Today has been a better day. I chatted with my sister for a couple of hours this afternoon, and she pepped me up a little bit.
Somebody please explain to me why I need to be told to quit analyzing everything and MOVE ON! I am trying to cut myself a little slack because this has been a really serious and hard decision. But now that the decision has been made, there really is no reason to dwell on it. It is just a work in progress methinks:)
I’m realizing how much of an emotional person I really am through this process. I no sooner sat down in my principal’s office yesterday than I got all choked up. I couldn’t even get a word out! While I was a little bit mortified, I also really wanted to express to her how much of an attachment I have to the school. Mission accomplished. I mean, if she doesn’t know that I care at this point, then I don’t have two webbed toes. did I just say that out loud?
Annnyway. Before I left to meet up with Mohammad earlier (the student I’m tutoring), I somehow forgot to grab a snack. I didn’t sweat it too much though, figuring I would be distracted enough during our meeting. However, after receiving a phone call 5 minutes after I arrived at the coffee shop saying he was going to be an hour late, I knew I wasn’t going to make it. So, I rushed home and grabbed this
Van’s Lite Waffle covered in almond butter
I really love these waffles. The flavor of them is just too good, and the ingredients are great. Plus – they only have 70 calories per serving (1 waffle)! Win, win, win!
I tried to be at least a little productive before heading back to the coffee shop, but there just wasn’t enough time to get much done.
Thank you Mohammad for virtually taking up 2.5 hours of my afternoon. At least he’s funny, though. Today he asked me if he could come live with Jon and I…at which point I about fell out of my chair.
I had an exchange student, K, from Germany last year, and at one point during the year she was having trouble with her host family. The exchange student coordinator emailed me one day and asked if K could come live with Jon and I. Really? Shouldn’t you have some experience raising kids before you take on a full-blown teenager?!
I politely declined.
By the time I got home tonight, it had gotten rather late, and I was trying to think of something for dinner. I wasn’t feeling very inspired, so I defaulted to Mexican. Easy. Cheap. Tasty.
black beans, pinto beans, corn, rotel, cumin and sea salt – all mixed up!
Dun! dun! dun! We were out of bit sized pasta, so we went with spaghetti! Whole wheat of course.
hot and steamy
Toss! toss! toss!
Delicious. Maybe not the most glamorous or creative meal, but it always hits the spot.
Unfortunatly I realized I am out of my favorite spice ever…so I had to forgo the ground red pepper. boo:(
Oh, my gosh…I totally forgot! I got a call for an interview today! I mentioned in my post yesterday that I might have an opportunity to teach ESL classes part-time. Well, today I got a call and I’ll be meeting with them tomorrow. I’m excited about this opportunity because it will enable me to have more time for the things I want to do and will give us a little extra moolah in the meantime. Plus, I love working with international students. So, I’m hoping it goes well.
Keep your fingers crossed for me!
What is your default/go-to meal for when you aren’t feeling inspired?
Do you love mexican food as much as I do? If not what’s your favorite ethnic food?
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