If I ever disappear from the blog for a couple days/weeks, feel free to assume its because life has gotten in the way. As I transition into a new job, I am going to be re-learning how to allocate my time. I started this blog when I had a full time job and could only write in the evenings/weekends. So I know it can be done! But I really enjoyed in my last position being able to type up a post whenever inspiration struck.
This weekend I was a bridesmaid in a dear friend’s wedding. We had a blast on Friday hanging out at our college campus (Gustavus) and setting up the reception. We visited our favorite bars (Patrick’s and The Flame) after the rehearsal dinner Friday night. Spent all Saturday morning getting hair and makeup done for photos, and then enjoyed the ceremony, reception, and dance. This was the first wedding where I can remember wanting to cry multiple times, and laughing out loud. There was so much joy!
Of course that led to staying up late, and Sunday I was super tired. It might have been overcast, but I wore my sunglasses for the drive back to the cities anyways. I went to a Candlelight yoga class that was surprisingly low key (in a really good way) cooked up Trader Joe’s Orange Chicken (gotta blog that “recipe” someday) and made a batch of Iowa Girl Eats Black Bean, Sweet Corn, Tomato, and Quinoa Burritos. Hopefully they’re good, I made up 10 of them and froze them for future lunches.
I was in bed by 10, but didn’t sleep the greatest. Morning came and it was time to drive to work! The first day went well, lots of policies and procedures. I’m grateful that the company has an extended training program, so I don’t feel rushed/overwhelmed.
I was supposed to tour an apartment, but that got pushed to later in the week. Instead I took a C2 class at Corepower before going back to Grandpa and Grandma’s house. They were very interested in the orange chicken, so we ate that with cashews (which were a fabulous addition) sprinkled on top. I’m glad for my first few weeks I’ll be staying with them and have kind loving people to come home to and share about my day.
So there’s a long winded “what I’ve been up to”. I’m curious what you’re up to this week! Are you soaking up summer activities before Labor Day?
Or, are you looking forward to some big changes this fall?