The Good and the Bad

Hey everyone. I’m glad that you’re all enjoying my latest Q&A post.

Strawberry Green Monster topped with granola, raisins, chia, and TJ's peanut butter with flaxseeds.

Frankly, I didn’t really want to write this post since my week has been all over the place. I feel like a frickin’ mountain goat with all of the ups and downs that I’ve been experiencing since I got home from the long weekend on Monday.

Good – I’m already done with the first week of classes. The last day of the session is August 17, giving me a little over a week until I move.

Bad – I still haven’t heard bad about my Honors Option refusal. It’s been over a month and I feel like no one wants to work with me to try and figure this out, despite the fact that I’ve already contacted 3 people all in different levels of administration.

OOIAJ; overnight oats with chia in an almost-empty Sunbutter jar.

FANTASTIC – The boyfrand texted me the most awesome thing the other day while I was studying: He wants to become a vegetarian! Note: I in no way pestered him about this or lectured him at all. But, this seriously made my night. I can’t wait to help him as he transitions to the veg life.

Not So Good – My IBS has been absolutely terrible since Monday. Last night I was even woken up by pain and no matter what I did it wouldn’t go away. It’s starting to interfere with my daily life again and that is not OK in the least. But, I have no idea how to get better. None.

Slice of Zucchini Quinoa Lasagna.

Delicious – I made my first Mama Pea recipe yesterday: Zucchini Quinoa Lasagna. I didn’t exactly follow the recipe, I guess I got a little too excited and accidentally skipped some steps. Oops! But I think that it still turned out pretty well; though I need to work on my zucchini slicing skillz. A few of the modifications that I made are: I used a bigger pan (I don’t have an 8″x8″), replaced the onion with garlic (I totally read “garlic” instead of “onion”), used a tomato-basil pasta sauce instead of marinara sauce, omitted the non-dairy cream cheese (I had some on hand but forgot about it) and non-dairy cheese topping. I’m hoping to make this again when the boyfrand comes to visit in a few weeks, but to pay more attention to what I’m doing, haha.

Blah – I don’t know if it’s just the fact that I’ve felt like complete crap this week, but I’ve just had a really hard time keeping depression at bay. It’s not an all the time thing, but it does seem like I’ve been feeling bad more often than I’ve been feeling good. I’m going to give it a few more days, but if it persists then I’m going to make an appointment with my psychiatrist to talk and try to figure this thing out. Until then, I probably won’t be posting as much, but I will still be around commenting and tweeting most likely.

Green Monster topped with... who knows?

Much Needed – I had a really nice time hanging out with my old friend Ash the other day. We just talked a lot, nothing deep, but then I can’t really expect to just delve back into the kind of friendship that we had once-upon-a-time right away. I Am Number Four was on in the background. Not a terrible movie, but I don’t think I’m quite as devoted to it as she is (this was her fourth time watching it). I hope that it’s not another 2 months before I get to see her again. As much as I’ve been upset about our friendship over the past 2 years, it kind of all goes out of my mind when we actually get together.

Could Be Better – Classes starting means that I spend most of my “free time” reading and studying for said classes. Accelerated courses for the win. I sort of miss being able to read whatever I want whenever I want without having to worry about falling behind in something, but there is literally no way that I can work ahead in my classes because the course content is time-released, as in, I can’t view it until a certain date/time, and those dates/times are exactly the most desirable. It’ll all be over soon though, I suppose and I go back to having a normally-paced course load at the end of August when classes start up again.


What’s the best thing that happened to you this week?

What was the worst?


10 thoughts on “The Good and the Bad

  1. Well atleast you were able to find some good in the bad stuff…..

    That’s great about your boyfriend! He’ll be able to learn from the best! 🙂

  2. Hey dear, I am sorry about how you’ve been feeling and wish you could feel better right this minute! ❤ My grandmother was diagnosed with IBS last week, and she was feeling pretty bad most of the time, though since she got the medication for it, things are looking up a little! from what i gather, there is not a whole lot you can do to keep the pain at bay, but I hope you keep doing what you do to stay happy and positive!

    also zuchini lasagna sounds so dang good! I want that to be one of the first things I make once I heal from getting my wisdom teeth out 🙂 thanks for the inspiration! i am bookmarking it right now.

    I hope you can figure things out with the Honors Option refusal! I can't believe no one from the admin you've contacted has gotten back to you! what nerve!

    sounds like fun that your boyfriend wants to try vegetarian! even though i am not really a vegetarian either, if my guy ever says those words to me, the world must have turned upside down! haha he loves his meat 😉

    • His family hunts and fishes and everything, I’m just interested to see what his family says when they find out!

      I take medications, but they only help so much and sometimes they don’t seem to do much at all. I’m trying to stay optimistic and push through because I didn’t force it a year ago and it ended up being really bad for my health.

      I’m so glad that you’re going to try it! I even got my mom to eat a bit of it. It’ll definitely be easy for you to chew after your surgery.

  3. hope you feel better! I understand – this week has been harder for me toooo. w ibs…. weird right? Same kinda things at night too :-/
    I’m really hoping its not what I’m eating!!

  4. I’m sorry things are sort of up and down lately, but I feel like when those times come around the most important thing is to acknowledge the ups, and you have! That lasagna looks so delicious and I bet your boyfriend will love it, especially since he needs a vegetarian substitute for it now!

  5. Aww sorry things have been up and down so much for you 😦 but at least theres good stuff to balance out the bad, right?
    You green monsters look positively amazing as always! One of those would e enough to brighten up my day 🙂

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