This is about what I believe my face looked like when I looked at the weather forecast for my area at the beginning of this week. Highs touching the 30s in Fahrenheit for a few days, a chance of snow on others. Despite all that though, there were a few fun moments in this week such as…
Teaching people how to play the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) on Monday! This week at my university’s Pokémon League was TCG themed. Though quite a few people already knew how to play, we had a few new members who did not know, and I had a lot of fun showing them the ropes and letting them use my decks to test their new-found skills against other members (I have four of them!)
Tuesday was the first day of Pokémon Fun (a class I teach at a local K-8 school) after their spring break. This counted as a new ‘session’ for their school, and for the first session I worked as a teacher I had eight students. This time I have fifteen! Many of the same faces are present from my last class, but its great to see new ones too. One of the kids thanked me for battling with them after class ended that day, which I thought was really sweet of them!
I also managed to cook this deliciousness up on Tuesday:
The Lunds & Byerlys near the school I work at had a fantastic sale on salmon filets going on, so I partook of it and made corn meal crusted salmon for the first time ever. It was a great and delicious experiment.
Wednesday was a liiiiittle more hectic, as I had a mid-semester group paper due that day (and had volunteered to edit it before it was turned in). Everyone had their parts done at the agreed upon time though, so I had a couple hours to review it, which was plenty of time. Really proud of my team! I also baked a pan of lemon bars (as the filling used up six eggs, and I needed to use those things up). It was my first time making those as well, and my roommates thought they were yummy (as did I) 😀 The recipe I used can be found here. I followed it pretty much exactly, except for only using about 1/2 a cup of lemon juice and four tablespoons of lemon zest.
A really exciting thing happened Thursday! I found out where I will be living next year starting in September, after touring places with my future roommate. I liked my landlord a lot this past year, and so toured two bedroom places he had. We decided upon a large lower-duplex that was recently renovated in the past year. My future roommate, a current roommate, and myself polished off the rest of the lemon bars in celebration.
With Friday morning came with this scary sight: snow that stuck to the ground! 😮 It didn’t stay around too long though, as the temperature warmed up sufficiently throughout the day.
Saturday was nice, and I worked on and completed quite a bit of my homework load this weekend, rather than putting it all off until Sunday. This fuzzy creature didn’t help with my work ethic too much though, and made me feel like napping too:
Finally, today! The weather was simply awesome compared to the last several days! I didn’t even need to wear a hat to keep my ears warm. Plus the store I worked at today as a brand ambassador had another ambassador there in the wine section giving taste samples. I found their brand to be quite enjoyable and very smooth: I might need to purchase a bottle sometime! (though I’m very much more of a beer and hard cider girl).
I can’t wait to see how this next week goes, especially since tomorrow will be a battling night at Pokémon League, and I should hear back from a couple of places I’ve interviewed with. Wish me luck in finding an amazing place to intern or work at this summer for more digital marketing experience!