With us having moved from our apartment to our townhouse last Saturday, and having spent much of this week unpacking and trying to get back to normal life, its been an absolutely crazy week! Since our house isn’t dog proof yet and Riley’s separation anxiety makes crating him an unrealistic solution (trust me, we’ve tried!), somebody has always had to be at the house with him, which has added another level of complexity to our already crazy week. Given that we also still don’t have Internet set up at our new house yet (Verizon is scheduled to finally come on Sunday!), I’ve been going a bit nuts this past week!
But a few (new) favorites have helped to ease the stress of this past week.
1. Daily Internet time at Starbucks
Starbucks has been my Internet home away from home this week. I’ve spent time each day at Starbucks (there are two locations within five minutes of our house), which is the only reason I’ve still been able to blog almost everyday this past week.
While in college at AU, I heard people, mainly those from New York, rave about Wegmans. Then when a Wegmans store opened in Fairfax I started to hear about people driving up to an hour to go there for their grocery shopping. It just didn’t make sense to me – why would people drive up an hour each way just to go grocery shopping? With Wegmans now being 15 minutes away from our new house, I now understand why people will drive there. This place is great! The meat, seafood, and produce is super fresh, and their bulk meat prices are comparable to that at Sam’s Club or BJ’s without having to pay for a club membership. I went to Wegmans last Sunday, and I cannot wait to do the majority of our grocery shopping there!
3. Our new grill
One of the many things that Preston and I looked forward to buying for our new house was a grill. Since most apartment complexes, including the one that we lived at, prohibit them, we couldn’t wait to buy one. Other than one night this week when it was pouring rain, we have cooked dinner on it every night this week.
4. Trying new recipes
Wednesday evening Preston and I made something new to us for dinner – Lime Fiesta Chicken Salad. Stay tuned to the blog next week – I’ll share the recipe with all of you and introduce you to the new cooking challenge that Preston and I are putting ourselves up to.
5. Exploring our new neighborhood
This week I was able to get out a couple of times, both running and walking, to explore our new neighborhood by foot. Running here is completely different than in the area we used to live. I have found some great areas to complete short distance runs, and I cannot wait to further explore this weekend and discover new places to go to during my longer distance runs.
QOTD: What is one of your newly discovered favorites?
As always, thank you to the DC Trifecta Bloggers (Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC, Mar from Mar on the Run, and Cynthia from You Signed Up For What?!) for hosting the weekly Friday Five Link Up. Be sure to check out their posts as well!