Commuter Chaos

Well, getting to school this morning sure turned into an adventure!

I started my morning off like any other Thursday morning, with a bowl of oatmeal.

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  • 1/2 cup oats, almond milk, water
  • frozen blueberries
  • 1 tbsp Ruth’s Chia Goodness
  • splash of vanilla
  • 1 tbsp flax seed
  • Artisana Coconut Butter
  • raw cacao nibs

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Gratuitous coconut butter shot!

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With a glass of Oasis Black Currant Elderberry juice.

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I packed my lunch, got presentable, and hitched a ride to the train with my sister per usual. As I was going up the escalator, there was a transit person who was talking to someone on his radio, and I overheard something about a fire and buses being diverted, but wasn’t sure where it was, so I got on the train, and headed to the usual station to catch the bus out to UBC.

When I get to the station, the line ups waiting for the UBC bus are massive! We stand there for a good 10 min, and no buses come. The express bus to UBC comes at least every 5 min, if not more, during rush hour, so that was weird. I call home to see if mom has heard anything on the news, and apparently there is a huge fire on the street that the bus takes out to the school, the road is closed, power is out, yadda, yadda. Great. So I hop back on the train, head into downtown, and catch another bus out to the school. Amazingly, I made it to class on time!

A psychology lecture later, and I was on my break. Unfortunately, I had to spend the majority of it meeting up with my group to work on our third presentation for last week, so I had no time to post 😦 I did snag some food photos outside in the sunshine though before said meeting 🙂

I brought along some leftover mac & cheese, making sure to get plenty of the cheesy crust.

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Some carrot and cucumber slices, plus a few medjool dates stuffed with peanut butter. I didn’t want to dirty another container, so I put them all together.

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Too bad the peanut butter escaped from the medjools!

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I also had a sub par gala apple that I saved for an afternoon snack. I think it was a bit old

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Lunchity lunch.

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I totally meant to bring some hummus with me for those veggies, but I forgot. Since all that pb escaped the medjools, I used that to dip some of my carrots in. Mmmm, I forgot how good carrot + pb tastes.

Our 4 hour afternoon class was shortened to 3 hours, since 80% of the class had a chem midterm right afterwards. Works for me, I get to go home early. Early enough that I was able to sit down and eat dinner with the family even.

Dinner featured a roasted pork tenderloin, with a little mango chutney for dipping.

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Roasted acorn squash, with the standard squash topping in my family – cheddar cheese.

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And a mish mash of steamed veggies. Mom was cleaning out all the little bits in the fridge, so there was broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, and mushrooms.

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Such a nice dinner to come home to.

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I had big plans to do some yoga this evening, but I was feeling too wiped out for some reason. So I just relaxed in front of the tv with Sienna. I also enjoyed a little snack.

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Plain, non-fat yogurt, peanut butter, grape jelly, and Nature’s Path Pumpkin Flax granola. Hit the spot!

2 things on the exciting news front:

  • I officially start volunteering at my local hospital on Monday in the Diabetes Clinic.
  • I also got my schedule for my volunteer shifts at the Winter Olympics. I’m working at the hockey arena, and guess what? I’m on shift for the Men’s Gold Medal Hockey Game!! WOO! Here’s hoping I’ll be working somewhere where I’ll be able to see a bit. So exciting!

Time to hit the sack – one more day to get through this week. Night!

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Categories: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Snack


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4 Comments on “Commuter Chaos”

  1. November 13, 2009 at 6:04 am #

    Acorn squash and cheddar? I haven’t hear that combo but it sounds fantastic!

    You LUCKY, LUCKY woman!! I can’t wait to hear all about your hockey stories!

  2. November 13, 2009 at 6:04 am #

    You gave me so many great ideas in this post! I hadn’t heard of the coconut butter. Yum! I’ve also not put cheddar cheese on my squash before, but that sounds great too. Best wishes with your volunteering. I’m looking for some opportunities around our area now that we are getting settled back in.

  3. Lizzy
    November 13, 2009 at 6:38 am #

    Good thing you made it to class on time, i can’t believe that fire. thats scary!

    Getting out of class early is seriously my most favorite thing ever! Its awesome that you got to have dinner with the fam for a change 🙂

  4. November 14, 2009 at 12:53 pm #

    Glad to hear your whole day wasn’t as hectic as the morning started out to be!

    And that’s a great schedule you have for the Olympics. My hub will be VERY jealous!!! 😉

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