The morning started of well today for a change. I was up with the alarm, dressed, and ready to go 15 minutes early….what!! Breakfast was a fall basic for me but still super yummy!
1/3 cup oats
- 2 tbs. ground flax seed
- 2 tbs. wheat germ
- 2/3 cup boiling water
- 1/3 cup pumpkin
- Pumpkin pie spice
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
- Splash of almond milk & vanilla extract
- Sprinkle of raisins
- Mix the oats, flax, wheat germ, and boiling water in a bowl, let it sit for 5 minutes.
- Mix together pumpkin, spice, and extract…stir into oats.
- Mix together splash of milk, protein powder…stir into oats
- Top with raisins
The vanilla protein powder gives it the perfect pumpkin pie sweetness !
Dropped the kids off at their school and headed to mine. I was armed with my coffee, cooler, and my I can get it done in a day attitude!! Started working on my lovely stack of paperwork and progress reports that are due out on Friday!
Around 8:45 I decided I needed a snack. Carrots & Roasted Red Pepper Hummus!! I could eat this stuff by the bowl!
Finished a little more work, typed up an IEP (this is special education talk here), and then came lunch….Yes, I eat alot!! 5-6 times a day to be exact. 3 meals, 2 snacks…gotta keep the metabolism going!
Look at those beautiful greens!! 🙂 Lentils with brown rice and a big spinach, kale, and tuna salad.
I was a little chilled so I decided to make a nice cup of tea.
I work at a middle school so you gotta have some humor!!
I have this for a snack later….this pic is outside of my room at school!
So now on to the curve balls……
I was home yesterday with my youngest son due to sickness. This week is a hectic and busy week at work. Report cards go out on Friday, which means I have to have my progress reports from therapy complete by then!! This is curve ball numero uno.
Curve Ball # 2 – get a call at 12 to pick up oldest son from school…headache & fever, the start of the virus!
Curve Ball # 3 – not here yet but I know it is coming- I will have to stay home with him tomorrow since the yucky stuff will show up later!!
3 strikes and I will be out…not so much! When life throws me curve balls, I put on my “big girl panties” and play the game!! Like the wonderfully dedicated speech therapist that I am, I packed all of my work to bring home. It looks like I will be finishing progress reports from the house; I really hate having to bring work home, but what must be done…must be done!
Have a yummy soup coming up tonight 🙂
How do you handle life’s curve balls?