Sunday, May 29, 2011

Busy Bee

The past few weeks have been a bit hectic, to say the least.

The end of April brought the end of the Winter semester and exams, and my move back home. It was slightly traumatic having to sort through the contents of my beloved one-bedroom and decide what to get rid of (like my couch and TV), what to put in storage (like my collection of Sweet Valley High books), and what to bring to my parents' condo.

As I was moving home, I also had exams at school. I had to mark them VERY quickly, because immediately after exams, I had scheduled a trip to New York City with my dear friend Megan!

I had never been before, and it was AMAZING. We went to a Broadway show (Baby It's You), the Top of the Rock, saw Letterman (Betty White was on!), and did a lot of walking around and subway-riding. And if you happened to watch The Today Show on May 6, you may have seen me waving at the camera at one point. :D

Upon returning home, I had to get ready for the summer semester (and attempt to do some unpacking/organizing). Soon after I began teaching again, my boyfriend and I made the impromptu decision to take a weekend trip to Montreal! So, last weekend, off we went!

In between all this travelling, I've also been adjusting to life back at home, and planning for some major life changes coming my way in the fall (more on that soon). My dad was also in the hospital again, briefly, which brought its own batch of stress (including an awful all-nighter in the emergency room). He's home again now though, thankfully.

Living at home again isn't without its challenges, but there are also some great perks:
  • saving tons of money (I am paying some rent, but not very much), which will help with the life changes I alluded to above
  • gym IN THE BUILDING (I really have no excuses)
  • indoor and outdoor pool (again, no excuses)
  • hot tub!
  • cool downtown location (yes, my parents live in a cooler neighbourhood than I used to)
I have been doing my best to exercise and eat well, although I've honestly had so much going on that I have not been as consistent as I'd like to be. Things seem to be settling down now, though, and I am optimistic about the summer ahead. AND I was down 3.8 pounds at my meeting yesterday! (Still up overall, but let's not dwell on that...)

Stay tuned for my news about this fall. Any guesses?


Enz said...

Engaged? I'm saying that because you've never shown us the boy before :) And saving money for a wedding/house?

Katie said...

Enz, I read your comment to Drew and he went into a state of minor panic. ;)

Nope, not engaged!

andrea. said...

NYC AND Montreal?! Fun!!!

My guess is ... moving in together? Would make sense since I think you both will need a new place to live?

That, or you're going back to school.

What do I win?!?

Anonymous said...

The boy is cute!