a pile of spinach for dinner? That can’t be…
There’s something hiding underneath! Fatigued from our weekend of traveling, Hannah and I decided to grab this pretty baby while grocery shopping last night.
A 12-inch “spicy vegetarian” frozen pizza pie for just under nz$8 sounded like a deliciously easy dinner. (And a bargain compared that to the pizza place downstairs – more than nz$15 for a pie!) Also, I recognized everything on the ingredients list, so I deemed it nearly wholesome. Of course, it was super tasty! It really was spicy and the crust was perfectly crunchy – I guess our microwave/oven is working well!
My trick for healthifying pizza is to put a heaping handful of leafy greens on top of each slice. It’s a great way to pack on some extra nutrients, plus I always pretend that it fills me up faster that way. I am proud to say that I stopped after two slices! (Especially because I could save the leftovers for lunch!)
Today was actually a pretty stressful day, I’ll admit. Remember when I talked about my literacy paper being too long? Well, I had Literacy class today from 8am-11am, and after sharing my concerns with my professor, she agreed that, yes, it was way too long. She was also very unhelpful with how I should shorten it. All she did was reminded me that the assignment was to research write an 1800-word discussion on the quote:
“Reading is not a natural activity, but a set of gradually acquired component skills initially learned independently, but later integrated and automated.”
Of course, me being my over-achiever self, I researched more than was required and added a whole other component to my discussion that was not necessary. I was particularly distressed because I was really proud of and excited about my discussion and I did not want to condense it! I discussed how understanding the processes of literacy acquisition helps provide more individual support for struggling readers. Absolutely something I will think about as a teacher of literacy. Absolutely something I did not want to erase from my paper.
After a pep talk from none other than my Mommy and Daddy…
I got to work. And I am pretty proud of the finished product!
I celebrated finishing my paper in the best way possible: yoga and dinner at my favorite studio in Auckland: The Loft Yoga Lounge!
This is not your ordinary yoga studio. All classes are from 6:00-7:15pm and are followed by a delicious vegan dinner and dessert! And all for just nz$14!!!! (Well, for students. Normal people have to pay nz$17. But not bad either!). After my first Intro to Ashtanga class (there), I was lucky enough to be asked to attend the advanced Primary Series class. Don’t mind if I do! I have been going every week and wishing I could go every night. I have really been missing my proper full Ashtanga practice, but I am grateful to be able to do it once a week. Plus, dinner there is the best meal I have all week! Tonight, we had BBQ Eggplant burgers, split pea soup, and potato salad. With carob cake for dessert. yum-crazy-yum.
Have you ever felt like you worked really hard…for no reason?