Instagram: Photo a Day

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If you’re wondering what I’m up to lately… well it’s mostly work.  I tend to work long hours because I’m still learning.  I’ve also had some complicated and sad patients lately that leave me emotionally drained.  Once I get home, it’s difficult for me to find the energy for much of anything besides making dinner, petting Kitty, and catching up on a TV show or two.

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I do consistently make dinner though, with the help of this adorable chalkboard I got from Zulily.  I plan all the meals for the week and do the grocery shopping on Sundays.  On my commute home, I tell Mr. B to turn on the oven or start chopping something.  There’s no way I would be able to cook even half as much if I didn’t do this kind of planning!  It’s been a total lifesaver.

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I’ve also been singing with my a cappella group every week, meeting with my Cooking Club once a month, working on some little projects at home, and enjoying a few fun activities with Mr. B.  If you’re interested in more frequent updates, I’ve been doing this #photoaday thing on Instagram.  The plan is to post one picture on Instagram every day for a year. So far, I’ve been having a lot of fun finding images to share.  Check it out!

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Shrimp for One, Two Ways

A friend was visiting me today and she reminded me that I have been sorely neglecting this blog.

I have been working full time for 6 weeks now and I absolutely love it.  I was anxious about the transition but after all the travel and weddings and time off, I surprised myself by being totally ready for the stability of working full time.  I even do the whole week’s grocery shopping on Sundays now!  Maybe sometime I’ll share a weekly meal plan with you.

Another thing that has happened over the last six weeks is that I’ve become mildly obsessed with a certain crustacean that I used to find inedible.  I’ve finally turned a corner on shrimp!  And not only that, but I’ve started to crave it!  If it comes up in conversation during the day, I will probably find a way to work it into dinner that night.  Mr. B still hasn’t found his shrimp nirvana, so I’ve mostly been cooking shellfish for one.  With the help of a giant bag of frozen shrimp from Costco, here are two of the ways I have been enjoying shrimp lately:

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Home

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I was singing “Somewhere That’s Green” this morning in the car and I suddenly realized that we’ve found ours.  I present to you, The Sawyer Greenhouse.

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Boston Tourism

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If you’ve been on my Flickr lately, you know I just uploaded a whole bunch of new pictures.  They show my birthday surprise at the Taste of South Boston, a friend’s bridal shower, and of course, Bermuda.

Two weeks ago, I also had the chance to show one of my high school friends around Boston for the first time.  Showing off Boston to newcomers is one of my favorite things to do, especially in the spring.  It reminds me why I fell deeply in love with this city.

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Bermuda

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In March, Brian & I went to Bermuda to take advantage of my last Spring Break before I finish school.  (That’s in 85 days, by the way, not that I’m counting.)  Bermuda was beautiful and relaxing, but also a little strange.  It’s a tiny island and you can explore all the main areas in just a few days.  The food is very expensive and the locals are very friendly. Continue reading Bermuda

Boston Organics: April 20

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A few weeks ago, I started our Boston Organics deliveries back up. We only get the smallest box every other week, but I love cooking with my organic food, especially now that I’m on break for a few weeks. I’ve been working on updating my No-List and really making this box work for us.  Inspired by a friend from college, I wanted to share how I’ve been doing using our box.

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One More

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It’s nice when others are able to express the things we do not know how to say. My initial reaction to Friday’s manhunt was a lot like this:

Compassion for Dzhokhar? Call Me Crazy.

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Then, on Saturday, I visited the memorial on Boylston – a tangible representation of pain and tragedy. These grainy cell phone pictures don’t have a fraction of the power of that sight. I know what I felt in that moment, but about Dzhokhar, I still don’t know what to feel.