Week(End) in Review: Test One Down!

February 26, 2018

lovely reminder at the farmer's market
Aaaaand I made it! I took the first part of the CPA exam on Saturday morning. The results won't be released until two weeks from now so I am trying not to think all too much of it. Plus, we jump right into the next set of material this week so there's not much time to anyhow. 

Honestly I am just really glad to be over with it early on as many of my peers are taking it in the next couple of days still. Sharing what else happened over the weekend, before and after the test, care of Meghan's linkup!

  • In order to get my mind off of the test rather than overstudy the day before, I scheduled dinner with my family on Friday night. We went to this pizza place and it did just the trick! As usual, it left me feeling super grateful for my family. 
  • Next morning I woke up at 6:00 and was out the door at 6:30. Managed to get to the testing center in half an hour then ate a quick yet nutritious quiche + veggie breakfast in the car before heading in for my test. 
  • Right after I got out, I went grocery shopping at two different places. I typically go to 2-3 stores for my weekly groceries because I prefer buying specific products at specific stores. Is anyone else that way??I know that's not the most efficient way to shop but it works and is fun for me. 
  • Since I was already in the area, I stopped by this local bakery I had been meaning to try and bought myself a lemon-ginger scone. Seriously, scones are my go-to. If there is a scone, you better believe I'll be trying it. Hit the post-test spot especially with the rainy weather that has been plaguing us recently.


  • My mom treated us to a manicure for a post-test celebration. After much contemplation (what's new) I got a burgundy/wine-ish color, which I am really happy with right now. Also loving the fact that they squared off my nails!! 
  • Luckily though, the sun did come out on Sunday; the weather turned out gorgeous! In the morning, I went to the farmer's market for some produce shopping. Then stopped at Target for much needed cleaning supplies.
  • Squeezed in a load of laundry. And put it away on the same day! ✔️
  • Later in the day, a couple of friends and I drove to go to a used bookstore about 45 minutes from my school another city over. They also had used board games and music.Room after room of books. It was endless. I didn't end up buying anything but it is always fun for me to peruse. We also went for some Thai food for dinner afterwards! 

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Overall a relaxing weekend, which was definitely warranted; t'was filled with good conversations and delicious food in the company of beloved friends and family but I still managed to get some chores and errands in. Crossing my fingers that this happiness and sense of contentment is here to stay come what may 😊

Questions:
Do you go to just one place for groceries or several places depending on what you are buying?
Do you have any pre or post test rituals? 
Square or round nails? 

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6 comments

  1. thai food is my fave! glad you treated yourself to a scone and manicure- so important to take care of ourselves in those little ways!

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    1. Agreed--to both your comments! :) Hope you're treating yourself too.

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  2. I feel like I could spend days in book stores. They're such a happy place for me. Speaking of happy places, family, scones and manicures really do wonders for the soul. Congratulations on getting part one of the test done and out of the way. That's got to be a big relief.

    Happy Monday.

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    1. Thanks for much Meghan! Feels like I can exhale now.
      And I could definitely spend ages in a book store too. It's crazy.

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  3. Congratulations!!!! It's over!.... at least... for now. Which is all that matters. I'm super impressed that you actually SCHEDULED in time with your family the night before the test, specifically so that you wouldn't be over studying, and to have something to get your mind off the nerves etc. I never had that maturity or insight - or smarts - to do that.

    Your manicure looks so wonderful. I've been wanting to treat myself to one for many months now and just keep not doing it. Sigh. I would really like to.

    Trying a new bakery and getting a scone..... le sigh. A girl after my own heart <3

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    1. Yes girl! Treat yourself!!!
      Totally thought of you when I got the scone ;)

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