Hey friends. It's been a whole week since spring break already. Last Saturday, my family had a small early Easter celebration because both my sister and I were home and we wouldn't be there for the actual holiday. Ryan joined us and helped the men fry fish in the garage while all us ladies decorated Easter eggs. I enjoy doing this, but every year the first few eggs are really fun and then I run out of ideas and just want to make solid colors. I took to the internet to find some "eggspiration" and was inspired to make the two gentleggs and the mermaid. My mom made the awesome eyeball one. She always has the coolest designs!
We found a new friend! This poor birdie was outside in the cold, so we took her into our house. We only had a cat carrier on had, so that's where she had to sit until we found her a better home. Thankfully we had some of the fresh foods lovebirds eat in the kitchen, which made this little birdie cheer up quite a bit!
I wish there were more holidays because I love reuniting with my family. Everyone is always so busy there are hardly times for social visits, but for holidays everyone makes time to be together. My dad cooked pancakes on our last morning home before driving me back to Milwaukee. He doesn't usually drive me back, so that gave us the opportunity to talk one on one, which was really nice. It was hard getting back into the swing of things once I got back, but I feel like it's been that way for a lot of other students as well.
The second half of the semester started with a bang. I had work hours to makeup from my computer crash last week and I had one exam this yesterday morning and have another next week I'm spending most of the weekend studying for. One thing to look forward to is that almost all of my classes are switching units soon, and a change in topic always helps me refocus. I am also trying to take more time to spend on my personal goals. Working out is something that's always on my to-do, but often gets moved aside for other things. I want to make that a priority because health is important! So far I have been increasing the frequency and duration of my yoga practice. This week I also hope to get into the gym at least three days to run on the track and lift weights. I cannot wait until it is warm enough to run outside!
Ryan and I took the bus to Trader Joe's this morning and scored a bunch of great deals. I've finally been to enough grocery stores in the area that I'm beginning to get an idea of which places have the best prices on certain items! The weather was not in our favor this morning, so we walked 20 minutes in the rain to the bus and were soaked by the time we got to the store. Gotta love grocery days! I have a bunch of meal photos from last month I'm going to compile into a cheap recipe post, and will keep track of what I make with my groceries this month. I'll share more about how I budget when I shop because I eat alright spending $25-$45 a week on food. I'm not sure how much other people spend, but that's what my income allows! I spent the rest of my Saturday studying for exercise physiology with the occasional yoga break. Tomorrow I've got some fun planned though. Hope you're weekends are off to a good start!
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!