School, dog, food, school. Happy Tuesday.

I submitted my web portfolio to my graduate advisor yesterday and should have the results of my review in 2-3 weeks, at which point she’ll work with me to register for my fall semester classes. I had another OMG-I’m-going-back-to-school moment after I got that email; then I got a migraine. It was still with me this morning, although it’s (thankfully) diminished. I think it has more to do with the lack of sleep this weekend while I was scrambling to finish my portfolio than the OMG moment, but one never knows.


OMG I’m going back to school.

I’m more excited than anything. I’m admittedly worried about how I’m going to juggle full-time work and full-time school (although it will be online this first semester), plus continuing to work out and eat healthy and get enough sleep. The getting enough sleep part will be tricky, as evidenced by this past weekend, so I need to learn how not to procrastinate – I had a month to work on and finish this portfolio, and I didn’t get my ass into gear until Saturday afternoon. I’m pretty pleased with the end result, but I could’ve used more time to make the site compatible with IE. I hate Internet Explorer… so much.

In other news, the dog and I had her final session with the trainer on Sunday. She was behaving marvelously well. The trainer commented that she’d made so much progress just in the past two weeks since our last session, and he was impressed at how much she was ‘checking in’ with me as we were walking. This is a dog whose last owner gave up on training her to heel, and now she heels like a total champ. She sits on command (usually) and she’s gotten so good at staying. I am so freaking proud of this dog. 

My mom also ordered us a “Dog in Training” vest for her so stupid people would stop trying to pet her/call her/generally be ignorant while I’m out walking her:


She doesn’t love it. It sure looks cute on her, though. I totally understand, I have outfits like that, too.

And, in foodie news, I’m toying with the idea of doing another two-week Perricone stint. I’ve been eating pretty well, but the way Perricone structured his meal plan seems to work much better than what I usually do, which is eat lower calorie things in semi-compliance with his guidelines. I would have to do something for breakfast besides Quest bars, though, and I don’t know how I feel about that. I love me some Quest bars.

Speaking of food, my lunches lately have been just splendid. Here was today’s:


I picked up these new Orowheat flax & fiber sandwich thins (apparently too new to list on the Orowheat website) during my Safeway splurge last weekend and they have become a lunchtime staple – I pop one in the toaster oven at work to make it crispy, then top it with either a homemade salmon or tuna salad and serve with a side salad. The salmon and tuna are from pouches I picked up at the Dollar Store, plus some mayo, celery, red onion and garlic. Needless to say, my breath smells all kinds of awesome after I have lunch. Lunch breath is so awkward. Reason #459 why it would be better for everyone if I could just work from home.

And when I’m done with my MFA, hopefully I’ll be able to find a job that will allow me to do just that, if I so choose! Ah, to dream…


One response to “School, dog, food, school. Happy Tuesday.

  1. Pingback: Zucchini fries? Uh, kinda. | tales of a healthy foodie

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