Still working to find balance between worlds here, so welcome back to my odd blog!
The semester for Coastline ends next week, and I’ll just be left with my one Mt. Sac class, so things will lighten up, and I’ll have a lot more free time once all that settles down. It’s been crazy, figuring out how to maintain that balance in my life.
I have to say, I miss the free time, but I’m a lot better off than I was, so it’s a fair trade.
I have a lot more free time in the afternoons now, and it’s getting adjusted to a completely different schedule than what I’ve been pulling for the last 4-5 years.
Anyway, we’ve got a busy weekend planned. As soon as we get moving, we’re headed off to Disneyland.
Like everything else, I’ve been figuring out a way to incorporate my workouts into my daily routine. While I admit, it’s hectic, it’s becoming easier to set aside that dedicated half hour each day in order to relieve my excess stress. I’ve also been finding time in the early morning hours, since Kurt wakes up an hour before I do, and there’s no way I’m getting back to sleep. (ME??? A morning person??? No way!)
Not without coffee…
As you all know, last weekend was Mother’s day, and I spent some time with my mom by taking her out to a surprise lunch at Coco Palm!
I’m not sure who was more impressed, me or my mom. I made reservations weeks ahead of time, and wow, did they cater to our every need! It was like being a VIP, doors held open for us, a special table waiting with the best view, bypassing the hour-plus wait. I expected nice, but I didn’t expect it to be this nice! I’m glad I was able to do something so special for my mom! P.S: the brunch buffet was fantastic!
On Sunday, Kurt and I barbecued Memphis-Style ribs.
They were delicious, but SO spicy! We also grilled some corn. (My favorite way!)
We’ve been slowly experimenting with grilling over the past couple years, and perfecting the art of charcoal grilling. Kurt is turning into a master of the grill, and we’ve done everything from chicken breasts and hot dogs, to duck and fish on a plank. Summer is just around the corner, and I have a feeling these pictures will become more frequent.
I also made a trip to the Japanese market on Monday, right after my (very postponed) midterm. Not sure how I did, since my instructor hasn’t graded it yet, (but let’s hope I can keep stay in the A/B range).
Anyway, Japanese goodies!
Top left: Inari (bean curd), Right: Takoyaki (deep fried octopus balls) and Bottom: Mackerel sushi. I also picked up some rice balls (Onigiri) that I inhaled before being able to take a picture. I also picked up these:
Just for the fun of the packaging. No, I didn’t eat the entire package, and I noticed that the Japanese portions are significantly smaller than the American packaging. I think this says something about American eating habits, right?
So from here on, I’m going to really try to post more, it’s been a tough couple of weeks to get things back into organization, but once things start to calm down, I’m sure I’ll be able to start posting on a regular basis.
Stay safe, everyone! Have a good Saturday!