Holiday week begins! I don’t do Black Friday. I actually work on Friday, but it won’t be very busy for me. Since there is a holiday coming up, I am making a point to eat a little less on the days leading up to Thanksgiving. It’s no excuse to go whole hog (turkey?) and eat a lot every day. It’s very easy to fall into that holiday mindset, isn’t it?
I had a 1-minute muffin with some almond butter for breakfast.
Along with coffee with almond milk. I normally have a cup of milk with breakfast divided into my 3 cups of coffee, but when I lower my calories, I switch to almond milk. Same volume, fewer calories.
On a side note for staying on track for the holidays – if you are looking for some motivation to burn off the mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, Leah of My New Ending is holding a virtual 5K turkey trot. You can visit her blog and sign up to participate any time during the turkey day weekend.
Busy day at work, but not crazy, which is a nice change for a Monday. I took a break for lunch. The last of the butter chicken from the other day. Good stuff!
Yep, eating at my ‘desk’ for both breakfast and lunch!
I had my literacy tutoring session after lunch. I can’t believe that I have been doing this for 2 years now! It’s really been interesting. My mother was doing tutoring and John tutors math. Between the 3 of us, we have had 11 learners over the past 2 years. One of them actually passed the GED test (one of John’s learners). I have been working with the same person since February. He is very dedicated to learning and has not missed a week since we started in February. (Big change from my previous 3 learners). He has a long way to go, but I am hoping that he will be ready to start taking the GED prep tests in the spring.
I have to say that I don’t know if I want to continue doing the tutoring after this student is done. It’s not quite what I hoped it would be and really, the learners need so much more than 2 hours a week. But, it’s something for them and if it keeps them motivated, I guess that is all one can hope for.
I missed latte time because of tutoring, but grabbed a glass of almond milk that I heated up and steeped a gingerbread tea in it. That was interesting.
Dinner time! Just a quick staple dinner since I had to work more after dinner.
And yes, that it hot sauce on my omelet!
After finishing up work, riding the trainer for half an hour, playing a little guitar…phew! I am ready to relax and watch Monday Night Football! No wonder I feel tired. With my snack:
Pixie is vulturing for my lap here. As soon as I sit down with the fleece, she is ready to get on my lap 😀