This Monday marked the start of my “professional development” rotation. I actually feel really lucky to have this rotation last—I have some coffee dates and networking events planned, but perhaps more importantly, I’m hoping it will help me ease into the great unknown of post-internship land. Going from having a set schedule (even one that changes every three weeks) to not really having a schedule scares me a little.
Because my schedule is more flexible for the next few weeks, I woke up without an alarm Monday, which was so nice! I was still feeling a little wiped from my weekend cold, but well enough to haul it out to New Jersey for a doctor’s appointment (another month, another suspicious mole to cut off). My mom was working from home, so we were able to have lunch first, which was great!
I didn’t stick around too long after my appointment, but I had a nice visit. Luckily, the removal of the aforementioned suspiciousness was quick and relatively painless, though I’m now sporting an attractive little bandaid on my neck. Oh well. I’ve dealt with worse—aka this summer, when I spent three weeks with stitches in my chest and no painkillers.
Anyway. I didn’t even mind the traffic on the way home, since it gave me a chance to just relax and listen to music. I even made it home in time to make a “real” dinner. It was the first night in a while I actually felt hungry enough to eat something other than soup, so that was kind of a relief. Here’s the rest of what I ate Monday…
Breakfast: Chocolate oatmeal with egg whites—and pumpkin cooked in—topped with pumpkin-and-chocolate PB2…mousse? I never know what to call it…
Lunch: Steak salad with my mom.
Snack: (unpictured) clementine and later, kombucha while cooking
Dinner: Brown basmati rice (with curry powder & raisins cooked in), baked tofu, and lots of veggies, avocado on top
Snack: Plain yogurt with berries and cereal—nothing new
And then I peaced out with some NyQuil and slept for 10 hours. It was glorious. I woke up feeling 99.999% back to normal. And by normal, I mean pre-staff relief normal!
Do you lose your appetite when you’re sick? What’s the best thing you’ve eaten recently?
Happy Monday! How was your weekend? For the most part, mine was pretty mellow. I caught up on stuff and then spent Sunday afternoon visiting my sister in her new neighborhood.
I don’t get out to Hoboken very often, but something tells me I might be making the trip a bit more now. It’s been way too long since we lived near enough to hang out via public transportation. After checking out the new digs we got lunch at a restaurant nearby. We did a lot of walking around and soaking up the sun. It felt good to sit outside and have a glass of wine with lunch and just talk about life and stuff.
It still amuses me that people think I’m a vegetarian. I only tend to crave meat once a month or so, but I believe in paying attention to those cravings. When I started this blog over 3 years ago, I was getting quite a bit of pressure to stop eating meat and wasn’t listening to my body as much, but that didn’t work out so well.
If nothing else, in the grand scheme of things, I’d rather have adequate iron stores.
Do you live close to your siblings? What foods do you crave sometimes?