So, I'm not very tired at the moment, which is surprising because I worked 3-8:15 tonight and never had time to look up at the clock. And while I feel worn down, I cannot bring myself to go to bed just yet. Which is odd because I have to be up at 6:15, go for a walk, and then begin getting ready for a 9-2 shift. Luckily, tomorrow afternoon will prove more fun. I am having my friend Tiarra over for some kayaking, watching/debating of Inception, and then I will be cooking garlic chicken alfredo.
Today I had a sort of revelation- I have been working since and during May term(the end of May) until now and I will be throughout Labor Day. The only focus I have had is to work on my health and to focus on not spending money. I will be a post-graduate next summer and I will have little to my name, my summer's money usually going to the above mentioned May Term or odds and ends. I have been keeping a food journal which, while it works wonders in that you are choosy about what you want to record, it can be quite the task to remember to do it since it has been five years since my last handwritten journal. I am doing okay, as for the spending I just ordered another online purchase...I have decided to make my mother hold onto my Old Navy card until winter and pay off the credit card with this week's paycheck.
As for any fun, besides a few nights back in Farmington, I have not really done any thing. It was then that I realized I don't have a goal for this summer. Last summer, as the Harry Potter franchise neared an end, I set out to read the whole series in one summer. I had read them as they were published, reading and enjoying and growing with each novel, but I had never read them back to back to back....etc. So, I decided that was what I wanted to do. And I did it too! Despite working long hours and getting a late start due to last year's Detective Fiction May Term. So what was I to do this summer? Like New Year's, I didn't want to reuse goals, even though I have been reading quite a bit of vampire novelry.
This morning, as I was facebooking, I looked at my boyfriend's high school friend's yarn and buttons creativity. (She is quite gorgeous, how could I not be inspired to grab some spotlight?) I decided I wanted to be more creative, for my level of creativity has been severely lacking since school ended and I have no access to Photoshop or Illustrator. I got thinking about the dinner I made last night- chicken quesedillas- and how everyone liked them. Then I started thinking about how much I had been experimenting with food- when I had money to do so- and how good things were turning out. With my post-grad years approaching, I have decided to record my recipes and work on my cooking skills.
To fully appreciate this, I have to explain that the kitchen has always been a place of battle for me; arguments and dictatorship/OCD occurring nightly. So, I stayed out of the kitchen and focused on school and the likes. My previous endeavours have included overcooking potatoes in the microwave. 2 potatoes + ten minutes = atomic bomb in the microwave. Needless to say, I was cleaning the blackness out of it for a week. So, when I made the quesedillas and people said the chicken was cooked and the portions were good, I figured I would put a little more effort into this area.
So far, as I recall, I have made homemade hot chocolate, a peanut butter parfait, Spanish eggs, garlic chicken alfredo(tomorrow will be my second time), and various other things. As with my food journals, I am trying my damnest to keep the proportions, the ingredients, the order, and the heating levels straight and on paper. They are notes for now, but I will combine them in a folder in typed form when school starts back up. Wish me luck!
Time for bed,