I have five grab bag questions for you today!
Thinking about doing a fun Q+A post. Any questions you want to ask me? Silly, personal, health related, hypothetical, etc?
Do you ever eat seconds or is that always off-limits?
That depends on how big my first portion is. I definitely “allow” myself to eat seconds, but most of the time there aren’t any to have. Matt and I tend to cook for two, so there usually isn’t much extra to go back for. Sometimes when we do have extra we package it up to have as leftovers before there is a chance to go back. When food is served family style at the table somewhere, it’s very tempting to go back for more. This is why we usually serve buffet style in our families. I rarely have seconds on breakfast or lunch.
If you weren’t an RD, what else would you be (career-wise)?
I have always loved houses. I would love to be a real estate agent and help people buy and sell. I am a House Hunters aficionado and stalk the market here in Charlottesville almost daily. I don’t think I have the natural talent to be an interior decorator, but the before and afters would be lots of fun. Maybe I could be a professional organizer! I’d have to convince people that you have to spend money on storage containers,w which aren’t cheap. All of those are careers I could see myself doing while raising my children too. Who knows - maybe I’ll start a new career later in life.
Are you planning #2?
I’m assuming this questions is referring to another baby We are planning to have another baby, but probably not for a few years. My sister and I are three years apart and Matt and Andrew are four. We both liked the age gap with our siblings. Plus, I just really want to be able to have a conversation with Mazen before I dive into newbornhood again:
“Mazen, can you please hand mommy her water bottle while I feed your little brother?” –Me
“Yes mother dear, here is your water.” –Mazen
I kid. But you know what I mean. I think it would be nice for Mazen to be old enough to go to preschool a few days a week too. My friends who have two kids under 2 – ay yi yi!!! They are super moms, I tell ya.
Do you miss doing RD work?
I do. I miss being up to speed on all things nutrition. While I was in school I was always immersed in some kind of research, and now there’s just not much time to read. I enjoy learning about the body and how it interacts with food. I loved working with clients, which I did for a summer, and wonder if I might get back into that someday. My dream while I was in school was to own a private practice, and that might come into play when my kids are older – although let’s be honest, it might not be until they go off to college! It really depends on what I’m doing with this here ole blog and the bakery in the years to come.
If you had to change your hair style, what would you do?
Maybe a perm of some sort – I used to curl my hair every day in high school and college. I prefer it curled to straight, although I think that was also the trend those days. But I’m going to say no to permanent curls because remember what Woman’s World did with my hair!? Whoa!
So instead I’ll say go brunette. I’ve always wanted to but I’m way too chicken.
That was fun! If you have more fun questions, let’s keep playing! They can be nutrition related too, although I’ll probably do a mix of topics any time I do this.