So Many Good Memories
Last week ended up being a bit of a crazy one over here, so I really enjoyed this weekend.
I relaxed, ran in the rain, drank about 20 cups of hot tea, caught up on blog reading and enjoyed life with my two favorite people (yes, Cecil counts as a person).
The only stressful thing Adam and I did this weekend was say goodbye to our old apartment. We moved out on January 1st, but we’ve still been under a lease there all this time.
Seeing the apartment all cleared out brought back so many memories from when we first moved in back in March of 2012. It was our first “adult apartment.” We felt so cool and mature when we moved in, haha!
We had lived in a really spacious 2 bed/2 bath in Davie, FL during college thanks to Adam’s dad who let us rent it from him at a really low rate. After we graduated college we stayed there for a couple of years out of convenience AND not knowing where we wanted to live.
We strongly considered moving to Boston in 2011, but we visited in winter and left knowing we weren’t tough enough for that kind of cold! The snow scared us away!
After grad school we briefly considered moving to LA or San Fran since I received job offers out there, but in the end we didn’t want to move across the country when both of our families are here on the east coast.
Eventually we settled on Fort Lauderdale and we couldn’t be more happy here.
Walking up to the front door of our old apartment still gives me that “ah, I’m home” sort of feeling. I have a lot of fond memories there and I’ll miss it.
I became a runner while living at that apartment! I ran my first 5K, half marathon and marathon while living there. I started my daily habit of running to the beach while living there. I began my current job while living there. Ah, so many good memories!
I’m excited that we’ve moved on though. That apartment was great, but our new apartment is larger, brand new and more modern. I’ve been in love with it since the moment we saw it and I know moving was the right decision.
When we got home from the old place I was hungry and needed a snack so I whipped up my 100th batch of roasted chickpeas.
I spritz them with a little olive oil, toss them in garlic and onion powder and then bake for 45 mins.
I’ve been removing all of the outer shells on the chickpeas. It’s a time consuming process (REALLY time consuming) but the chickpeas have this great crunch if you remove the shell that I am addicted to!
Other than that my weekend was pretty uneventful and I like it that way!
I hope you had a really nice weekend and are ready to tackle Monday head on!
What snack food are you loving right now?