I’m in a mood. My boyfriend says I’m feeling the November rain – whatever that means. It has been raining a lot this past week, and it has been quite grey and icky outside, but I don’t know if that’s it.
I just don’t feel well. I’m not ill, but somehow my body’s hurting and I’m extremely tired and I feel as icky as the weather is. Oh, and my knee hurts. And did I mention my nails keep chipping?
Told ya. I’m in a mood.
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When I set out to be a teacher, I expected a lot. I expected there to be difficult students, difficult mentors, difficult tests, difficult preparation. And I was right about all that, even if I dare say I have managed to get through it all more or less unscathed until now.
What I didn’t expect was that being a teacher means finding a new eating routine. I didn’t have as much trouble last year because I had quite a few lessons inbetween the ones I taught where I could decide for myself how to spend it (which means I could eat pretty much whenever I wanted to). But, this year, having lessons all morning when I’m at school, I just can’t catch a breath to actually eat something. I’m not big on scarfing things down, so I basically just eat nothing all morning. Which is fine, as, luckily, I am big on eating breakfast.
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I woke up today realizing I still had a few days off before school starts and that I’ve been doing it all wrong. I have been trying to get into a sort of habit all week, “preparing” myself for going back to school. But it just doesn’t work without the structure a typical work day provides. Which is always tough for me, because for me habits and structures is probably the most important thing in life.
I figure, however, that I should really be enjoying my final days of summer break without that feeling of having to do something in the back of my mind, without the giddy stressfulness of starting at a new school, without the utter exhaustion that is bound to come. I just don’t do well with relaxation. It’s super weird, I know, and I really don’t know what’s wrong with me concerning that, but I feel like I function so much better when I have a lot to do.
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Last year, I got my parents’ old juice maker for my birthday, but I have to admit that I haven’t used it as much as you might think. The main reason for that is that I wasn’t living at home with my boyfriend for the past year, and had to decide which appliances to take with me to the town I worked in and which to keep here. My blender travelled with me no matter where I went, but my juicer stayed with my boyfriend…because the blender’s simply more versatile than the juicer.
Now that I am no longer commuting every week, I am happy to start using my juicer more regularly again! And with using it more regularly, I have found the perfect juice recipe for those days when you feel just a tad bit heavy.
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After what feels like the longest absence from the blog ever, I have actually felt a little more inspired to write lately. And not just about anything: I have found the perfect summer smoothie recipe, and I bet’cha you haven’t tried this one. Usually, when searching countless recipes for a summer smoothie, you’ll get a blend of strawberries, pineapples, or mango. This smoothie I have been enjoying for 3 weeks straight is surprisingly light and mild, but with a kick from the ginger at the end…making it so much more exciting than any of the other concoctions you may have tried.
Continue reading The best summer smoothie: Galia Melon Ginger Smoothie
I have to be honest – I’m really not feeling teaching today. I never thought that would be possible, but I guess last week drained me so much that I really don’t want to be doing anything but lay in bed and watch movies all day. And, perhaps, eat some peanutbutter-stuffed-dates. That seriously sounds like the best thing ever to me right now…but too bad I’m already feeling this wiped at the beginning of the week.
What I feel like doing besides laying in bed? Cooking, baking, blogging. I feel like I’ve really gotten out of touch with my blog, because so much of my ideas and words are required to flow into my lesson-planning. But, I am realizing again and again: there’s no way I can be “just a teacher” and nothing else for the rest of my life. I need something else, otherwise I’ll go crazy.
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I’m sitting here after a one-hour nap, slurping on some peach roiboos tea, feeling lonely and grumpy. What a way to start a blog post. Honestly, this week just really hasn’t been my best. I feel like this month actually hasn’t been my best. A week ago yesterday, I had that big graded lesson test thingy that I wrote about a few times, and since then, I have been struggling to get back to “normal” energy levels big time. And I am realizing why that might be.
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The main reason people make overnight oats is because they want to save time in the morning. Right!? Well, I have come up with an overnight oat recipe that doesn’t really cut the “throw-together-in-2-minutes” thing, but the few extra minutes you spend will be incredibly worth it. I have come up with the best, and I seriously mean THE best overnight oats. Carrot Cake Overnight Oats. Yes. It’s true.
And this isn’t your standard knock-off that pretends to be delicious eventhough it’s healthy and really doesn’t taste like the real thing at all. These overnight oats are as much the real thing as carrot cake is…if that makes any sense at all.
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I am feeling very allergy-ridden today. I have no idea what’s going on, but it seems I am eating things I’m not liking…or my body doesn’t. I am kind’a too fed up to think about what it may be, as I am currently a bit frustrated about having to refrain from eating certain foods, anyway, so the thought of leaving out something else is really getting on my nerves. It’s always like that when I go out a lot, I start craving wheat and dairy like nothing else, and while I know it sounds childish, you try going without it for 2 years and see how you like it. And not by choice, but by force.
My breakfast was pretty good. Pretty VERY good.
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I was thinking about calling this recipe “Overnight nutpulp oats”, but the more I looked at it on my screen, the more I realized that “nutpulp” is a terrible word. It just doesn’t really imply something delicious, at least not to me. So “Overnight macadamia oats”, while describing the exact same thing, was the better choice for naming this wonderful breakfast.
Those of you following my instagram will have seen a picture of a huge cup of coffee creamed with homemade macadamia milk on Tuesday…and while I haven’t made it in a while, it is really something I sincerely love. There is just something so comforting about homemade nutmilk, as you can make it as thick and creamy as you like! The only problem is that you’re left with nutpulp that seems too good to throw out. Hence: Overnight nutpulp…uhm macadamia oats.
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