Good morning, friends! I’m starting today off in a great mood. Things at work have started to slow down and that means a little time off! I haven’t taken a personal or vacation day since Christmas break, so when I asked my boss if I could spend some time with Riley, he couldn’t say no. I’m working a half day today, then I’ve got all day off tomorrow. Since Riley has Wed/Thu off, this means a lunch date, possible movie, and happy hour/dinner later today. Then tomorrow, we get to veg out and enjoy a whole day together. I can’t wait!
Before I can get to the break, though, I’ve got to make it through a photo shoot at work. Apparently, a couple co-workers and I will have our faces on some admission publications, so I was instructed by my boss to “look good” today (as opposed to the other days? hmmm). Getting photo-ready has made me realize that my personal maintenance has suffered lately in several areas. I also really need to work on my smizing skills.
Jeez. I hope they’re generous with the Photoshop…My new goal for the weekend is now to get my hair under control and give myself a mani/pedi.
I had some tasty eats yesterday that I want to share, so let’s take a look! Thanks to Jenn for hosting!
First up: breakfast. I couldn’t decide if I wanted peanut butter toast or avocado toast, so I had one of each on Ezekiel bread.
The lack of good protein caught up with me and by lunch I was starving! My favorite co-worker and I hit up Panera for lunch and I filled right up. I had the Asian sesame salad and the turkey avocado BLT. I had an apple on the side, which I saved for my office snack stash.
I think I ate a little too quickly in my enthusiasm and felt a tad sick when I was done, but we walked it off for a while and took the long way around campus to get back to our offices.
Dinner was a random assortment of leftovers that actually turned into a really good dinner: spinach, chicken breast meat, black beans, onion, and avocado, topped with Southwestern ranch dressing. A short ingredient list made this easy to throw together, but it filled me up and was delicious.
After dinner, I enjoyed a couple glasses of sauvignon blanc with a few mini macaroons from Trader Joe’s. Gotta end with a treat, right?
And that’s my whole day! I didn’t end up snacking at all, which I attribute to just getting busy at work. I was definitely hungry in the morning, probably from the lack of real protein at breakfast.
Well, I have a lot of prepping to do for my upcoming photos, so I better run. I need to be ready!!
I think the smizing practice session in my bathroom last night after a couple glasses of wine probably wasn’t the best idea. I now have wildly skewed ideas of how one should pose while taking pictures.
Tip: NOT A NORMAL POSE.
Anyway, I’ll catch up with you later, cause I gotta go put on three times my normal amount of makeup. Have a great day!
Are you awkward in pictures? I actually do OK most of the time, though I usually end up having the same exact face in every single picture.
What’s the best thing you ate lately?