Sunday, October 11, 2009
Beef Stew and a Day full of graduate work!
Yesterday was Saturday. And unlike most people relaxing after a week full of work, I was continuing with Day 3 of full-mode graduate school homework completion. It was grueling. And today is no 'day off' either. I'm hoping as time goes on, I will adjust to the load and be able to have at least one day of 'rest' ;)
I did manage to make a delicious dinner last night though. I even wore an apron that my mom made me with an "R" on it. As an ode to the fall weather, I made a hot, tasty, beef stew. I took pictures to remind me of my satisfied accomplishment and to encourage me to learn more new things. Of the two taste testers, Mikey and my aunt, the result seems to be favorable, so I shall be making the stew again in the future!
By the way, I got the recipe in the October issue of fitness. There are many more to try as well.
There were other moments throughout my day that seemed to lift my spirits. My dad sent me a 'Miss you' card which is an uncommon act seeing as how busy and 'macho' he is. LOL, he's not that macho, but dad's aren't as sentimental as mom, you know what I mean.
How I know I had a good day despite the stress of my course work? I had pleasant dreams, and I woke up smiling, for a while anyways. At least until it was time to eat and Mikey's jokes were no longer cutting it.