What I Ate Wednesday #82: Hurricane Edition

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Things may be crazy all over the east coast thanks to hurricane Sandy, but it’s still What I Ate Wednesday. As always, thanks to Jenn for hosting the weekly link party. To see more WIAW from other bloggers, visit Peas & Crayons.

I hope you guys have all been able to stay safe and dry these past few days. I’ve been lucky to have electricity, but it also means I’ve been showing up at the hospital all week to help out wherever I’m needed.

Tuesday, started early, with a quick shower and breakfast.

recycled photo but same basic thing—oats with pumpkin & plum and topped with PB

I started the day serving breakfast in the cafeteria.  After a few hours I was reassigned to clinical—at first I was going to do infant formula mixing, but then I got assigned to the pediatric patient floors at the last minute. Luckily, I had time to grab a quick snack.

this is the saddest-looking hard-boiled egg ever

Lunch was brought from home. After Monday’s madness, it seemed like the sanest way to go. The sandwich had hummus, non-fat ricotta, eggplant, spinach, roasted pepper, and heirloom tomato. The weird things that come of trying to clean out the fridge…I was really glad that after running around seeing patients I could just go to my locker and grab something I knew would be good rather than braving the crowds as the cafeteria ran out of food again.

I ended up not needing the protein bar, but I was glad to have it just in case

The afternoon flew by. I felt like I was out of breath from going up and down the stairs and from room to room or hunting for a computer to chart at. When I finally got home (after a $25 livery cab right I really hope I can get reimbursed for), I had another quick snack before beginning to take the tape off my windows and clean up my nest

I don’t know why I thought laundry would be a good idea, but I did. Ouch. I guess the best way to get something done is give it to a busy person. I was on a roll or something…dinner eventually happened, another fridge-cleaning experience—aka, a version of the egg-white scrambles I make when I have no idea what else to make.

I don’t know why this photo is sideways. Oh well.

After packing breakfast and lunch for the next day, I took a shower, blow-dried my hair, and ate a sliced apple while reading emails I was way too tired to answer.

Here’s to hoping I get my compensatory day off before working this weekend. Universe, please help me out here!

Have you been affected by Hurricane Sandy? 

12 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday #82: Hurricane Edition

    Eating 4 Balance said:
    October 31, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Good luck with universe. I hear that he is one tough guy to crack 😀

    I have not been affected by hurricane Sandy, except for ridiculous winds and freezing temperatures. Do you know anyone who got the brute of the storm?

      Jess responded:
      November 1, 2012 at 12:33 am

      Fortunately, most everyone I know is safe.

    jessielovestorun said:
    October 31, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Awe, your little one egg looks so sad by itself 😦 haha.

      Jess responded:
      November 1, 2012 at 12:33 am

      Haha I wish I could have captured the awful flickering light.

    Kelsey @ SoMuchLifeToLive said:
    October 31, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    It’s always a good idea to pack a lunch! It’s a pain to do it in the morning, but when noon hits, I’m always glad I went through the trouble to pack something nutritious. And it saves so much $$, and I’m a fan of that:)

      Jess responded:
      November 1, 2012 at 12:34 am

      I’m a fan of saving a few bucks too–it adds up!

    raechel @the rebel grrrl kitchen said:
    October 31, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    I’m impressed with your blog-loyalty in the midst of all this! Very glad you’re making it through this craziness. And managing to have some pretty good grub too!

      Jess responded:
      November 1, 2012 at 12:35 am

      Gotta stay sane somehow! Things are slowly getting back to normal. I figure, why not pack lunch and stuff when there are people who haven’t been able to get home? They need the free meals way more than I do!

    Emily said:
    November 1, 2012 at 12:17 am

    So glad to know you’re safe! That sandwich sounds GOOD, you would totally not find those ingredients if you cleaned out my fridge haha

      Jess responded:
      November 1, 2012 at 12:35 am

      It’s a combination I’d probably try again—I was surprised at how good it was!

    Halloween at the Hospital | Keeping It Real Food said:
    November 1, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    […] ← What I Ate Wednesday #82: Hurricane Edition […]

    […] Last week, I shared some of what I ate while helping out at the hospital during and just after Hurricane Sandy. This week I’ll give you a glimpse at what I ate while working the weekend. […]

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