It’s so easy to let life get lost in in…life. Makes no sense, but hear me out. For me, my year is divided into two parts—school and a summer vacation. Some years, I start counting down the days at 175. Other years, I am having so much fun, before I know it, it’s May. That was last year. Great year for me, professionally, but so very challenging personally. I was ready for summer, but I didn’t wish my year away.
This year is off to it’s usual stressful start. No matter how much I promised to plan ahead, stick to schedules, and get enough rest, it didn’t work out that way. For two weeks, I’ve watched the hours drag by, begging for 3:15. I don’t like living that way. I’ve been so busy with school, that I’ve let my life OUTSIDE of school just hide under the bed with Frankie’s fur bunnies. Yep, too busy to even clean my house. I’ve been dealing with sinus trouble—yearly back to school sinus infection just hanging on. And stress headaches are never fun. I do this EVERY year in August. Nobody told me being a teacher would be so stressful….but while I’m too busy feeling sorry for myself, why am I not looking in the mirror and within myself to find out why I allow this to take over? Time to put on my big girl britches and get back to living, not just surviving.
Tonight, I decided to really enjoy cooking and pictures and peaceful time in the kitchen with the promise that a hot bath and Kindle on the other side of dinner. My air conditioner died this weekend—some kind of capacitor thing. It was finally fixed Monday morning and I was ready to cook again.
I sautéed mushrooms, onions, and 2 pieces of low sodium bacon.
For the alfredo, I used evaporated milk, 2 teaspoons of butter, and fresh grated parmesan. This lower fat version is my favorite way to slash calories.
This was good, but I wasn’t done. I had fresh blueberries. Oh, what to do with fresh blueberries? Make a topping for no bake cheesecake! It’s been awhile since I’ve had some time with Lola, my mixer. I enjoyed our time together. She makes me smile.
While I was in the kitchen, I threw together my bowls n’ bags for lunch and snacks.
I had a few berries leftover. This is my favorite way to eat yogurt (unless I’m eating Siggis). The only added sugar is in the honey.
- Fage Greek plain yogurt
- fresh berries
- granola added right before eating
The whole thing:
- Chicken with jalepeno lime brown rice
- apple with almond butter
- bag o’ grapes (not pictured)
Tomorrow will be a good day.