This Week’s Small Pleasures #54

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This week was a bit different. Our landlords/housemates who bought this giant house, formerly a 1900’s schoolhouse, was not a residential property and they have worked the past year on making it one. This week, the final inspection to get the residential permit was happening and we had to make our apartment look like no one was living here. We move all the furniture, took everything down and hid the cats. We decided to hang out at a bakery in the meantime. When we came back we got the good news. The house is officially a legal residence. The inspector didn’t even come check our basement apartment because he said had an ingrown nail that really hurt and he didn’t want to walk too much haha!

We took this opportunity to deep clean the house, sweep and mop the whole floor, vacuum carpets, clean counters… It was good.

Here were a few of my other small pleasures this week:

1. I got a little color. Being a Mexican, I was unacceptably white, At crossfit class even one guy asked me: “you are from Mexican heritage right? how come you are so pale?”  and I was like “right??” So I hung out in the sun for a few hours and got a little tanner, it suits me way better.

2. I Ran 2 miles easy. I have never been a runner. In fact, I had loathing for running/jogging. I didn’t get people who did it. This week for a crossfit workout, I ran 2 miles and it was a lot easier than I thought. It felt good to see how much I have progressed. Just last year I couldn’t even run 1 mile without stopping to walk.

Harvested some beautiful lettuce from the garden today.

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3. Eating lettuce from the garden. We’ve been eating salad with the beautiful lettuce from our garden all week. It’s my first time in my life having veggies in the yard for me to pick. It’s such a pleasure! Can’t wait for the other veggies.

4. Donald Trump made me laugh a lot this week. I think he is hilariously ridiculous and unbelievable in all that he says, like “I’m running for president” and insulting the [my] Mexican race by saying “they’re rapists.. and some, I assume, are good people.” Yeah, probably at least some of them aren’t rapists right? Thank you DT for bringing me smiles.

5. Croque monsieur :p. I mentioned we hung out at the bakery during the inspection. I had this delicious Parisian food that I rarely get to have.

6. Trader Joe’s and a new chocolate stash. I got to go on a Trader Joe’s run and stocked up on a few things, especially dark chocolate. I went a little overboard and I’m not sorry.

 

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6 thoughts on “This Week’s Small Pleasures #54

  1. We ate lettuce from our garden too this week. And I wasn’t smiling at El Trompudo. All I have to say is I really hope there aren’t any Americans that take him seriously. Who says that kind of stuff – out loud!?

      1. Wow. Classy. Lol. Just goes to show that it doesn’t matter if one is a multi-millionaire, he can still have no common sense (or common decency) – que pena.

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