And… I’m a Sophomore

May 13, 2011 at 10:09 am | Posted in Breakfast | 12 Comments
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I am officially 1/4 done with my college career as of 4:45pm yesterday!  This semester was seriously tough – 5 classes with significant workloads – but I’m sure I’ll run into more semesters that are just as challenging, if not more, so it was a good preparation for what’s to come. 

I’ve been drained by all the studying and finals the past couple weeks and have no problem admitting that I didn’t make it through the day yesterday without this


… and this.


I believe this is only the second Red Bull of the semester… no worries, I’m not an energy drink addict or am I recommending them in any way.  In fact, Red Bull has been known to give me day-after migraines.  But there comes a time when rest just doesn’t fit into the schedule and that sort of pick-me-up is needed!

My last exam of the semester yesterday was in my Stats class and I think it went well! Now I just have to wait impatiently patiently for my grades to come in!


I was asleep by 10pm last night and woke up at 6am this morning to get started on cleaning, laundry, and sorting out my school stuff from the semester.  Yes, I am serious – I like to sort through school things right away after the semester is done to get it out of the way, and my apartment definitely needs a good clean after being so busy lately!

Breakfast this morning was a bowl of Nature’s Path Whole O’s topped with unsweetened almond milk and an organic banana on the side.


I actually made my own coffee this morning again with Allegro Breakfast Blend Coffee… loving it!  I got this coffee at Whole Foods and totally recommend checking it out yourself!



So far I’ve done 4 loads of laundry and went through all my school things, and it’s only 10am!  My parents are also coming tomorrow morning to visit, so I still a lot to get done before then.   

Have a fabulous Friday everyone! Smile









When The Weather Fights Back

May 9, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Posted in Grocery Shopping, Other | 11 Comments
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Today had to be THE scariest driving experience of my life.  Coming from Wisconsin (aka the land of black ice, drifts, and snowstorms) and having driven in just about every form of storm possible, that’s saying a lot. 

I set out at 7:30am this morning to drive 2.5 hours to my podiatrist for an annual check-up.  For those of you who don’t know, I’ve had bunion surgery on 4 toes, and corrective surgery on 4 toes six months later.  I was honestly excited to see my podiatrist since it had been a year since I checked in with him – love that guy! Everything went well at the check-up, but about 20 minutes into my 2.5-hour drive back to Madison, I hit the worst rainstorm I have ever been in in my life. 

The visibility was about 3 feet around my car… I couldn’t even SEE signs, let alone read them.  I had to find my exits by reading the mile markers on the side of the road and stayed in my lane by looking at the road lines.  I drove past 4 cars in the ditch and 2 accidents.  I knew it wouldn’t be safe to pull over and I just wanted to get home as soon as I could, so I kept driving.  I was pretty close to tears after 2 hours of this, and wasn’t sure whether I should laugh at how insane this was or cry at the stress and scariness of the situation.  Luckily I made it back safe and sound, but not without a MAJOR migraine.  DEFINITELY don’t want to have to drive through anything like that ever again!

Have you ever driven through intense weather and feared for your safety?


In other, less dramatic news, I finally had time yesterday to stock up at Whole Foods.  My fridge was looking pretty sad since I haven’t had extra time to go shopping lately, so I needed to get loaded on the goods.




I tried out the Allegro Breakfast Blend Coffee this morning to take with me on my drive and it was INCREDIBLE!  I actually might save some money the next couple of weeks and bypass my usual morning trip to Starbucks. Winking smile


I still have a lot of studying to do yet tonight, so I’m going to get right to it!  At least the less than stellar weather today makes it easier to concentrate on my work… only 3 more days left! Smile








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