Good Friday morning! I woke up so hungry! I needed a pre-showering snack. Training for this half marathon has made me much hungrier than my last one.
First off, getting to work for most of the dietitians and myself was an obstacle. There’s a curve that connects a bridge to an adjacent street. Most cars (ahem) don’t follow the 30 MPH speed limit. Yesterday a car must have been going a little too fast, drove into a pole, spun out, and down came the lamp pole across the entire road. Cars had to drive up the hilly grass area to get around. Interesting way to get to work.
Once I arrived to work safely, I dove into diabetes educations and that’s all I did.
You know what I didn’t do and just realized? Get my TB test checked!! I think I’m going to have to have it re-done! No!!! I’m already practically being forced to get this next week.
Flu shot. I’m not being forced but if I don’t get it, I have to wear a mask during high risk flu season. Patients will greatly appreciate not being able to hear me clearly if I wear that. Also, most older people follow lips when they are being talked to. Their lips move with mine when I speak. So if I want to be effective, I feel like a mask would not help me help others.
It’s all part of working in a hospital, right?
The other part of work included fu-fu-freezing. It was so cold! I was bundled up in a swear, scarf, and lab coat.
So the first thing that I did after walking into my place, umbrella in hand was to change into warm sweats and fuzzy socks. Priority number 2 was to make hot chocolate!
I’ve had this mix for over a year and am just opening it now. Why did I wait so long?
I mixed the cocoa with soymilk to make it a little creamier. I gulped half of this down immediately and then took only a few sips more. Hot chocolate gets too sugary for me.
Once I was warm and comfortable on the couch, I changed into more socially acceptable clothes and headed out to a local restaurant/tavern to watch the Bear/Packers game with Aaron. He is a huge Packers fan and I just watch it with him.
I needed soup to keep warm.
Baked potato soup was warm and stuck to my ribs!
And can you see the bruschetta?
It’s there-I promise!
We were at a great beer place so Aaron ordered a fabulous Upright 7 while I ordered my always favorite Rochefort 8! It is a Belgian beer brewed by a monk. It’s epic.
It came to the table with a chilled pint glass. Aaron kindly asked if we could get a glass that isn’t chilled. He isn’t a fan of chilled glasses in general plus this type of beer is better as it warms up, so why would you want a chilled glass?
We were given a room temp pint glass. My heart shed a tiny tear.
This is a better way to serve this kind of beer.
Aaron always harps on beer glass style and I really learned first hand the difference that it makes! The beer didn’t taste that great in the pint glass. Aaron took more action and asked for another glass like the one that his beer was in. He told the server it was for my beer. She brought him another Upright 7 beer instead. Aaron took charge again. He finished off his own beer, poured water into the glass, swirl it around, drank the water, and poured my Rochefort into the glass.
Much better. The taste improved just because of the glass. You can think I’m crazy, it’s ok.
And make it known, I just don’t think the service staff was aware of this kind of detail. Nothing against them.