gone green

Oh how I love new beginnings, new days, new mornings, new months.  September is going to be wonderful, I can just feel it. :mrgreen:

I was up at 5:45 again this morning.  This wasn’t nearly as hard as it was yesterday morning—no need for an alarm clock!  Imagine how easy it will be once I learn to actually go to bed earlier. 😉

Breakfast was eaten slow-food-style again this morning!  I so love, love, love having the extra time to relax before the rest of the day gets busy. 😀

I spent my second day of food service in the high school, meeting some more people (including the vice president of the school), and spending a lot of time working on writing out job descriptions for the employee positions.  I wish I would have thought to talk with the employees about this, just to hear firsthand what they think their job entails and whether the description is accurate or not.  I’ll have to remember to do that tomorrow when I bring them in for my preceptor’s approval. 😀

Lunch came at normal noon time today!  No grumbling, growling, cranky stomachs in sight (or hearing). 😉

Leftover Sausage and Broccoli Penne topped with feta cheese, from yesterday’s meal.

And lots of other snacky goodies.

  • raw veggies—carrot sticks, cherry tomatoes, green bell peppers
  • fresh fruit—orange and apple slices
  • almonds

Fun. Lunch. 😀

I came home around 2:30’ish, which gave me ample time to finish up the job description materials.  Going through half of them took me most of the afternoon, into the evening.  I felt like I was on a roll by that point, but I’d rather hold off and make sure that my preceptor is feeling okay with the way that they’re turning out.  I’d hate to find out that I’m doing them all wrong!

Afternoon Snack: cottage cheese, Trader Joe’s High Fiber Cereal (which—by the way—is the only high fiber cereal that I actually enjoy), and a scoop of peanut butter

One of Augusts’ many goals was to become more green. 

I think I’m finally progressing in a positive direction.  My ‘problem’ with wasting trash bags and paper towels has decreased considerably. 

And as far as food goes?  Well, it doesn’t get much more green then eating a green salad filled with local (as in home-grown) vegetables.  Green.  In every sense of the word. 😀

  • beet greens
  • tomatoes
  • celery and carrot (which were not from the garden, unfortunately!)
  • last of the homemade basil hummus
  • olive oil and sea salt

With some kashis on the side for some c-r-u-n-c-h action.

I loved hearing about all the ways you guys &  gals unwind after a busy day.  I could relate to many of them, and found myself nodding in agreement.

Tonight, I unwound with a 3-mile run and a 1-mile walk (to break up the run.)  It took some motivation to get myself out the front door, but I was so happy to be trotting along once I actually got movin’.  Happy.  So, so happy. 

A run truly does slow things down.

Question: Do you have any goals, plans, ideas, thoughts, or expectations for September? 

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12 thoughts on “gone green

  1. What was in your breakfast bowl, it looks so chunky and hearty…yum!

    For September, I want to learn NOT to react to my surroundings/people/news/3rd graders. I want to choose to act a certain way, not just fly off the handle, or get stressed out. I want to feel in CONTROL. Today was my first day with this in mind and it went really well! 🙂

  2. My goal for September is to train my horse 🙂 It’s been really hard for me to make it out to the barn because of my work scheule, but now that my job is ending I should have more time!
    ❤ Tat

  3. I love your lunch in jars! What a fun way to eat. I’m still working on my goals for Sept — I try to cover all the bases: exercise, diet, relaxation, relationships, spiritual, blogging, reading/hobbies, etc. It usually is all about finding a good balance between them all.

  4. That’s a great idea to pack food in jars! I’ve been trying to pack a lunch instead of succumbing to my surroundings (I manage a pizza shop :/) when I get peckish, but I usually just grab some plastic bags, which inevitably get forgotten on the floor of my car until I’m going 70 on the highway with the windows down and they fly out. Yeah…I’m bad, I know. So I’m making one of my September goals to stop doing that already.

  5. My goal for September is to survive. Ha, ha!!! Just got to get through year end at work. But I’m trying to stay positive and not rushing September past. 🙂 I absolutely love your glass snack jars. Cuteness!

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