What I <3 Wednesday

Happy What I… Wednesday everyone! Shout out to Jenn. Hollah!

Here are a few my eats since I last posted on Saturday…

Thanks again for all of your kind words on my last post. The adjustment has been a bit difficult for me, but the other cats seem to be coping fine.

I don’t know how my mom is handling it, since she doesn’t let herself get emotional in front of me, but even though Chi-Chi annoyed the hell out of her (he had a bit of a throwing-up problem), she did spend more time with him these past 2 years since I couldn’t bring the cats with me to the dorms or to the apartment.

I had an exam on Monday in my Management class, so I couldn’t just sit around and mope all day Sunday, though I did continue mourning for a bit.

Chocolate Walnut Brownie Pancakes.

Couple that with work being really stressful right now and it’s helping me deal with the situation a bit. The entire office is getting re-carpeted and so I had to pack up our office. Add in that the director (my boss) is leaving her position in, I think, 8 weeks and I’m kind of freaking out a bit. A lot of pressure is being put on me to pull the office through the transition and I don’t have nearly the amount of experience needed to do it. I don’t even know if they’ve found a replacement yet.

2 weeks left in the summer semester, I have a good amount of my new schoolbooks purchased but quite a few essential ones are still unavailable since they are course packs exclusive to the university rather than a textbook that I can buy off the internet.

I have a lot of stuff planned for the next 2 weeks, some of which involves my 40 in 400 list that I’m slowly chipping away at. I just need to make it through August 17th and then I can breathe for a few days before a whole new set of worries takes over. Thank goodness I still have my running and workouts to keep me sane. They will most definitely be scheduled into my normal day when school starts up again. I need them; no doubt about it.

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What are you doing with these last few weeks of summer?

Do you feel about your runs/workouts the way that I do?

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17 thoughts on “What I <3 Wednesday

  1. So sorry to read about your cat 😦 I completely understand how that is. Good luck with school and work!
    These last few weeks I plan on getting ready for the next semester ergh. I’m a little rusty and need to spruce up my skills

  2. Hope all goes well with the transition, Ellen. Your eats look absolutely amazing, as usual. I’m totally drooling over those chocolate pancakes. Yum!

  3. I ran outside today for the first time in a very very long time. I used my iPod still, but I didn’t look at my watch as I timed my run as I’m used to while I do treadmill runs in order to split up 1 minute of running followed by a minute of jogging / walking / etc. You get the picture. But today was different. Other than I have splitting pains in my shins and calves, I ran 20 minutes (5 more than usual) and I didn’t think once about “Oh, I can’t wait until this is done – how much longer do I have?” The open sky, slight humid air and scenery around places I’ve never been in town were amazing and I’m considering doing more outdoors running now (just not tomorrow… I have a feeling I’m going to be sore).

    I don’t really function well without SOME sort of exercise in the morning, but I’m doing better at learning to do something easy and less intense if I’m still tired. All about finding that balance… I’m getting closer!

  4. You are the green monster queen! 😀
    Once again, sorry about your kitty love, we bloggers are here for you!

    As for the last few weeks a summer – I’m going to be packing and adjusting to living in a new town.

  5. I need cardio in my life- running or biking. I get cranky and a little crazed after a 3-4 days without it.
    I dislike those university-specific book deals! They always cost so much more money.

  6. Glad you’re doing a bit better after your loss….it’ll get better with time hopefully. Those pancakes look delish!

  7. Chocolate walnut brownie pancakes?! Can you please come over and make these for me!? That sounds deeelish!

    I definitely need my workouts to destress. I swear it’s like meditation — it gets my mind off the stupid little things and I can just focus on my running. Or it’s the opposite — it helps me think of solutions to all the stupid little things that are bothering me! Either way, i need it to stay sane!

  8. I completely understand about workouts keeping you sane..whenever I go through hard times I NEED to run. Like it’s actually a requirement for me to be a happy/normal person, haha. Your smoothies look DELISH!

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