Thursday, January 8, 2015

On the Edge

I am feeling thisclose to being back to myself.  I met with my friend/coach/trainer (the gal who used to own the studio that closed) this afternoon, talking about goals and life in general.  I've signed up for her Sunday morning class, and am hoping that my lungs are ready. I know I can't pick up right where I left off, but I have to start somewhere!  I have settled into my second semester schedule and it's lighter than the fall - which I so appreciate.  Speaking of school, I started my AP Lit class on The Scarlet Letter this week.  In two weeks, I start "The Crucible" with my American Lit class.  Puritans and New England, all the time.
 Vega Vanilla (I added water) and an orange for breakfast at work.

Couscous Kale Salad packed up for lunch:
 Finished off the last two macaroons:
 After meeting with my friend, it was getting on towards the dinner hour.  I checked out the Whole Foods hot bar, and picked up Tofu Curry with Peas and brown rice.
It's almost the weekend - woo hoo! I hope you've had a great week!

9 comments:

  1. I've been meaning to try the Hail Merry macs and I always forget! My last batch of Laughing Giraffe turned me off them for good. Cold as it is, your kale salad looks superb.

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    1. I would highly recommend the Couscous Kale Salad! I wasn't expecting it to be spectacular - but it was!

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  2. Wish I understood why some works are picked for literature classes over others. I didnt think much of The Scarlett Letter or The Crucible. Maybe I just dont get it.

    The Curried Tofu looks famtastic anyway.

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    1. I picked Scarlet Letter! When writing my syllabus, I went with a two fold theme: western civ and the human condition. Thus, my first semester was European (starting with Ancient Greece, followed by Medieval, followed by Renaissance). Second semester is American (settlers, followed by slavery, followed by modernization). In regards to the human condition, I selected titles that would demonstrate how no matter the time period, we all have the heartaches, desires, and experiences. The Scarlet Letter reading will be all about labels, prejudice, finding out truth and being willing to expose who we really are (labels and prejudice aside). One of their projects will be to make their own letter, identifying their own flaws, and wear it for a day at school. I'm doing it, too! This was a lot to read - I just get excited! Ha!

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    2. Oh. I just thought it was about a bunch of gossipy villagers making someone's life h*ll.

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  3. Haha, I read that you are reading "The Cubicle" at first! Slightly less interesting, I would think. I love that play, though I must admit I fudged my way through The Scarlet Letter in HS. Would like to go back and re-read though. Hope yr kids enjoy it.
    The maccaroon flavor sounds great.
    I bought a bunch of kale to serve as my greenery for the next few days but have yet to find the time or energy to prepare it.
    Keep improving.

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    1. "The Cubicle" could be a play version of the "The Office" or "Office Space"! I've never had a cube job, so I really couldn't give you any puns otherwise. ;)

      Scarlet Letter is a tough read. I spent a day and a half teaching the intro "The Custom House", and will flip my classroom in regards to reading (students traditionally read at home and do activities about the chapter in class - I will do the reverse. Comprehension of the text is critical, better that I'm there to clear confusion!).

      I am always improving! ;)

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  4. I'm glad that you are feeling better every day! I love that you have been able to stay in touch and continue to take classes with the instructor from the last studio. That is great because I know how much you enjoyed her classes.

    Your meals look great, that kale salad is gorgeous! I need to try this macaroons, yum!! Maybe I'll splurge on some if I remember when I go to Whole foods tomorrow.

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    1. Me, too! I'm feeling a lot of gratitude that I'm almost healed. Such a miraculous thing, our bodies.

      I'll have to wait another week to take her class - I had to rip off the proverbial band aid with a tough instructor this morning, who was her sub!

      I will definitely be making that kale salad, so delicious!

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