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Week 1 in Buffalo

This week was nothing short of madness.  Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I think the easiest way to share the madness is via some snapshots…

We ate lots of sugar cookies.  I finally finished icing a batch of Easter sugar cookies and I’m slowly polishing off the entire batch.  Not much thanks goes to Kris… sugar isn’t his thing so it leaves me and B with ALL of the sweets.


We celebrated small successes… like B partially ending her hunger strike. (partially.)  I’ve never met a dog that refuses to eat before, it’s so strange and stressful.


I woke up super early everyday to make time for a healthy breakfast.  We had some ripe avocados to use up so I started mashing avocado on toast and sprinkling salt and pepper on top…. it is heavenly.  I’m officially addicted.


We fried up some ground venison, mixed it with marinara sauce, and put it on top of spinach and roasted spaghetti squash.  It was delicious.  Mostly thanks to Wegman’s marinara sauce. (Side note – it would have been better if I would have cooked the spinach)


Lots of wine was drank.  Even though I am really enjoying the new gig, everyday is rough when you are just starting a new job.  So much to learn = so much wine needed.


Leftovers were packed for lunch:


Kind bars were consumed daily.


Why is it so hard to control food intake and know what “normal” feels like when you are in the midst of a transition?  I have been so hungry and so exhausted when I get home.  Hopefully this weekend I can get a jump start on getting back on track.  But when your entire house looks like some variation of this:


It’s hard to be hopeful that the weekend will consist of anything but organizing and unpacking.  Tonight we are going out to dinner for some sushi and quality time.  Have a great weekend!


Moving Day – The Closing of a Chapter

I know I have been terrible with posting this week but life has just been so darn hectic.  Tomorrow we are officially making the move to Buffalo, NY!  These past 2 weeks have been a complete whirlwind and working out and planning meals has been nearly impossible.  I’m hoping to regain some sense of routine and normalcy next week.

But in the meantime, here is an update of the past week (or two)…

Lots of lunches, wine, and emotional goodbyes

My last day of work was Wednesday and it was very difficult for me to say goodbye to my coworkers who have become my good friends and pack up my desk.  I am a person of routine and any big life changes are usually very difficult for me.  The good thing is I have been so busy that I haven’t had too much time to panic about it.  The bad thing is I am really going to miss my job and my friends and I’m afraid I will be having some serious homesickness.  My coworkers sent me off the right way though with lunches just about every day, an awesome happy hour, a myriad of thoughtful gifts, and even a homemade cake!


It’s always so sad to start a new life chapter, but so wonderful to know that you have cultivated friendships that won’t end when a new chapter begins.

A few attempts at training for the half marathon

I hit the road one measly time so far this week for around 3 miles.  Yikes.


But it was a beautiful day to get out with the B-ster.  Too bad I woke up this morning to more snow (I guess I should get used to it, huh?).


More phone calls than I’ve made in my entire life

Moving your entire life, leaving a job, preparing for a new job, finding a place to live, and selling your house are no simple tasks.  I think I have made more phone calls and done more paperwork this week than I have in my whole life.  Thank goodness for Kris; I don’t know how people do all of this by themselves.

Packing, cleaning, planning, panicking

Tomorrow Kris and I are moving our necessities to the new apartment and the moving company will bring the rest next week.  Even though I feel like I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, there is still so much to do!  Every once in a while I find myself getting to the point of overwhelmed-ness that I just feel paralyzed.  But luckily I’ve been able to snap out of it and keep moving.  I’m looking forward to being settled and getting back to my routine.  The half marathon is only 6 weeks away!!

Have a great weekend everyone!