Another week is flying by! I’ve been taking it a bit easier this week, trying to keep things a bit quiet. I’m still really trying to figure out that balance between alone time and social time, and also trying to figure out how much free time now that I’m working. It’s a process! I think I’m getting better at figuring it out, but I’m trying not to overwhelm myself, too. It’s an adjustment!
On Monday evening Teddy and I decided to have a spontaneous date night! We headed over to John Harvard’s Ale House – a quick walk for both of us. We were both pleasantly surprised by the beer menu, but it makes sense. It is an ale house! I tried a nice IPA and Teddy went for a lager. Both were great, and we agreed that we’d love to back another time to try a flight. The food was decent, but not amazing. Considering how awesome the food in Cambridge is, this place was moderate. We’ve been spoiled lately! But we’ll be back for the beer 🙂
The rest of the night was spent catching up on Game of Thrones – we’re almost done with season 2. Horribly behind, yes, but still enjoying it!
On Tuesday evening I spoke to my parents for a while, did some grocery shopping and make some food for the week. My weekly shop has been getting later and later into the week! I need to get back on track soon – I like planning for the week before it happens! I tried out this lentil salad, mostly because I wanted something with lentils in it. I didn’t have some of the ingredients, but I enjoyed what I made. I added quite a few cherry tomatoes, which I thought was a good adjustments. The recipe made enough food for quite a few meals, so I’m happy about that!
Tonight has been another quiet evening – I spoke to my sister for a while, enjoyed some dinner, and am catching up on laundry. Not super exciting, but I like the downtime! The rest of this week will be a bit busier, so I’m enjoying the quiet while I can.
I still feel weird about not “doing” something on week nights – I’m still getting used to all of this free time I now have. I also am slowly getting used to the idea that I can say no to social gatherings because I need some alone time, or I’m just not in the mood. Sometimes I just like quiet time to cook, read, talk to a friend, or just generally relax! I know I’ll find that balance soon, but I’m not quite there yet.