lattes
And here was have the other perspective.
+ Do You Really Need To Cut Out Certain Foods?
O, stomach troubles. From Celiac to IBS, it is just so hard.
Just a little more knowledge. It can never hurt!
Blogging, Social Media, Technology:
Really great resources!
This has some really good points I haven't thought of!
Definitely follow these!
I'm really happy I made one, but I still need to go in and add the details!
I loved all these tips! Must read for bloggers!
I seriously wait all month for these lists...even though I never actually use them 😛
Woh, I just found a ton of new bloggers to stalk!
Yea. The scary downsides to technology. I think it is time we ALL take a break.
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Caribbean-Style Grilled Citrus Chicken. Love a good chicken recipe!
Mahi-Mahi with Thai Coconut Curry Sauce. Now that is what I call Fish!
Fresh Herb White Bean and Avocado Sandwich. O my god! So good!
A few things I loved about my week or am grateful for:
+ I won 2nd place in the GWU Snap Summer Photo Contest! Haha! But I didn't actually get a prize...bummer.
+ I made it through my first week of college (with many hiccups), but I didn't die! However, I really don't know how long I can last. (P.S. Eating is the EASY part! Who would have though!?)
+ Can you say 3 DAY WEEKEND! Thank you Labor Day!
+ I am in cooking withdrawal right now. I am so happy it's the weekend so I can actually COOK something! This is hell not being able to do my #1 passion. And yoga...o man. It is a struggle, but I managed to do it in my tiny room (I guess I was used to my normal tiny bedroom at home except this is 5x smaller. I might scope out one of the study rooms this weekend for my Saturday night yoga sesh so I can really get in a good much needed practice.
So tell me:
+ What was your favorite class in college?
+ Tell me one negative and one positive thing about your week. Really there are a lot more negatives than positives in my life right now...
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