I’m not moving to Montana anymore 😦
I mean, I am. For three months. But after that I’m moving somewhere else. Where? I don’t know yet. Why? That’s a loooooong story. Here’s the short version: MSU didn’t give me any financial aid and because I’d be paying out of state tuition for my post-bacc program, the 4 semesters of classes would cost me over $30,000.
Ugh. Obviously I’ll write a real update on what the new plan is (or at least what it is for now, as I still have no idea where we’ll be in 4 months…) but I’m out of time and energy for a discussion of this today.
In the meantime…I’ll distract you with this!
There it is: the simple truth. Kyle and I, for about 2.5 months, have been dabbling with the Paleo diet. This is not to say that we eat strictly Paleo at every meal BY ANY MEANS. Rather, our strategy has been to grocery shop Paleo and thus eat Paleo at home (with the exception of beer for him) and splurge on weekends or when we’re eating at someone else’s house. While I can absolutely get on board with the general idea of the Paleo diet (plus it was a fun new challenge to try cooking in a new way) I honestly just think it’s too hard, too restrictive to keep up in any kind of routine way. Sometimes I don’t have time to cook an egg at breakfast. Honestly, sometimes I just don’t want an egg at breakfast. On days when I’m in a rush, it’d be nice to throw together a quick sandwich on the go than have to make a salad and box up last night’s leftovers.
It’s funny that I’m even saying this because I’ve never been a carbs person. I don’t like bread that much, I almost never eat rice and the only dairy I usually consume is cheese. But the convenience factor is hard to deny. And I’m all about convenience right now when I’m working 40 hrs/week, playing in three volleyball leagues, taking an online class and trying to also have some unscheduled fun.
I want to appreciate food again, not pick it apart. I want to not feel like every meal is a production, and I want to be able to make big production meals without poring over the ingredients list first. So I’m taking a break from Paleo. I’ll let you know how it goes!
In an effort to make this post a little less text heavy, I tried to find an image that did something other than pile praises on the Paleo diet. THEY DON’T EXIST. I googled “Paleo hater” “Dislike paleo diet” “Negative paleo” and other things. Apparently people everywhere completely adore the Paleo diet and I’m an anomoly. So instead, here are some really cute puppies!
OK, that’s enough for now but I want to PROMISE you all that from now on I will include lots of fun and exciting pictures. I’m visiting my sister in Wisconsin later this week and we’re going on a puppy hunt to find she and her boyfriend the perfect puppy, so I can promise lots of goofy seester pictures and lots of adorable puppy pictures too! Until then, here is Peanut. She’s first on the list to visit!
Peanut, from Puppy Love Rescue in West Bend, WI
Update: Peanut, now known as Kira, came home with my sister and Matt on Sunday. She now lives in Madison, WI and is the cutest puppy I have ever seen. We love her already!