Another Marathon Day

Wake up time: 6:30 am

Time out the door: 7:30 am

Time home from school: 9:15 pm

Bed time: ASAP!

These marathon days are just killing me! Especially when they involve projects and presentations. I feel like such a bore in my posts lately, but school is taking it’s toll on my brain.

I started off my morning with a bowl of cereal – mostly because I was cooking up something for lunch, so I didn’t want to cook oats as well.

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It was a mix of Nature’s Path Mesa Sunrise, Peanut Butter Puffins, and Nature’s Path Pumpkin Flax granola, topped with pomegranate seeds, and drowning in a sea of unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

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A glass of cranberry juice paired nicely with the cereal mess.

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I’m starting to run low on acceptable cereals now! Oh no!

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*insert psychology lecture on altered states of consciousness*

Then I made myself comfortable to map out what I was going to say in my presentation later on this afternoon, and to chow on some lunch.

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What’s in the thermos you may be asking? Well, I made up a little pasta dish featuring the wild rice pasta I bought a little while back. I cooked some up this morning, then mixed it with some leftover chicken, peas, corn, red onion, shredded carrot, parmesan cheese, and Annie’s Organic Green Garlic Dressing.

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Honestly, I could even detect any difference between the wild rice pasta and regular wheat pasta. I’d totally eat it again.

There was also an apple.

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And for a snack later, I brought two leftover blueberry pancakes with peanut butter inside.

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They kinda looked like tacos, folded in half like that. Pancake tacos!

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I sort of wish we had pancakes, with leftovers, more often. What a great little snack idea πŸ™‚

Then we had our class with our presentations. It went fine, and we got a higher mark than on the last one. Considering I wasn’t even sure the presentation was going to get completed yesterday, I was glad to see we’d still improved. But – some of the comments on our evaluation irked me, so I really hope we fix them for our next presentation.

I totally toyed with the idea of going home after my class, because I was just so drained, but there was a "Meet The Dietitian" night at the school, so I figured I should go. It was actually really interesting, and I am glad I went. They had 3 community dietitians in to answer questions. It was great to hear about their experiences working in the community, since there is so much focus on the clinical aspect through school and the internship. Even though I’m aware of many of the different areas one can get into once they are an RD, they still brought some more to my attention.

I also met up with Bronwyn at the session, and the wonderful person she is, brought me a whole wheat fig scone she had baked. It tasted great, and was a good snack to keep me from gnawing my arm off before I got home from school πŸ™‚ Thanks Bronwyn!

*insert transit ride home, where I nodded off on the train, and was this close to missing my stop*

Dad informs me on the ride home from the train that they had KFC for dinner. Booo-urns. So I know I’m going to be scrounging for food when I get home. I totally thought there were some perogies in the freezer, and got myself psyched up to eat them. Alas, when I open the freezer, I find out there are gone. Apparently they were "eaten ages ago". I pout, open cupboards, complain to my family there is no food in the house, then lie on the couch for awhile feeling cranky. I contemplated just going to bed, but I was to hungry. Back to the kitchen to come up with something…

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Sesame bagel with cheddar cheese, cucumber slices, dill dip. Something about a cheese sammy. I just love it!

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Of course, I realized I still had a chunk of vegan brownie leftover from my volunteer shift on Monday, so I made a fro-yo sundae.

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Vanilla frozen yogurt, crumbled brownie, chocolate chips, coconut. I swear, there is actually fro-yo under there!

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It was obviously amazing. Even if it left me chilled afterwards.

My eyes are totally getting droopy, so I guess I should sleep. Not only do I have my one, early class tomorrow morning, but I have a job tomorrow! That pays money! My sister’s work is doing inventory this weekend, and they need help, so she got me in for three days worth of work. And they order in lunch for all the staff when doing inventory. Woohoo! It’ll be nice to have some spending cash pay bills.

Anyways, I sleep now. Night!

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11 Comments on “Another Marathon Day”

  1. lessonstolearn
    October 30, 2009 at 4:03 am #

    It’s been a while since I posted…. I buried in school too! But we’re half way there!

    Your brownie/yogurt sundae looks amazing. A perfect end to a very long day!

  2. October 30, 2009 at 5:37 am #

    I have been browsing your blog for several weeks and I just love it! Everything you eat looks so appetizing!

    ..and I totally agree about schoolwork taking a toll on your brain…I totally understand!! hang in there πŸ™‚

  3. October 30, 2009 at 6:15 am #

    Pancake tacos = DROOL! Seriously, perfect snack!! Glad you enjoyed the Meet the Dietitian night and that your presentation went smoothly. Cheese sandos are simple and delicious! I may have to have one today!

    Hope you got some sleep and that you make lots of money today πŸ™‚

  4. October 30, 2009 at 6:22 am #

    I admire your delicious looking meals even after such a LONG day! That fro yo sundae looks amazing πŸ™‚

    And love the pancake tacos idea, genius!

  5. Lizzy
    October 30, 2009 at 6:59 am #

    peanut butter inbetween pancakes sounds like the best idea!

    I’m sorry to hear about these marathon days, trust me i know how that goes! I Hope you get some rest asap!

    http://saladdiva.wordpress.com

  6. October 30, 2009 at 7:09 am #

    I love leftover pancakes and waffles. I also smother them in nut butter. πŸ™‚

  7. October 30, 2009 at 7:18 am #

    that dessert looks gooooooood. bagels are the best too!

    sounds like u need to make sure u get some rest this weekend!!!!!!!!!

  8. littlemissminny
    October 30, 2009 at 7:33 am #

    Why do I always crave your meals when I come here 😦
    Bagel looks wonderful, I so want one now πŸ™‚
    sometimes you just need simple meals like that πŸ™‚

  9. October 30, 2009 at 9:08 am #

    Ah thank you Marianne! I’m glad it helped. πŸ™‚

    Too bad about the perogies, I hate being disappointed by food. 😦

    Hope the inventory job is fun. A little extra cash never hurt anybody.

  10. October 30, 2009 at 12:45 pm #

    You had me at cheese sandwich! πŸ˜€

    Hooray for $$ coming in! My daughter’s part-time job had her working 42 hours in two weeks! She’s so excited to get her paycheck today – probably the biggest one yet! πŸ˜€

    Have a great weekend!

  11. BroccoliHut
    October 30, 2009 at 8:51 pm #

    LOVE the idea of blueberry pancakes with PB–genius!
    I also like the looks of that sundae–anything with chocolate and coconut is A-OK in my book.

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