by Jenn (eating bender) on October 24, 2008

What a week. Between studying for midterms, applying for jobs, taking the midterms and flying home (!!), I am v. tired πŸ˜‰ And yes, you read that right – I’m home sweet home (HSH) for the weekend!

I decided to take advantage of the fact that I have no class on Fridays or Mondays, and since this week was my busiest in terms of school work, I decided the weekend would be perfect for travel so that I could enjoy a more relaxing weekend with my family. Oh, and I was also able to do this…

My first-ever voting experience! I’m so glad I’m finally old enough to participate in a presidential election :) It felt good to do my “civic duty,” haha! After I voted, I paid a visit to a little slice of heaven

Glorious!! I also got my haircut and saw High School Musical 3 (HSM)!!!! Yes, I’m a huge fan of those movies – and the music :) It was amazing! I took my bro (who is also a huge fan) and my mom and we hung out with all the little kids at the matinee show. Suh-weet!

Basically, it’s been just the kind of day I needed. And even though I still have another midterm to study for this weekend, the thought of studying at home is a lot more appealing! Especially because I can study while drinking Coffee Cocoa out of my favorite mug.

This afternoon, my mom and I ate lunch at a golf clubhouse. I ended up getting the same make your own salad I had last time, and it was just as yummy! Romaine lettuce topped with grilled chicken, bell peppers, mushrooms and hard-boiled egg, plus an edible flower :) I dipped it in white French dressing on the side.

And so ends my recap :) Now I’ve got some serious blog reading to do, and some more chillaxin’ as well! I’ll be back tomorrow with some yummy food reviews!!

How are YOUR weekends?! Any big plans? Digame, digame!

1 Erica October 24, 2008 at 10:50 pm

What a great weekend! I am so glad you get to spend some time at home with the fab! Getting a haircut always makes me feel so good when I am stressed, so I bet you loved it too! The salad is gorgeous! Enjoy your weekend! Tomorrow my parents are coming for a visit and then we are headed up to my Aunts house for din din!

2 Katie October 24, 2008 at 10:54 pm

Good for you for voting!!! I get to vote the year that I turn 18, which I think is very exciting.

3 maggie October 24, 2008 at 10:54 pm

Sounds so fun :)

I still haven’t seen any of the HSM movies. I have to get on that.

Edible flower = AWEsome. My mom used to saute lily flowers when I was little. We’d pick them out of our front yard. And sometimes she’d make candied violets – heaven :)

4 Caroline October 24, 2008 at 11:04 pm

Yay! This was my first election to vote in as well–I feel so much more like an adult now.

Whole Foods and HSM3 in the same day?! I am so jealous!! Love that edible flower.

5 Sharon October 24, 2008 at 11:10 pm

I love High School Musical! Hahah! I love the songs they sing on there, they are such a hit!

And I wish there was Whole Foods in my area where I lived. Oh well!

6 tryingtoheal October 24, 2008 at 11:18 pm

Ahhh! I can’t believe you saw HSM!! Ok, i say I hate it, but really, i don’t…i’m secretly in love with Zac Efron…kekekeke…[[blush]]

Great to hear you went home and got to vote early!!! I gotta go home and do that too!

have a great weekend with the family and enjoy some time away from studying!!

7 Kristie October 25, 2008 at 12:05 am

Aw yay for being home. A nice calm study enviro. Gotta love it. Hope you have an awesome and relaxing weekend. Try not to study TOO hard πŸ˜‰

8 Juliet October 25, 2008 at 12:25 am

Good luck with your midterms and job search!

9 wholefoodswholeme October 25, 2008 at 1:46 am

woohoo for voting!!! so exciting, i’ve never voted in my life. i LOVE your mug, i’ll say it again and again! sounds like yoU’re having a very busy but fun time (apart from all the studying…) don’t get too tired and take care of yourself hun!

10 coco October 25, 2008 at 2:00 am

lovely mug and the flower in the plate!

11 gina (fitnessista) October 25, 2008 at 5:57 am

i’m so glad you’re celebrating by spending the weekend at home!
how was hsm3? i haven’t seen any of the movies, but i know ALL the songs- when i taught dance, all of the kids wanted to dance to hsm and hannah montana, so i have a ton of disney cds πŸ˜€
have an amazing time with the familia!

