Hello hello hello! So it looks like we got the place we wanted – good price, semi-remodeled, and decent size! Only downside is, we can’t move in until the 19th of September. Whattt??? Luckily my old roommate is letting me rent out the small
room office downstairs until then.
This is where I’ve been living for the past 6 days, and where I’ll be living for the next 3 1/2 weeks (I guess…):
Yay for air mattresses! Actually it’s a pretty comfortable one.
Ok ok when I found out I’ll be staying for longer than a week, I definitely knew it was time to reorganize a bit.
I moved down with only suitcases and what would fit into my car. My dad’s coming down later with all the big stuff (mattress, bedframe, dresser, etc). So I’ll be living out of my suitcases for a while. I also left quite a few things at home (shoes, some clothes, dvds?) that I’m sad I won’t have for 3 more weeks!
Oh well, at least we have a place to move into 🙂
Today was a day off. And I’ll admit. I was slightly bored.
I took advantage of my free time to make oatmeal for breakfast.
Topped with raspberry jam, and 2 special types of nut butters.
(I kept adding more jam as I ate my way through the bowl. I LOVE jam on oats!)
“Wait Taylor. Aren’t you on a tight budget?”
Why yes. Yes, in fact I am. However I have 2 legitimate
excuses reasons for my posession of these guys.
1. I bought the Nuttzo on a great sale about 3 months ago. Before I was on my uber tight budget. It’s just been chillin’ in my pantry making friends with the soup cans and pasta.
2. I also bought the Justin’s on sale (30% off holla!!). Plus I give myself a certain amount to spend per week. And this week, I chose to spend some of it on Justin’s.
So that’s that. I’ll get to my reviews on how I like the products later. Another time, another
place blog post.
Later I had some egg white salad in a wrap.
Munched on some celery & cream cheese, and then spent a good portion of the afternoon feeling sick. Weak, heavy headed, slightly nauseous – almost hungover. But I wasn’t, I swear. I might have had 2 glasses of champagne last night at a friend’s going away party! But nothing to induce a hangover. Right?
I planned to do a long run tonight and this wasn’t lookin’ good. I updated my ipod
and drank some iced coffee
Hoping it would help motivate me. I got out the door and wish I could say went on a miraculously great long run! But alas – it was difficult. Heavy legs, hearburn, crazy crazy side-cramps. I definitely stopped and walked A TON, but ended up finishing:
Distance: 6.02 miles
Happy that I kept below a 10 minute mile pace even with all the walking. I’ll have to do a longer run possibly Friday?
Dinner was quick and easy. I tried a new find:
Not too small. But I definitely see they skimp on the cheese.
I might have cooked it in a pie pan since there are no baking sheets in the house. (Hey! At least now you can see exactly how big it is!)
While it was cooking I had a
gourmet simple salad. I know (healthy) fatty dressings are good for you, especially to absorb your nutrients! But I do love this Trader Joe’s dressing. Plus I got my fat’s worth in half an avocado 😉
Simple? That’s an understatement.
I wish I could say this pizza tasted like the real deal.
But it had barely any flavor. The veggies were watery. And as you saw – where was the cheese?
Sorry TJ’s, but there are way more tasty and healthy pizzas out there! Reduced guilt? More like reduced taste.
At least my after dinner treat made up for it!
I headed out to pick up some band-aids (I’ve gotten some mad blisters walking around at work!), and decided to pick up some froyo. Stoked it was cake batter – my fave! Sprinkled with oreo crumbs and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.
And picked up a Redbox movie – Chloe. Which I’m watching now. And it’s SUPER weird. Don’t get it. Whatever you do. I almost want to demand my $1.09 back. I am on a budget after all.
PHEW. What a post. Tomorrow I start my new nannying job and then head straight to the hospital job. Laterzzz peeps.