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Things that should happen more often

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I don’t know about you, but for me, it can be so easy to slip into “creature of habit” mode. Or maybe consider yourself an all-the-time COH and are, like, “Wait, that’s a just a mode one can slip into? Since when?”

Either way. When it comes to breakfast, as I’ve said many times before, I almost always have a variation of oatmeal. Lately (and by “lately” I mean, like, the last 2 months), I’ve been alternation between this (with egg whites) and this, with an occasional green-pancake breakfast when I have extra spinach to use up. Over the winter, savory oatmeal was my thing.

Sunday morning, I was up bright and early (I’ve been gradually training my body to wake up a little earlier again in preparation for the new gig). I had plans for a picnic, but it wasn’t until 3 pm. So, after a workout to kill some time, I decided to use up a bunch of random things lurking in the fridge and freezer by making egg-white French toast for what I guess I’ll call brunch.

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As I often do, I ate it with a side salad—gotta use up the greens and get in some veggies for the day.  Seriously, why don’t I do this more often? French toast is so easy and satisfying, not to mention delicious. This is definitely one of those things that needs to happen more often.

Are you a creature of habit? What are some things that need to happen more often in your kitchen? Or in your life, for that matter? 

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So Far So Good

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Hope you’re enjoying a lovely weekend. Mine has been very restorative so far. My Saturday started with a morning yoga class. One great thing about being an early riser is not having to fight for mat space at a 9 a.m. donation-based class.

Then I had a picnic in the park with a few of my fellow interns. It was great to hang out, eat good food, and get in some girl talk . 

After running some errands, I finally settled in for a night of studying and project-tweaking. I covered a lot, and though I’ll still be happy if I get above a C, at least I feel confident I won’t totally fail. It’s so weird—I have no problem explaining biochemical concepts to people who ask about them, but when it comes to exams, I just can’t make it happen. I know there are some folks who strive for all A’s, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned that for me, the real goal is to learn the material and just freaking pass the class. Screw what everyone else is doing.

Later this morning I’m headed to see my family to celebrate yet another Libra birthday—my grandfather is 81 today!

How’s your weekend going? Do you like picnics?