As continuation of last week's workout! For this last week, I will take you through my personal daily workout routines. Let's push on!
And don't forget to stretch!
As continuation of last week's workout! For the next two weeks, I will take you through my personal daily workout routines. Let's push on!
And don't forget to stretch!
With being in quarantine I was forced to feed myself yet again! No more fast food! No more going out at all! So, I've learned to cook. Look at my masterpieces.
I am not the best chef (or photographer) I must admit. However, I love cooking. It was so much fun. So delicious. So enlightening and almost therapeutic. And the more that I do the better I get! My boyfriend doesn't mind my new found love either. He's gotten some pretty good eats out of it. And these are just the one that I remembered to get pictures of. I've cooked just about everyday through this quarantine. I've mad a lot of food and I have no more left. Good thing I'm going home for the summer. I am very proud of my dishes and myself. I'm so excited to where this will take me! I'll keep you updated.
As continuation of last week's workout! For the next three weeks, I will take you through my personal daily workout routines. Let's push on!
Please don't forget to stretch!
With my whole heart, I gave him my vast love,
In my home, I gave him warmth and safety.
But his unseen intentions were crafty,
For in his heart, true love was in void of.
He had plots that I would not dare to think.
He wanted to see me at my limit
and was not coy, but very explicit.
Things he tried just to push me to my brink.
He spited me and my wish to abstain.
In my body, he made angry and crude,
Then he whispers his unmeant gratitude.
Yet, I knew I will never love again.
For in that one night I lost all of me.
From then on, my soul was lost in black sea.
With everything that in going on, the COV-19, the quarantined, people are not feeling motivated to do things. Well, I suppose it's not really like we could. So no one is exercising. The most overly used claim is that the gym is closed so it's not possible. But people work out from home all the time. Me included. So I decided to to share my workouts with you!
For the next four weeks, I will take you through my personal daily workout routines. Also please don't forget to stretch!
One of Chaucer's characters from his Canterbury Tales, the Wife of Bath, spoke to me. I don't know why but I felt a kinship to her. I liked her confidence, and composure, and utter disregard for social norms, especially for her time. She just spoke to me. And it got me thinking, who would this woman be today? Who would she be if she were me?
So who was the Wife of Bath?
The Wife of Bath, known only as that (or informally as Alyson), is described in a rather explicit nature for the time she was living. Her attire and behavior is also described in a manner that would call how well she fits into the Christian standard into question. Women in her time were considered one of two things: Sinners or Saints. There was no in between. And Ms. Bath, having been married five times, did not fit into the category of Saint. Chaucer describes her face and figure as sexually fascinating. He carefully describes her clothes, legs, feet, hips, and most importantly her gapped teeth, which at that time, eluded to sensuality and lust. However, while her description is of a very promiscuous woman, boarding on an insult, she actually a very religious, respectable and highly-privileged woman. Extremely self-confident, true, but humble nonetheless.
The Wife of Bath, Alyson, is a woman with a lot of life experience. She believes that experience is the greatest authority in life. So she has traveled all over the world and seen many beautiful and ugly things. She can be rather argumentative and she throughly enjoys talking (especially about herself), but she was very much an intellectual. She learned how to provide for herself in a world where women had little, or no, independence or power. She was the director of her own fate.
Also, the portrait is a piece of my own creation, and is now available in the print store.
I know not what I will say
To him on this day.
Nor that of any other day.
I would breathe my name,
And he the same.
But so tragically lame,
Am I. That I cannot
Use what I've got
To catch what I've bought.
Oh how sad.
On what I'll miss,
All my days of bliss.
But he's with his lady.
How they laugh so giddy,
While I am so needy.
So, yes! I stare
And dream of an affair,
A love I cannot bare.
And oh Valentine's.
Alone I sit another day.
With a name I cannot say.
While he runs away,
I cry, and I hide,
And I pretend I am okay.
"I am happy?" They will ask.
To that I will not say.
I will not break up their home,
Or their joyful way.
I'll just try to to survive
Another Valentine's day.
I eat them everyday
Not in the same way
You think it to be
Not in the cold or breeze
But sitting happily
I pack so neatly
So that I can munch greedily
Loudly and proudly
In the middle of my classes
Hiding behind my sunglasses
Oh, how delicious
One might think fictitious
How much I enjoy
All this good food
It's almost rude
I would never trade
My joy may never fade
They surely make my day
This food I munch
My favorite, cold lunch
So this week, I actually had to cook for myself!
Yeah, yeah, I know. It's really that big of a deal. But I've become accustomed to the on-campus dining and not having to do more than swipe my card and grab some food. But this week (because I decided to return to campus a week before it actually reopened) I had to cook everyday this week just to survive!
But I made some pretty good food. Check it out.
Monday, Jan 6
Spicy one-pot jambalaya. Andouille sausage, white rice, skinless chicken breasts, all in one big pot to create a blend of savory cajun flavor.
Tuesday, Jan 7
Bacon, tomato, lettuce, mayonnaise, and mustard. Along with homemade potato fries. Simple but delicious.
Wednesday, Jan 8
Easy baked tilapia flavored with fresh lemon and Italian Garlic. Along with slow cooked wild rice and broccoli mac & cheese. One of my favorite dishes.
Thursday, Jan 9
Thin noodle spaghetti with smoked sausage and savory tomato sauce. Served with a garden salad and cheesy biscuit cookies (namely because I messed up the recipe and it turned into a cookie more than a biscuit).
Friday, Jan 10
I went to the movies. My boyfriend dragged me into watching a period piece called 1917. About a series of events of two British soldiers, Schofield and Blake, when they impossible orders to race against time.
It was really good, to my surprise. But I eat at the movie. Had some nachos and gobs of popcorn.
Saturday, Jan 11
Half and half baked wings. Honey barbecue and buffalo baked in one tin and cooked alongside a cheese loaded baked potato.
Sunday, Jan 12
Lemon and garlic buttered salmon seasoned with salt and pepper and baked with brussel sprouts. Served with slow cooked wild rice and salted tomato slices.