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I’m losing my mind…

This post is going to be short and sweet…

This week has seemed to drag along but at the same time, it has been a total blur.  Between starting two new units in my classroom, hosting cheer clinics, training, and teaching zumba/shred/cardio dance classes, I’m completely wiped.  I have also been staying up a little later than normal, and lack of sleep is never a good thing.

Today at lunch, my friend was in the middle of eating her cafeteria salad and then realized she brought her lunch to school.  She was upset because what she brought was definitely better than cafeteria food!  We all got a good laugh out of it, but then I reminder her that she didn’t have to pack lunch for tomorrow since it would be there waiting on her.  I finished my cafeteria salad + half a turkey sandwich on wheat and went on with my crazy day.

Tonight, as I was catching up on some blogs after dinner, I came across one that mentioned turkey pepperoni, and I exclaimed, “Awwww, man!”  My dogs perked up their ears and Daniel asked what was wrong.  I realized that I had packed my lunch for school today too, and I didn’t even remember it until 8:30 tonight.  Wow.  I’m losing my mind!  I texted my friend from work and she got a big kick out of it and assured me that my lunch would be waiting on me tomorrow right along with hers.  We promised to remind each other to eat our packed lunches!

Please tell me I’m not the only one losing my mind!

I hope that y’all have had a great week so far.  I also hope that you have a fantastic Friday!  Since I have no visual documentation of me losing my mind, I’ll leave you with this sweet picture.


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.


Yeah, that is definitely not how my hair works!


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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