So I got hit with a cold this week and it sucks. Every day when I get home from the school day, I just want to lay on the couch and nap. It does not help that the weather has been cooler and rainy which makes me just want to curl up on the couch even more. Given that I am just not feeling so hot, though I am on the mend, I thought I’d do a thinking out loud style post — random thoughts, stories, and such to share. Sound good? Cool.
In my last thinking out loud post I shared how plain exhausted I was from the start of back to school, but I am proud to share that my body finally got used to the routine. Yeah I still spend Friday night curled up on the couch and am usually asleep earlier than I am during the week and rack up the hours of sleep, I am still feeling so much better than I did at first. I guess my body was adjusting to going from a summer job where I sat ALL DAY to now where I stand ALL DAY. I still need to get better about going to sleep a bit earlier, but overall I am feeling a lot more energized.
That whole sleep thing? Yeah I know how important it is especially when I am battling a cold right now, but how could the government teacher in me not watch the debate on Monday night?? I felt like my students would be so sad with me if I did not watch the debate and was not able to talk about it, so I pulled myself together and watched it. I started to fall asleep towards the end (I always fall asleep when I watch TV on the couch), but I watched it. Way later than I would have liked to stay up, but when my students asked me questions about it, I was prepared… A+ for Ms. Peers 😉
Speaking of government… has anyone watched Designated Survivor? I have been meaning to but just have not had the chance to yet. Doesn’t it sound like a really interesting concept? It is about the individual who is in the presidential line of succession who is not present when the country’s top leaders are all at one place like a State of the Union address, just in case something goes wrong, this person is still able to take over. I am going to try and watch this weekend, I need some sort of TV politics fill until Scandal gets back!
Someone on my Facebook newsfeed shared THIS. A coffee shop in downtown Detroit is going to turn into Luke’s Diner for the day next week. Free coffee, pie by the slice, oh my gosh I wanna go. Can I take my classes on a field trip please?? I can’t wait to see pictures of it and see the transformation. In case you haven’t noticed I am Gilmore Girls obsessed as I am trying to watch the whole series by the time the revival comes out later this year. I still have a few seasons to go, but I am going strong 🙂
Lunch has been mighty fine this week — I prepped the #RunFastEatSlow soba noodle salads with the runner’s high peanut sauce (OBSESSED with that sauce!) and have been eating it all week for lunch. I swapped out the soba noodles for black bean spaghetti noodles since that’s all I have on hand and it is still so delish. Can’t get over it. 🍴Time to dive in! ✌🏼️
My obsession with the Run Fast. Eat Slow. cookbook is still going strong. My body was not happy with the black bean burrito bowls I was eating for lunch everyday (talk about bloating and major cramps) so I consulted the cookbook for an idea to take for lunch. I made the Soba Noodle Salad with the Runner’s High Peanut Sauce and two things — 1) that peanut sauce is AMAZING, I could just eat it by the spoonful and 2) the whole salad is soooo good. I did not have any soba noodles on hand so I swapped it for black bean spaghetti noodles and it is still so good. My tummy is way happier and I love sitting down to lunch everyday. If you have not gotten your hands on this cookbook, do ittttt! You will not regret it at all.
In case you missed it, I shared a dairy free smoothie recipe roundup on the blog this week. To me, smoothies know no season so today is as good a time as any to whip up a smoothie. Don’t worry, there is a pumpkin smoothie in there for ya!
Looking forward, today I am teaching all day, I have class at Michigan State tomorrow, and the weekend is wide open. I have some plans up in the air, but as long as I can enjoy some quality time on the couch I’ll be good. On an unrelated note, for most Fridays out of the semester I have to go to Michigan State for my graduate level courses that go along with my student teaching internship and it is so weird being back there. I carpool up there with a few friends and we go to class all day then head right back home – why? We are so ready to just lay on the couch and going out and about at MSU just is not appealing after teaching full time all week. Maybe I’ll change over time, but I feel like such a visitor at MSU right now. I drive there, go to class, drive home… weird. I miss it at times, but I also love where I am teaching and what I am doing right now.
- Did you stay up late to watch the debate?
- Have you started watching new fall shows? Which ones?!
- Any weekend plans yet?