I feel like the week after a break tends to start out slow and then slam you as soon as you’re in the swing of things again. Anyone else? This week I:
Finished that link post I was procrastinating on last week.
Took three (research) steps forward, two steps back.
Forward: found the recipes & ingredients to make a growth medium for some bacteria I need to culture. Forward: got fresh groundwater samples from our research site. Forward and back: had a meeting that clarified my future research plans. Consequently have to do a lot of rewriting on my research proposal. Back: machines keep breaking when I need to run samples on them. It’s a neverending story.
Ok, actually 3 times, which is as often as I planned, but not as far as I planned. I was not feeling up to running longer, so I didn’t. But I did get some hills in on 2 of my runs, and did 1 and 2/3 strength workouts for the week.
Tomatoes, peppers, tomatillos (did you know they come in purple?), and herbs. Nothing has sprouted yet, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
Had an epiphany.
Yesterday I realized my favorite peanut butter ever – Trader Joe’s crunchy flax and chia PB – should be really easy to recreate. We haven’t lived near a TJ’s in almost 2 years, so I’m not sure why it took me so long to figure this out. Actually making it is on my to-do list this week.
Did not take a single picture.
Thus why this is a photo-less post, apart from the one at the top which is from last summer and just there because I wanted you to have something pretty to look at.
How many steps forward and back for you last week?
What’s your favorite store-bought food that’s actually easy to make yourself?