I’m running on a super tightly booked summer and working 40 hours and taking 15 hours of classes and studying and studying for the GRE are really swamping me down.
do any of you make lunches like sunday for the whole week? how long do most things stay fresh? what foods stay fresh the longest?
I’m looking into apartment logistics and trying to figure out what a healthy budget is for groceries per week.
any help with what you spend/think would be great help!
I know it varies from place to place store wise and I live in a very limited grocery store town so I can shop at Save a Lot, Walmart, or County Market.
As (some of) you know, I’m pretty young in age. But as you may not know, I’m pretty old at heart. My parents joke that I’m 35 years old and always tell people “I don’t know if she’s ever been a kid.”
I posted earlier that we had to put our dog down this weekend. Because of this view of me being older than I am, I’m kind of the “glue” for the family. I had to call my oldest brother and tell him, I had to force my mom to text my other brother. My mom is distraught over this situation, I don’t blame her. Living with something for 11 years and taking care of her through everything is tough business. However, walking out onto the back porch and seeing your mother cry, putting your arm on her shoulder and having her bawl in your arms is TOUGH. Having to take care of things in the back yard because she doesn’t want to have to tell the neighbors and waking up to notes asking me to do things so she can avoid the situation is TOUGH. Looking over at dinner to her hardly eating and on the brink of tears is TOUGH. Trying to figure out how to help her is TOUGH.
I guess I’m not sure what I’m looking for in this post, I guess just to vent. It’s rough because most of my friends’ parents are friends with my parents and I don’t want to go around airing the family problems and I guess I just don’t know who else to talk to.
This weekend, the family said goodbye to our best friend of 11 years. Since October, she’s been battling cancer and last week she started showing pain, loss of appetite, and various other signs and on Friday a tumor on her foot burst. Saturday, she couldn’t even walk, but she wouldn’t lay down. We took her to the vet and said our goodbyes. If there is a cruelest, unusual form of torture, it’s saying goodbye to your animal and sitting with her as she goes. It’s been an incredibly rough weekend, but I know it’ll get easier over time and that it’s better for her than suffering through pain.
So my summer schedule is solidly booked. Booked as in 40 hours of work and 15 hours of classes weekly, not including travel time to work and class (LOVE illinois construction…), and a few other obligations.
I LOVE reading, I think it’s something that’s super important and should be done every day if possible. I want to make it possible.
If I’m still feeling the workout and sweating, is it “harmful” to read while doing it? The treadmill is boring, but it makes the most sense for me with my schedule and reading would be killing multiple birds with one stone. Or am I going to somehow harm my workout?
this is huge.
The last time I work shorts in public that weren’t gym shorts (and that isn’t even often) was probably before at least five years ago.
Again, this is HUGE.
Sure, I may feel uncomfortable in them, but I’m working towards a better me and accepting myself, in virtually anything, is an important step.
So I saw the dude over the weekend at this festival thing (by chance) and we chatted and now we always wave and smile and say hi and chat but today I was weird and didn’t say anything. Later I went to say hi and we chatted and I just apologized for my awkwardness and I think that went over well. Until then it got awkward again. SIGH. Hey, it’s a start.
*I have a week and a half left here at school and then I’m back to regular posts due to it being summer. Love and miss you all!*