Once upon a time I started this blog.
Then, in one of my first posts, I imagined my perfect relationship and opened up the universe to giving me some test drives.
Then I planned a trip to Las Vegas for a convention with 1200 other young Jewish professionals.
Then I took a hiatus from blogging.
But what you never got to see during that month long break were my sudden influx of constant day-long texts, my new 3-hour phone calls despite a 2-hour time difference, my gossiping with friends over the a whirlwind in my life.
You never saw the dare of a trip I took in April, flown half-way across the country to Los Angeles, to spend 3.5 days with some friends and a guy I’d only met for 17 hours.
Because in Vegas of all places – a city with the tag-line “What Happens Here, Stays Here” – I met a guy. Who I felt an instant connection with. Who wanted to know me better, too.
But I never told you the full story. So for that, I’m sorry.
The thing about a blog, though, is – as obvious as it sounds – putting something on the internet makes it public! For everyone to know about!
While our story is no doubt pretty cute and crazy, there’s still a lot of it left to write.
After all, there’s the distance. Our personal histories. An age difference. “Figuring life out” left to do. More getting-to-know to be done. The feeling of not quite wanting to stop life as it is. The people in our life who don’t about it yet. Us not knowing what it is yet.
And the fact that I’m still very much Young, Wild and Free.
But just because something isn’t serious, doesn’t mean it can’t be really fun! I believe things are meant to happen and for now, I’m just chilling on the rollercoaster waiting to see what’s next. Knowing that there’s a lot of adventures headed this way..
And this time, I’ll try to clue you in on it, too!
Anyway, LA Boy is back in town! One of his interviews panned into a new gig with a permanent position in LA, but frequent visits and meetings at the headquarters in Chi.
We are both juggling busy work schedules, obligations and a commute (wait, that’s just me) but I’m not going to complain against a few more days in person figuring out the story.
That means Tuesday I prepped my work lunches in advance for one less thing to worry about while he’s here.
For Tuesday – Thursday, I compiled my usual fruit & nut baggies. I like to gobble down as much as possible so it’s all about getting the best bang for your buck. In this case, I compilef handfuls of almonds, raisins, half an apple and some grapes.
Then I roasted a plot of red pepper, green beans, carrots, zucchini, pea pods, and broccoli.
For one dish, I combined hardboiled egg and half a red potato with dill and hummus and topped it with the roasted veggies for a egg/potato salad of sorts.
For another, I added the veggies to a spread of lettuce and apple cider vinegar and ate it along a side of spicy tuna-salmon sushi.
Thursday, would be leftovers. Salmon salad to be specific.
Putting the week’s worth of lunches in the fridge at work on Tuesday seriously made my life easier. Recommended. But I should know that already.
As for the visit in place?
More on that later!