Now the garage is filled with his two "loves" HAHA!
For the second part of my day I headed into New Westminster for a little visit at the naturopathic school I'm hoping to attend next year - Boucher. I met with the director of admissions and alumni relations first. I had a few questions I needed to get clarified. Then I was paired up with a wonderful student in first year. I actually got to sit in her Biomed class with her! It was great too because I could follow along to a certain extent! I only graduated 3 years ago yet I feel like all that knowledge has evaporated. I'm sure its buried deep in my brain somewhere..I just need to torture it with some more organic chemistry before it will let it out:) The student was a great help to me and allowed some of my fears to be put into perspective. Plus she is a rock star - a student + a mom! And she says its doable! I met some other girls in the class and all were super friendly and welcoming too.
I feel I've found my place.
Sitting in the class listening about extracellular matrices, wound healing, zinc, scarring, collagen, and so much more, I felt HAPPY! I wanted to be in the class now, as a student. It felt so right being there and it just re-ignited my drive to really hunker down and get my application in, complete organic chemistry (again!), and continue my relationship with my ND.
Have you ever had such an epiphany?
As for this weekend, I've got a huge to-do list. Here are some of the tasks:
1. Brew sugar/tea for kombucha
2. clean the bathroom...boo
3. Start and finish first homework assignment for organic chemistry
4. Make tomato sauce - freeze it
5. Make "sun-dried" tomatoes in the dehydrator
6. Dehydrate mint, lemon balm, some basil, thyme, cilantro
7. pick up car parts for the new "love"
8. dehydrate pears and plums
9. Freeze left-over tomatoes-plain
10. work on application process - autobiography, references (have to think about who to use for the last one), budget worksheet etc etc
11. Other things I haven't thought of yet!
It's fall, baby! I can feel it, even though I think we were jipped of a summer here. I'm already craving soups and squash. Fall also gives me time to catch up on the many things that were put to the wayside for sun, shorts, and sand! Mainly those things that involved being indoors for long periods of time. I love fall even though it brings so much rain for us coastal folks. I think I love it so much because I grew up in a vacation town where September couldn't come soon enough. Tourists dominated every part of my city and I couldn't really move in July and August, let alone find a good spot on the beach! Even though I don't live there anymore September still brings me a sort of peace.
Do you welcome Fall or does it bring you down that the hot summer sun has moved on?
PS - I saw a comment on a blog the other day that bothered me a little. Basically the commenter said that a lot of people who are food bloggers don't know how to write well. I thought that wasn't necessary to say-especially in the comments section. I fully admit that I am not a pro in grammar. I started writing this blog partly to better my writing skills. I don't know, I just thought that is was uncalled for especially since we aren't writing for our English profs here. What are your thoughts?
Have a great weekend everyone!