Friday, November 29, 2013

November Wrap-Up

You guys, this has been a rough month. Not for any of my goals particularly, just in general. I've been a little overwhelmed with real life, and Brooke gave me some great advice: sometimes you have to let yourself let go of things. So thanks for being understanding about my little blogging break over the last week or so.

Food Challenge: Going Vegetarian
I thought that I would be saving money by not buying meat at the grocery store anymore, but I was so wrong. There are so many fancy ingredients you can buy that I wouldn't necessarily think to if I was still eating meat. Like, did you know that shittake mushrooms are $9.98 a pound??? And the meal I made with them wasn't even that good. :(

Completed: Day 80 of 90. (That is, assuming I only keep it up for the three months required by my Life List.)

Reading Challenge: Read Through the Bible in a Year
I read through Daniel this month, which was pretty good — dudes getting thrown into furnaces and lion's dens, but not dying, because God is awesome. Also working on Hosea, which isn't one of those books that's read all that often, but it's interesting because it's almost like a pre-cursor for the gospels.

Completed: Day 340 of 362

Food Challenge: Sample Every Flavor of Bluebell Ice Cream
You guys, I think Fudge Divinity might have ousted Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough as my favorite flavor of ice cream. I couldn't stop eating this stuff, and there was a lot of it, because Matt didn't like it. BECAUSE HE KEPT POURING CHOCOLATE SYRUP ALL OVER IT. It was fluffy and marshmallow-y and amazing on its own, but not overly sweet, and syrup ruins it.

We also tried Mango ice cream. It wasn't good. A friend tried it and liked it, so we told him to take it home with him. That was weird, we never don't finish ice cream.

When Matt and I were perusing the flavors the other day, he asked what I would do if, when he graduated, we end up moving to a state that doesn't sell Bluebell. I was HORRIFIED. If I find out we're moving somewhere without Bluebell, I'll just have to make sure we try them all before we leave. Ice cream for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Completed: 54 out of 70 flavors

You think I'm kidding about ice cream for every meal? This is what I ate when Matt was at a conference for four days last week.

Other Adventures
I went shopping with my family and all I got was a stun gun. I decorated my very own office. Other than that, my days were filled with boring things like laundry and watching bad TV. Next month will be more exciting, I promise.

Did you have a nice Thanksgiving?


  1. I don't know if I've had Bluebell's version, but I love mango ice cream. :P

    1. I don't really like the fruit, which is probably why I didn't like it in ice cream form!

  2. I moved to a state that does not sell Bluebell, but luckily it has started to expand to here. It can be found in some areas of NC. I guess that's good news?

    p.s. I about cried when I saw your HEB eggnog. I miss HEB so much!

    1. Aww, I hope Bluebell expands to cover everywhere! People don't know what they're missing! I hope you're adjusting to NC okay!

  3. Living in a state where Blue Bell is not an option is incredibly sad. :( We really considered ordering from their website. It's craaazy expensive (what with all the dry ice and such), but it probably would've been worth it.

  4. i would HATE to live where there was no blue bell. i did this in college and it SUCKED. i wrote about it (and then some) here: