Soooo. As the title of this post suggests, I don’t have a recipe for you today. Not even one for French meringue, which I very clearly promised to you in my last post. Nothing of the sort… You see, as the title of this post also indicates – and you all know how much I looooove self-explanatory post titles – life happens! Which, in my case, mans that I have been spending a lot of time in Thesis Land!
Yay… I – cough, cough – love it there… cough…
No, all joking aside, Thesis Land is not that bad. It can be frustrating sometimes – because hey, I do need to get a crazy amount of words on paper – but it’s can also be really rewarding.
Aaaanyways, this past week, the few days I haven’t spent riding the Rollercoaster of Despair in Thesis Land (it’s really a lot like Disney Land, but with scarier rides) have been all about puppies, celebrations and romantic dinners. So instead of going over the usual stuff – you know, desserts – I thought I’d share some photo’s!
… a raspberry heart! And chocolates! And a soft-boiled egg. And a bowl of strawberries!
You see, last Sunday, it was exactly seven years ago that the Rocking Rebel and I fell in LOVE! Seven years! I can’t believe it’s been that long! I mean, seven years is 2557 days! And yes, I counted the leap years. It really doesn’t feel like seven years at all! He even looks exactly the same as he did back in 2007! Only prettier!
So last Sunday, my perfect boyfriend of seven years made me a little breakfast with homemade croissants, strawberry juice and a fruity raspberry heart! And chocolates! A romantic breakfast calls for chocolates, right?
Later that day, after a busy day of romantic frolicking – the Rocking Rebel took me to the fanciest Italian place in town – definitely not your regular pizza shack – and we had a super romantic dinner. I ordered scallops and venison with cranberry sauce – yum, yum, yum! – and the Rocking Rebel ordered artichoke lasagna and pancetta-wrapped wolffish – also yum, yum, yum! I know, because he fed me little bites of it over the table. Oh, and we had excellent wine! Not that I know much about wine, but it sure was delicious. Oh, and the desserts! I ordered a dessert plate with five different desserts: a generous sliver of Italian lemon meringue pie, two small scoops of pear and strawberry sorbet, a mini panna cotta with caramel sauce and a piece of the dreamiest Gianduia cake I have ever had!
I wish all days could be like that.
But no, most days our table isn’t full of pretty breakfast things. Usually, it looks like this…
I try not to pay too much attention to that ginormous pile of books. I mean, it’s not even half of what I’m reading these days!
(Wait, what is Harry Potter doing there? I’m not doing my thesis on Harry Potter! I wish…)
Anyway, on a more positive note, I finally – after four years on campus – figured out how the books in my university’s library are organized! FINALLY! That must be a good sign right? I mean, if I can figure that out, then surely I must be able to finish my thesis, right? Yay, me!
Now, if you’ll excuse me, Lucy is being a little nosy, so I’m gonna take her out for a walk.
Next post will be about French meringue!