First Weekend Back

The reality that school really is started has officially set in, but I’m looking forward to it. So far I’ve only had one day of classes on Thursday. I’m really excited to get started with classes because I think I’m going to really enjoy my schedule this semester, but we’ll see. I’ll do a review or something next week of what all I’m taking.

We don’t have school tomorrow for Martin Luther King day, which is great. At the same time I really don’t like it. It’s just at an odd time. Why don’t we exchange this day off for another later in the semester when we really do need a break.

This past weekend was a ton of fun and laid back. We celebrated Lauren’s 21st birthday!!! This will probably be a reoccurring comment, but all of my friends are turning 21 now. Slowly they are becoming legal drinking age, while the rest of us are still sipping on water at restaurants. June 27 is slowly creeping up.

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Lauren’s mom made 21, 21 birthday cookies! They were delicious! Here are a few more pictures from Friday night. If you follow me on Instagram (you should if you don’t) then you’ve already seen them!IMG_20130118_233630

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A huge bonus of living in Las Cruces is all the amazing Mexican food! Living this close to the border you know the Mexican food is pretty genuine.I’m not even going to go into my love for Mexican food, but this white girl does love some green chile! We went to La Esquina for a late brunch on Saturday morning.

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It was nearly 11 and I was dying of hunger! Since I hadn’t had breakfast yet I had to have pancakes with eggs. I have a hard time starting my day without breakfast food. Trust me, it’s not good if I do. Breakfast is a huge priority to me. If you want to find out what I’m like when I don’t eat breakfast or am hungry go ahead and keep me hostage for awhile. I promise you will feed me and will regret ever making me hungry. I call myself a “monster” when I’m hungry. I’ll tell my boyfriend to give him a warning that “monster mode is fixing to be turned on.” He finds me food pretty fast when I say something like that.

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Speaking of the boyfriend, we spent Saturday afternoon riding and he team roped. I get to check out a Nikon D90 for my photography class (more on that later) so I was playing with that all afternoon. The horse above is Winston. He’s my boy and I love him. I really enjoy riding him although my booty is saddle sore today.

jan 19 winston headHe’s thinking “Seriously. You’ve been taking pictures of me all afternoon. Stop it.” He has quite the personality for a horse. He lets you know what he’s thinking.

After we were done riding, the boyfriend and I went to the cheap theater and watched Red Dawn. I loved the original movie and was hoping this one would live up to the greatness of the first one. In my opinion it is almost better than the first one! I would have to watch the original again to really say. Chris Hemsworth is a hottie by the way…and an exceptional actor. I loved watching him for his acting skills, not because he is hot in a rugged way…not at all.

Don’t you just love this song? I mean you can’t help but sing along or go along with the beat when it comes on the radio. I’ve been in love with it since the last few weeks of fall semester!

As far as working out goes I made it to the gym everyday this week to complete the week 2 workouts for Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp.  Sadly I failed at taking any pictures that were bootcamp related. The gym at school has been really busy in the afternoon. It’s actually annoying, but oh well at least people are working out. The workouts have been pretty challenging, but in a good way. I’m loving the strength training workouts because I never really had a real strength program to follow before. Next week begins phase 2  of weeks 3 and 4. To really get the best results from bootcamp I really need to focus on eating better. I haven’t done too bad, but I just need to start eating more vegetables.

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On Sundays I like to make pancakes for breakfast. Today I made one of my favorite protein pancake recipes that I adapted from Julie at Pbfingers called Banana Bread Protein Pancakes. Julie uses cottage cheese in her recipe, but I use greek yogurt instead. They really do taste like banana bread too, which I’m a fan of! I think I had the heat on too high because I kinda burnt them a little. Ooops. They were still good! I topped them with almond butter and the other half of the banana.

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I had a weird day today. I’m just starting to get a little stressed with a lot of upcoming things and some unexpected additions to my schedule, but everything will be just fine. A iced green tea with coconut flavoring from Barnes & Nobles helped make it a little better.  I had to go to B & N to get a novel for my women writer’s class (Jane Austen’s Persuasion), so I had a legitimate excuse to be in there. Going into B& N always excites me. I could spend hours in there reading and just perusing around the aisles.

Hopefully I will post tomorrow since we have no school! For the rest of the evening I will be reading Persuasion and working on preparing my application portfolio to get accepted into the Teacher Education Program at NMSU. Blah. How did you spend your weekend?

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