Today started normally enough – came into work and greeted my boss. I even prepared a breakfast consisting of my last rice crispy bits and 1/2 cup blueberries:
Then my new boss reminded me that she had a new important meeting that started at 9 am (it was 8:55 am at this point and she didn’t have her materials yet). OMG! Long story short, I rushed to print off 11 or so spreadsheets and then returned to my desk to find that I had given her the wrong materials. Turns out that I wasn’t cc’d on the meeting materials and therefore wasn’t aware of what she needed ahead of time. Thankfully my new boss is extremely forgiving but I still felt angry at myself for messing up.
Anyways, learnings from the incident: she assured me it was okay for me to review attachments in her email (I had avoided doing so for the sake of privacy – I operate on the premise that if there’s nothing I need to know, why go looking?) My previous manager didn’t require as much support but it looks like I’ll need to pay special attention in the future.
I got so stressed in this that I had one of these:
Which was a huge cranberry spelt muffin from Naturally Yours in my building. I felt so full afterwards but I have no one to blame but myself! Moral of the story: don’t beat up yourself and medicate with huge muffins because you’ll just feel full.
Returned some ties I bought for the BH and had lunch a little while later. Which was you guessed it: aloo gobi (cheater style):
Followed the alleged gobi with my favourite cookies from Naturally Yours:
If you look closely you can see the bite taken out of the right side. I don’t know how other food bloggers are able to photograph food before taking a bite, because the opposite seems to be a trend in my case. 🙂 I think I should search for a recipe similar to this so that I can stop spending $1.80 each time I buy these. BUT they’re huge, yummy and soft which I think reels me in each time.
And then close to end of day had an apple:
Then I came home and found my aunt was back home again from her long trip abroad – caught up with her for a bit while I cleaned the dishes that were piling up in the sink (sorry Aunt Abby!) and then sat down and had this:
Remaining carrot sticks with leftover ham (almost done!) a toasted whole wheat tortilla and a bowl of split pea Amy’s soup. It was very filling!
AND because my sweet tooth was calling me again, I made a batch of these:
Pumpkin muffins! And I’m happy to report that they turned out okay (next time I’ll try substituting apple sauce for the oil, but I didn’t have any in the house).
These muffins were inspired by my grandmother’s cousin, Aunt Nellie (I made a few modifications to fit my EDiet).
2 cups whole wheat flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
1/8 tsp ground cloves
6 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp ground flax dissolved in 3 tbsp warm water
1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
Mix together all dry ingredients. In a separate bowl beat all wet ingredients together before adding them to dry ingredients. Stir just enough to moisten flour. Fill greased muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake until golden, about 15-17 minutes at 400 degrees. Makes 12 muffins.
Time to go to bed soon, but I think I’ll watch some Chuck beforehand. I’m finishing up season 2 and can’t wait to start season 3!
Good night! 🙂