For a super chic Saturday morning trip to the cafe, pair mismatching socks with a bright pair of sneakers, rainbow leopard print pajama pants, and a baggy sweatshirt with moose on it.
For my anatomy lab this week we had to fill out a very in-depth nutritional analysis of our diets, so I made the three days I recorded as healthy as I could!
Only a month from next Monday I will no longer be living in the dorms! Because of that, I'm trying to eat all the rest of the food in my room so that I don't have to pack any of it up when I move out. 19 more bags of popcorn left to eat! It's not a bad problem to have though.
Since I had to track everything I ate for the nutrition project, I ended up entering a lot of custom items into the tracker because it didn't have what I was looking for. I entered so many custom items that there ended up being duplicates of some things. I embellished some of the titles, and while getting ready to print out my report for lab, I noticed this legit looking entry!:
I spent the majority of last weekend catching up on schoolwork, so it wasn't particularly entertaining, but I did get a lot done! I took a break to wander outside for awhile and found some plant life that survived the snow last week! I also I tried running on the treadmill, but it just wasn't working out and I stopped a little over a mile. Then I did an ab workout I found on Pinterest to try and boost my exercise time a bit!
On Sunday my friends and I went grocery shopping at Walmart. It made me really think about next year when I'll be buying all my groceries myself because I won't have a meal plan! I've been scouring the internet for cheap grocery shopping lists because I'm not really sure how to meal plan and shop for a week or two at a time!
I picked up most of my favorite foods: banana chips, tortilla chips, baby carrots, hummus, trail mix, spiral string cheese, and guacamole. I'll admit I ate that entire container of guacamole in three days. I just couldn't help myself!
One of my all-time favorite breakfast foods is oatmeal with trail mix. It's a pretty cheap dining option! Microwave or boxed oatmeal has about 10-15 servings and a big bag of trail mix from Walmart has about 20, so for just $7-8 you can get a lot of meals out of it!
I spent most of my morning looking over the kidney chapter in my anatomy book because our next exam is already next week! I also started trying to plan out my course schedule for next semester. I have one more class slot to fill and I'm having a hard time deciding what to pick! It's my first actual "elective" so I'm debating between an art class and an anthropology class. They both look interesting! In psychology we moved from existentialism to humanistic psychology, which was a huge relief. Existentialism always makes me question my entire life and I would really prefer to just enjoy it as it happens!
Because running has been hard, I started doing interval workouts on the elliptical. I enjoy that so much more than running, but I'll have to get back into that eventually! I'm almost half way through Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire already! Listening to a book on tape makes exercise so much easier for me than listening to music. The weather was pretty good last week too!
I started making more ramen spaghetti. While it tastes about the same, it kind of looks like a pile of brains because ramen noodles are so curly...
Super power snacks.
We finished reading "Go Down Moses" in my honors class and it was pretty sad. It was all about gradual destruction of the wilderness. In psychology we moved right along to cultural diversity and the effects of it on personality. I also received a package notification and it turned out my mom sent me the most gigantic package in the universe!
It contained enough coffee, oatmeal, trail mix, and other foods to last me the rest of the semester! I feel so grateful whenever I receive packages or letters from home!!
This same evening I made really fancy ramen noodles, but it looked so much like brains that I can't bring myself to post the photo! It had noodles, pasta sauce, chopped mushrooms, and chicken. I ate it while watching Friends. That show is the biggest de-stressor ever! I started at the beginning of the semester and I'm already on season five.
I had my third to last anatomy lab (yay!). We took a quiz and then listened to a lecture about hormones. After that we were assigned a project titled "Virtual Lab Rats," but it turned out just to be a pen and paper packet about guessing which rats got overdoses of which hormones by evaluating their symptoms. I was hoping it would be an actual virtual experiment that we got to set up ourselves, but no. Then that afternoon I got an insane amount of homework done. I read a really creepy story for my honors class called "Walking Out" and drank so much coffee I got a headache the next day.
I brought my homework down to the laundry room to kill two birds with one stone. It was really easy to concentrate down there because there's no internet and not a lot of people do laundry on Wednesday nights! I wrote a full paper, a short paper, and finished a thesis proposal for my speech class. It made me super happy that they changed the laundry room display board to "Free Dobby" with people's missing socks hung on it!! :)
In my honors class we discussed possible final project ideas! My favorite so far out of all the suggestions is trying to imitate the writing styles of some of the texts we read this semester! We would probably try "The Green Knight," "Walden," "Go Down Moses," and "The Bear."
The cafe was serving Sicilian sandwiches. I ordered mine with ham, banana peppers, charred red onion, and tomato. It really helped switch things up!
During the middle of my speech class we had a practice tornado drill! The PA system in the building was really old, so the voice that came on to give the warning had this weird metallic whine and was all crackly! It sounded so creepy! They put the entire building in one basement hallway and we were literally there for a minute before they gave the all clear.
After class I went to the gym and used the elliptical for half an hour and then did an arm and ab workout. I felt really sore at the end, but I probably won't be able to go to the gym this weekend, so I pushed myself while I could! In the Goblet of Fire, Harry went to the Yule Ball. He and Ron were so funny trying to find dates!
The weather is finally starting to feel more like spring and it makes me so happy! It only took until half way through April!
My occupational therapy class this week was great. We're down to nothing but student led activities. Last week we led the class through balloon tennis while another group did a "treasure hunt" through a "mysterious tomb" and we had to guide our partners verbally around "traps" on the floor.
This week both of the activities were craft projects! We started off with a collage about things we like to do. There were some pretty limited magazine choices, but we made it work!
The other group had us make sensory bottles, but before we could have the supplies to put in them we first had to complete a variety of activities. We had to play catch with different kinds of balls, compete in a wheelbarrow obstacle run, an egg race, and scooter relay! I never thought I'd be doing things like this in college! :)
The group who led the sensory bottle activity had to collectively drink 26 bottles of Snapple so we could all make one!
Fate came into play because my Snapple fact couldn't have been more perfect. I LOVE llamas!
This week turned out pretty great and I have wonderful expectations for the weekend! Hope yours are great too!
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!