Home Sweet Home

My Macbook is still at the Apple store- In the past two years I’ve had the display replaced once, and the hard drive twice (losing everything in the process), now they’re fixing the right shift key, the ethernet port and the case!  Eeek! Thank goodness for AppleCare!


As soon as I got up, I got some major work done, including a quiz and a test.  I didn’t stop to eat breakfast which was a mistake but my “brunch” made up for it.


Two tortillas stuffed with lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, feta and a little raspberry walnut (I think) vinaigrette.  Fab!


Since I was still hungry, I had a yogurt in my favorite flavor too!

Much, much, much later I made dinner-

IMG_1545Sorry About the Pic

A frittata stuffed with feta, asparagus and a little carmelized onion.  Delicious.  There may or may not have been some french fries eaten later in the evening but they were camera shy 🙂

Friday was fab, in that I got to use these.


Ahhhh! New shoes!


I really used these fab Nike running shoes and went for a quick 2 mile run.

Later in the day, I mowed the lawn on the riding lawnmower (ob-v) and did some weeding.  I felt so farmer-ish… living outside of the city is so weird!

Ooo, and I played badmiton with my dad, and fell and twisted my ankle.  Totally worth it because I actually hit the birdie for once.  Thankfully, I’m practically pain free now!


I had a rush rush breakfast of ww pancakes then said goodbye to my computer, visited some people in the city, shop shop shopped with my dad and pretty much had a blast.


Since we were out, I only managed a snack in the car instead of lunch.


For dinner, I had rice and beans and eggplant parmesan.  They don’t neccessarily go together but it’s not like I can choose between the two.


Sunday and Monday

I didn’t take any pictures 😳 The days were fabulous though… lots of Dad-isms and friend times.

Operation Beautiful:

I left two notes this weekend!


Check out Caitlin‘s fab site for the other one 🙂

We’ve heard it before, or at least I have a million times. Your outside is a reflection of what is going on inside. If your apartments a mess chances on your brain is as well. Granted, some of us are messier than others and it’s worth taking that into account.

So consider your own standards? For me, that’s no dishes in the sink, a laundry basket that’s less than half full, a recently vacuumed rug and a clear table/desk. Now, an unmade bed- that just means the sheets haven’t been changed that day. (That’s right mom once a week my bed is fixed, twice if I happen to have a guest or I know that my apartment people will be in later 😳

Get to the point already Rebeca!

Okay! Okay! I heard ya

This was my apartment earlier today:

Oh No She Di'int

Oh No She Di'int


Moving is not easy, at all… but it’s so fun to see our place (and my life) come together.  Now instead of zero jobs, I have two offers and two promising interviews.  My dream would be to take a job at DCPS (DC Public Schools) especially since it’ll get me in there for when I finish up school, and my roommate teaches at the school I would be working at, but sadly the pay is a joke and half, and well it just won’t work for me, even if I did after school care and/or got a PT job on the weekends.  Plus, I can’t exactly finish school with that kind of schedule.  The other job is working for a charity which is also cool and even though the pay is right around “are you joking?” territory I’m taking that until I can find the right nanny job.  Soooooooo tomorrow I interview for a nanny job (the one I really want) and Sunday for another (still good just a longer Metro ride and less $$).  I also start the job for the charity on Wednesday morning.  It actually works well because the nanny job that I interview for tomorrow morning, wouldn’t begin till October with a definite start date so I could easily give the charity ample notice, and the interview on Sunday is for an immediate opening but the first few weeks are training weeks so I don’t really have to worry about leaving early either should I get that job over the other.

*Good times*

I really do need to get back into the “swing of things” and blogging because I’ve noticed some horrific bad habits reemerging- like not eating till 6 or 7 and then only eating a little because I’ve shut off my hunger only to be starving at midnight (and eating then) and just making more terrifyingly unhealthy bad choices in food.  At least carrying up bags and boxes up four flights of stairs is a good workout!

On a positive note, Yes! Organic Markets is right in my neighborhood, and my roomie and I walked over there this weekend and browsed and bought apples and tofu.  It’s pretty exciting for me because things like tofu and tempeh are near by at much better prices and with a better selection that our local Safeway.  They also have your standard Whole Foods/TJs staples which are nice to have close by.  I’m half disappointed, half grateful that I went there after doing a real grocery trip 😉

Oooo, and Giant in my area carries Chobani yogurts and they were on sale 10 for 10 which is what regular yogurts usually go on sale for!  So, I had one for breakfast along with a Kashi Honey Almond Flax bar crumbled in:

Delicious… it’s been awhile since I had a Fage yogurt so I can’t really compare the two but at 18g of protein and 100 kcal for a container of yogurt, I’ll definitely be purchasing these again 🙂  Plus, I got the Kashi bar from the commissary for under 10 dollars for 25 and I saw the same box at Costco for just a dollar more, score!

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