Tired + Grumpy

November 17, 2008

I haven’t had the best day 😥

Chem Lab was bad 👿

Then I got stuck in bumper to bumper traffic

Then time flew and I put dinner in the oven with no plan

Then I worked on Organic chem and realized how much I need to study before Wednesday.

Then I remembered my Micro test on Thursday that really needs my attention

Then I kinda burned a mediocre dinner.

BUT, those are all pretty trivial things to complain about so I am moving on to take a bad and read in bed and hope tomorrow is brighter.

And I did get in some pumpkin beer! The husband and I split one while we got dinner on the table…


Dinner was baked tofu and acorn squash. I put them in the oven at 425* around 6pm and realized the husband was working until 7:30 so I just reduced the heat and left them in. The flavor was good but the tofu was kinda cardboard-y, but still good because it’s tofu! I rubbed it in Bone Suckin’ Sauce, worcestershire, S+P, and honey before baking.


On the side we had the last of these instant rices that I’ve had for AGES. They are handy, but the flavor is pretty pathetic. I mixed mine with plain yogurt (fabulous with rice, if you haven’t tried it) and cinnamon. It was quite redeeming.




Didn’t need a snack today because my salad was very filling, but I did have a small handful of Quaker Squares as I packed tomorrow’s lunch.

I should study, but I’m tired from not getting adequate sleep last night and am off to take a bath and do some non-science reading.


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1 VeggieGirl November 17, 2008 at 8:32 pm

Ahhh, hang in there, Kath!! DEFINITELY relax tonight – no studying!!


2 Megan November 17, 2008 at 8:32 pm

Sorry your day turned into a grumpy day! I hope it gets better and that you enjoy your evening! I need to try yogurt with rice…almost sounds like rice pudding.


3 seelee live (for the love of peanut butter) November 17, 2008 at 8:34 pm

Kath, sounds like an off-day. Hope everything gets brighter tomorrow….the sun will come out, tomorrowm JUST LIKE ANNIE SINGS!

Have a great night!


4 Rachel November 17, 2008 at 8:35 pm

Aw, sorry to hear about the lame day! I hate when all the little complaints add up to make for a yucky overall feeling.

I’ll agree with the commenter above and say I’ve gotta try plain yogurt in rice! I think I have both those things at home, yum.


5 Julia (Santa Barbara Dreaming) November 17, 2008 at 8:36 pm

Aww Kath, sorry to hear about your day….
But nothin’ some booze can’t fix, right? :)
Enjoy your bath; hope that leaves you feeling relaxed and happy and ready to tackle the day tomorrow! :) We’re rootin’ for ya!


6 Shelby November 17, 2008 at 8:39 pm

Aww, have a good night’s sleep and a better tomorrow =)

Mmm, rice and yogurt? Sounds like a fast rice pudding to me yummy!


7 Camtim42 November 17, 2008 at 8:40 pm

Hmmm….it looks like you left the skin on with your acorn squash. I’ve never tried it like that before. Is the skin pretty tender?


8 Halie November 17, 2008 at 8:46 pm

Hang in there! Sorry to hear about your evening!

Relax and get a good night’s rest!


9 Mom November 17, 2008 at 8:54 pm

If that Post Road is a New England beer, that is probably a reference to the road you were almost born on (When we had the flat tire.)


10 Oh She Glows November 17, 2008 at 8:58 pm

Sending some sunshine your way for a brighter and happier day tomorrow 😉

I hate bad days…! I know how you feel, even if they are trivial complaints it doesn’t change the fact that it feels sucky when it is happening!


11 KatieTX November 17, 2008 at 9:00 pm

I just spend 5.79 on a half gallon of blue bell peppermint ice cream! They only sell it during the holidays! I officially lose the thanksgiving challenge. but it is super tasty, most definitely the panacea for a bad day!


12 coco November 17, 2008 at 9:04 pm

Despite the not so good day, you still have admirable positive attitude. you’re really my role model to follow!!! I just can’t get that attitude when I’m low.


13 Teenage Veg Head November 17, 2008 at 9:14 pm

im sorry about chem – right now i am just taking the mandatory high school course, but i am confused on what Chemistry has to do with nutrition. Right now we are just learning about ionic bonding…do you have to take many chem courses to become a R.D?


14 Mel November 17, 2008 at 9:14 pm

That sucks that you are having a bad day. At least it’s almost over! At least you didn’t forget to write a paper like I did!

Your dinner, despite being described as medicore, looks pretty good!


15 Jen November 17, 2008 at 9:17 pm

Hope tomorrow is better for you!!

How was the pumpkin ale? :d


16 Leng November 17, 2008 at 9:17 pm

tofu looks flavorful!


17 HangryPants November 17, 2008 at 9:18 pm

Sorry for the bad day, Kath. Tomorrow will be better. 😀


18 Jenny November 17, 2008 at 9:20 pm

I am right there with you on school overload. If we can just make it to Thanksgiving, right?

That’s a cool idea about the plain yogurt, I would never have thought to try it, thanks!

Rest up tonight, Kath! :)


19 Dale November 17, 2008 at 9:22 pm

Oh my gosh, my husband LOVES cinnamon on his rice! I used to think it was so wierd until I tried it and really liked it too. I’ll have to try it with yogurt though, that’s a new one!

I hope tomorrow’s a better day for you!


