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This time two weeks ago, I was gearing up for a night of BYOB karaoke. Tonight, however, I am gearing up for a night of early sleep in preparation for a last-minute schedule change that has me working Saturday. Lately, my hours have been 8-whenever…

The current state of things.
The current state of things.

6 9-plus hour days in a row isn’t exactly a recipe for awesomeness, especially when there’s a final exam looming Monday, but it’s certainly been an interesting week. Intense, yes, but with plenty of positive energy and nice little coincidences in the mix. That said, if this week were a bowl of, like, Chex mix (of the sweet, salty, with-a-kick variety), I would recommend pairing it with a strong drink. Or a big-ass glass of wine. Not that there wasn’t wine…If you’ve been with me a while, then you probably already know my “healthy, balanced diet” always has room for wine.

Tonight, though, I’m trading ginger kombucha for the Beaujolais/Pinot Noir/Sangiovese.

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I got home tonight craving ginger like it’s my other, unpaid job. It’s probably because I feel like my immune system could use a helping hand. Instead of reheating soup for dinner, I actually baked some tofu that I marinated in a garlicky red miso paste, roasted some broccoli, and improvised a brown basmati rice dish with shredded carrots, raisins, ground flax, turmeric, gram masala, and lots of ginger. IMG_1129

So yeah. I always forget how much I like “real” dinner.  And now I have leftovers for tomorrow. And then I have 2 days off to look forward to! It’s gonna be a party in the RD office—and by party, I mean, a two-person clinical nutrition extravaganza. Good times. Thank god for caffeine.

What are you up to this weekend?