Sunday, December 5, 2010

Aaaand, break!

So I realize it's been forever since I've posted, but I haven't had a whole lot to say, and I didn't want to just babble. I still don't have a whole lot to say, but I thought it was time for an update.

Thanksgiving break was awesome. I got to see all of my friends and family in PA, get some baking done, and go Black Friday shopping. Winter break is just around the corner, and I'm so looking forward to it. Just 13 days and 5 shows till I get almost a month off! I'm planning on heading to PA the 20th or 21st, and staying till Jan. 7th or 8th. After winter break is over, I have about 9 weeks till Spring Break, then about 6 weeks till the end of the semester, and then 11ish weeks till the internship is over. The time is flying!

I've been pretty lax at trying to attain the goals I set for myself, I'm sorry to say. I haven't really been exercising, I haven't been watching what I eat at all, and my being good with my finances went out the window with Christmas shopping. I'm trying to get back on track. Christmas shopping is almost done, so I can retire my credit card for awhile again. I actually started yoga today! I forgot how intense the Power Yoga podcast is! I'm so out of shape. I also got an exercise ball while Black Friday shopping, so I'm anxious to see what I can do with that. Next semester, I'm pretty sure I'm going to join the campus gym. I don't really want to walk/jog/run outside, and I miss cardio, so short of trying to fit my treadmill in my car to bring back, I need to just cough up the cash for a membership.

As for bettering myself as a cook/baker, THAT I've been working on. :-P I read an article in Taste of Home (to which my grandmother got me a subscription :-)) about a woman who, to become a better baker, tried at least 2 new recipes every week. I think that's an excellent idea. Over break, I made Pumpkin Bread Pudding, Chocolate-Chocolate Chip-Peanut Butter whoopie pies, and my great grandmother's Pumpkin Pie recipe. All of which were new to me, and turned out amazingly. This past week, I made a Chicken Florentine Artichoke Bake and Sweet Potato Cupcakes:

So all-in-all, life is pretty chill right now. I'm going to get back to working on my goals, and with the holidays coming up, I'll be baking up a storm!

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