Midterms, Apartment-Sitting & Valentine’s Day


Things started getting back to normal here in Portland after the crazy snowstorm last week. Most of the schools were still closed on Monday due to icy roads, but of course my school only had a two-hour delay, meaning it was open at 10. It was midterm week, so I kind of understand why they were open, but for most people it was still too dangerous to be out driving. I live on top of a hill and there was lots of ice and snow.

My class is at noon and a little after 10:00 I got an email from my instructor saying,
“Class will be starting on-time today.
If you miss class you must have circumstance preventing you from attending if you
wish to make-up the test.”
I was already not planning on going because (1) I couldn’t get out of my house, and (2) after having knee surgery a little over a month ago, I really didn’t want to risk doing anything to it trying to navigate my way through the street covered with ice and snow. Fortunately for me, this counted as a legitimate excuse for not being there, so I was able to make up the test the following day when I could make it in. I’m pretty sure I killed it.

I’ve also been apartment-sitting for my friend this week while she’s been out of town. She lives downtown so it’s really convenient for me getting to school and I love not having to get in my car whenever I want to go somewhere. I could get used to this downtown-living life (sorry Taylor, you might not be getting your keys back 🙂 ). I literally just sit and stare out of the windows. So lucky to live in such a beautiful city.

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I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day/weekend; I definitely did. There is nothing better than being able to spend time with the person/people you love. I did have to spend part of the weekend writing 20 (!!) recipes for a class project, but I actually had a lot of fun with it and I’m looking forward to making them and sharing them with you all! I also treated myself to some tea and Jane Austen, two of my favourite things.

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I have a recipe I’m going to share with you later in the week, so stay tuned for that!

One thought on “Midterms, Apartment-Sitting & Valentine’s Day

  1. Pingback: Leek & Potato Soup | Bryony Cooks

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