Week in Review: Playing Catch-Up

August 21, 2017

It's been a few weeks since I've popped in and said hello. Today I'll be sharing tidbits from over the past two weeks and linking up with Meghan for our Monday favorite, Week in Review! Last week I finished off my summer classes and worked my last shifts at the bakery, my summer job. I have to admit that during this transition period I have been feeling anxious, not knowing what to expect with the upcoming semesters, second-guessing my life decisions. Siiiigh. 

I had a 10ish day break before the next round of grad classes resumed (aka they start today!). During that time, my friend who is moving from the Philippines over to the Massachusetts for college visited. So I have been awfully quiet here on the blog as most of my time has been spent with her, making the most of her visit.

Anyway, in Meghan's words, let's get listing!

  • Celebrated the end of summer classes with ube (purple yam) ice cream with friends. Dusted with shredded coconut 😍
  • Tested out two new therapists as I will likely no longer be able to see the on-campus one that I've seen for the past two years due to changes in the counseling center's policies. Still don't know which one to choose but what's new...
  • Went out to Dallas' Restaurant Week with my family. An annual treat for us. For my courses, I got the escargot with award-winning marinara sauce, the buttered salmon and shrimp over cauliflower puree and the vanilla ice cream with passionfruit liquor, pistachios and peaches. 
  • Stocked up on even more books to add to my list at another library book sale 
  • Speaking of, finished the Divine Secrets of the Ya-ya SisterhoodA Wrinkle in Time, Everything, Everything, and Sharp Objects. Yay for getting back into reading!
  • Went to the first bakery book club at one of the owner's houses! She has 5 dogs and 2 cats so playing with all of them was a plus. The discussion of the book was followed by rounds of Balderdash and Secret Hitler. 
  • Got my hair cut and body massaged and did my own nails. Oh self-care-ish things. 
  • Picked up that friend from airport last Monday 
  • Bleached her hair twice and toned it once. Note to self to never go into hair styling. Stick to accounting, Kaylee.
  • Watched a (free!) baseball game. Or at least 5/9 innings of one.

  • Went to Fort Worth's science museum and watched a quick dolphin documentary in a giant, omni IMAX theater. 
  • Had a long Saturday adventure starting with a productive morning spent grocery shopping, doing returns, spending some time with greyhounds. 
  • Then in the afternoon, we headed to Houston, a 4-hour drive away, to pick up my friend's mom. Thankfully, my own mom was driving. The flight didn't get in til past 11:00pm so we explored the city while waiting. Visited a private collection museum, which was located in a regular ol' neighborhood and built in former houses, ate at an outdoor food festival that coincidentally occurred on that day, then chilled at a local bakery surprisingly open late at night. 
  • Battled the sun as we stand-up paddle boarded yesterday afternoon. 
  • Been on a terrible losing streak lately as we, my family and I, play a bajilion different games with my friend and her mom.
What are you currently reading?
Have you ever dyed someone else's (or even your own) hair?
Three things you did this weekend? 

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  1. I love the new hair color. I did that a few years back and it was so fun, although I had to buy a special shampoo to maintain it.

    Good for you for lots of self care, family time, pet snuggles and book reading. Honestly all those things sound magical to me right now.

    Happy Monday and thanks for linking up.

    1. Looking back, it does sound pretty magical.

  2. When I was in junior high, I went through a phase where I dyed the bottom half of my hair. This is going to sound extremely hipster, but no one did that back then (2006 or so). Never done it since.
    I'm impressed that you could read that many books in the midst of summer classes! Your hard work never ceases to amaze me! Which was your favorite?

    1. That's so true! You were way ahead of the times.
      Ohmygoodness they were all pretty good! And so, so different. Sharp Objects got me hooked but that may be because of its thriller/mystery genre.

  3. Whoa, purple yam ice cream? Sounds amazing. And yay for all the self-care things. The best.

    1. Self-care is very much the best. Thanks for reading Naomi!

  4. Well, you played catch-up and now I'm even later in catching up on commenting on said catch-up. Sorry!
    Girl, you sure had a lot going on in your life lately. Time with family and friends, books (aaah!), good food and just really making the most out of every day. Even some self-care and productivity thrown in. I hope the past week and this one until now have been treating you well, too.

    1. No worries at all! As you alluded to, I have been there too. Thanks for reading, Miss Polkadot!