For me, I definitely had a goooood morning. If you've been keeping up with me lately, you know that my preparations for school have been like a roller coaster. I have my great moments, and I have the times that make me sob. Today was a smiling day. For instance, I woke up with an e-mail telling me that the class I want to take in Adelaide at the end of July will meet the requirements for the masters program. Then, my mom called me before work to tell me that she registered for my class (the biology class) at a Chicago community college for summer school. She had to register for me since I wasn't able to do it online or on the phone, and she had to wait two and a half hours. World's best mom!
With those things out of the way, I am two steps closer to my plan succeeding. For one thing, I can take two classes in Chicago for summer school. For another thing, I will be able to come back to Australia in July to be with my lovely Al! All I need to do is get confirmation that I am enrolled at Flinders University in Adelaide. Then, I will have enough science prerequisites out of the way to apply for my masters program in January.
If you have absolutely no idea what I am talking about, I explain my grand plan in more detail here. In a nutshell, I want to do a masters program in nutrition, but I have a ton of prerequisites to take.
After all of the good news this morning, I drove to work and went by our deli on our street to pick up our milk and newspaper for the office. I saw this for sale on the counter:
I haven't talked about my breakfast in a while, because I eat the same thing every day! If I showed you pictures of it every day, I would bore the heck out of you. The only differences between the oatmeal on the post and the oatmeal I had today was that 1) I added cinnamon, as I now do on most days, 2) I don't add stevia anymore and 3) I thew in some cooked quinoa. I've never done that before, and I really enjoyed it. It added some extra texture to my breakfast. In the future, I'd love to decrease the amount of oats and add other fun stuff, like quinoa or wheatberries. Also, I want to decrease the sugar!
Around 10:30, I ate the carrot cake. It was staring up at me from my desk, and it really wanted me to eat it. I kind of wish I had shared it, but I didn't. It tasted really good. I actually don't regret not sharing it anymore.
At 1:30, I ate my lunch at my desk. It was leftovers from yesterday. I mixed everything together, and it tasted wonderful. I enjoyed it a lot more than last night. I had to get a spoon out so that I could scoop up every remaining piece of quinoa.
I ran an easy three miles, still without leg pain. I think it might be time to increase the mileage soon!
Later on, I made a delectable vegetarian chili. It was soooo good!
I found this recipe on taste.com.au. It's for four people, so I cut the recipe in half. I also didn't have lentils, chili flakes, parsley or thyme, but it still turned out pretty awesome.
To meet today's theme, I threw in the rest of the plain quinoa that I cooked last night. I thought it needed a little something extra since I wasn't using lentils. I also didn't add curry paste, so you can mentally erase that from the photo below. Just pretend you don't see it...k?
Have a great morning, afternoon or evening! Whatever it is, enjoy it.