Week in Review: Life Lately

April 16, 2018

Happy April 16th! Hope tax season isn't giving you too much stress right now. That half a month since my last Week in Review sure flew by. Here's some of what I've been up to in the past couple of weeks: 

  • Petting puppies at the animal shelter
  • Test taking! My CPA pt 2 is done! Felt alright about it but honestly I can't overthink too much since we don't find out our scores until the end of June. Three. Months. Away...hmm I still haven't decided if this is a good or bad thing. 
  • Posting on the blog a bit: recent eats and reads
  • Having productive mornings like the one last Friday where I got waxed, ran another quick errand at the store and treated myself a doughnut breakfast all before the 10:00 AM class time

  • Letter writing. I attended a workshop last weekend where they provided everything one needs to send a letter--stamps, envelopes, typewriters, etc. There was even a calligraphist present to address the envelopes. I may have gotten super, super excited and sent out more letters than originally intended. 😅 My bad. But the more the merrier since how often does one send/receive handwritten notes in this day and age? 
  • Ice cream eating! This week's challenge with my dietician is to have some every week day for a week, which I am proud to say I am 3/3 for so far. Plus, got one at Ben & Jerry's free cone day.
  • Crossing items off my to-do-before-leaving-school bucket list. It is finally hitting me that I'll be graduating in approximately 3 weeks and it would be an understatement to say that the sentimentality has kicked in. 😢 May write more about this as it gets even closer... 
  • Getting busy in the kitchen again. After my test I had basically a full week off of classes, which meant I had a lot of free time on my hands; specifically enjoyed... 
    • This naturally sweetened BBQ sauce from The First Mess. Truth be told I totally did not expect it to taste THIS good, taste like an actual BBQ sauce. Definitely pleasantly surprised. 
    • Raw chocolate coconut date bars or in my case brownies shape-wise 
    • Naturally Ella's strawberry chia jam. Yay for summer produce season soon approaching!! 
    • A sprinter (spring + winter) recipe for bean and dumpling soup, which came together much faster than expected. I used kidney instead of white beans and a buttload of rosemary I had for the herbs, and went the mustard route rather than pesto. T'was perfect for this back and forth weather. Trust me this picture does not do its tastiness justice. 

That's it for me this Monday morning. Have a splendid week 😊

Are you a morning person?
Do you still write letters/when was the last time you actually wrote a letter? 
What was one of the best things you've eaten recently? 

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  1. As much as I want it to be salad weather, it's definitely still soup weather around here. Sigh.

    Congrats on finishing part two of the CPA exam. You're a rock star. Pet a puppy for me too please.

    1. Sending your all the salad weather vibes.
      Don't have to tell me twice to pet a puppy!

  2. Totally a morning person too! And I love your ice cream challenge! Keep up the good work. ;)
    Okay I'm usually a cat person but...those...puppies...😍

  3. I'm behind.. but never too late. Especially when there's ICE CREAM to comment on. Best challenge ever. Kill it to shreds for me.

    Also also LETTER WRITING! You are so damn cool. I would love to have done that. I love letters... giving and receiving them. I'm so sad no one writes them anymore. I look back on old letters I've read of my grandma's and get sad thinking, "what, are my grandkids going to hack my computer and read my 5 line emails!? No." So not as special :(

    1. The ice cream was delicious. :)
      The letter writing thing was pretty awesome. Hopefully I can keep it up because nothing compares to receiving a handwritten note.