Today was not a good day. I feel like it SHOULD have been a good day because the whole point was to relax and not get stressed out about anything. For ONE DAMN DAY. But I’m not sure how it COULD have been a good day, simply because there are circumstances in my life that just make things really difficult in general.
What I thought I would do today:
Take a long walk
Pick up my room a little
Call some people
What I actually did:
Glance at my work email (bad idea)
Notice joint pain
Check bank accounts (VERY bad idea)
Think about how life could be better
Try not to cry (failed)
Now there’s just enough time that I could probably manage to get some reading done, or do very light yoga… but you know how you get to a certain point in a bad day and you can’t imagine trying? It’ll be an achievement if I do the least bit of prep for lunch tomorrow, which I HAVE to bring to work with me because I’m not going to be able to afford to buy lunch out.
I’m going to tell you something. …I sometimes blog when I’m at work.
I really shouldn’t be, because (unfortunately) this is not what I’m getting paid for. However, like just about everyone I need to take breaks from staring at my editing work sometimes, and when all I can think about is writing a blog post, it’s better to just do it than to be distracted by thinking about it all day. I try to make sure I’m actually getting my work done as well.
As I was going through my corrections on a manuscript, my mind kept wandering to what I’m going to make for dinner. I was stumped for a while. My chicken is frozen, pasta is too plain, I piled on veggies for lunch and I don’t want breakfast food, because I’m planning to have that for breakfast. I remembered then that I have a can of chicken noodle soup I bought, and it is the winning option for tonight. It has a good mix of flavors, only requires about a minute of prep, and might inspire this cold to hurry up and go away.
I’ve been suffering through my worst cold for a very long time, as anyone who’s friends with me on facebook has seen. All my status updates last week were about how much my cold sucked… mostly was a horrible cough that kept keeping me from falling asleep. It has now mostly gone away, but it’s sort of hanging on by its fingernails. I hate it when my colds have fingernails.
I also remembered that I still have most of the kale chips I made still waiting to be eaten, at least four days later. It was my first attempt at them, and I think they came out pretty well, although they might have been cooked a little too much. Lower temp next time, and hopefully they won’t get so brown. And maybe I’ll use my run-of-the-mill olive oil instead of the good stuff next time. I don’t think that really makes a difference.
This basically means that dinner is soup and kale chips. I know I’ve had worse dinners before. Maybe I’ll have some toast with peanut or almond butter and an apple for dessert. Most of the apples I got are tiny, but that’s ok.