i finally got a Starbucks (which i have been craving like crazy since i've just been drinking dining hall coffee!) and some froyo. i am going into major froyo withdrawals since i used to get it for free all the time and the dining hall soft-serve isn't even comparable! needless to say i was one happy camper.
|grande iced coffee with 2 pumps pumpkin spice = heaven|
|peach and coconut froyo with strawberries, raspberries, almonds, coconut shreds, and a waffle cookie|
i also went to a game night, Bruin Fest (which was basically like a carnival), and then woke up early this morning to go to church! it was definitely a good service but it was really long - i got picked up from my dorm around 8 and didn't get back til noon! needless to say i was definitely exhausted and put on my cozies and basically hung out in my room for most of the afternoon.
and then i ventured out for my first trip to Trader Joes! i was originally going to bike there but then somehow my bike had a flat so i just ended up walking. i actually really enjoyed it though because time alone has been a little hard to come by so walking by myself was a nice little breather of fresh air.
and the big news of the day: i only spent $20 at TJs!! record right there - i think it was the fact that i knew i had to pay for it with my own money that kept me from going too overboard. here's what i got:
- almond butter (i'm halfway through the jar of barney butter i brought!)
- vanilla greek yogurt
- baby carrots (perfect study snack!)
- frozen pineapple
- frozen raspberries
- chocolate chips (only $2 baby!)
- crackers to put almond butter on
- string cheese
and i made my first smoothie today (MORE GOOD FRUIT!! cant you tell i'm excited?! wooo smoothie mission material right here!)
in the blender:
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 frozen banana (from the dining hall)
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
- 1/2 cup liquid of choice (i used water because i didn't have anything else!)
it tasted so good. seriously i was tempted to just chow down on the bags of frozen fruit because i've been craving it so much!!
i also got to skype both my mom and my dad today which was really nice. the homesickness definitely hit in last night and i was so happy to get to see their faces today. i really miss being able to talk to them more and MY KITTIES! it's so weird not having them around and it's a bummer because they were always an instant mood booster, too.
i also noticed today that i'm starting to get a sore throat so i picked up some cough drops and vitamins (gummy, of course!) on the way back from TJs along with a few other things - here's to hoping i don't get sick!
also starting to get really freaked out about class.. i haven't even had my math or chem lectures yet and i have midterms in both of those classes in 3 weeks!! i am going to have to study a LOT!
what's your favorite kind of fruit?
best study tips/snacks?