update: august goals

i’m  making progress on my august goals.


mike and i cooked for his parents on friday night and made two new dishes from the williams sonoma bride & groom cookbook.  we made broiled shrimp with parsley garlic butter (huge hit, but super gross to prepare) and blueberry fool (delicious but would’ve been better if i’d whipped the cream longer). it was really fun to entertain in our new apartment.  yes, we’ve been hosting a bunch recently but we haven’t really entertained.  you know, full meal, wine, dessert, the works.  feeding people does something for my soul.  i absolutely love it. 

we’ve been on one date so far.  we walked to thomas sweet, an icecream and sweet shop in georgetown and talked the whole way there.  it was low-key but so nice to enjoy a summer night and conversation with each other.

looking forward to our next date night, though it has yet to be planned.


i tried on some sneakers at lunch today.  i think i’m going back for these on tuesday or wednesday.

then maybe i’ll be inspired to get into a gym routine.  though to be honest, i’ve been feeling the repercussions of not getting to the gym regularly: anxious, butterflies, emotional, mind racing.  no good.  must get to the gym.  starting tomorrow.


i’ve made a list of all the things we’re getting rid of and how we’ll do it.  now just have to post them to the appropriate sites.

as for the chore list, yeah, about that…well i guess we do laundry on sundays and maybe clean the bathroom on mondays fridays.