The first two weeks of April have been full of showers...including showers of snow! I can't believe it's still so chilly this far into the year. Ryan and I took a grocery trip to Trader Joe's in Bayshore and it was freezing rain the whole way. On the bright side though, I found a cute duck sticker on the sidewalk and our bus stop was right next to a pet store! This little bunny was keeping an eye on us the whole time and it was the cutest thing!
On April 1st, Ryan and I had the pleasure of going to Cirque du Soleil: Corteo. The performance was beautiful and kept us on the edge of our seats. These performers were absolutely amazing! Most of the show was not in English, but this only added to the beauty of it. My only regret is not getting a t-shirt to commemorate the show because they aren't sold online. After going this time, I'm definitely going to keep my eye out for tickets in the future. Loved it!
While looking for the bolsters during my next yoga class, I was surprised to find a literal skeleton in the closet! I also found another cool sticker on a street lamp on campus. That week I had an exercise physiology exam that went frustratingly unwell. The class average was a 66% and the highest grade an 80%. I was really put out by this because I started studying a month ahead of time and felt like I knew the material pretty well. My exam grade does not reflect how much I actually learned during this unit. That happens in college sometimes...
On the bright side, we also celebrated my roommate's birthday that week! We met up with a group in the student union to eat yummy treats and catch up. That night, we went to a bar called Gibraltar for a Salsa vs. Bachata night. It was so much fun! I'm developing a liking for Latin dance and it was much more fun than a typical American bar night.
We had a brief period of warmth last week! I got to break out my new sunglasses and almost didn't need my winter coat when I went out to job shadow. I've been finishing up my required in-patient observation hours so I'll be ready to apply for physical therapy school in July. I'm excited (and stressed) that the time is getting so close! I also met up with my old roommate last week for coffee and had a lot of fun catching up. Roast Coffee Company had an really interesting flavored latte: sage. I tried it out and was pleasantly surprised.
With the brief warm temperatures came my yearly spring sickness. I somehow manage to avoid getting sick all through normal flu season, but last week it struck me down for two days. The first day I crawled out of bed to the chair in the corner of my room and didn't move again for three hours. After that, I stayed in bed with soup Ryan brought over and finished the last two seasons of Friends. I also started watching New Girl, which is alright but not the same.
Last weekend, I went to the birthday party of an adult I've been working with in a local senior home. She turned 80! The party was at the Wisconsin Center and Ryan and I were able to meet all her family and friends. It was a great night. :)
My favorite breakfast right now is avocado on toast with two eggs on top. It has healthy carbs, healthy fats, and a good dose of protein that can keep me full up to five hours! It's great for days with long mornings on campus. I also tried baking a new chocolate chip recipe. For some reason, I haven't gotten the hang of baking yet. The dough turned out super dry and flaky. According to the web, that could be because the butter wasn't soft enough and/or the eggs weren't at room temperature first. I tried to fix it by adding water, but accidentally added too much. I didn't want to mess with additional flour, so I just stuck them on the tray as is. They turned out edible, but have more of a scone than cookie texture. I'm going to try again with a different recipe next weekend and do some research on successful cookie baking first.
Also last weekend- THIRD WINTER. This was the third significant snow in Wisconsin. We had no snow for Christmas, but now that it's the middle of April...ergh. Up in Green Bay the snow was a tall as my cousin's toddler! Thought I'd be wearing shorts by now but nooooo. Hopefully it will warm up by the time summer break starts in four weeks lol.
The last weeks have been very busy for me because I'm now the only student worker for my telecommuting job, so I've been given the opportunity to work 24 hours a week in addition to my full course load. I don't have to work all the hours, but it's money on the table and I'd like to build up a cushion for when summer comes and everything changes again. On the bright side, this also means a lot of Netflix, since I can easily turn it on in the background and listen while working. My sister just informed me that you can watch Eureka with Amazon Prime, and I remember loving that show when I saw it years ago, so that's next on my watch list. I hope the weather is better wherever you are! Have a great rest of your week!
Hi my name is Emilee and I am a kinesiology undergraduate student. These are my adventures as a young adult living in Milwaukee. Here I will share my experiences as I navigate through college. Thanks for stopping by!