20 Andrea November 17, 2008 at 9:23 pm

sorry you had a bad end to your day :( hope tomorrow goes better!

i looooove instant brown rice. it is a STAPLE in my dorm room 😉


21 zestycook November 17, 2008 at 9:24 pm

Tomorrow will be better Kath!! Chin up :)



22 Runeatrepeat November 17, 2008 at 9:24 pm

I totally did that the last time I made baked tofu – I left it in the oven because I wasn’t ready to eat and it got too chewy and hard. Lesson learned I guess.


23 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) November 17, 2008 at 9:27 pm

Sorry you had a bad day. Hope tomorrow is better!


24 Mara November 17, 2008 at 9:32 pm

Traffic always puts me in a foul mood… beer makes it all ok!


25 yadi November 17, 2008 at 9:43 pm

I totally ruined a batch of cookies, left them in the oven too long as well. They went right in the trash, not edible at all.


26 daphna November 17, 2008 at 9:44 pm

Aww, good luck with o-chem! I’m taking it too and flashcards really help. Are you using the Wade book that most schools use? We had a test on chapters 8-11 tonight.


27 Mariposa November 17, 2008 at 9:54 pm

oh boy Kath.. yep it sounds like its time for bed! thats where im heading right now!


28 Meghann November 17, 2008 at 9:55 pm

Kath’s Mom and/or Kath,

Would that happen to be Post Road in Rhode Island (route 1) by any chance?! My boyfriend’s mom lives off that road! Maybe route 1 is called that in other areas of New England too though :)


29 thepinkpeppercorn November 17, 2008 at 10:26 pm

Rats! I thought I was the only one with a bad day!! Or so I hoped :) Well, tomorrow has to be better right?


30 Justy2003 November 17, 2008 at 10:28 pm

Sorry to hear you didn’t have the best day :( At least you have a fun weekend ahead! 😀


31 Janet November 17, 2008 at 10:50 pm

I’m sorry you had a bad day – hope tomorrow is extra great to make up for it! :)

Rice with yogurt and cinnamon sounds awesome. I must try that.


32 Cara November 17, 2008 at 10:55 pm

Aww. I hope the beer does the trick 😉

Great idea with yogurt and rice. :-)


33 emmy November 17, 2008 at 11:23 pm

your tofu always looks scrumptious!


34 Roxana November 17, 2008 at 11:26 pm

Aww sorry your day was bad, but as they say, things have to be bad before they get better! (or something like that; don’t blame me, I’m a foreigner)


35 Nick November 17, 2008 at 11:30 pm

Rice and yogurt? I like it….that’s a good way to add some protein. Greek yogurt or regular? Plain or vanilla? I feel like vanilla yogurt with the cinnamon would be really good, considering those are the basic ingredients to horchata!


36 ashley (sweet & natural) November 17, 2008 at 11:38 pm

I totally had a case of the Mondays too. At least the day’s over and tomorrow we can start anew!


37 Tara November 17, 2008 at 11:40 pm

:( i’m sorry to hear that you had a bad day. let’s hope that tomorrow you wake up and it’s warm and sunny. (i live in beijing – pollution capital of the world – so it ALWAYS makes my day when we have “blue” skies. today is murky gray… boo…)

i agree that yoghurt in rice is awesome. i tried that after reading your blog, and it’s tastiness. i can totally see it making the instant rice significantly better.

i have a question about the pull-ups you’re doing at the gym. (i’m trying to add more definition to my arms – so i’m looking for good exercise suggestions right now.) do you still use the assisted pull-up machine? or are you doing these “old-school” now? if so, i’m uber impressed. also – for working triceps, does anyone know if you need to do more reps to get good results? maybe more reps on lower weights? my biceps are looking great – but still have that flabby underarm bit that i want to get rid of!

okay, night all. happier tuesday to kath and matt! you guys work SO hard!! i’m constantly impressed!


38 working November 18, 2008 at 12:25 am

If you like spicy, you could try making biryani (Indian/Pakistani rice with meat and spices). That’s traditionally served with yogurt and is really good!


39 Maggie November 18, 2008 at 12:44 am

Sorry about your bad day :( Hope tomorrow goes better! I like the sound of your dinner though, even if it did cook for a while.


40 Madison November 18, 2008 at 1:11 am

hey i JUST bought that pumpkin ale haha! it seemed to have pretty good reviews so i got it, still have to see for myself though.


41 jess November 18, 2008 at 2:05 am

eeeew- it can only go up from here! Plus, bet that pumpkin beer didn’t hurt.

My monday started off super blech as well (2 essays on top of a midterm) but hey, we got the worst of the week outta the way!!!


42 Kath November 18, 2008 at 7:40 am

Camtim42 ,
Yes, it’s definitely edible after being cooked.

Mom ,
Forgot to look at the bottle, but if so, very cool!

Teenage Veg Head,
Yes :( I think most R.D. programs require 4 semesters (at least) of chemistry, including a year of general chem, organic and biochem.

Jen ,
Really good with a slightly hoppy bitter finish, making it third place in my pumpkin ale evaluation.

daphna ,
Our book is MacMurray. What are you putting on your flashcards for the reactions? Maybe I should make some too in addition to my study sheets.

Nick ,
I’ve used greek and reg. plain. Vanilla would be interesting though!

Tara ,
I use the assisted machine. I started with 80lbs help, now I’m down to 70 and have increased my reps to about 30. I should move down to 60 soon! It’s made “real” pull-ups possible, slowly but surely.



43 K November 18, 2008 at 8:39 am

Yikes – sorry to hear about the rough day! Hope today goes better for you :)


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