Quinoa success! (33/366)
I’ve been really slacking on the writing as of late. It’s not that I have to write every day, but there are things I’ve been meaning to write for some of the images, so I will get to that soon.
I feel very accomplished today. I survived through my first Bikram Yoga class and signed up for a month of unlimited classes. I’m going to try to make the most of it and go fairly often. I’ve already scheduled my next 5 classes for the upcoming week. It was pretty tough but good. I’m not a huge fan of sweating because I don’t like being slippery, but at the same time I do like sweating. I dunno, I’m weird.
After class, I also made myself some dinner. One of my resolutions this year was to learn to cook more dishes, and I should add, to try other foods. Today’s dinner tackled both of those things. I made quinoa, and it was deliiicious. Instead of cooking the quinoa in water, I boiled it in chicken broth, and I think that made such a difference compared to when I first tried (prepared by someone else). I then added some veggies (string beans, cauliflower, grape tomatoes, bell peppers, and onions) and cooked it all in some olive oil and truffle I have from Italy. I made a big batch, so I’m excited to be able to eat this for a couple more meals before having to cook again, along with the Swedish Meatballs I cooked yesterday too, pictured below.
Today wasn’t completely healthy though. I also had some chocolate granola and a skinny cow ice cream sandwich. But overall, it was really good. =)
Best moved I’ve ever made in my life, AND it was against my dad, who clobbers me in WWF most of the time.
I was just trying out the Korean camera app on my phone. I like the texture of the picture.
Swedish meatballs. (32/366)
This was my second time making these for the year, but this is the first new thing I’ve learned how to cook. I think that calls for a post about it. These are delicious meatballs and are my moms recipe. I will definitely be making them again and again.
Another WIWT. (30/366)
I love these stockings. I love the skirt. I love the blazer and shirt. This outfit was just success because not only does it look nice and put together, BUT it more importantly is so freaking comfortable. Heh.
Train ride. (26/366)
I really love riding on trains. Going to the job interview (on what was that day but not anymore since I’m writing this late) just confirmed this all the more for me. Despite the gloomy weather, I was so happy to be on the train and able to watch out the window.
There’s something about train rides that seems nostalgic to me even though I didn’t really grow up riding in trains. There’s a novelty there. Maybe it’s books and movies that put that in my mind, but either way I love it and wish I had the opportunity to ride on trains more.
Picture of a picture. (25/366)
I’m babysitting tonight and the girl who I’m babysitting had to show me this picture. She was like, is this you? And I said that it was me haha. Her mom went to Columbia for undergrad and gets the alumni magazine. The picture is from Eddie and Kwak’s wedding back in May 2011. Heh.
Post-ice skating knee. (21/366)
Oh boy. It’s been a long but so much fun past couple of days. I was so tired throughout the day, but woke up when we were ice skating.
It was my second time skating and I was equally as terrified as the first time I went, 6 years ago. I can’t even tell you how many times I fell, mostly on my butt and right knee (as pictured above), but I had a great time.
Something Dan said to me was that I had to stop looking down and look forward. And while I knew this was true, it was my inclination to try to look where and how my feet were moving, and I also tended to put my weight towards my heels instead of the balls of my feet. When Dan told me to stop looking down and look forward, it really resonated with me for my life in general. I’ll probably say this a million times, but I think in every aspect of my life, I need to stop looking at myself and rather look to God. He is the one in control, not me. He is the one who is all-powerful, not me. He is the one who is all-loving, not me. I pray to learn to keep my eyes fixed upon Jesus, the author and perfector of my faith and to stop looking at myself to change things. I am not important, it is only Him who matters.
Baby shower success. (20/366)
After running around this past week, going a little crazy over planning my friend’s baby shower, it finally came tonight and it was so much fun. Although I was sort of the main one organizing this event, I was definitely not in it alone and am so grateful to the friends who helped me pull it off, both who attended and couldn’t.
It was my first experience making cake pops and though I won’t make them for another long while, I’m sure I’ll make them again someday. I didn’t realize how much work actually goes into making those things.
Tomorrow’s another full day with our big council meeting for church and then dinner and ice skating with the youth group kiddies. I should get some sleep.
Baby shower prep. (17/366)
So we threw my friend a baby shower tonight and I had to wait to post this picture until after the shower because I was afraid she would see the decorations beforehand. So here is Tuesday’s picture. I just made the shower an animal theme.