things after the rings

my life as a twenty-something newlywed

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Aug 15

update: august goals

i’m  making progress on my august goals.


mike and i cooked for his parents on friday night and made two new dishes from the williams sonoma bride & groom cookbook.  we made broiled shrimp with parsley garlic butter (huge hit, but super gross to prepare) and blueberry fool (delicious but would’ve been better if i’d whipped the cream longer). it was really fun to entertain in our new apartment.  yes, we’ve been hosting a bunch recently but we haven’t really entertained.  you know, full meal, wine, dessert, the works.  feeding people does something for my soul.  i absolutely love it. 

we’ve been on one date so far.  we walked to thomas sweet, an icecream and sweet shop in georgetown and talked the whole way there.  it was low-key but so nice to enjoy a summer night and conversation with each other.

looking forward to our next date night, though it has yet to be planned.


i tried on some sneakers at lunch today.  i think i’m going back for these on tuesday or wednesday.

then maybe i’ll be inspired to get into a gym routine.  though to be honest, i’ve been feeling the repercussions of not getting to the gym regularly: anxious, butterflies, emotional, mind racing.  no good.  must get to the gym.  starting tomorrow.


i’ve made a list of all the things we’re getting rid of and how we’ll do it.  now just have to post them to the appropriate sites.

as for the chore list, yeah, about that…well i guess we do laundry on sundays and maybe clean the bathroom on mondays fridays. 

Aug 1

happy august

it’s august? wow. where has summer gone?  it’s been a fun and busy summer, though the recent heat makes me yearn for fall, for the crisp in the air, fall foods and drinks, and to see the beautiful tree outside our window change color. but summer is not over yet and i have a fun and busy august ahead.  here are my goals for this month:


  • two date nights
  • try three new recipes together


  • set meeting with trainer
  • find a new gym routine
  • get new sneakers


  • set weekly chore calendar
  • sell, donate, toss items we’ve set aside

what does your month look like?  what do you hope to do this month? here’s to a happy, productive august.