Happy October! (Well, as happy as the advent of winter can be, anyway.)
I received this award…
Thank you, Jessica! I believe I am supposed to share seven random things about myself, and pass this on to seven other bloggers… coming up with seven random things will be difficult. Finding seven bloggers who haven’t yet received this award will be nearly impossible! So, if you haven’t yet received it, consider yourself awarded. (Is this a total cop-out?!) Seven random things…
- My oldest niece was born when I was six; I’m not even sure how many nieces and nephews I have now without stopping to count. (Yes, that many.)
- My first time flying on a plane was when my family went to Canada for my brother’s wedding.
- I am dying to go skydiving and to get a pilot’s license.
- A lot of times, when I meet new people, they assume I am a snob. I am actually shy. (Okay, so maybe I’m a snob too? :p)
- There is a piece of lead (from a pencil) embedded in my palm.
- Tomatoes make me want to vomit… and avocados are a close second.
- I really do prefer solo vacations to traveling with other people.
So, today would have been a good day to don full star regalia (that sounds crazy) … because I wore this shirt. I know, I know, it looks like a pajama top. But it’s thermal!!
In lieu of the stars, I went with these earrings. (Not marbleized … just a bad, blurry picture!)
As for the sneakers (which would have matched perfectly, colors and all)… well, sadly, it was a non-issue, because today I wore boots. 😦 I need new ones, actually. Arrgh.
It was cold in my office. Surprise — the air conditioning is still going strong, 49-degree outdoor temperatures notwithstanding. And I think this may be contributing to my sore throat. Yeah, did I mention that part? I have a sore throat. Not fun. Especially since I did not sleep well at all last night: I didn’t make it to bed until midnight, and I woke up at 1.00, 3.00, 4.00, and 4.45, at which point I just gave up and hopped in the shower. Anyway, I hate hate hate drinking hot liquids, but desperate times call for desperate measures, so…
I had me some blueberry breeze green tea, though it was kind of pointless; it was so cold that the tea was only hot for about five minutes! Oh, well.
In digging around in my bar stash, I found one that expires on October 21…
Whole Foods 365 Organic Honey Roasted Cranberry Delight Bar… the ingredients are peanuts, honey, apple juice concentrate-infused cranberries, raisins, and dried apricots. Could easily be replicated, I think. This was pretty much like eating peanuts. Very sticky peanuts!!! And that’s an understatement…
In other exciting news, I think this is beyond ready to be eaten, but I have no idea how I’d get to that point… do I just uproot it?! Any gardeners out there?!
I haven’t had quinoa in forever, but I did today… oddly, I think I like bulgur better! But this works, too. 😉 With garlic salt, of course; and Steamfresh vegetables (broccoli, carrots, sugar snap peas and water chestnuts).
When I got home today, I downed about a gallon of soup… well, not really, but maybe I should have! I hate having a cold / sore throat!! Oh well… c’est la vie… I also had a lot of work to do… and cooking… because Sukkos starts tomorrow night. And after that weeklong affair, no more holidays for a couple of months, thank goodness. So before I get into Verbal Vomit, here’s some of what I was doing…
After that (or rather, during that), I finally finished my part of my project which is due on Monday… I hate partner / group projects because somehow, my partner always seems to drop off the face of the earth. I won’t be able to work on it over the first couple of days of the holiday, so I had to finish my part now. But we’re supposed to be presenting it, so some coordination would have been kind of nice. I just wish that my grade could reflect my work … but this is another one of those “oh well” moments. At least I’ve done what I can do, and then tomorrow I don’t have to stress out about the other school things I need to work on because they’re not due quite so soon. (Yup, I’m one of those people who always does things way in advance.)