Did you think I was still recovering from Homecoming? I know, this post is going up a little bit later than usual but rest assured that it isn’t because I am just waking up. My homecoming was fun, but definitely not wild which I’m sure you probably figured out by now based on my personality. I’m still working on finding a balance between social, educational and personal time which means blogging is taking a back seat for a little while but I don’t want to eliminate it from my life because sharing stories and connecting with other bloggers makes me feel marvelous.
You know what else is marvelous? Mondays! Especially thanks to Katie and her marvelous link-up.
Marvelous is getting together with friends whom you don’t get to see very often. Leah was up for Western’s homecoming so we had a lunch date at Thai Express. After she left I proceeded to get groceries because it was right next door and I figured I should make the most out of my outing. It’s still weird grocery shopping for myself as opposed to my family, but it feels marvelous to be independent. I even managed to find a 14-dollar dress that I think will pair nicely with my roots boots, cream knee socks and black leggings come the cooler weather.
Marvelous is taking Friday night off just to socialize with friends. Even though I am legal, I prefer to socialize without alcohol so Friday night I spent avoiding the parties and instead baking brownies and eating pizza in our floor’s lounge. Our residence has baking baskets that you can rent out which is full of pans, beaters, spatulas, wooden spoons, measuring cups and essentially any other equipment you’d need to bake. We kept it classy with box brownies (It’s hard to have all ingredients on hand when you are living in residence) that we devoured straight from the pan. I think that tells you just how marvelous they were.
Marvelous is getting decked out in Purple for school spirit. Western’s homecoming football game was on Saturday against Queen’s University which the Mustangs (Western) won 51-30! I started the morning with a free pancake breakfast and lots of photos. I’d like to say I attended the game but I actually stayed home to study. I showed my support by using a purple highlighter and drinking a purple smoothie, which should count for something right? Instead of attending a kegger or a concert, a group of us went to Jack Astors for dinner complete with a trip to Masonville Mall. I warmed myself up with a cup of tea and a smile cookie from Tim Hortons. The London locations are fundraising for Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre.
Marvelous is group iMessaging with my mom and sisters. I love hearing what is going on with their lives, seeing pictures of everyone’s days, asking for advice or sharing what is on my mind. Lottie was in a Contest at the Fall Fair in my sister’s neighbourhood and she won for Most Hair! I think we can all agree that other 7 month olds are envious of Lottie’s cute curls and it was a well-deserved marvelous win! It’s so fun watching Lottie grow up and my family does a great job of making me feel as though I am there. Lottie will make a great food blogger some day because she loves Sweet Potato and Avocado! I might have to introduce her to Kabocha Squash soon!
Marvelous is doing things differently. You can tell that my typical healthy eating went out the window this weekend, as did exercise. My mood has been a bit lower than normal which calls for change. Too many early mornings and late nights isn’t good, which is why I allowed my body to go to bed earlier than normal (I was asleep at 9:45 last night!) and sleep in past my usual exercise classes. No, I don’t plan of switching all salad for French fries, but I’m learning that having treats once in a while doesn’t hurt! It’s been way too long since I’ve had thai food, brownies, pizza, pancakes or cookies that weren’t made with “healthy” substitutions or in my own kitchen and it felt nice to eat them with minimal guilt. While I studied, I definitely was not as productive as I had hoped, but that is okay but you know what, I enjoyed myself! My weekend was different, but it was equally marvelous. What was marvelous about your weekend? Do you text your family members or do you prefer to phone them? Are you keen on parties or are simpler nights your thing? ♥ Molly
“Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Aww I miss Western homecoming. That’s awesome we beat Queen’s though. Woohoo!
I’m glad you’re listening to your body and giving it rest/treats/fun/sleep as needed. I’m proud of you girl!
PS. I didn’t know we could eat at Thai Express! I figured they’d have lots of nuts there?
Next year you’ll have to stay the weekend with me!
Love your attitude and approach to letting loose a bit and letting your self have some spontaneous fun! Good for you!
Thanks Kaila! I think you embody a healthy attitude and perspective on life as a whole as well!
Sounds like my type of Friday night! That’s so handy that they have baskets you can rent of baking supplies.
I know! I only wish our kitchen was stocked with flours, eggs, oils and more! 🙂 I guess I can’t be too picky!
Girl I am glad you are not falling into the “safe” trap in college. The thing is college is about so much more. Yes it is for academics, but it is also a time to figure out the path we want our life to take, and that means experimenting and stepping out of the comfort zone. eating and nutrition is never perfect and treats are an important part of balance. I too have my treats, especially when I get to share them with a friend or two!
Thank you! Who doesn’t love a treat?
I like the occasional party but I would much rather spend a night in baking with friends! Awesome you can rent out all those trays! I wish my school had offered those kind of supplies. No better way to make and spent time with friends than through baking 🙂
I couldn’t agree more! Yeah the best part is they are free to rent!