Beach Break + Staycation

14 Apr

Thursday is a nice day. Something about being over the hump just brings anticipation and a little bit more productivity. I’m almost finished with a big report that’s due the week after spring break, so I feel good about my work load. I’ve got two more evaluations on my to-do list for May and then I may only have one or two more after that! I’m going to let out a big sigh of relief when my last IEP meeting is complete.

After work, I headed to spinning and I just wasn’t feeling it. The class didn’t seem any more difficult than usual, but I was worn out by the time it ended and light-headed after my pushups. So I made a huge dinner consisting of my some of my favs. for re-nourishment.


Carolina rice, sweet potato pillows, black beans, banana peppers, salsa, spicy blue corn chips, and a dollop of tomato-basil yogurt.


Aside from a bad case of the old reflux, this was an incredible experience.

Tomorrow, my break begins. We’re not doing anything too fancy. We’re driving down to New Jersey to visit Matt’s grandpa on Saturday and then we’re spending two days at the beach. Though it will be too cold to do beachy stuff, a little shopping, eating, and relaxing should still do the trick. Not to mention I’ll have 5 days off of work when I get back to Boston. Stay-cation. I’m pumped.

Anyone else on the school calender traveling for April break?


9 Responses to “Beach Break + Staycation”

  1. Val @ Balancing Val April 14, 2011 at 11:02 pm #


    Where in Jersey will you be?

    • Laura April 15, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

      Island Heights and Atlantic City!

      • Val @ Balancing Val April 15, 2011 at 10:05 pm #

        Awesome! I’m 20min away from there 🙂 hope you have a great time!

  2. Jackie Smith April 15, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

    I’m traveling 3 blocks to the gym! I’m excited to try out some new classes they’re offering! Other than that it’ll be a tiny bit of grading and mostly collapsing & enjoying the beautiful weather.

    Spring break in T minus 2 hours…


    • Laura April 15, 2011 at 12:45 pm #

      Yay! Enjoy:)

  3. garkyeats April 15, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    How does one prepare a sweet potato pillow? It sounds awesome!

    • Laura April 15, 2011 at 1:41 pm #

      skin and cube the potato and roast him for 25 minutes at 400 degrees with cooking spray and seasonings!!!!

      • garkyeats April 15, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

        Easy enough — thank ye!

      • Laura April 15, 2011 at 1:56 pm #


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