It's always something. Does it seem like that to anyone else?
Maybe it's just one of those challenging phases of life.
Where I learn a whole lot about myself and what really matters and how to operate under stress and deal with the loneliness that comes from moving to a new city....
Or maybe it's just life.
Taking what you're given and trying to make something of it. Making daily decisions and trying hard not to care what others think about you. Powering through the discomfort or taking time to rest. Making mistakes, but never giving up.
This is not the first morning I've skipped my 8am class. Maybe that's why I feel so guilty.
I was up late again, another 2am-er. It's tough when you're gone all weekend and you still have things to take care of before Monday comes around...and you get home at 9pm because you decided to be social.
One thing I can barely do when I'm in my hometown for the weekend is get internet access. I did briefly and was blown away by the response to my Thursday Thoughts post. (I am pretty sure I have the best blog reader friends ever!)
pinnable graphic for that post, because Pinterest rules, right?
Not that all decisions are life-altering, but they can still affect our life, good or bad.
I also made the decision to stay up super late talking to Dave Friday night and being uber lazy with him Saturday morning. It's tough doing the long distance thing sometimes so it's a true treat to be able to watch 30 Rock in our pjs together.
I decided to do my long run with my friend Andrea at 1pm Saturday. I lost a glove but it was so amazing to run at an easy pace and talk about life. We now live in the same city so I hope we can do more of that! Also, it kind of feels awesome to say that I ran 5 miles Saturday.
|If you find this glove's friend, let me know! ;)|
I had decided to offer all the help I could to my roomie, who is currently staying in my hometown to be with her mom as she goes through a difficult medical time. (I haven't asked her yet if I can share any details, but would you all please pray for her mom? She is having surgery today and I know any kind of surgery is plain scary!)
My assistance this weekend came in the form of a scavenger hunt for clothes, boots, jewelery and a hair straightener to bring to her since she hadn't planned on staying with her mom for so long. Whatever helps, right?
Lunch ended up being in the smoothie form on the hour-drive to my hometown.
Berry Healthy Fruit Smoothie and I enjoyed every sip!
In another attempt to help out my friends, I wanted to visit my lovely friend Emily, who just had her second baby, and bring her dinner. She lives an hour and a half away, but we decided to make it work.
Dave, being super awesome, decided he wanted to make a meatloaf to bring over. I was in charge of the sides to bring...boy did he put me to shame! The meatloaf had all kinds of vegetables and pureed corn and bread crumbs (that he toasted himself!!?).
|Handsome, charming AND he can cook?? Yes please!|
The recipe is here, but I think he made some alterations to it...like adding peppers, using ground turkey and BBQ sauce instead of tomato sauce.
We were treated to some yummy Alphabet cookies for dessert. Yes, Emily managed to make cookies with her toddler while caring for her one week old!
We also decided to have a late breakfast with my dad and Grandma Rose on Sunday. Grandma LOVES Village Inn, so that is where we went.
I studied a good portion of Sunday afternoon for my 8am nutrition class because we have "minute papers" or basically pop-quizzes throughout the week (for both of my nutrition classes..same teacher). I taught Dave all about the Carbon structures of fats and oils, trans vs cis fats and how starches thicken soups.
He may or may not have been listening since he was also trying to pack (or look at Facebook), but I got through studying and randomly spewing out facts to him from 5 power points on Sunday, so I'd call that a win for the weekend.
I also decided to stay in town for dinner Sunday night with Dave's family and some of our friends we haven't seen in awhile (one of them that worked with me at Chili's and was basically the reason I met Dave!).
I'm not sure which food decision is to blame...but I now have an upset stomach and after all the hard work of preparing for today and getting up early...the fact that I was stuck in the bathroom during the period of time I needed to be out the door and driving to class...kind of stunk. No pun intended.
I am very grateful I'm not feeling as sick as Dave is. He said something about fire coming out of both ends. (Too much?) Poor guy!
I think I feel more sick about missing class than anything.
And that feeling of self-doubt that comes with making the decision to stay home rather than possibly having to rush out of class in search of the nearest restroom.
Wondering if I would have been able to make it through class and if we did, in fact have a quiz today.
Feeling like a little bit of a failure for not just powering through and getting out the door, even if I would have gotten to class late and may or may not have had to rush out in the middle.
It's also hard knowing that your two friends you have at school probably think you're a total slacker for missing class again. *Sigh*
Ah life. Decisions. Mondays.
At least I had a good weekend, right? ;)
Here's to a better second half of Monday!
(I hope that one line will qualify this post to the positive-outlook Mondays link-up...Marvelous in my Monday. What do you guys think?)
*~Amanda aka Semi-Health Nut~*
I think I now owe the blog world some upbeat posts...maybe recipes I haven't gotten around to or a fun treadmill routine or something?
How was your weekend?
Do you power through your sicknesses to go to school or work? Do you second guess yourself no matter what you decide?
Linking up to the lovely Diva: