Hey friends! This post is a little bit all over the place, but here’s what’s been going on for the past few days:
Since RA training ended on Tuesday, I’ve been taking advantage of my week of freedom before classes start to see friends, do some longer runs, and catch up on sleep (and doing the less exciting but necessary things like ordering textbooks and changing my class schedule). I’ve been helping check residents in and spending some time getting to know the girls on my floor, in addition to spending time with friends who’ve started to trickle back into Chapel Hill. I’m so excited to see the friends I haven’t seen since May, like my running girls this weekend.
A few days ago, friends came up to move some of their things in early, so I met them for a dinner date at Chipotle (where else?) I’m determined to try some new restaurants this year, but it’s hard to do when I love Chipotle so much.
Heads up: you can play a quick little Chipotle ingredient trivia game here and get a BOGO coupon sent to your smartphone. I did it a couple days before our dinner date, so we scored a free bowl. If you have a Chipotle nearby, do it! I think the only thing better than eating Chipotle is eating free Chipotle. Speaking of great food, we had an awesome healthy dinner for our celebratory dinner on our last night of RA training. It was catered from a really great Mediterranean restaurant here in Chapel Hill and there was fresh pita bread, hummus, chicken kebabs, a great Greek salad, sun-dried tomato pasta salad, and baklava. I can’t believe I thought I didn’t like Mediterranean food for so many years (pretty much the first 18 years of my life). It’s so good!
On our last day of RA training, each community’s staff did a short little performance for the rest of the RA staff. My community made up a dance to a mix of Countdown by Beyonce, Hips Don’t Lie by Shakira, and Die Young by Kesha, which ended up being a lot of fun. Let’s see…I made a trip to Walmart to stock up on some back to school essentials and realized afterwards that I walked out without any actual school supplies. My school supplies now = my laptop + occasionally a notebook and a couple of pens or pencils, and I definitely appreciate not having to spend an hour or two in at the store filling a cart with the contents of an entire supply list. Anyone else remember those days?
Ooh, and I found some yellow raspberries. Has anyone had these?! I almost bought them but didn’t since they weren’t organic (and berries are on the “Dirty Dozen” list), but I think I should’ve just so I could try them. I also stocked up on some cosmetics, like these all-natural facial cleansing cloths to use right after I workout or at the end of the day to feel clean again and avoid taking 2-3 showers per day in the muggy summer weather. I used this BOGO coupon for Schick disposable razors, so they ended up being an awesome deal (especially on a college budget!)
I’ve also been getting my hall ready for move-in week, which included decorating 5 bulletin boards and making 73 door decorations (my 50 residents + 23 staff). Let’s just say I’m a bit arts & crafts challenged, so you won’t be seeing my bulletin boards pop up on Pinterest anytime soon. I was happy with how my citrus fruits-themed door decorations turned out, so that was a relief at least, and I managed to keep my “10-year old boy handwriting” (or so I’ve been told) under control. On Wednesday, residents began moving into my hall, and the 10 or so I’ve met already have been so sweet. I can’t wait to get to know them better throughout the school year. So, those are a few updates from my life recently. Update me on yours!
What’s been going on with you recently? Are you/your kids heading back to school soon?
Have you ever tried yellow raspberries?
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