Geographical stress

Yay groceries! Here’s what I got this afternoon:

kale, broccoli, apples, unsweetened coconut, raisins, oranges, pumpkin, carrots, part-skim ricotta, strawberries

kale, broccoli, apples, unsweetened coconut, raisins, oranges, pumpkin, carrots, part-skim ricotta, strawberries

Total cost: $23!! That brings the week’s grocery total up to $35, leaving me with $5 of wiggle room for the rest of the week :-).

I stopped into the gourmet market by my apartment on the way home to pretend to shop so that I could get samples of cheese, Portuguese sweet bread, and toast dipped in fancy olive oil. We all know how much I love my free food!

While almost getting into several fistfights trying to maneuver my way through the grocery crowd shopping, I was on the phone complaining to my mom about NY living. I want three things that are impossible here: (1) my own apartment, (2) a car to drive to places like, say, the grocery store, and (3) grocery store aisles wider (just slightly, that’s all I ask) than my hips. I’ve been here for 8 1/2 years, and I’ve had enough!! Except that I have 1 1/2 years left of grad school …

I got home and went to town preparing lunch for the week (details to come tomorrow) and dinner for tonight. I had a teeny bit of Belkis’ beans left in the fridge (I froze the other half), so I mixed them with 1/2 cup pumpkin and 1/3 cup guacamole to increase the volume to my liking:

With butternut squash seeds, grated homemade cheddar, sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, and a dollop of yogurt:


Macro love:


For dessert, I had 1/4 cup cream cheese frosting (greek yog, part-skim ricotta, vanilla, maple cream, cinnamon, raisins, unsweetened coconut) with a few strawberries for dipping:


And now it’s just about bedtime! I have a long day planned for tomorrow (5am gym + work + 1st class (blech) + commute home until 9pm), so I’m trying out some earplugs because this is Brooklyn, walls are thin, and most people over the age of six are still awake now. Maybe I will get some good sleep!

What do you wish you could change about where you live?

3 thoughts on “Geographical stress

  1. Olga says:

    Oh man, I AGREE with all three of your complaints. Brooklyn isn’t as bad as the city in terms of grocery stores…When I walk into Trader Joe’s in Union Square it seems like it’s the last day on Earth and everyone just MUST have TJ’s food for their last meal. It’s crazy!

    I live in NY but spend most of my school time in Amherst, MA at school. I wish it wasn’t so cold here!


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