A lot has been going on though:
--> I'm excited to announce that I am currently writing my first scientific article! It has always been a major goal, I just didn't think that it would be happening this early in my career.
--> I've been spending a lot of time with this enormous textbook (~1300 pages):
--> I've been baking because it makes the perfect study break. My most recent experiment was crock pot chocolate lava cake, it was pretty darn good but not very photogenic as you can probably imagine.
--> A little bit of knitting has been going on in the form of this hot mess:
It has been getting cooler here in North Carolina and my back door is really drafty! I've discovered that just because my apartment is a "green building" doesn't mean that it is efficient. I don't like turning on the heating system unless I really have to, so I'm making a draft blocker using scrap yarn.
--> The most exciting development in my life has been that there is now a Trader Joe's five minutes away from me rather than an hour and a half away in Charlotte. My family came for a visit last weekend and we actually dared to go the day after opening. The entire parking lot was packed and police officers were present just in case a fight broke out over the black licorice scotty dogs. I'm not sure how we made it out alive.
Here is my latest haul of deliciousness, but they are also my go-to place for oats, nuts, cheese, frozen berries because it is all so much less expensive there. Needless to say, if you haven't been to one, you have no idea what you are missing.
That's all for now, I'll try and check in more often in the future!