Hey guys! How’s it going? So that snow from this morning? GONE. No more! Colorado is quite crazy 🙂
My stomach was grumbling a little before lunch today, so I finally gave in and made a bag of that 100-calorie popcorn with seasoned salt again. Twice in one week MUST be a record for me!
As suspected the snack didn’t really hold me over, so I figured I might as well make lunch. Today I had some leftover chili from a while back that I had frozen. I thawed it out over a huge handful of baby spinach, which wilted right in. I figure that I haven’t had Green Monsters the past couple of mornings, and I wanted to get my spinach in somehow!
I mean, it was free and up for grabs…who am I to say no?! It really was the perfect ending to a great lunch though. This afternoon, after seeing a tweet from Tina, I decided to watch the tutorials on Nerd KERF about budget-making. This is such a sensitive subject for Nate and myself; I really hate how money does that! We are pretty underpaid (my opinion), especially for living in Colorado where the cost of living is much higher than Texas, so staying on budget has been pretty difficult. That being said (and not griping because I am REALLY thankful to have a job where I really love the company and the people I work with are amazing), budgeting was definitely a roller-coaster of emotions today. The good news is we have more than we thought we did!
On my lunch break I hiked it on down to Target and found 4 T-shirts for $8!!! I mean, what a steal! I decided to celebrate my purchase with a trip to Whole Paycheck Foods to look at yummy food. While I was there they were handing out samples of spring rolls, so I had a shrimp one. That’s when my inner Summer Texan decided to pay a visit and I was practically forced to buy another iced tea:
What else was I supposed to do? Just walk out without it? I don’t think so 🙂 It was (and still is) the perfect refreshment for my hike back to the office. Does anyone have a good iced-tea recipe that doesn’t require a tea-maker? I’m all ears for that one!
I’m excited because tomorrow’s supposed to be 60 degrees and sunny – hurray spring! PLUS it’s Thursday, which we all know is the new Friday. One thing I really love about Boulder is that everyone seems to collectively enjoy the warm weather today. There are always kids playing, people running and cycling, hikers, climbers, etc. all out together. It’s got that small-town feel even though it’s definitely a city!
Are you more of a small-town person or do you thrive in a bigger city? Lubbock, Texas (where I grew up) was around 200,000 people, which I loved. It was definitely another small-town/big-city all in one arrangement! When we moved to Dallas I just didn’t feel at home with all of the traffic and huge buildings. However, I will say that I really enjoy visiting big cities, walking around downtown and really anywhere I want to go!