Monday, October 3, 2011

October 3rd

Today I woke up and had planned on going running but since I didn't fall asleep until around 3, it was rather difficult for me to get up when my alarm when off at 6:30. So I woke up at 8:30 and had toast with jelly and coffee for breakfast. A valuable lesson was learned this morning. No matter how strong your coffee was the first time, do NOT try and use your grounds again. It is disgusting. Well, you live and learn.

After breakfast I started my homework and finished my assignment that was due today for my lighting class. We had to go to local assigned boutiques and critique their lighting choice for their interiors like if they chose the right style of bulb and other things like that. I had peanut butter and jelly for lunch today with popcorn as a side snack. I got ready to go to class and then off I went!

Lighting class was good. He just looked at the progress we have made and said if we were on the right track or not. He really likes my light fixture and the direction I am going in so I am very excited! I just have to actually do my project. Only a minor detail.

After class, I raced to the store to get a salad for dinner. If you didn't notice by my breakfast and lunch choices, I was out of groceries. I raced back with my salad that had lettuce, corn, cherry tomatoes, and olives in it just in time for my sustainable design class to start. One of the best surprises of the day? My olives were actually pitted! AMAZING! They must have been imported because one thing that I have noticed about Italy is that EVERYTHING that was grown with a seed, still has its seeds inside. I have, however, been converted over to loving grapes that have seeds in them.

Sustainable design class was good because there was no lecture and we were able to work the entire time on our projects. We met with our teachers and reviewed what we had completed thus far. I spent the class time finishing the furniture plan which was my responsibility for our group project. I finished that and went to the store during our break. I saw a recipe online that looked so good. It is my pear and apple dish but I am modifying it a little. I will have to get some more ingredients tomorrow, but I am excited to let you all know what the finished product is! I will make sure to put some pictures on facebook of how it turns out.

I went by the man I buy my chicken from but I am not sure if he raised his prices or something was extra special about the one he had left, but he tried to charge me 7 euro for a drumstick? Is he crazy? So needless to say, I need to buy chicken and yogurt tomorrow for my dish.

I came home and cooked up my veggies for tomorrow, set my fruit out to thaw, worked on homework, and blogged. I put my fruit in the freezer because last week's spaghetti lasted way longer than I anticipated and I didn't want the fruit to go bad. Thus, as my mother would say, "the miracle of refrigeration" but in my case, the freezer.

Best surprise of the day? Chris will be working at an office that is a five minute speed walk down the road from Harrington! Yes ladies and gents, signore e signori, Mesdames et Messieurs, Meine Damen und Herren, that is what the good news was when I left you all on a cliff hanger. My boyfriend is actually going to be living in the SAME state as me! I am beyond excited and it is going to be so great and such a new adventure for us! I am so thankful that God answered my prayers.


  1. HIP HIP HOOORRAY!! FINALLY. Will Chris be going to lunch with us in the spring? next question, where is he moving to? YAY Chris

  2. I sure hope I will be invited to these lunch dates! I havent had too much time to look for places but i have heard that Ron and Lauren have been doing a lot of searching already haha

  3. awww we will all have lunch together!!! and raspberry scones and gelato!!
    where are you gonna live chris?!