Not Goodbye, See You Later

I just said “see you later” to my BFF Debbie. As I’ve been saying, Debbie is leaving tomorrow for NJ and I’m really sad. 😦

I’ve actually known for quite some time but didn’t say anything about it on the blog until a week or so ago, so I’ve had time to “prepare”. LOL.

I’m not going to lie, growing up is hard!

 

Today should have been spent studying for tomorrow morning’s hydrology test, but I couldn’t bring myself to study. I spent all of last week studying, and it got me nowhere. I’m rebelling.

I made a quick lunch before heading out for some errands. Quesadilla with grilled zucchini, leftover chicken, and cheddar cheese.

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I ate the zucchini that wouldn’t fit into the quesadilla on the side. Grilled zucchini is so delicious!

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During errands, I met up with Meghann. We stopped at Starbucks for some refreshments. It’s flippin’ hot outside!

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I had an iced nonfat latte with 2 pumps vanilla. Oh so yummy!

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Meghann was generous and shared a pumpkin spice Hershey’s  kiss.

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I expected chocolate with pumpkin inside, but it was orange pumpkin goodness!

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I also snacked on an apple and peanut butter when I got home:

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Tonight I was on my own for dinner, which basically means I can have whatever I want! I secretely love these nights!

I tried to recreate the Publix Tuscan Minestrone soup that I had a few weeks ago. It came out different but amazing!

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I started with these two soups, veggie broth and roasted red pepper and tomato:

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I added some roasted veggies:

  • broccoli
  • onion
  • carrot
  • mushroom
  • peas
  • celery

I boiled some macaroni pasta and spinach… and added in some white beans and thyme. I let it all simmer for 20 minutes or so…

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I’m happy to say that I have leftovers! Soup is my comfort food.

So is chocolate… times…3.

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My test is in 8 hours… I haven’t studied!?!

It’s so hard to focus my mind on school when I feel like there are one billion other things going on!

 

I’m really sorry to be so “negative nancy” lately. My life hasn’t exactly been very rainbows and sunshine lately. Things have to start looking up soon!!

 

Must… cheer…up!

 

❤ MegaNerd

Brown Bag Breakfast

It feels like a Sunday on a Thursday!

I met Debbie this morning for our last run before Saturday’s 15k race. We headed to one of our favorite spots, and ran an easy 4.0 miles.

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Debbie has the day off work, so we stayed at the park and ate a brown bag breakfast! We contemplating going to Panera or FirstWatch, but decided that bringing food from home is so much cheaper!

I packed a Peanut butter and Jelly sammie + a banana:

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I forgot how good they are!

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I have to use the chunky jelly (preserves I guess?)… none of that low-sugar crap. Straight up gobs of organic fruit. MMMM.

I was slightly jealous of Debs’ breakfast:

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..which is why I stole a slice of orange!

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No worries… there were plenty of drinks too! All pink 😀

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We stopped at Starbucks on the way to pick up our race packets at Track Shack:

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I ordered the tall Vanilla Roobios Tea latte with nonfat milk, Debbie had an Awake Tea Latte! Both delicious!

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Lunch

By the time lunch rolled around, I was really craving veggies! I knew that a big salad would do the trick.

I seriously threw in every bit of produce we had!

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  • spinach
  • tomato
  • cucumber
  • mandarin oranges
  • edamame
  • broccoli
  • carrots
  • and 5 shrimp!

I topped it all with Asian Dressing

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… it really makes the salad taste great.

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I have a hard time coming up with portable breakfasts! Must be why I resort to PBJ and clif bars for on-the-go!

Do you ever brown bag your breakfast? What do you pack?

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It’s been a fun morning, but I must get back to “school” mode. I have tons of work needing to be done!

 

❤ MegaNerd

First Day of Fall… not Fail

Well, the calendar says it is now fall… but there is no sign of it in Florida! The high today is 89 degrees… LOL.

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I appreciate everyone’s encouragement! It’s helping me realize that today is just one day!

Instead of crying about being stressed, which does nothing to help the situation, I am deciding to be proactive about it!

I made a plan for the day, per your suggestions!

 

10-10:55am:  Study test #1 material

10:55-11:00am: Break

11:00am-11:55am: Study test # 2 material

11:55am-12:30pm: Lunch break/watch mindless TV?

12:30-4:00pm: Continue to study and take 5 minute breaks every hour

4:30-5:45 Test #1

6:30-10:30: Test #2

10:30: drive home, brain dump, sleep!! (really looking forward to this part!!)

 

Hopefully this will help me stay on track!

Before I left for my 7:30 am Lab, I made a bowl of Kashi Hot Cereal, topped with strawberries and almonds.

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I really like this, it’s got a good flavor and texture. It cooked better when I made it in a mug for some reason?

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Instead of going straight home, I stopped at Starbucks to pick up a nonfat Pumpkin Spice latte! Perfect for “fall” and for keeping me awake while studying!!!

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Wouldn’t it be even more fun to drink out of this adorable pumpkin mug?

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Alright, enough wasting time! Off to study… wish me luck! 😀

❤ MegaNerd