Full blown grocery trip.
Bizarre, right? Espesh if you know me. If you know me, you know I like to cook.
But my job is crazy these days and this is THE FIRST WEEK I WILL SPEND IN MY APARTMENT SINCE JANUARY. I actually had to buy enough groceries to last me the week as opposed to the quick meal things I grab for the two days I’m normally only here. I’m slightly excited and slightly scared!
I’m excited because of course it’s nice to be home, in your own space, with your own furniture, cooking in your own kitchen, and not living out of your suitcase. I can cook things and eat the leftovers (I love leftovers)! These past few months I’ve only made things that I finish in one sitting or that I know I’ll be okay with eating all weekend as my only meal. Tonight I made tacos and am looking forward to having the leftovers this week! Especially as a delicious taco salad! Mmmmm!!!
I’m scared because I’m worried I’ll be bored! When I’m in a hotel I usually hang out in the local Panera or Starbucks for a while doing work and eating dinner. And I try to take advantage of where I am by exploring the town through walking or visiting the local shops. And now that I am home for a week I have to entertain myself! I find it is so much easier to seek things out to do when you’re on the road in a town that isn’t yours, yet so much harder to find the motivation to do the same thing in your own town. Sometimes I forget that this town is still new to me since I’ve only lived here for 5 months. When I first moved here I was really good about walking the town to explore. I was also good at remembering to take pictures… been slacking on that lately. Sorry friends.
Lucky for me this town is the town of festivals and celebrations and they have St. Patty’s day events going on all this week. And I guess I’ll just have to hang out all day in the local Panera and Starbucks when I’m not on campus.
Anyone else find it difficult to entertain yourself in your own town? How do you remember to act like a tourist where you live?