Hey there, my lovely foodie friends! It’s me – I’m alive & still kicking after finishing up my last two final exams today! Yay!!! I think this calls for some stupid Finals memes, no?
I’m SO happy to finally be done for the semester!! I had three finals on Friday, one that I did online on Friday night, and then the last two were today. Ugh.
I’ll be glad to not have to see this building & campus for a while…
The Laboratory Sciences building was looking all ominous this morning… as a Human Biology – Nutritional Sciences major, I spend waaay too much time here.
In case you were wondering exactly what it was that I survived in my roughest (aka semester from hell) Fall semester…
- 18 credit hours of courses (some tough upper level science/nutrition courses)
- 2 hours of commuting 4 days a week
- working 8-24 hours/week
- volunteering on nutrition related projects when able to
- keeping up on homework, projects, & just life in general…
- Plus, trying to line up potential preceptors for an internship next year… & working on my internship application in DICAS
My friend Michelle sent this to me right before our finals… hilarious!!
Yep, this is why I barely escaped with my sanity intact. I spread myself very thin, & I was definitely feeling it. So I apologize for my lack of attention to my little blog here, but I’m sure you can definitely understand what I’ve been up to. Hopefully, I will be able to dedicate a bit more time to my special place on the web here during my break. I’ve missed you all!!!
Ok, so not too much to update you guys on… Brian & I did go to Milwaukee this Saturday though for the day. It was great!! I LOVE that city & it was nice to take a little road trip. We also got to stop by & visit our nephew, Mason, which is always nice!
My road trip fuel of choice (kombucha), Trader Joe’s goodies, & studying with my creature cup of tea
Besides hitting up a must-stop spot for me (Trader Joe’s – to stock-up on almond butter, nuts, & their coconut oil), we walked around downtown by the river… so pretty!
I ran into Fonzy!! Also known down there as “the bronze Fonz”
We stopped at the mall downtown for a bit too since I find it hard to resist a huge TJ Max store!
After some more walking & checking out the Christmas lights in the park, we walked over to Starbucks to get some coffee. Every year they have a huge ice rink out front… pretty neat! Of course, the place was packed – so no coffee for us!! Oh well!
On Sunday… I spent most of my day studying, working out, watching a bit of the Packer game… & attempting to bake some paleo cookies!
Baker, I am not. I try, but it’s really not my thing… I really need to try to stop making my own recipes & just follow other people’s. These were an attempt at a double chocolate almond butter cookie. It’s not that they were bad, they just weren’t AMAZING. They didn’t wow my socks off, if you know what I mean. Edible, but just meh. Know what I mean?
And tonight, since finals are over – it meant a mini celebration – with gluten-free pizza!!!
I’m loving this Against the Grain brand!
I’ve actually got Brian liking this brand too… this was the first gluten-free one that we tried and we liked it, but I made the mistake of buying some someplace else spur of the moment one night & it was the Udi’s brand… horrible. Eh, disgusting. The crust was like a soggy, flavorless cardboard. All gluten-free pizza is definitely NOT created equal. I simply add some seasoning to this pepperoni one & it’s pretty great!! Definitely satisfies my pizza craving.
I hope to write more about gluten & how it affects the gut lining in a future post…
What’s new with you?! How was your weekend? Gluten-free pizza: yay or nay?