Hello there! I hope everyone’s Thursdays have been
thirsty theatrical thankful? therapeutic? Is there a th- word that fits how a Thursday should be?
Surprisingly, I think mine falls under the therapeutic category! Right now, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays are my run-around days, but my Tuesday and Thursday activities haven’t taken root yet, so there’s been time to relax.
My class (at my school, you take one at a time) isn’t too hard; just a lot of reading and long, deep discussion!
A few days ago, we were sent around the building to find something that represented life after death.
I found the recycling center. Duh! Just like many faiths, recycling has specific criteria for a successful afterlife. Thankfully, the city I live in sorts your recyclables for you, but that doesn’t mean you can throw crap in there. If, say, you throw in an item that’s not clean, you could compromise the salvation of the whole batch. How’s that for responsibility, huh?
Ok, enough relating trash to religion. Here’s some food!
Sauteed spinach with onions, mushrooms, broccoli, almonds, garlic, and nutritional yeastBroccoli with feta cheese and
college student crack salsa con queso
Yesterday morning, I decided enough was enough.
I wanted a green monster.
So I dug out some frozen blueberries from the freezer (probs should have checked the exp date…), threw them in with some spinach and protein powder, and hoped for the best….
Grrr. Blech. It was drinkable, but those blueberries were definitely not up to snuff. I drowned it out with some honey and called it ok 🙂 I ended up going to the dining hall for lunch because I missed my underclassmen pals, so I snuck out some bananas while I was there! Hence, this morning was so much better.
2 handfuls spinach, 1 banana, scoop of chocolate protein powder
Mmmm. I usually add a cup or so of soymilk to thin it out, but since I haven’t done the grocery shopping yet this week, we had none and I didn’t want to take a chance on the digestive upsets of cow’s milk 😦 But it was still DELICIOUS and I had been wanting one for so long! A girl in my class even took a taste and proclaimed it wonderful. I know, right? 😉
My magic bullet is so noisy in the morning, but for tasty creations like this, it’s worth it. Sorry, roomies!
Obviously, I compromise other responsibilities when it comes to ensuring that I get breakfast.
Nope, not happenin’.
But I did plant the $1 strawberry plant I got at Target! It’s sitting pretty on the windowsill now.
(The man socks have since been removed)
More chores I will not do:
I won’t be fixing that futon.I won’t be climbing up the bookshelf to tack another flag alongside Australia’s (or fill the Picachu pinata).
But on this therapeutic Thursday, I did take a 2 hour nap. Oh, yes.
Then I stumbled downstairs to make lunch…
1/ 4 a red onion, spicy tempeh, feta cheese, and kidney beans on a corn tortilla. Cilantro garnish just because I could!
One of my favorite teas to wash it down! Someone recently told me that the owner of Yogi Tea’s daughter is in fact a girl we know at school. Shut the front door! That would be too cool.
(I also recovered a lost silly band!)
Thursday was also therapeutic in the fact that I got to dance my heart out at auditions for a bi-annual dance showcase at my school. Even better, I might be collaborating with a choreographer who wants to do a bellydancing piece! I’ve taken a couple bellydancing workshops waaaay back in the day (8th or 9th grade? not the best use of my time) so that would be fun! Plus…any excuse to show off my bellybutton ring 😉 Best resolution ever.
And as I was walking home, a friend called to invite me for a quick round of Laser Tag. How random! I usually hate social games like bowling and mini golf, but laser tag is always fast-paced and fun! I came 4th out of 14 🙂
And came home to create a dipping dinner of plain greek yogurt, pear slices, cinnamon, and honey:
My days will busier soon, but for now, I’m enjoying the flexibility of the in between days!
Have a fantastic Friday!
Question: What do you do on your non-hectic days? I like to make time for yoga (I went this morning), tea, and a book to snuggle up with!