So I had my midterms for both my kitchen class and my lecture. I passed both. This culinary school isn't too hard right now. I don't know if that is just because it's only the first quarter or if maybe it's easy because it's something I enjoy so much? Either way I am happy about doing it. It gives me a sense of purpose and achievement. I look forward to where it will take me in my lifetime. I just wish for $20k it would be a bit more in-your-face intense.
I had my birthday this week. It was on Thursday.
I woke up not feeling very birthday-ey and then BF got very very sick. Violently sick. He stayed home from work but I still had to go.
There went any plans of a nice birthday lunch or surprise at work.
I spent an hour in traffic to work because I couldn't carpool.
I almost cried 3 times at work because it was 'just one of those days'.
I then sat in stopped traffic on the 520 bridge for an hour to get to school.
I appreciate school so much. I got there, changed into my chef's uniform and was transformed. I forgot all my shit that was in my head and just got to work. The kitchen just let's you leave everything at the door when you walk in. I was a bit short tempered with my team but they are so great and just understood.
We got out very early and so a few of us went and grabbed a beer at Buckley's in Seattle and just chatted. It was so nice to have a chance to actually get to know the people I spend so much time with 3 days a week.
I got home and BF was still very sick and so I climbed in bed and went to sleep. Not much of a 24th birthday but that's ok. Next Saturday is my party and I have every intention of making up for it!
BF is still sick. Going on day 3 now. He refuses to go to the doctor and I just keep praying he'll get better soon and be back to his old self. Because of this, I'm pretty certain this Valentine's day will be very low-key and a stay-at-home kinda day. I did offer to cook a nice dinner for him and he mentioned he was thinking about taking me out to eat, like lunch or something. We'll see if he's feeling up to it.
My outlook is much better today than it has been lately. I decided to just stop dwelling on little details that may mean nothing to anyone and are just bringing me down.
I decided not to let myself drown in that pool of over-analyzing, jealousy and doubt. It just sucks you deeper down with every rotation of that hamster wheel.
I self-medicated last night with some great retail therapy and have never felt prettier. I will continue that self medication tonight with baking and packaging sweet little valentine's day cookies for church tomorrow! I even stole some cute vintage valentines off of Bakerella's site http://www.bakerella.com/ to attach to the cookies. I can't wait to get home and start on it!
I hope you all have a great weekend, whether it's treating yourself to much needed self love or spending it with your hunny bunny. Love to you all and peace out motha trucker!