Saturday, September 24, 2011

Back to School, Back to Packing Lunches...

Ah, the new school year.  New clothes, new backpacks, new school supplies.  A return to nights of barely sleeping because I'm lesson planning.

And a return to brown bag (or in my case, a lovely Vera Bradley bag from my parents) lunches.

I tend to see September as another January 1st situation.  I'm getting back into my routine so this is my chance to once again start a healthy eating habit.  Which I at least try to keep up with during the week, before happy hours and dinners out rear their heads on the weekends.

I found this recipe in Everyday Food and was immediately intrigued.  I'm not a huge salad fan, but I do have a big love for arugula.  I switched up some of the ingredients (thanks Trader Joe's!) and a new favorite was born.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

A (Shortened) Beach Vacation....

It was a lovely time, until Katia crashed the party.  Luckily, there was no damage to the house and no loss of power (which automatically meant the house on the beach fared better than my apartment, where I was without power for days).

Jake's first time at the shore house.  He got pretty tired after exploring!

But that doesn't mean he wasn't nosy.

A lovely sunset.

We had to leave on the Friday before the hurricane since we live on the barrier island, and returned the following week.  Katia ate a good chunk of the beach, we were packed in like sardines up there!

Now, school has started, as well as grad school, so it is back to the grind.  Once the paycheck starts coming in again, I'll be cooking more, and I'm also taking some knitting classes.  Looking forward to a busy fall!