It’s Halloween! Nothing is scarier than this Sandy aftermath. I’m watching the news now and can’t believe others are going through it while I’m just going about my daily life.
I had the sudden realization around 10:45 in the morning that it was the end of the month! This means I have to turn in 20 meal rounds tomorrow morning! (Meal rounds are an assessment of the food, temperature, friendliness of meal delivery, etc by patients.) I realized this after I spent 2 hours catching up on charting. Should have been doing meal rounds.
I thought I’d be ok since I had a gap in the afternoon to do all the meal rounds (ahem, I have 1 done from earlier in the month). Nope. We had a dietitian meeting to take over the time-dang!
Right before the meeting we had a cupcake gender reveal! I took the biggest bite of my life to get to the center of the cupcake to find out what our dietitian was having. The cupcake was decent. It was no Sugarjones cupcake though-yum!
Later in the afternoon I had 30 minutes between patients to get a few meal rounds done. I needed to get a few done to not freak out-ha. I tripled my total to 4 before my outpatient arrived.
I’ll be working a lot of inpatient today so I should definitely get all the meal rounds done…along with my daily work, too!
Walking out to my car welcomed me to the Sandy winds again. So windy making it colder. Not ideal running weather. I still pushed myself back outside after getting home.
I spy work during my warm up!
The bike/wellness path has been nearly deserted. The main people you will find there are fellow runners.
I had an easy 3 mile run planned which turned into a 5K distance.
Running stats 5K 27:23 8’47″
Going north at first was going into the wind. What a workout! Running along the river is probably the windiest area in the city.
A pretty sunset was the silver lining to the weather and run. It’s not November yet but that doesn’t stop me from being proactive about realizing things I am grateful for. This was that moment.
I was also grateful for dressing warm!
I wore these gloves (need other ones though), an ear warmer headband, cropped pants, and a long sleeve shirt.
Despite being inside my warm apartment I was chilled to the bone for more than an hour. I began to warm up once I was near the stove cooking. Dinner was a cheesy quinoa casserole. I made enough to feed me for dinner, today’s lunch, and tonight’s dinner (no one wants to miss the trick or treaters because they are making dinner). I was too hungry to wait for the casserole to come out of the oven so I ate my simple spinach salad early.
I topped the spinach with tangy goat cheesy and my own balsamic vinegar and oil dressing.
The casserole finally came out before having to make a second salad.
Topped with hot sauce! Such a comfort meal with a few good redeeming ingredients.
Running and the wind got the better of me and I was asleep early last night. A few rare nightmares were thrown in there. Tis the season.
Please note my day has already involved spilled milk.
Dang it! I was shaking it but didn’t realize that the cap was off! No big deal.
Enjoy your Halloween treats…says the dietitian.