Almost every morning after getting out of bed, I head straight for the coffee maker. Pour out the grounds from the day before, fill the pot with water, dump it in, add coffee, turn it on. Caramelo is my favourite flavour from Second Cup and I'm sad because the bag I brought from Canada is almost gone :(
A fake sad face because my coffee is cold. Fake because I'm used to my coffee being cold. I almost always bring home a half-full cup at lunch and Tony almost always asks why I didn't drink it all and I almost always look at him like, ummm... I TEACH 24 FOUR-YEAR-OLDS, THAT'S WHY!
At least once a week, sometimes more, we use our slow cooker. On this day, we made Applesauce Chicken. Sounds weird, but it's delicious.
I just found out that there is a teeny "café" at school where I can buy lattes. (I've only worked here for over a year, no big deal.) Starbucks quality? Not quite. Does the job of an afternoon pick-me-up? Yup! AND you get 2 teeny chocolate cookies with your coffee. AND the ayi (Mandarin for "aunt") yells, "ka fei!" (Mandarin for "coffee") when she sees me.
My view walking home from work. I stayed until 5:40PM, finishing the Scholastic Book Order and proofing report cards.
I sometimes like to wash my face as soon as I get home. You know, wash away the day. The last couple days I've been using Ocean Salt from Lush that Alanna gave me to try.
Tony and I ordered bagels from Tavalin on Monday. They were supposed to come pre-cut because it can be a struggle to cut a bagel so it will fit into a toaster! But they didn't, so here I am cutting bagels. Life's hard.
Any fiancé who will squeeze lemon juice for you is a keeper.
The highlight of Tuesday was making hummus for the first time. So grateful for the colleague who convinced me to make it instead of buy it. I had my doubts—especially when the garlic and tahini were all lumpy and not blending in the blender—but it turned out fantastic! And I had a little dance party thanks to Songza. Maybe life's not so hard after all.
(I'm participating in Ali Edward's Week in the Life. Follow along on Instagram. And here's Monday.)
(All photos are unedited, straight from my iPhone.)