Doesn’t everyone love waking up at 6am? Today was the last day of watching the LBM, so I had to wake up a bit earlier to fold sheets and straighten up around my foster house. I woke up early on my own (I was going to let myself “sleep in” until 6:30am), so I had plenty of time to enjoy my GM.
Monthly Archives: June 2010
I’m back!!! I finally got to come home instead of driving to the other sad, empty LBM house after work and relax! Aaaah!
For this blog, I’ll be recapping my Friday since I wasn’t able to be home and log on to tell you all about it. The morning started off with a BIG breakfast. My work shift was from 7:45am until 4pm, and I needed all the energy I could muster to fend off the crazy customers.
I was extremely lame yesterday and only took three pictures :-/. I’ll make up for it with tomorrow’s post recapping today, and a special SECOND post filling you in on tomorrow!
I’m almost done with watching the LBM. Yay! It’ll be nice to get to come home and relax instead of running around to different places for internet and food.
Yesterday, I ran out of spinach and had to come back to my house for a cherry-bomb Monsta!
It’s very difficult to blog without internet connection. I had a full shift yesterday, got back to the LBM house around 9:30pm, hooked my computer directly into the internet connection and… nothing. I’m really not techno-savvy at all! I’m lucky I figured out the hack so I could reply to comments! I’m sorry for this blog being belated, but it looks like it’s going to have to be this way until I’m finished dogwatching on Sunday.
Recap for yesterday: Had a GIGANTIC purple Monsta. I mean, HUGE! It filled a 22oz. wheat beer glass with hardly any room to spare.
Work was really busy, and I only had about an hour to study my homebrewer book . I made up for it at lunch though. I packed my own lunch in an effort to save money.
Ahh, the lovely substitute-Sunday. This Tuesday has been a day of delight for me. I get back on the work wagon tomorrow, so today I lived it up!
First, I’ll start you off with a picture of last night:
Woke up exceptionally early because the shades at the house where I’m staying do not keep the light out AT ALL! I was up at 6:30am, covered my face with pillows until I got a lovely text from my mum at 7am – Thanks mom !
I ran downstairs and was all prepped to make myself a GM with the frozen berries I found in the freezer, but when I pulled them out, I saw a big “SUGAR ADDED” stamp on the bag! Who buys stuff with SUGAR ADDED??? Crazy stuff, I tell you. Luckily, they had also bought fresh blackberries, so I threw a handful of those into my GM.
This was AMAZING! Inside of the wrap there was creamy pesto, moist chicken, and garlic-soaked cherry tomatoes that burst in my mouth. I was in heaven!
We looked around Bristol Farms for a few minutes and found some amazing things – the cheese section, the bakery, and the beer section!
I headed back to the dogwatching house for some studying. I’ve been working through my homebrewing book and taking notes – LOVE IT! So excited to get started ! I’m going to check out the homebrewing supply stores in Woodland Hills and Culver City, and take a class or two before I splurge on all the equipment so I feel confident with the process and not completely overwhelmed. I’m positive I’m going to love it though – it’s in the family (my bro and sister-in-law are really talented brewers).
Dinner was the rest of that flatbread. Sorry – very boring. Delicious, yes, but boring. I had some beer post-dinner. Franziskaner is my current favorite Hefewiezen. Very clove-y and smooth.
Is everyone loving their Saturday as much as I am? (I know it isn’t ACTUALLY Saturday, but it is for me!) If you have today and tomorrow off, you’d better be living it up – yay midweek weekends! Today consisted of some of my favorite things: Trader Joe’s, the library, bakeries, Natural Cafe and another library !
I realized this morning that the spinach at the house I’m dogwatching at was spoiled. I put it in a colander and it was all slimy and gross, so I came back to my house to make a big ole GM for myself and the roommates. Lo and behold, I got back and they were finishing up cleaning the blender. That’s right, they couldn’t survive a day without a GM so they MADE THEIR OWN!!!! Look what I’ve created! The only downside to this was that I had to make my own and only had about four blueberries to include. It came out kind of bland and chunky. I chewed my way through the glass.
Not the smartest thing to eat, but I think I can forgive myself… yes, I definitely forgive myself.
Lunch was a cup of Progresso lentil soup with fresh spinach and a teaspoon of goat cheese mixed in.
I HATE standing still. I hate not being able to move or walk at an extremely fast pace to the beat of my iPod in my ears. I think this job I have is slowly killing me. My legs hurt from doing NOTHING all day! Quite ridiculous :-/.
Woke up this morning and made a GM for myself and my roommate, and used some frozen blueberries that I found in the freezer. This was the outcome:
Yes, she’s THAT hyper. I can’t get her to sit still unless she’s asleep. It should be an interesting week.
At work there wasn’t much to do, but many managers around, so I didn’t get to read my book until lunch . Sadness. For a snack I had a blurry apple…
This was a 6-inch on wheat with turkey, roast beef, LOTS of spinach (I had to ask them to add more), tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, avocado, mustard, and a tiny bit of lowfat mayo. I have no idea why the word “lowfat” came out of my mouth. I never order lowfat – ewww! I went outside and wound up tearing off a lot of the extra bread. There is no reason for the bread to be that thick – it’s just a filler in my opinion. More veggies! I ended up with mustard all over my hands and the table, and ran away before anyone could pin the mess on me!
I walked by See’s Candies about four times and didn’t stop once! I realized I wasn’t hungry, just bored and in need of something to do. I snacked on a handful of raw almonds – picture omitted because it was just plain boring.
The last hour crept by until I was bored to tears, and then I booked it to my car and picked up the little blur and went home for a quick dinner.
I don’t know why every picture is blurry today! This salad had lettuce (duh), roasted zucchini, cucumbers, diced tomatoes, homemade egg white salad (my roommate’s a GENIUS!), and fresh tilapia that was marinated in mustard aioli. The tilapia warmed the salad and I inhaled the entire thing!
For now I have to head back to the house with the little blurry monster to stay the night. Before I go, I must bid a sad farewell to some friends that have been near and dear to my heart for the past eight years.
I didn’t mean to… I swear I didn’t! Last night, I promised you all that I’d eat two ice cream bars, but I failed. I only ate one. I guess it’s a good thing that one satisfied me, but after my promises of not lying to you anymore, I felt guilty. Just had to let you all know the truth.
Bad news: I ran out of spinach. There was no GM for me this morning. Instead, I decided to try the overnight oats that I’ve read so much about. I used the vegan version from Oh She Glows. Luckily, I had picked up some chia seeds at Sprouts before the farmers’ market on Thursday, so I was able to throw all the ingredients into a bowl. It looked a little scary…
Ahhh, the bliss of a Friday – a day that everyone looks forward to so that they can start their weekend. Wait, a weekend? What’s THAT?
My schedule is quite sporadic. I generally work every weekend, and random days during the week with my acting class every Tuesday. I miss the old days when I had a regular school schedule all week and worked towards the weekend, and finally summer.
Tonight is graduation night. I’ve been listening to the performances of, “I Will Survive,” reverberate through the canyon up to the house as all the seniors bid farewell to their safe little high school bubble. I never attended my graduation – never really saw the point (I’m weird, remember?), but I listen to this and enjoy what I didn’t mind missing back then. Did all of you attend your graduations?
Today was an early day at work. I woke up and made a GM for myself. My measurements were a bit off, and I ended up having a little bit extra.
Anyone want another picture of a GM? Too bad! I forgot to take one. Whoops! I’ve got a lot of pictures to post today though, so it’s probably best I leave out the Monsta.