Nope, I haven't jumped off the face of the earth. I know ya'll we're sitting on the edge of your computer chair just waiting to find out why I haven't been posting - well, here is the reason. 22 is old. I know most of you who read this are older than that, so please don't throw anything at me for saying that! But since turning 22 two weeks ago it's like my body has suddenly been more demanding. It needs more sleep. It gets more tired. Sure, it might have *something* to do with the fact that on Monday my brother and I took 23 hours to drive from Toronto to my apartment (we stopped and shopped for three hours, I'll tell you about that later!) And then on Friday I was up at 3:30 am to get same brother to the airport so that he could fly back up North... but I chose to blame it on the fact that I am getting old. I miss the good old days when I could bounce right back after a long road trip, or get up super early and be just fine. But now I am old, and my body is making me pay for it. Ok - I shall stop. Before everyone older than 22 hates me. (But everyone younger than 22 be warned - your body will change and you will be old before you're ready to be!)
About that three hours shopping ... Spencer and I were driving on I-79 in PA, about an hour South of Erie, and we stopped at the Grove City Outlets. They are so worth stopping at, even if it means going out of your way to get to them!! They were quite amazing. When I say there were deals I do mean deals. D.E.A.L.S. I bought at two stores - The Children's Place and Aeropostale - things were on sale to begin with and then an additional 50% off of that - I spent a total of $29 and got $270 worth of things. It was rather exciting for a bargain shopper =) The best deal was a gorgeous mens wool sweater regularly $42 that I got for $1.50! Pretty sweet deal, eh? It was fun to have that shopping break in the midst of the long drive!
We got back down here otherwise uneventfully - arriving here at 5 Tuesday morning! Paul had Tuesday off, so we just hung around doing a lot of nothing. It is so very nice to be back home again =)
I have decided that I am going to try to vamp up my cooking skills - each week I am going to try to use at least 7 new recipes. So far it's going well and I have discovered two rather delicious ones - bacon cheeseburgers (with the bacon and cheese grilled in the burger itself) and hamburger buns. They are definite keepers and I will post the recipes later this week.
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