Is Boston Home Now?

Monday funday! (ha.)

We’re back to the grind here at Boston University, and I’m kind of happy about that. Although we only drove back and forth between Boston and New York, I felt wonky and jet-lagged back at home. When I arrived back in Boston last night, I couldn’t help but feel like BU was “home.” It’s where I have a routine, most of my belongings that I use on a regular basis, lots of friends, work, school…

It’s just weird to think that I’ve become attached to Boston already. I don’t know how I feel about that, but I’m just goin’ with the flow.

Nevertheless, I had a wonderful time in New York as I got to take naps, cook, eat some scrumdiddlyumptious breakfasts, and see family and friends again. I didn’t see everyone I wanted to see, but five days goes by a lot more quickly than you would think! My first reunion was with my fellow former dance company member, Susie! We caught up on life over some dang good peppermint tea. The tea warmed my belly as the conversation and company warmed my heart. ♥ {it’s easy being cheesy}

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It’s also easy being green. I thoroughly took advantage of the avocado toast, green smoothies, and brussels sprouts at home. Mm mm good.


My favorite smoothie: Amanda’s oatmeal cookie dough smoothie with spinach added


Oh and Madre’s cooking hit the spot every single time.


She’s my hero.

On Friday I met up with the one and only “core four” for breakfast at the exact same restaurant as where we said our goodbyes before going off to college. How precious!

I ate a huge meal there because I was hungry and it was delicious. I had a big, fat Greek omelet that included spinach, tomatoes, and feta. It came with breakfast potatoes and whole wheat toast, and I pretty much housed all of it. I don’t play when it comes to my favorite meal of the day.

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Later on Friday night, I found this idea of placing leftover stuffing + egg in waffle maker. B.r.i.l.l.i.a.n.t. (I have no idea why I put periods in between each letter there, but I already did it. So be it.) But seriously, which one of you stuffing lovers wouldn’t absolutely adore crispy-on-the-outside stuffing in the shape of a waffle??

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C’mon now.

And if you don’t have a waffle iron, I would still approve of stuffing muffins. The real goal is to just maximize the surface area of crispiness.

I saw Daliza on Saturday and it didn’t even feel like a reunion because of her epic surprise two weeks ago. But we had a lovely time together as we always do! We don’t even need to take a picture together for proof. 😉

Sunday morning breakfast. Amanda’s banana bread breakfast bake OMG DO IT.

Then Sunday came and it was time to drive back up to Boston in some dreadful traffic. We rewarded ourselves with rockin’ ramen and bubble tea once we arrived after the 5.5 hour drive though!

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I miss home in New York, but I’m happy to be back in Boston, and I’m torn as to which place I really want to be at right now. Home is where I’m with people who make me smile and thrive, so I guess I am blessed to say that both NY and Boston are my homes.

I hope you all have a marvelous day! Hug a bunch of people…just because.


Linking up with Katie!

So tell me:

One thing you did this weekend!

What is your favorite green food at the moment?

How did you use up some of your Thanksgiving leftovers? 


15 thoughts on “Is Boston Home Now?

  1. That is so funny that you did a stuffing waffle because my dad tried that one time! His was disgusting though, but I’m sure yours was delicious! I can’t wait to see you soon!

  2. I think it’s awesome that you love Boston so much 🙂 I’ve never been, but from everything I’ve heard/seen, it definitely looks like a city that I need to visit. Now if I was only better at actually making my way out east 😆 And I’ve been slacking on the green food big time lately. I blame this on the fact that it’s coooooold outside and raw veggies just aren’t that appealing anymore. That being said, I’ve been tossing spinach in my smoothies and kind of loving it.

  3. mmmm G.E.N.I.U.S.!!! stuffing is just so dang good in any form!!
    hmm I didn’t do much this weekend but I did build a blanket fort with my cousins while babysitting! ha ( don’t laugh at me! or actually go right ahead! lol)
    favorite green food will always be broccoli. especially roasted!
    Have a great one Alison!!! love you!

  4. Ahhhh each time you mention the amazing banana bread I promise myself I’m gonna make it but never do. I must! Enjoy the quick few weeks at Boston before Christmas break! (:

  5. I feel exactly the same way about school being home… it’s like I have two homes now, and I think my mind is a little bit confused. But, I’d say that it’s a good thing in that if school feels like home, it probably means you’re at the right school. So crazy and awesome. Glad you had such a fun Thanksgiving break!

  6. Jee willikers the banana bread bake. In a loaf pan. With all that Peanut butter. Beautiful! I’ve had it – I’m pretty certain – for a week straight…then it finally started getting all warm in the mornings so I switched to…overnight oats. How proud are you 😉 ?!
    I think its wonderful that Boston feel like home too. I mean, that’s where you are living most of the time – wouldn’t it be sad for it to feel anything but “home”?

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