Unexpected Awesomeness

So, today was just supposed to be another Monday.  You know, wake up thirty minutes late and scramble to get ready to leave for work on time and not miss the morning staff meeting (again).  Luckily, I took the time to pack ALL my food for the day and my gym bag last night.  I somehow managed to get showered and completely ready and out the door in under 40 minutes this morning.  I know this isn’t really a stretch for most people, but I always take the time to shave my legs in the morning, and I have to actually spend a little time on my hair.  I am incredibly jealous of all those girls that can just tousle their hair and it has those amazingly sexy loose curls or waves.

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Yeah, that is definitely not how my hair works!

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That’s more like the hand I was dealt. 🙂

Kidding (not really) – at least I have hair!

Anyway, back to the point.  It takes me a while to get ready to be gone an entire day (leaving at 7:15 and not getting home until almost 9 that night).  When I got to school, I attended my meeting, and then headed to my room to welcome my precious angels.  Since this is the last week of school before Spring Break (WAAAHHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!), the kids were extremely wound up.  By the time lunch rolled around, I was ready for a break and some adult conversation.

This is where part one of the (unpictured) unexpected awesomeness comes in.  I threw my lunch together last night without too much thought.  Oh my gosh – it was SO delicious!  I mixed together one can of chicken breast meat, about 1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt, some mustard, and sriracha.  The chicken salad was enjoyed atop a bed of spinach and served with strawberries, cottage cheese, and two dates on the side.  In case you were wondering, that small lunch packed in 42 grams of protein!  I’ll be making it again this week!

Now for part two – dinner.  I think that somehow we subconsciously were thinking about St. Patrick’s Day when we planned tonight’s dinner (which Daniel cooked).  It was full of delicious GREEN foods!  Daniel made a simple stir fry of half a huge head of cabbage, three smallish zucchinis, and fresh broccoli.  We used a little rice wine vinegar and light soy sauce to season it up, and then topped it with a little sriracha (yes, I am addicted to my favorite “rooster sauce” and all spicy foods in general).  Some chicken breast cooked in a skillet were also added to the mix.  I’m telling you – if people only knew how delicious healthy foods can taste… Mmmm – I’m already looking forward to my leftovers tomorrow!

Now it is already way later than my bedtime, and I need some sleep!  I hope that your Monday had a small piece of unexpected awesomeness. 🙂

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3 Responses to “Unexpected Awesomeness”


  1. 1 Kristen @ notsodomesticated March 13, 2012 at 6:46 am

    I love rice wine vinegar!! It adds such an incredible flavor to any dish!

  2. 3 Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud! March 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    I just love awesomeness like that, isn’t it the best!? 🙂


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