Hello from Milwaukee! Last Friday after my anatomy lab, Ryan and I went cross country skiing! According to the Milwaukee Parks website, any of the parks in the city are free game for skiing, there are just no maintained trails. So, we suited up and went for an adventure! Some parts were easier than others. It was exciting when going over fresh snow, because sometimes just one ski would sink about a foot into the snow. Needless to say, we both went down a few times, but we had a lot of fun!
Selfies after I calmed my grumpiness down a bit. I was initially uncomfortable with what felt like randomly skiing in the middle of the city.
Thanks to this boy for helping me try new things! We were able to rent our gear for free from Ryan's workplace.
Last week we decided to cook up some pizza. We made a large batch of dough awhile back and had two crusts remaining in the freezer. I love making pizza with Ryan because we always use whatever we have on hand at the time and end up with some fun combinations! This time we got pretty fancy. We covered the dough with basil infused olive oil, topped that with chili pesto, then added southwest style cheese, mild cheddar, aged Parmesan, green onion, and sliced turkey that we fried in a pan.
So yummy. Adding the olive oil to the crust was great while the pizza was fresh, but did make it a little chewy when I reheated it the next day (there was only one piece leftover because we ate so much the night before). What should we put on our next pizza?
I walked to the grocery store last Sunday. It was warm out (40 degrees felt like spring after the polar vortex of the week before!) so I wore my summery shoes, not thinking about the fact there were snow piles everywhere and melting puddles in the streets. Oops! School got super crazy last week. My picture taking went down and coffee consumption went up. One moment that brightened an evening was Ryan making me a snack consisting of the rest of a tub of ice cream filled with chocolate chips and a glass a wine. Very much appreciated that evening haha!
One of my favorite things is a big, leisurely breakfast. These were my favorites from last week. Ryan and I made scrambled eggs with ham and mushrooms, toast with raspberry jelly, coffee, and a side of fruit (left). Later in the week I had leftover vegetable curry, eggs with sriracha, blackberries and clementines, and lots of coffee.
Ryan ordered a 3D printer and has been assembling it over the last couple weeks. It's now in working order! He printed this toy boat last night as a test and it is so cute! I'm definitely want to put it in my next bubble bath!!
Yesterday was super crazy. I saved some school work to do for the weekend, realized I misread my course website and discovered I had even more work to do, and ended up working almost nonstop from when I work up at 8:00 am to about 7:30 pm! I was so over school last night!! Thankfully this morning I had a coffee date with one of my oldest friends. It was so good to see her again! We found a cute coffee shop in the Third Ward that was surprisingly quiet for a Sunday morning and talked for almost three hours. Then we rode the HOP (the new streetcar system) through downtown Milwaukee! I've been wanting to try this since it opened!
After coffee, my roommate and I went to Colectivo to study the remainder of the afternoon. It was a productive work session! We ended it by going to Belair for tacos. I were so ready to treat ourselves by the time we got there because we slipped so many times on the walk over! There was a snow shower this afternoon and the sidewalks weren't sure if they should be covered in ice or puddles, so they decided on both! I tried all new tacos tonight: housemade chorizo, fried avocado and bacon, and roasted root vegetable. They were all amazing! When I got home this evening, I realized my cactus is growing little babies! They're so cute but I have no idea what to do once they're big enough to not need the parent.
That's been the start to my February. Life is crazy, but the little moments make me smile. Have a good week, and thanks for reading!
Hi my name is Emilee and 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!