12 Megan October 25, 2008 at 6:23 am

So glad you are home and having fun! Good luck on the studying!

13 jenngirl October 25, 2008 at 6:49 am

Sounds like your weekend is off to a fun start! I am a fan of HSM too, I can’t wait to see the 3rd one, if I could only find someone to go with haha…

No big plans for me this weekend, but I am HSH as well, yay! I admire you for the discipline to study while at home, I NEVER do!

14 VeggieGirl October 25, 2008 at 7:56 am

Ooooh yes, you certainly HAVE had quite a week – which is why I’m SUPER happy that you are HSM :-)

Hooray for….

– Voting (this will be my first time voting as well!!)

– Whole Foods (duh!! haha πŸ˜‰ )

– Seeing a movie (I’ve actually never seen any of the HSM movies, but I’m glad you enjoyed it!!)

– Getting a haircut (hope to see the new ‘do!!)

– Cuuuuute mug (don’t stress about that midterm, girl!!)

– Delicious meals (edible flowers are quite intriguing)


This weekend, I’ll be at personal training sessions, writing a paper, and studying for 3 midterms.

15 chocolatecoveredvegan October 25, 2008 at 8:02 am

Your mug is too cute! Perfect for the coming winter weather.

Yay for voting! I was excited that I *just* made the cut-off to vote last time (even though the guy I voted for had no chance to win my state).

16 Hangry Pants October 25, 2008 at 8:08 am

Sounds like a great day! Enjoy your weekend at home!

17 Nicole October 25, 2008 at 8:27 am

Whole Foods!!! That is one huge store. Yipee!

I’m seeing HSM today! I’m too excited. Tomorrow I’m deep cleaning my parents house with them because I’m going to be moving back home to save money so I can move to New York City!

18 caitlin October 25, 2008 at 8:35 am

i loooove HSM!!!! i cant wait to see it!!!

19 bobbi October 25, 2008 at 9:07 am

I am a big fan of coffee cups! I love yours:) So jealouse you went to WF:( Still not one close to me, I might have to take a road trip!

20 Sarah October 25, 2008 at 9:57 am

that sounds like the most perfect day ever! i’m really glad you decided to vote early in AZ!

As for my weekend: last night I was working on a group presentation for 9-2. AT NIGHT! Yes, 9pm-2am on a friday night I was working on econ. What an exciting life I lead. sigh. Make sure you keep having an amazing weekend so I can enjoy it vicariously through you!

21 Erin October 25, 2008 at 11:04 am

I’m so happy you’re home Jenn! YAY! And congrats on voting! It is the best feeling.
Until your candidate doesn’t get elected the first two elections you voted in! :( I don’t think that will be a problem this year, though. Ya know?
I’ve not seen HSM. Does that make me old?
Happy wknd sweetness!

22 Mel October 25, 2008 at 11:45 am

Yay for voting early!

Glad that you had a good trip home, looks like you’ve had a ton of fun all ready!

23 runningwithfood October 25, 2008 at 12:27 pm

Dang … I wish we had a Whole Foods around here! I am dying to visit one!! Your lunch salad looks delish!

Enjoy your weekend!

24 oatmeal October 25, 2008 at 12:29 pm

Grilled chicken salad–yummm~

And good for you for not procrastinating on voting XD

Yay for being able to go home! Enjoy your weekend!

25 Lindsay October 25, 2008 at 1:33 pm

yay for voting but sorry to hear you are so tired! hope you get a lot of relaxing in this weekend :)

26 lauren October 25, 2008 at 3:53 pm

hope you have a great, relaxing weekend! that whole foods looks like a GOOD one!

27 Karla October 25, 2008 at 6:46 pm

Glad you made it home safely! I voted early too–go us :) We both get a first-timer award! Have a wonderful weekend.

28 Astra Libris October 25, 2008 at 10:43 pm

Ooooh, your salad is gorgeous, and your mug is a-w-e-s-o-m-e!! Hooray for voting, too!!

29 glidingcalm October 26, 2008 at 8:41 am

yay for whole foods, BIGGER yay for HSH, couldn’t say yay for HSM since I’ve never seen it, but I guess yay if you enjoyed it….yay for a beautiful salad, and YAY for being done with midterms….oh and also for voting! yee haw!

hope your tests went well!

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