Good Monday Morning!
I ate breakfast with the sun this morning.
I was showered, dressed and ready by 6:30, which gave me exactly 30 minutes to eat a bowl of “un”overnight oats while sipping on a warm mug of coffee. It was lovely.
Today was my official first day of Food Service, which is also my first rotation for the dietetic internship. I was excited, anxious, nervous. But the employees are all so great and very friendly—they put up with my endless questions. I spent the day at the elementary school, learning the lay of the land in that particular kitchen. Everything became a little busy by lunch time, and so I helped out with dishes, serving pizza & salads to the kids, and transitioning foods from kitchen to warmer to oven, etc.
There is sooo much to cover in this particular rotation, that I’m thinking I may have to meet with my preceptor and see if we can figure out a way to break everything down. There are only 10 weeks of this rotation, 3 days a week, with 36 particular items that need to get done. Thats a lot!
Anyways, the kids were absolutely adorable. A couple little boys tried to trick me into giving them two lunches instead of just the one that the National School Lunch Program allows. And one little girl took a good 5 minutes trying to make up her mind, if she wanted pizza or the burger. At first she didn’t want the accompanying salad, but I convinced her to try it out because it “goes really, really well with that pizza that you’re eating.”
They were so cute!
I didn’t eat lunch until I rolled in the driveway around 2 o’clock, but I had brought along some snacks so lunch was all ready for my grumbling stomach.
These almond and peanut butter jars are coming in handy!
- a pink lady apple, an orange and a sprinkle of lemon juice to prevent browning!
- carrot and green bell pepper sticks
I also packed along some basil hummus (from the other day), garden fresh cherry tomatoes, some crackers for dunkage, and a cheesestick—just because.
I was still hungry, half hour after eating. My afternoon snack became more of a dessert, and—at last—I was comfortably full.
- peanut butter
This whole not eating until way past the lunch hour thing is not good for a person. It just isn’t. Two hours after eating, I was again ravenous to the point where I could have inhaled anything you placed in front of me.
Enter in the chopsticks.
They were needed—absolutely, 100%, needed—in order to slow. me. down. Especially since dinner was so yummy.
I ate it alongside a heapin’ bowl of fresh tomatoes, summer squash, celery, cucumbers and beet greens!
Dressed in olive oil and sea salt.
I finished the night off with a 4-mile walk and 30 minutes worth of refreshing yoga. I love the way yoga leaves me feeling so energized.
My Type A personality wants me to get organized, so I’m off to rearrange my folder and figure out what I need to talk to my preceptor about tomorrow. So much to do, so little time!
Have a great night!
Question: What is your favorite way to unwind after a busy day?