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That New Apartment Smell January 21, 2014

Filed under: Cooking,Running — sarahinpvd @ 9:15 pm

Forgot to post this (real date was September 8)… I’m real good at this bloggin’ stuff.

Apartment Updates: Still no couch, and most likely no couch for a month. Sadly this means that any housewarming festivities will have to wait until October. Also, sadly enough, no decor is up yet and we more boxes lying around than I thought we did. I think Dan and I have reached the point where if we don’t earnestly start addressing the last 15% of our stuff, it’ll keep sitting in boxes, gathering dust and taking up space, for the rest of our year-long lease. The good part, at least, is that we have more space than we know what to do with! And, I’m loving this apartment the longer I stay in it!

Ninja Edit #1: COUCH YAY! We also had our housewarming party in October which made me feel popular 🙂 Our decorations are up and we probably have about 10% of our stuff remaining in boxes? All in all, a success I’d say.

Cooking Updates: 

  1. Honey & Soy Porkchops: I tried to make this recipe, which you may notice is actually called “sticky honey & soy porkchops”. Unfortunately my sauce just wasn’t up to being sticky.  It turned out just fine though! The porkchops are accompanied by a bed of lettuce, quinoa (out of a box), and microwave-steamed broccoli.

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  1. Smoked Salmon on Bagels: Okay okay, so this isn’t really a “cooking” update since it didn’t require any cooking on our parts but I thought I would post it anyway! Dan and I got some awesomely delicious local strawberries so I made an equally awesomely delicious smoothie with plain yogurt, fresh strawberries, and frozen blackberries, mangoes, and peaches. I got some bagels (Blueberry and Everything) from Bruegger’s, a convenient 0.6 miles away from the apartment, and to that we added some salad greens, chive and onion cream cheese and smoked salmon. I couldn’t resist posting this because we ended up eating breakfast on our little balcony, which I absolutely adore.

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Ninja Edit #2: Edited to include pictures.

Exercise Updates: 

  1. I went running for the first time in about 6 weeks this morning. Just a 2 mile run but I did a little bit of exploring and found the Somerville Community Path! I only went to Davis but apparently it goes past Davis and all the way to Alewife – an adventure for another day. I think I really need to start exploring the neighborhood, it’s all a blur to me, and I should really familiarize myself with my surroundings.

Ninja Edit #3: Note to self, stop being so lazy in the wintertime.

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