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    Rookie Eats Baguettes

    @Waanie I find all this so interesting. (I love learning what the cultural norms are for other countries... especially food). I just asked my riding coach about the chocolate sprinkles lol because shes dutch and she said she has that all the time but only the ones from the dutch store. This is my favourite bread but I rarely buy it because it is more than $3. The cheapest bread I can find is about $1.64-1.88 and it is just white sandwich bread and you can clearly tell its cheap when eating it. Just between the 4 people in my office the lunch is so varied. The one guy either brings a flat bread pizza thing or has a frozen dinner (butter chicken or fajita) but he has a lot of snacks before and after lunch like granola bars or pop tarts. The one lady brings sandwiches and random finger foods (cut up veggies, fruit, cupcakes, etc). Another guy brings leftovers of curries and rice. And I bring leftovers of usually some meat, carb, veg. Another lady just grazes all day with veggies, fruit and cheerios without milk (cereal). If we eat out we grab things like subs, burrito, sushi, fried chicken and fries, pizza, burgers and fries. I would love if my office had a grilled cheese iron. We have a toaster oven and microwave. We do have a BBQ too though so technically I could make some yummy grilled meats and veggies every day if I wanted to.
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    I am not sure about Waanie but I think it depends on what you eat with it and the types of things you are eating. If I were to eat grain bread vs white bread... the white bread will leave me feeling hungry sooner / craving sugar. Home prepared (with chocolate sprinkles) vs Prepackaged instant oats (super sugary) ... the instant would leave me feeling hungry. I am assuming the chocolate sprinkles are actual chocolate and not the american version where its just sugar processed into little sticks and maybe flavoured or dyed to look/taste like chocolate. I am sure some of it has to do with the glycemic index and how fast things spike and drop your blood sugars. Which is why if I am having toast for breakfast I prefer to have it with egg or cheese. The fats and proteins slows down the rate at which the sugar gets digested thus reducing the insulin spike. Orrr something like that.
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    Rookie Eats Baguettes

    I have tried both ways and I prefer the oven. Because I find it hard to cook everything without burning the bottom... and for some reason I am really bad at greasing up pans/skillets. That is interesting. My breakfast of choice is 2 eggs (hardboiled or fried in a pan with soft yolks) over some toast. I will have 1-2 toast. I just use white cause its cheaper. General breakfasts seem to be cereal and milk. Or oatmeal. Bagel and cream cheese. Egg sandwichs. etc. Oh weekends people like to have eggs, bacon and toast... maybe some brown beans... orange juice. (Maybe thats just me lol!) Breakfast is so varied here lol.
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    Alright Rookie, time to get out of bed and make yourself some eggs and thin toast! Update... succcesss! Though I forgot to put deodorant on....... but i had some in my riding bag!
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    Rookie Eats Baguettes

    Have you had a frittata before? I actually really like them. They make good lunch too lol. What is a typical breakfast over there?
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    Rookie Eats Baguettes

    .No problem! Yah I just call that frittata but then they did a hybrid breakfast sandwich thing with it. You could also call it crustless quiche I guess. I ended up getting the fish and chips from mcdonalds to try. And now I am noming on my veggies. My lettuce smells a bit off I think some of the spinach started to go in it. This is why I hate buying lettuce. My initial reaction is ... fish and chips at McDonalds not worth it (and I got $2 off). I'd rather go to a real fish and chip place which I guess is not surprising at all lol. Got another thing checked off my list! Got my 3DS games haha
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    Oh I forgot I also got the propane replacement and dropped off the donations to the thrift store of stuff people gave us when we moved in and never used. I need to finish putting my winter clothes and not fit clothes away too but that can wait until after France. One of my favourite pictures... I will always share it when it pops up on my facebook feed <3 Breakfast: Venti peppermint mocha frapp with 2% milk and light whip Lunch: Cucumber, grapes, watermelon, field greens with balsamic dressing, celery, clementine
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    Rookie Eats Baguettes

    To be fair once I was in the romper the breast area was fine but getting in was a challenge. Probably that was my first red flag lol but yah I felt that romper needed an escape route lol.
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    Rookie Eats Baguettes

