I have officially accomplished more today than I did the entire rest of the summer, no lie. On my to-done list:
- go to the DMV
- renew my BSC parking pass
- make a copy of my proof of malpractice insurance
- confirm my class schedule
- sign up for the co-op
- make 2 recipes for dinner
- make snack for Adam’s poker game
- complete summer work for my professional portfolio
- put away clean laundry
- set up binders for school
Woot! I work tomorrow and still have a few things to do on Sunday, but I feel good about heading back to school on Monday.
The DMV was amazingly quick and painless, probably because I got there soon after they opened. I recently discovered that my licence expired more than a month ago so this was an important errand to accomplish before school starts and I have to drive to my internship. My photo probably will look something like this –
Holy hair brushes, Emily, learn how to use one! Also, I might be old enough that it’s time to figure out concealer before my next id photo.
I ran around all morning and didn’t have time for breakfast so I drank a Starbucks Vanilla Double Shot Energy on the walk to work.
Also on my walk, I stopped in at the co-op and became an owner.
This errand was even quicker and less painless than the DMV. Locals, did you know that Lexington Co-op will refund your membership fee if you move?
For my lunch break today I grabbed food at Globe Market.
Side note – once school starts my buying food at work habit needs to die a quick death.
Thai Peanut Noodles that were astonishingly tasteless and disappointing,
and a crab cake that more than made up for the lackluster noodles.
I found a GIANT hunk of claw meat in my cake and was so pleased.
Work went well. I dropped off the rest of the Cookie Butter Fudge a few days ago and apparently everyone really liked it. My lack of breakfast hit me hard as we closed up shop at work. A Starbucks’ unsweetened Arnold Palmer was consumed on the walk home,
and these surprisingly delicious Caramel Brule Chocolate Bites were shared with Adam while I cooked.
At least those purchases were bought via a birthday gift card with a 2pm treat receipt.
I went full-on fancy for dinner, though my plate did end up unfortunately monochromatic.
A Shallota Salmon Burger patty,
with a serving of Buttery Bok Choy Gratin.
Rachael Ray’s gratin only got middling reviews but my salmon burgers were a hit. Several of Adam’s friends who are here playing poker tried them and gave rave reviews.
But maybe they were just sucking up because they knew I was making *brown butter and candied bacon popcorn* for them to snack on –
I don’t think I’ve ever been more jealous of a snack! I consoled myself with a Rascal’s Wild Red.
But that was disgusting (it tasted like cough syrup to me) so a few sips in I traded up for a Michelob Ultra Light Cider.
Michelob will never be my beer of choice, but their cider was damn good. 120 calories per bottle (and naturally gluten free).
I assume it will be a late night for Adam but I’ve got an early morning at work so I’m going to go curl up in bed with a Patricia Cornwell novel.
Do you belong to a co-op?