While I totally count this past weekend as my spring break as far as stories go, today is the first “official” day of my week out of school! I have a few goals for the coming week. Health-wise, I want to eat healthily, spend time cooking and enjoying quality meals, and get in at least one yoga class and one regular workout. Work-wise, I have to catch up on almost a month’s tax reading, take care of some outstanding filing from my clinic work, and send in new job applications. House-wise, I have a ton of spring cleaning to do! Over time, things pile up everywhere, and I finally have time to clean some things up/out.
Food today: so far so good.
For breakfast, I had oatmeal (with cinnamon, brown sugar, cranberries, pecans, and skim milk) with 4 oz. of blueberry-pomegranate juice, a banana, and a mug of coffee.
For lunch, I had a turkey sandwich (turkey, spinach, tomatoes, banana peppers, and salt/pepper) and potato salad. The potato salad is high in calories and fat, but that’s good in moderation because it helps you feel full, right? right. I also had a gingerbread cookie, which was delicious. I’ve had one full bottle of water and a mug of tea to drink.
For exercise, I’ve had NOTHING. I walked from the car to the Courthouse and back, which was maybe one block total.
Work-wise: some preparations done, but not a ton accomplished otherwise.
I woke up early, dressed, and drove to school to pick up a new copy of my transcript and two letters of recommendation. These documents completed my last clerkship application (which is kind of late, but I’m trying anyway), and I sealed the envelope, drove downtown to the Courthouse, and delivered the package to the mail room. So that’s one application complete!
While at school, I also picked up the 27 packets of papers I have to read for journal. But I haven’t actually opened or read any of them yet. . . so that’s not really an accomplishment, is it? Well, I’m counting it as an accomplishment because (1) I hate to drive to school and (2) I can’t do any reading until I pick them up, right?
House-wise, I started the massive purge/clean of the apartment. I think it is so crazy that such a tiny apartment can be so incredibly messy! But, when you are too busy to sleep and workout, some things slip through the cracks. Today, I scrubbed the stove top and washed the oven door. Then, I emptied out our entire cupboard, cleaned the shelves, and rearranged all of our food. This is important because (1) I hate messy cabinets and (2) it let me see everything that we have, so we don’t waste money buying unnecessary groceries. Sometimes, my husband does the grocery shopping when I am very busy, and so I don’t always know what we have in the cabinets. Today, I found two pounds of brown rice — guess what we’ll be having for dinner this week??
If you have any brown rice recipe suggestions, send them my way!