Feeling Down

Hello wonderful readers. I’m going to apologize now if this post falls into the lacklustre category – I think I may be coming down with something, and I’m a little at odds with life right now. Although I’m enjoying going back to school, and excited for the ultimate outcome & career change, I’m really missing “being an adult”. Just all those little things – having my own space, my own kitchen, control over the tv…stuff like that (although, I do enjoy having my laundry done for me – thanks mom!). I even sort of miss living far away from my family, which I never thought would happen. It’s just the idea of the current situation for the next 3 1/2 years is bothering me. I know it makes no sense to move out on my own, get student loans, and spend all of that money on rent/food/bills when I don’t NEED to, but sometimes my sanity thinks I do. What can I say, I’ve always been the independent one, and right now I feel like anything but.

Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, let’s get down to Friday’s happenings. AKA – Marianne’s complete waste of a day.

I was up and at them before 6 am, chowing down on a nice bowl of cereal.

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  • Nature’s Path Mesa Sunrise
  • puffed kamut
  • puffed brown rice
  • shredded coconut
  • pomegranate arils
  • unsweetened vanilla almond milk

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Plus a glass of cranberry pomegranate juice.

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I made the epic journey out to school for my one, 50 min biochemistry lecture, and then back home. I had to sprint to get the bus home, to avoid waiting 30 min for the next one. The driver had just closed the doors as I made it there, and was nice enough to open them back up for me. Then I fell asleep on the bus, only to wake up just as we were going past my house. Damnit! I managed pull the cord so they stopped at the next stop, but I had to hike back up my hill. At least I didn’t wake up at the bottom of the hill.

After all the unexpected exercise this morning, I found myself back in my pajamas and back in bed for a nap. I planned on a couple hours, so I could get up, make lunch, go flog from resumes, and get a few other things done. Too bad I slept from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm. No joke. And the first sign that perhaps my body is fighting off some sort of illness, because I never nap like that.

Before my crazy nap, I snacked on one of the Super Charge Me Cookies I made last night.

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And after my nap, I had the last cornbread muffin (those didn’t last long).

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I was hungrier than that, but knowing dinner would be just around the corner, I figured I’d just hold out. I set up camp on the Lazy Boy massage/heated recliner and watched TV until Take Out Friday was served.

Since pizza was last week….

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Chinese food was on the menu this week.

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We had all the usual suspects – chow mein, fried rice, beef chop suey, almond chicken, sweet & sour pork, spring rolls.

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It’s time like this that I wish I was back on my own – I like to order different things every time  I get Chinese, generally with more veg, but my family is so set in their ways, you just can’t deviate from the standards.

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The fortune cookie after the meal.

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Sign #2 I might be getting sick? This did NOT sit well in my tummy. I was chugging water like it was going out of style (it seemed overly salty this time), and had a general feeling of crappiness that I don’t normally get. Bah. I went back to the lounger for awhile, then made my way to the gym in hopes of sweating out the icky-ness. It worked relatively well. At least I didn’t feel like a sack of crap when I got back home.

So what did I go and do then? Made popcorn. What? I had a craving.

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Just some plain popcorn with a little butter drizzle. Simple enough, tasted good, still gave me angry belly. Bah. I don’t have time for sickness!

There was more TV watching and general laziness. Of course, now I’m completely awake since I slept half the day away, so I’m not in the mood to go to bed yet. But I want to get things done tomorrow, so I’m going to try and force myself to sleep. I shall leave you with a picture of Sienna, trying to help my mom pick out a dessert recipe for the dinner party they are going to tomorrow.

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Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Dinner, Sienna, Snack


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9 Comments on “Feeling Down”

  1. November 28, 2009 at 4:28 am #

    Get a glass of MPP to feel better!

  2. November 28, 2009 at 6:13 am #

    Look at those ears on Sienna!! 🙂

    I hope you’re feeling better today. And I bet it would be hard going back home after being out on your own. Maybe the crap weather has got you down??

  3. November 28, 2009 at 6:48 am #

    Sorry you are feeling down about your situation right now. Maybe look for little things that you can make “your own”

  4. strawberryshortstuff
    November 28, 2009 at 8:03 am #

    Cute Cat!!!

  5. November 28, 2009 at 8:46 am #

    Man, what a rough day.

    I completely understand on the independence thing. I know I haven’t lived away from home for as long as you… but well the idea of moving home for an extended period of time just does not sit well with me.

    I hope you manage to fight off whatever illness is headed your way!
    And hopefully your mood lifts soon! 🙂

  6. November 28, 2009 at 9:16 am #

    Sorry you’re feeling down. I kind of share your pain. I still live at home because, financially, it just makes sense. It does get old. Of course I come and go on my own terms but it’s still annoying from time to time. Hope you’re feeling alright!

  7. November 28, 2009 at 9:19 am #

    Sorry you are feeling blue 😦

  8. marie
    November 29, 2009 at 9:23 am #

    Just wanted to say I’m sorry you’re feeling down about having to move back w/ the parental units. I had to do the same when I went for another degree, too, and it wasn’t easy even though they were lovely and gracious about it. I’m sure it’ll be worth it in the end.

  9. November 29, 2009 at 5:30 pm #

    I can imagine how hard it must be!  To be honest that feeling is one of the reasons I never was psyched to move to Toronto post-grad. I would be expected to live at home!

    Well if you’re in need of a break you are welcome to visit out here! 

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