Back tracking to this morning… school was on a two-hour delay!!! When I got up at 5 the Charlotte radio announcers said school was on so I assumed that meant all over the state (or they might have said "except the following school districts") Turns out my system didn’t call the delay till about 5:45, so I was almost on my way by then! I got an email from my preceptor that I didn’t read till I was in the parking lot ready to go in.
I had an hour to kill before she arrived and decided to make good use of the time by first getting freezing cold and then warming back up with more coffee. Let me explain.
I am completely nuttzo! I thought it would be fun to walk on the Salisbury Greenway….in about 26*!!
I’m not afraid of a little cold or ice
Just starting out, bundled with my scarf and gloves
And plenty of entertainment!!!
A passed a frozen lake
Watched the sun rise
And then started to become Rudolf and got REALLY cold. I guess I wasn’t moving fast enough with all the stops for photos! I turned around after 15 minutes and hot-tailed it back to my car. I was completely numb on the front when I got there!
Nothin’ a nice Honda heater and cup of coffee can’t fix. I stopped into Port City Java for a half decaf coffee with steamed milk on top.
I had a fun assignment today – sample some recipes at the high school lunch! The black bean salsa and veggie pasta salad from yesterday. I headed over around 11 and got everything ready. I was a real cafeteria lady!!! We had pretty good success getting the kids to try the recipes, and we think they liked them! [The pasta more than the beans for sure 😉 ] I loved getting to interact with the kids. They were funny. I think one asked for my phone number!! Oh, and I forgot to say that yesterday a lady asked me how old I was and said I looked like I was about 12, not 27! Guess that’s cause my name is YOUNGER!
In between second and third lunch I sat down to eat with my co-worker. I made quite the tray!!
A salad with bean salsa on top (I picked out the onions 🙂 ), a few chips, a pasta salad cup (picked that onion right off the top!), oranges and frozen blueberries. It was an awesome lunch! [And I have no idea how my breakfast held me over from 6AM to 12:30PM).
Roobios tea to warm up around 2
An apple around 3
And this guy at 4:30 for my commute home. If I’m going to workout after work, I can’t be hungry when I get there or I will have no energy. This guy held me over really well. I really like these bars!
I came home to flowers!!! Matt said I could use some day brightening 🙂 He also got me some crunchy almonds!! I had a few as a pre-workout snack.
I was totally pumped to get in a workout today since I took yesterday off. I was NOT happy, however, about leaving Matt. I wanted to stay and hang out with him. But I told him I’d be back in an hour max and zipped over to the gym. I did 40 EASY minutes on the Stairmaster. Maybe the easiest ever!? I wasn’t even out of breath and barely sweating doing 100 steps a minute. I think that’s just how much I wanted to be there. Stretched for all of 2 minutes and made my way back home for dinner where Matt was busy cooking….
Vegetable Fried Rice!
He cooked 1/2 a cup of brown rice in broth on the side. Then sauteed green beans, yellow squash, red pepper, a bit of broccoli and 1/3 a cup of black-eyed peas in about 2 tsp of canola oil. Then he added Tamari and rice wine vinegar to taste (he went light). Then he added the rice and combined and then broke 2 eggs over the top and stirred it all together over medium heat until the eggs were cooked.
I ate out of the bowl I brought back from Kenya!
Topped with some sriratcha of course –
And a tiny fork!
After cleaning up the kitchen and putting my sweets to bed, I had more sweets. A bit of TEMPT Vanilla Bean with half a mashed banana and a tiny blob of peanut butter – plus cacao nibs! It was a really fun dessert.
Annnndddd I had the last Brownie Points Outsider, which I stumbled upon when retrieving the ice cream 🙂
Going to read or watch TV or something relaxing. After I sort through all of my emails from the day. It’s already really challenging to manage the blog and all my emails on my new schedule since I don’t have internet at work. I’m sure I’ll figure out a method. And I hope you guys are OK with two posts a day for now 🙁 I hope to do more iPhone blogging at lunch when I get more settled in!