I’m back in the ol’ South. The crickets are chirping, it’s humid , and things just seem so …..sloooow !
I was able to get on the earlier flight and made it home by 12:30!! On my second flight at about 11:30am, I had a tiny cup of orange juice (I usually order seltzer but decided on OJ for the vitamin C boost), my banana from earlier and the last bite of my PB LaraBar that I split with Larbs and Matt on Friday. I had to put my bag up in a special cabinet because I was on the front row, so I didn’t get a photo. I could have gotten up to get it out, but it was too much trouble!
I did snap this pretty photo of Boston from the sky. Now that I know the city much better, I could pick out landmarks, such as the Harvard Bridge.
I was thinking about getting a salad on the way home, but as soon as the husband announced he’d made bagels I knew that’s just what I wanted!! I had one with just a little Smart Balance so I could savor the bagely flavor -
I also made a big romaine salad with a carrot, cucumber, green pepper, some Annie’s Maple ginger dressing and some leftover feta -
Plus some Chobani with Blueberry Granola Plank!! I ordered 3 new boxes last week and they came while I was gone. Somebody had already eaten half of one!!
I was going to bring the husband a trinket from the trip, but nothing really seemed worth my tourist money – except a Mikes Pastry PB Crunch Cookie!! I knew he’d love it and it was easy to transport. He was nice enough to share a big bite with me
I also came home to a lovely care package from Melissa (The Little Runner That Could ) – filled with more PB LARABARS!!!!!!!!! I haven’t tried the Gnu PB bar either. THANK YOU MELISSA!!
The husband and I got started on our chores: a trip to Target and Office Max by bike . I got a few back-to-school items : a new pencil case for my binder and some colored pencils for Microbio!! Quote Homer Simpson: "Did you get a load of that nerd!? NERRRRRRRRRD!"
We biked straight from one shopping center to another to go to the grocery store . I made a meal plan this week because I’ll need to be organized on Tuesday for the first day of class! We have a bunch of vegetables already from the CSA delivery this week (we had back to back weeks because of our partner’s vacation schedule) but here’s what else we got.
I found MaraNatha Almond Butter on sale for $3.29! And her PB was on sale too. I’m eager to see what this kind is like. I also found Kashi crackers for $2.50 ea. so I got two boxes of those. And some Butterscotch jello because someone had some recently on a blog (I forgot who!) and it looked good And Man Soap .
While at the grocery store, I tasted 6 wines (just a tiny bit each), had a granola sample and ate 2 cheese cubes . Guess I’m still in vacation mode. I find the day you travel is hard to adjust back, but the first day you wake up at home is easy to get back to routine.
Moving on to dinner, I put the husband in charge so I could try to navigate some of this incredibly confusing Microbiology – and I’m just talking about the online class format and assignments!!! I haven’t even started going over the material yet!!!
He made a modified Eggplant Parmesan. Basically my Mom’s Homemade Tomato Sauce over grilled eggplant , both cooked separately and then layered and topped with a little parmesan cheese .
I had another bagel half on the side -
Ahhhhhh!!! I’m already feeling the pressures of the never ending to-do list of school work and I haven’t even started 3 of my classes!! This Micro is going to be such a pain of busy work. Hopefully it will get easier once I get into a groove.
Edited to add a little snack – I got hungry. Kashi U Cereal with milk and PB. I like the cereal a lot – it reminds me of Post’s Cranberry Almond Crunch but with currants instead of cranberries. I’m not sure if it’s worth the higher calories per cup than most of the cereals I normally eat, but it’s certainly healthy!