    Today was a good day. Got a bunch of stuff checked off the list. Got groceries done and was under $100. I tried on some Walmart clothes and didn't buy any but I did get stuck in a romper lol! Cue panic attack. I thought I was going to have to hulk out of it. It was not made for tall or busty women. Oh and pretty much no where sells DS games anymore. EB Games I had to ask and the guy pulled out a little tray with like 12 games from behind the counter. Best buy only had 5. Walmart had 0. Poop. Food today wasn't crazy despite 2 of the meals being take out. Me stuck in the romper Breakfast - 2 eggs fried - 1 thin toast plain - 1 thin toast with strawberry jam - 10oz pineapple juice Lunch - small baked chicken burrito Dinner - (Vietnamese) vermicelli with grilled pork and 1 spring roll. With salad of lettuce, daikon, carrot, bean sprout and mint. This is one of my favorite meals. Snacks - watermelon - Grande caramel frapp (forgot about this until now woops) And I got 9.5k steps today! I got bored after eating so instead of just sitting on the couch I decided to take Poncho and Wesley to the park to find the HP Inn (Wizards unite) ... Turns out the inn is not an inn. It's a tower thing where you fight. I also found a greenhouse (in game). After we got back I played with rook in the backyard solo and had cuddles. He prefers 1 on 1 time with me. Now I'm going to practice my French and go to bed. PS. I love all these ideas in this video! Gonna try some.
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    @Waanie I think so! Lol I was just wondering how soon is too soon to pack haha. I'll probably pack the majority today since I have enough clothes to get me to Thursday. Because I'm busy Monday, Tuesday and Thursday night with riding haha. I fully plan on taking my sister to ride our horses Friday before we go to the airport. And I would like to not be running around like a chicken with my head cut off Wednesday lol
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    Juice Bar - Rebel Hang Out

    I have no problem being an ambassador. Guild leader I'm not sure lol because I have a tendency to poof after awhile. But if I can handle this ambassador thing then I might reconsider. Up to you if you think I'd be a good fit for the role.
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    Juice Bar - Rebel Hang Out

    What would be required of a guild leader and ambassador?
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    So some progress has been made.. - suitcase has been emptied. - Sister and I bought some clothes and sandals. - We also got our eyebrows waxed. - I got some art supplies for travel (not that I will end up using them for sure). - got some travel shampoo - I checked the travel documents and figured out times Drinking water has still been a thing. I've been flossing more. Not doing great on food tracking
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    Rookie Eats Baguettes

    @Waanie do they make you pay everytime you fail? I think it's $100-120 to do the first written test then $10 every time after that. And it's about that much every failed driving test. People usually pass after 1-3 attempts of each. I failed my G2 once because of 1 stupid mistake (turning right on a yellow light) but I would of passed of I hadn't done that. Ugh I would love that freedom. He lived in a town that had no transportation really lol he walked everywhere... But there wasn't really anywhere to walk... Just friends houses. I rode my bike everywhere when I was a kid. Then buses and trains when I wanted to go further lol everything is so spread out here if you go to a big city you see more of a bike community but it's more dangerous cause there's just as many cars
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    Alright I made a TODO and a pack list for Paris and they are hopefully complete. So the plans for tonight are to go to an early dinner at boyfriends parents because they leave tonight for Poland. Theres no way his brother will be back in time to see the movie (hes going with his sister to drop them off at the airport) so we will just go see the movie tomorrow after I finish helping my sister get ready for France and driving her to her lesson. We are going to go to the running store so he can get new shoes and I told him I want to go to Best Buy to look for a new DS game for the plane. @Waanie Now that I think of it... his family is a bit non-traditional re:Driving. When I met my boyfriend only his dad and his 1 sister had their licence in a family of 6. Boyfriend (2nd youngest in family) only got his license shortly after we started so he has been driving for maybe 5.5 years now (he was around 25 yo at the time). The oldest sister just got her license last year at ... 32? And the youngest in the family is 29 this year (the brother that lives with us) and he doesn't even have his beginners permit. Normally as soon as you turn 16 here people run to get their license and drive as soon as they can. I was a bit of an anomaly as well because driving gave me anxiety .. my brother took me and I got my beginners at 16 but I didn't do anything with it until I was 20ish? Somehow I managed to get my full license before it all expired. Here we have G1 (learners - can only drive with a passenger who has had their G for 4 years minimum. Not allowed to drive on roads higher than 80kmph so basically highways), G2 (can drive by yourself and on highways), G (full licence). G1 is a written test, G2 is a driven test, G is a driven test. And you need to wait a year inbetween each more or less. My little sister seems more on the hesitant side but I think she will get her full license way sooner than I did. She is 17 soon and doesn't even have her learners yet. But my mom drives her everywhere... she doesnt even take the school bus.