Getting Prepped For School

I know yesterday was the official first day back at school for the majority of students (grade school and university) here in BC, but not for me! Sure, I could have made the trek out to UBC to participate in Imagine Day – the giant one day welcome back/orientation event for all students – but I had things to do, and sitting on a bus while it was almost 30 degrees C out didn’t sound appealing. And seeing as I don’t have classes on Wednesdays, well, school officially starts for me Thursday. In less than 10 hours to be exact.

Did I mention this is also my last year of classes? Which means this time next year I will be starting my Dietetics Internship? Can we say excited?!


This semester I’m taking 4 courses:

  • Food Service Systems ManagementManagement responsibilities in quantity food production with emphasis on menu planning, purchasing and service. Includes planning and equipping food services.
  • Clinical Dietetics IThe role of nutrition and the application of therapeutic diets in the prevention, etiology, and treatment of gastrointestinal complications/disorders, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity.
  • Human Nutrition Over The LifespanNutritional requirements and dietary patterns of healthy individuals throughout the life span.
  • Principles Of Organizational BehaviourAn introductory examination of work organizations and the behaviour of individuals within them. Phenomena to be studied include organizational structure, environments, group processes, motivation and leadership.


Good thing I’ve got my books and pens ready to go.


Love these little Ecojot notebooks – not only are they made from 100% recycled material, but they are made in Canada. And they are cute!


I threw together a big batch granola bar recipe to freeze and take for snacks, or possibly breakfast if I’m running totally behind.


And I prepped ingredients for my morning smoothie. Which I will make in my new blender…you’ll find out about it later 😉


It is far too dangerous to be hacking into a young coconut at 5:30 am.


And oh yeah, I’ve finally finished organizing my office – aka the Homework/Blogging HQ!


My sister moved out in May, and it was decided that instead of turning her room into a spare bedroom, I could move my computer, bookcase, desk, etc out of our overcrowded rec room and into what would be deemed the office.


As you can see I’m dorky cool enough to be rockin’ both the laptop and desktop on the same desk. It’s like a makeshift dual monitor set up. Oh how I miss my dual monitor set up I had at my old job…memories.


All of my books are now readily accessible, with two shelves reserved for my cookbooks and food magazines. I was actually surprised they all fit on two shelves.


The closet holds my cd collection (in the white drawers), all of my camera equipment, and my secondary pantry.


Apparently my “weird” food takes up too much precious space in the kitchen. Plus if I get trapped in here, I have snacks!

Sienna has taken a liking to the room – she enjoys having my her couch back to lounge on. She supervised the whole project from start to finish.


It’s actually really nice to have a second space to call mine. It was hard moving back home after living on my own for 5 years – you get accustomed to having all sorts of room for your things, to hang out, whatever. Now I have a place I can escape, do my work, read, whatever. And it frees up our rec room as well. Everybody wins!


Now if you’ll excuse me, I am in need of shut eye. My 5:30 am wake up call is not going to be pretty. Or maybe it’s just me who won’t be pretty at 5:30 am 😉

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Categories: Baking, School, Sienna, Smoothie, Snack


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3 Comments on “Getting Prepped For School”

  1. September 8, 2011 at 11:17 am #

    Here’s to hoping your first day is going well! Guess it’s just coming up to lunch for you now. 😉 Love your new office space, BTW and photos of Sienna are always appreciated!

  2. September 8, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    Well the same is true for more Ontario students, but mine does not start until coming Monday and it will be a long day for me for sure:) Ecojot notebooks definitely on my to buy list!

  3. September 19, 2011 at 8:51 am #

    I love having my own desk space too!! I had to house-sit for my rents a few days ago, and I missed it sooo badly! I am definitely a creature of habit!!

    and yes! my mom has dual monitors and it is the coolest thing ever! so much SPACE! so much SCREEEN!!! super shmancy and fun!

    kitty pictures!! yay! Sienna is such a great cat name too! MEOW!

    Last, but not least, SCHOOL SUPPLIES ARE SO FUN! Your notebooks are super cute too, and I have the same pack of markers!! Thin tip! they are the best!!

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